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Europcar, a leading car rental company, is one of Australasia's most popular providers of car rental services, operating a large fleet of quality vehicles across a nationwide network of over 110 locations. Europcar operates all over New Zealand, including popular tourism destinations such as Auckland, Wellington, Christchurch and Queenstown. We have branches at all major airports, capital cities as well as many regional airports, towns and more remote locations.
Europcar offers its clients a wide choice of vehicles including hire cars, minivans / people movers, 4wd / suv, trucks, utes and vans, european car hire with prestige / luxury and sports cars. Whether your needs are for business or leisure, Europcar has the right vehicles to suit every requirement worldwide.
Europcar New Zealand Rental Terms for travel between 01-May-2012 and 31-Dec-20191. Your Rental Contract
1.1 This Contract (Rental Contract) You have entered into with Europcar consists of the rental document You have signed for the hire of the Vehicle (Rental agreement) and these terms and conditions of rental (terms and Conditions). When We refer to the Rental Contract We mean both the Rental Agreement and the Terms and Conditions.
1.2 The date of the Rental Contract is the date that is shown in the Rental Agreement.
1.3 Please read the Rental Contract carefully. If there is anything that You do not understand please ask at the Rental Station before signing the Rental Contract, as Your signature is Your acknowledgement that You have read and understood the Rental Contract in its entirety and that You are bound by it.
1.4 There are words and phrases used in the Rental Contract that have a particular meaning that You need to be familiar with.
Accident means an unintended, unforeseen, happening, incident or mishap, which is neither expected nor designed.
Authorised driver means any driver approved and recorded by Us, either on the Rental Agreement or by prior written agreement.
Commercial vehicle means a Vehicle that is a van, utility, truck or bus that is constructed and used for the carriage of goods or property or for the transport of more than 8 persons including the driver.
Customer own insurance means that Your Rental Contract provides no cover for Damage arising from the use of the Vehicle and that all Damage, including that to any third party, is Your sole responsibility and must be paid in full by You. It also means that You indemnify Us for all Damage.
Damage means any loss or damage to, or theft of, the Vehicle, towing and salvage fees, assessing fees, Loss of Use and any loss or damage to Third party property.
Damage liability fee (dlf) means the amount payable to Us in the event of Damage arising from an Accident. The amount payable is shown in the Rental Agreement and is subject to GST.
Debit Card means Debit MasterCard or Visa Debit Card.
Europcar means BVJV Limited GST Number 80-610-270 trading as Europcar New Zealand “the owner” on the Rental Agreement or where applicable an independent Europcar licensee.
Final inspection means the inspection carried out after We have taken possession of, and fully examined and cleaned the Vehicle at the end of the Rental Period.
Loss of use means the fee calculated at the daily rate shown in the Rental Agreement being Our loss because the Vehicle needs repair and We are waiting for the repairs to be completed or it is a write-off or has been stolen and We are waiting for it to be replaced.
Off Road means any area that is not a legally designated road nor a sealed road nor an Unsealed Road and includes but is not limited to unformed roads, fre trails, tracks, river and tidal crossings, creek beds, beaches, streams, dams, rivers, food waters, sand, deserts, rocks, felds and paddocks.
Other Cover products means Super Peace of Mind (spoM), Peace of Mind (poM), Loss Damage Waiver (ldw) and Windscreen Headlight and Tyre Puncture (wwi).
Overhead damage means any damage at or above the level of the top of the front windscreen of the Vehicle and to any part of the pantech or box section of a Commercial Vehicle.
Premium location surcharge (pls) means the extra amount payable to Us when a Vehicle is hired from a premium location. The amount is shown in the Rental Agreement, is subject to GST and is adjusted if a DLF is payable.
Rental Charges means all rental and associated charges plus GST or other taxes and levies required by law, and credit card and vehicle registration recovery fees, all shown in the Rental Agreement.
Rental station means the branch or rental location from which You hired the Vehicle.
Rental period means the period shown in the Rental Agreement or as extended by Us.
Snow Cover means the additional cover that allows the Vehicle to be driven within a Snow Area.
Snow area means any area where snow or ice has formed on the ground or any area where it is indicated, recommended or required that snow chains are to be ftted to the Vehicle.
Start of Rental means the date and time that the rental commences at the Rental Station shown in the Rental Agreement.
