About Us

We bet you don't like paying any more than you need to when you rent a car.

But you probably also want to be confident that a cheap deal you've booked online doesn't turn out to be an unreliable tired wreck from some dubious backyard operator...

If you don't like paying more than you need to and value matters, then this website is for you.

There’s no shortage of New Zealand hire car websites. But checking them out one after the other to find the best car rental deal can become a daunting and frustrating exercise that wastes your precious time.

MatesRates Car Hire is the answer. We make it quick and easy to find the rental car that best suits you – and for the best price!

With just a single search you can quickly and easily compare the best offers from a wide range of internationally known car hire brands plus credible local NZ car rental companies. And at over 75 locations throughout New Zealand.

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    Huge choice of brands
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    No booking fees
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    Free cancellation on most cars
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    24/7 customer service

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

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You're no doubt familiar with well-known car rental brands like Avis, Hertz, Budget and Thrifty. But who are we and why should you book your rental car here?

Our name may be new, but we're certainly no new-comer to New Zealand car rental. We are New Zealand owned and have been around since 2005. In that time thousands of people have booked great car rental deals through us.

Recently we changed our name due to some confusion with another similarly named NZ car rental business. We previously operated as Discount Car Rental (www.discount-car-rental.co.nz). 

MatesRates Car Hire is a rental car "aggregator". We're a little bit like Trivago is with hotels. 

We bring together in one place all the best deals from more than 30 different car rental brands in NZ. This means you're able to instantly compare them side-by-side, saving you the hassle of visiting one website after another to check availability and compare prices. 

Instead, it's all here in one place - saving you time. And lots of money.

You'll find amazing NZ car rental deals from all the big international brands like Avis, Europcar, Hertz, BudgetThrifty and more. Plus local New Zealand car rental brands such as OmegaGoRentalsJucyEzi, and Snap Rentals, to name just a few. There are cars for business, cars for families, and cars for backpackers.

All at incredible prices.

When you make a booking through MatesRates,  you get the lowest prices going. In addition, we don't hit you with credit card charges or booking fees on top of the quoted rates.

Just wanted to say thank you. We had a fantastic NZ trip and saved heaps

Cheryl Rhodes

Cheryl Rhodes

Great to deal with. We got a really good price on a Yaris that was much less than anywhere else. No complaints!

Stu Clements

Stu Smith

This made getting around New Zealand so much easier than when I was last here.

Jim Cook

Jim Cook

Do You Have Questions?

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