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Cheap Car Rental New Zealand Wide

Big savings on car hire

Compare the best car rental deals from over 25 rental brands in locations across NZ. Avis, Hertz, Budget, Thrifty, Europcar, Omega, Go Rentals, Ezi, Ace & many more. 

  • Low prices
  • Huge choice of brands
  • No booking fees
  • No credit card fees*
  • Instant confirmations
  • Free cancellation on most cars
  • Free amendments on most cars
  • 24/7 customer service

* Some rental car suppliers may charge a credit card fee for amounts payable on arrival.

4WD rental

Shopping around for the best car rental deal & visiting one website after another to compare prices can be frustrating. There’s a better way!

Here you'll find the best deals from over 25 different rental brands at locations across New Zealand.

Rental locations include: Auckland, Queenstown, Christchurch, Wellington, Dunedin, Nelson, and many more.

There are cars for business, cars for families, and cars for backpackers.

And at the best prices.

But isn't it cheaper to go direct?

You might expect the prices you see here are what you'd pay by going direct, but with an added markup.

The good news is they're not.

In fact, you'll invariably pay less than by booking direct with a rental company.

That's because the rental companies are all here in one place competing for your business. Our comparison engine enables you to instantly compare car rental companies side-by-side. So to win your business, they give us their best prices. Savings that get passed on to you!

And besides saving money, you'll also save time not needing to visit one website after another to compare deals.

Brands you can trust

Unlike some other car rental comparison websites, we don't limit your options to only a handful of rental brands. Here you'll find all the well known international brands, plus many independent local brands. That means you get maximum choice and lower prices.

Customers served! 1 Different Car Rental Brands!
  • Ace
  • Alamo
  • Apex
  • Avis
  • Bargain
  • Big Value
  • Budget
  • Discount
  • Dollar
  • Drive NZ
  • Enterprise
  • Europcar
  • Ezi
  • Go Rentals
  • Hertz
  • Jucy
  • Keddy
  • Moto
  • National
  • Omega
  • Sixt
  • Snap
  • Thrifty
  • USave
  • Yes Rentals
  • Yesaway

Why Choose Us

Bookings are powered by one of the world's biggest car rental comparison engines. It's booked over 2.8 million car rentals and hundreds of bookings are made daily.

Instant confirmations

Making your booking is simple and quick. Usually bookings are confirmed instantly. This means you can get on with organising the rest of your trip and not worry about vehicle availability.

Free amendments

If things need to change, free amendments and free cancellations apply for most cars. We also offer some great deals on car rental insurance if you need this.

No booking charges

What you see is what you pay. No booking charges for rental cars.

Pay direct

Apart from any deposit requirements when you make your booking, you pay the rental firm directly for your vehicle when you collect it.

No credit card charges

You won't get hit with credit card charges for payments made on this site.

[Note: some rental car suppliers may charge a credit card fee for any amounts payable on arrival. These are specified by each rental brand - to view, click the Useful Info link for any vehicle you're interested in on the booking results page.]

Refundable deposits

Some - but not all - operators require payment of a deposit at the time of booking. Deposits are refundable for cancellations made prior to a defined time. This varies by supplier and is advised at time of booking. For many, it's 72 hours before pickup.


I tried Mates Rates after reading some positive reviews. Was not disappointed! You can spend a lot of time searching for a rental car, but found the best deal there

Pru C - New Zealand

Best deal we could find after looking at all the rental car websites.

Lorenz G - Australia

Quick and easy

Chris W - Australia

Best site to compare car rental prices and get the best offers

Devansh - New Zealand


Eddie W - New Zealand

Easy, I had no problems at all. Prices seemed to be ok. I didn't check others. Definitely recommend.

Adrianne H - New Zealand

Better prices and variety than going direct

Heather H - New Zealand

Best car hire rate I could find. Recommended to a friend and she said same.

Jane A - New Zealand

Very easy to use. Really good specials for a run around car. Would recommend.

Ian M - New Zealand

Easy to compare the different rental companies in one place. Lots of choice which is great. Prices seemed cheaper than other sites including when I looked at booking direct

Glen M - New Zealand

Second time I’ve used MateRates. Always a good deal.

Trevor B - New Zealand

Great value! I'll be telling my friends.

John W - Australia

Glad I found your site – we left things to the last minute and couldn’t get a car at a price that made sense. Problem solved!

Greg H - New Zealand

We left everything to the last minute and were having trouble finding a car. Then we found your site and got a car in Queenstown at a decent rate. Will tell our friends!

Fiona W - New Zealand

Easy and efficient. Competitive prices with good choices. Worth a try.

Tom H - England

Good comparison site. Saves time.

William S - New Zealand

We booked ahead from Germany. Prices very reasonable, and a good choice of cars. Saved us time and money — would use again.

Andreas B - Germany

Thanks for making things easy. Found a 4WD for much less than we had seen on other sites, and booked it — no worries.

Mark W - Australia