Underbody damage means any damage to the underside of the Vehicle and includes but is not limited to all parts of the drive train, chassis, steering, suspension, brakes, exhaust, foor pan and fuel systems.
Unsealed Road means a legally designated public road that has been formed and constructed but is not sealed with a hard material such as tar, bitumen or concrete.
Unsealed Road Cover - 4wd means the additional cover that allows some classes of Vehicle to be used on an Unsealed Road but it never allows the use of the Vehicle Off Road.
Unsealed Road Cover - alwd means the additional cover that allows some classes of Vehicle to be used on an Unsealed Road that is graded and maintained by a local or government body, authority or council but it never allows the use of the Vehicle Off Road.
Vehicle means the vehicle described in the Rental Agreement and includes its parts, components, accessories, audio equipment and tools or any vehicle substituted by Us pursuant to the Rental Contract.
We, us, our means Europcar or one of its franchisees or affliates as shown in the Rental Agreement.
You, your means the person, frm, company or organisation renting the Vehicle or any Authorised Driver shown in the Rental Agreement.
Your Europcar account means Your credit card, Europcar charge account or Debit Card nominated at the Start of Rental for the debiting of charges under the Rental Contract.
2. Rental Period
2.1 Your rental of the Vehicle from Us is for the Rental Period and at the rate shown in the Rental Agreement.
2.2 The Vehicle must be returned to the Rental Station, on the date and by the time shown in the Rental Agreement.
2.3 We understand that circumstances change and that You may require the Vehicle for longer than the Rental Period. If so, You must notify Us at least 2 hours prior to the expiration of the Rental Period.
2.4 If We have agreed to an extension of the Rental Period and:
(a) You are paying by cash, cheque or Debit Card, You must take the Vehicle to the nearest Europcar rental station and pay Your additional Rental Charges prior to the commencement of the extended Rental Period; and if, (b) Your extended Rental Period is longer than 30 days, You must take the Vehicle to Your nearest Europcar rental station on day 29 and every 30 days thereafter to pay Your additional Rental Charges for the extended Rental Period; unless You have Our prior written agreement varying these conditions.
2.5 If You fail to notify Us at least 2 hours before the expiration of the Rental Period that You require an extension We may:
(a) terminate the Rental Contract; and
(b) recover the Vehicle by lawful means.
2.6 A ‘No Show’ fee may apply if You fail to notify Us of Your intended cancellation prior to the date and time of the commencement of Your reservation.
2.7 We reserve the right to substitute a suitable replacement vehicle at any time.
3. Costs, Charges & Payment
3.1 At the Start of Rental You must pay Us the Rental Charges shown in the Rental Agreement unless You have Our prior written agreement that payment is to be billed to a corporate account or by fully paid voucher.
3.2 At the end of the Rental Period You must pay Us:
(a) the Rental Charges;
(b) all reasonable costs to return the Vehicle to the same condition it was in at the Start of Rental including but not limited to extra cleaning;
(c) any amounts payable under clauses 3.7, 4.6 and 4.7.
3.3 If there is Damage You must pay the DLF to Us unless:
(a) You have purchased SPOM; or
(b) Your Rental Contract is for Customer Own Insurance in which case You are liable for all Damage.
3.4 If You have not paid the DLF as a required by clause 3.3 You are in breach of the Rental Contract. You then have no cover and are liable for each of the items and amounts payable under clause
3.5 When collecting and returning the Vehicle the primary cardholder must be present.
3.6 The Vehicle is supplied with a full tank of fuel. If You do not take the “prepaid fuel” option and return the Vehicle without a full tank of fuel a refuelling charge will apply. You must also pay for any fuel used for the delivery and collection service.
3.7 You are liable for and must pay all infringement fees and any court fees or costs imposed for an infringement offence:
(a) where approved vehicle surveillance equipment has detected:
(i) a speeding offence; or
(ii) an offence in respect of a failure to comply with the directions given by a traffc signal; or
(iii) a toll offence;
(b) arising from parking the Vehicle on any portion of a road in breach of any bylaw of a road controlling authority or Part 6 of the Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, whether You were driving the Vehicle or not.
3.8 If We receive an infringement notice for an infringement offence from an enforcement or regulatory authority We will send You a copy of that notice or of any reminder notice as soon as practicable. You have the right to:
(a) challenge, complain about, query or object to the alleged offence to the issuing enforcement authority; and
(b) seek a Court hearing within 56 days from the date of the issue of the infringement notice or 28 days from the issue of the reminder notice.
