Rent a Dent Price Comparison

Quick Summary

We offer you over 30 different NZ car rental brands. Rent a Dent isn't one, but by booking here you can save up to $189 on Rent a Dent's cheapest rates. And that's just on a 7 day hire!

See comparisons below

Rent a Dent (also known as RaD Car Hire) is a New Zealand car rental franchise group with a network of 23 locations dotted around the country.

As their brand name implies, they rent low cost older vehicles. Rent a Dent calls their cheaper vehicles “Classic” — they range from small hatchbacks through to family sedans, SUVs, people movers and even light trucks. If you’re not too fussed about driving an older vehicle with higher mileage and want to save money, then these are worth considering.

Should you want something a bit flashier, Rent a Dent also offers a limited range of late model rental cars which is available from some, but not all, branches. This includes Nissan hatchbacks, Nissan X-Trail 4WD and a range of Ssangyong vehicles. The Premium Range vehicles are generally a year or two old.

So how do Rent a Dent prices compare to other rental brands?

With a name like 'Rent a Dent' you’d expect their pricing to be pretty competitive compared to other New Zealand rental brands.

But just how much are you saving, really?

We’ve checked, and the answers may surprise you.

To see how they compare we checked out the best prices shown on the Rent a Dent website for the three most popular rental pick up points in NZ (AucklandChristchurch, and Queenstown airports).

Rent a Dent prices weren't as low as she thought

Below are the lowest priced rental vehicles offered by each website when we checked. In each case, the car is being picked up on a Saturday morning and returned at the same time and location on the following Sat morning (7 day rental). 




Rent a Dent


07-14 Dec 19

  • $131
  • $138


11-18 Jan 20

  • $131
  • $243


14-21 Mar 20

  • $131
  • $215


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Rent a Dent


07-14 Dec 19

  • $131
  • $201


11-18 Jan 20

  • $131
  • $320


14-21 Mar 20

  • $131
  • $320





Rent a Dent


07-14 Dec 19

  • $136
  • $265


11-18 Jan 20

  • $138
  • $303


14-21 Mar 20

  • $136
  • $279


The prices shown above are the rental charge including GST tax and any applicable airport fee. Not included is insurance or any extras, such as GPS hire. As you can see, MatesRates prices were lower on all dates. 

By as much as $189 cheaper. And that's just for a 7 day hire.

Think how much more you'll save on a longer rental....

These were the prices shown by each website as at 15 Oct 2019. We should point out that car rental prices are dynamic and subject to change. Therefore, we recommend you make your own comparisons.


  • MatesRates Car Hire lets you instantly compare the prices of over 30 rental car brands in 75 locations around NZ.
  • 'Rent a Dent' isn’t one of these brands, so you won't see them when you check out our prices. 
  • Instead you'll find plenty of fantastic low cost deals from a whole range of different rental brands.
  • As we've shown above, these are typically way cheaper than Rent a Dent.
  • Check out our prices below and check Rent a Dent here
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