Rent a Dent car rental New Zealand

Rent a Dent Price Comparison

Rent a Dent (also know as RaD Car Hire) is a New Zealand car rental franchise group with a network of 21 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 if you've already booked with Rent a Dent, the answers shown below may disappoint 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

Here 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). 

In each of the tables below the first price shown for each rental period is the lowest priced car on MatesRates and the second price is Rent a Dent's.

AUCKLAND AIRPORT - BEST PRICES

Rental Period

MatesRates Car Hire New Zealand
Rent a Dent car rental New Zealand

19-26 Jan 19

  • $134.00
  • $243.00

16-23 Mar 19

  • $143.78
  • $271.00

11-18 May 19

  • $131.07
  • $173.00

christchurch AIRPORT - BEST PRICES

Rental Period

MatesRates Car Hire New Zealand
Rent a Dent car rental New Zealand

19-26 Jan 19

  • $217.00
  • $215.00

16-23 Mar 19

  • $168.00
  • $215.00

11-18 May 19

  • $147.00
  • $208.00

queenstown AIRPORT - BEST PRICES

Rental Period

MatesRates Car Hire New Zealand
Rent a Dent car rental New Zealand

19-26 Jan 19

  • $192.00
  • $332.00

16-23 Mar 19

  • $141.50
  • $293.00

11-18 May 19

  • $136.00
  • $307.00

The prices shown above are the rental charge including GST tax and any applicable airport fee. As you can see, MatesRates prices were significantly lower on all but one date. 

By as much as $171 cheaper. And that's just for a 7 day hire...

These were the prices shown by each website as at 20 Nov 2018. We should point out that car rental prices are dynamic and subject to change. Therefore, we recommend you make your own comparisons.

HOW TO FIND THE BEST DEAL

  • 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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