3.9 If We receive a reminder notice for an infringement offence We may debit Your Europcar Account for the amount of the infringement fee and We may charge an administration fee if We do.
3.10 We may also supply Your details to any regulatory or enforcement authority upon its request and an administration fee applies if We do or if We have notifed You of the receipt of an infringement notice from any such authority. If We have paid any amount for which You are liable under clause 3.7 You will also be charged that amount together with an administration fee.
3.11 You authorise Us to charge Your Europcar Account with all amounts due to Us under the Rental Contract, including the DLF and any amounts payable under clauses 3.7, 4.6 or 4.7. These charges may be made at any time during or after the end of the Rental Period.
3.12 If You hired the Vehicle from a premium location a PLS will apply.
3.13 If currency conversion is required for payment of amounts due to Us under the Rental Contract, We will apply the commercial exchange rate valid at the time We credit or debit Your Europcar Account.
3.14 If You fail to pay Us any amount due under the Rental Contract You must also:
(a) pay Us interest on that overdue amount calculated at the rate of 10% per annum and starting 7 days after the date that overdue amount became payable to Us and ending on the date of payment of all amounts due;
(b) pay the reasonable costs and charges We incur in recovering or attempting to recover that overdue amount, including mercantile or debt collection fees, commission and any legal costs.
4. COVERS AND WAIVERS
4.1 The DLF and, if applicable the SVALF, each shown in the Rental Agreement must be paid if there is Damage or Third Party Loss unless Your Rental Contract is for Customer Own Insurance in which case You are liable for all Damage or Third Party Loss.
4.2 If Cover Products are purchased to reduce Your liability We will provide cover for Damage or Third Party Loss but You must pay the reduced DLF shown in the Rental Agreement.
4.3 The DLF and SVALF shown in the Rental Agreement are payable for each separate event and whether You are at fault or not.
4.4 The Rental Contract provides no cover for personal property owned by You, any unauthorised driver or any passenger even if Cover Products have been purchased.
4.5 If there is Damage or Third Party Loss and You have purchased:
(a) SPOM, which is Our premium cover, Your DLF liability is reduced to the amount shown in the Rental Agreement, which for some classes of Vehicle may be nil, and it includes WWI;
(b) SCDW, Your DLF liability is reduced to the amount shown in the Rental Agreement, which for some classes of Vehicle may be nil, but it does not include WWI;
(c) POM, Your DLF liability is reduced to the amount shown in the Rental Agreement, but never to nil and it includes WWI;
(d) LDW or CDW, Your DLF liability is reduced to the amount shown in the Rental Agreement but never to nil and it does not include WWI;(e) WWI, there is cover for windscreen, headlight, wheel and tyre damage unless caused recklessly or by a deliberate, wilful or criminal act or by driver abuse, but there is no reduction in Your DLF and no cover for damage to side and rear windows and each level of cover is subject to You not being in breach of the Rental Contract.
4.6 You must always pay and there is no cover for:
(a) the DLF if there is Damage or Third Party Loss;
(b) the SVALF if You have purchased Unsealed Road Cover - 4WD or Unsealed Road Cover - ALWD and there is Damage or Third Party Loss caused by a Single Vehicle Accident;
(c) the cost of rectifying windscreen, headlight, wheel or tyre, damage unless You have purchased SPOM, POM or WWI;
(d) Damage or Third Party Loss that occurs whilst a Commercial Vehicle is being driven in reverse;
(e) Damage that is caused to a Vehicle with a convertible roof by overfilling the luggage compartment above the recommended level, and then activating the convertible roof mechanism;
(f) Overhead Damage;
(g) Damage or Third Party Loss caused deliberately or recklessly by You, any unauthorised driver or any passenger of the Vehicle;
(h) Underbody Damage and any Damage linked to that Underbody Damage caused by contact between the underside of the Vehicle and any part of the road way or any object or obstruction including but not limited to kerbs, gutters, speed or road humps, barriers or wheel stops;
(i) Damage caused by total or partial inundation or immersion of the Vehicle in water or exposure of the Vehicle to salt water, including that which occurs whilst the Vehicle is being transported;
(j) Damage or Third Party Loss caused or contributed to by You or any driver where You or the driver leaves the scene of the Accident prior to the attendance of the police or reporting the Accident to the police;
(k) the full cost of replacing or repairing any accessories supplied by Us including, but not limited to child restraints and GPS units and lost keys;
(l) Damage caused by use of the incorrect fuel type;
(m) Damage or Third Party Loss if the Vehicle is taken into any area prohibited by the Rental Contract;
(n) property that is stolen from the Vehicle, lost or damaged during the Rental Period or left in the Vehicle after the Vehicle is returned to the Rental Station;
(o) loss or damage to Your property, the property of a member of Your immediate family or of an entity related to You, that arises from the use of the Vehicle; or
(p) Damage or Third Party Loss if Your Rental Contract is for Customer Own Insurance.
