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New Zealand Car Rental Insurance

New Zealand Car Rental InsuranceIn New Zealand, the law requires that all car rentals must have two types of insurances: A Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) and Theft Protection (TP). Fortunately, every single one of Auto Europe's rates in New Zealand include both these insurances, and fire and third-party liability insurance to limit your financial risk in the unfortunate case of an rental car accident or vehicle theft. In rare cases in New Zealand specific credit cards will offer CDW/TP insurance coverage, but be sure to verify with your credit card company before reserving your car rental in New Zealand from Auto Europe. 

Insurance Options Comparison: Auto Europe vs. Cost at Counter

Mandatory Insurance in New Zealand Avg. Insurance Cost at Counter* Avg. Insurance Deductible at Counter* Avg. Cost for Zero-Excess Insurance with Auto Europe* Cost of Deductible with Zero-Excess from Auto Europe*
Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) + Theft Protection (TP) $20 - $50 USD per day $400 - $4,450 USD $15 - $25 USD per day $0 USD

*Auto Europe averages are based on CDW+TP insurance costs for a 3-day rental of an economy, compact, mid-size or full-size car class. The New Zealand car rental insurance rates listed here are estimates and are subject to change without notice. For the most up-to-date pricing information we encourage you to request a free online quote via our booking engine or invite you to call Auto Europe toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with a New Zealand car rental specialist.

Why Buy Comprehensive Car Rental Insurance in New Zealand

In addition to Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection insurance, Auto Europe offers additional comprehensive insurance, called zero-deductible insurance that as the name suggests reduces your insurance deductible to $0. With generic coverage purchased at the counter you'll have a higher daily rate, and will then have a hold on your credit card until you return the vehicle for a deductible amount that can exceed $4,450. Auto Europe's zero-deductible insurance saves you money over generic coverage and eliminates the risk of a high deductible payment in the chance you get into an accident or the car is stolen. Have further questions about car rental insurance options in New Zealand? Give us a call 24/7 at 1-888-223-5555 to speak to a reservations specialist that can answer any of your inquiries and help you book your New Zealand car rental. 

Personal Accident Insurance for Driving in New Zealand

Contact Auto Europe for Car Rental InsuranceIn order to protect you and your passengers from personal injury, travelers have the option to purchase Personal Accident Insurance at the supplier counter for around $29 - $32NZD per day. Personal Accident Insurance covers accidental death, loss of one or more limbs or eyes, 52 weeks of disability, and full coverage of medical expenses.

For more information about car rental insurance options in New Zealand, visit the Travel Tips section of our site.

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