4.7 If You or any driver whether authorised by Us or not breach the Rental Contract there is no cover and You and any driver are each liable for:
(b) Third Party Loss;
(c) storage, repossession and recovery fees;
(d) roadside assistance; and
(e) administrative and legal costs of recovery,
even if Cover Products have been purchased.
5. Customer Own Insurance
5.1 If the Rental Agreement records that Your Rental Contract is for Customer Own Insurance:
(a) all Damage arising from the use of the Vehicle is Your responsibility and must be paid in full by You; and
(b) You fully indemnify Us for:
(i) Damage; and
(ii) any demand, claim, including a claim for legal costs, action or proceeding made, commenced or issued by or against You, that arises from the use of the Vehicle.
6. Your Responsibilities
6.1 In this section, We set out the responsibilities You have to Us when You hire one of Our vehicles. You should be aware that a failure to fulfll any of these responsibilities is a breach of the Rental Contract with the consequences that are set out in clause 4.7.
6.2 The Vehicle must only be driven by You.
6.3 You must:
(a) be no less than 21 years of age and additional charges will apply for specifc vehicles and drivers under the age of 25;
(b) hold a full, current, unrestricted driving licence for the Rental Period valid and appropriate for the Vehicle and which is written in English or an international licence translated into English;
(c) allow Us to inspect Your licence at any time during the Rental Period;
(d) fully inspect the Vehicle at the Start of Rental to ensure the condition of the Vehicle and any pre-existing damage is accurately noted and shown in the Rental Agreement. If there is any discrepancy, You must notify Us prior to leaving the Rental Station;
6.4 During the Rental Period You must:
(a) take all reasonable care of the Vehicle:
(i) to prevent Damage;
(ii) to ensure that the Vehicle is not overloaded by the number of persons or by the weight of goods carried;
(iii) by using any security device ftted to or supplied with the Vehicle; and
(iv) by protecting the Vehicle against inclement weather;
(b) keep the Vehicle locked and the keys under Your personal control at all times. You must be able to produce those keys in the event of a theft of the Vehicle;
(c) maintain all of the Vehicle’s engine and brake oils, engine coolant levels and tyre pressures;
(d) use the correct fuel type;
(e) comply with all seat belt laws and fnes may be imposed on any driver or passenger who does not have a seat belt properly adjusted and fastened;
(f) comply with all child restraint laws and ensure that the restraint has been ftted correctly according to the age of the child and that the restraint is properly adjusted and fastened;
(g) return the Vehicle and any accessories supplied by Us including, but not limited to, child restraints and GPS units in the same condition as at the Start of Rental;
(h) adhere to any mileage instructions displayed in the Vehicle or set by the Rental Station;
(i) immediately upon request provide Us and any regulatory or enforcement authority Your full, accurate and up-to-date information relating to the use of the Vehicle during the Rental Period.
6.5 You must never:
(a) use the Vehicle when it is damaged or unsafe;
(b) drive or operate the Vehicle:
(i) whilst under the infuence of alcohol or drugs or both to such an extent that You are incapable of having proper control of the Vehicle; or
(ii) whilst You have a blood alcohol content or level of drugs present in Your blood that exceeds the limit permitted by law.
(c) allow the Vehicle to be driven or operated in circumstances that constitute an offence against sections 56, 57, 57A or 58 of the Land Transport Act 1998;
(d) fail or refuse to undergo any breath or blood test or drug impairment assessment;
(e) drive the Vehicle whilst Your driving licence is subject to any restriction or condition;
(i) any willful, deliberate or criminal act, including an act of driver abuse;
(ii) an act of connivance with any person acting for You or on Your behalf, that causes Damage;
(g) drive the Vehicle dangerously or recklessly;
(h) use a mobile phone or a GPS unit whilst the Vehicle is in motion or stationary but not parked unless the body of the phone or GPS unit is affxed to the Vehicle and the phone or GPS unit is not being held or touched at any time whilst being used;
(i) leave the keys to the Vehicle in it or with it whilst it is unattended or unoccupied by You or any passenger;
(j) leave the Vehicle unattended following an Accident and before the arrival of a tow or salvage operator;
(k) modify the Vehicle in any way and no roof racks or towbars are permitted unless ftted by Us;
(l) use or allow the Vehicle to be used for the transport of passengers for hire, fare or reward unless You have Our prior written authority for use of the Vehicle in a passenger service licensed under Part 4A of the Land Transport Act 1998;
(m) use the Vehicle for off-roading, reliability trials, a race, rally or contest, speed testing, driving instruction, to propel or tow another vehicle, in violation of any legislation, order or regulation affecting the use, loading or condition of the Vehicle, or for any illegal purpose;
(n) use the Vehicle for transporting any animals, unless specifcally approved by Us. Additional cleaning charges may apply and will be shown in the Rental Agreement;
(o) use the Vehicle to carry dangerous goods as defned by the Land Transport Rule: Dangerous Goods 2005
(p) sell, rent, sublet, dispose of, or hire the Vehicle to any other person.
(q) allow the Vehicle to be operated outside Your authority or by any person who is not an Authorised Driver;
(r) operate the Vehicle or allow it to be operated in breach of the Land Transport Act 1998, the Transport Act 1962, Land Transport (Road User) Rule 2004, or any other Act, regulations, rules, or bylaws relating to road traffc;
(s) operate the Vehicle or allow it to be operated for the transport of more than the number of passengers or more than the gross vehicle mass specifed in the certifcate of loading for the Vehicle;
6.6 You and any passengers must not smoke in the Vehicle. Additional cleaning charges will apply if there is a breach of this condition.
6.7 Parts of New Zealand are not suitable for access by rental vehicles. To prevent damage to the Vehicle and for Your own personal safety We strictly enforce conditions that restrict Your use of the Vehicle.
6.8 Unless We have given Our prior written consent, You must never take the Vehicle:
(a) on any Unsealed Road unless Unsealed Road Cover - 4WD or Unsealed Road Cover - ALWD has been purchased;
(b) within a Snow Area unless Snow Cover has been purchased.
6.9 Even if Unsealed Road Cover - 4WD or Unsealed Road Cover - ALWD has been purchased You must never take the Vehicle:
(a) Off Road;
(b) between the North and South Islands in either direction or onto any island that is off mainland New Zealand;
(c) on food prone roads or any road where the state or condition of the road make the use of the Vehicle unsafe;
(d) on any road where the police or any government or statutory authority has issued a warning, caution or which has been closed;
(e) onto any road where We have notifed You that the use of the Vehicle is prohibited;
(f) on the following roads:
(i) Ball Hutt (Mt Cook);
(ii) Skippers (Queenstown);
(iii) 90 Mile Beach (Northland);
(g) all roads north of Colville on the Coromandel Peninsula, the Tapu to Coroglen road (all parts east of Rapaura Gardens), the 309 road from Coromandel to Kairnarama and the Blackjack Road from Kuatuna and Opito;
(h) on the following highways on the South Island between the hours of 2200 and 0600 (local time) from 1 April until 31 October:
(i) State Highways 6 and 8 between Twizel and Queenstown;
(ii) the Milford Road between Te Anau and Milford Sound;
(iii) State Highway 6 between Franz Joseph and Wanaka;
(iv) Arthur’s Pass.
7. Our Responsibilities
7.1 When You make a reservation with Us We will provide a Vehicle that is reasonably ft for the purpose for which You have hired the Vehicle and is in good working order.
7.2 If the Vehicle breaks down during the Rental Period because of Our negligence or wilful default We recover and repair the Vehicle will as soon as possible. If the Vehicle cannot be repaired, We will use Our best endeavours to provide a replacement Vehicle of an equivalent size and standard to the previous Vehicle for the remainder of the Rental Period.
7.3 Charges under the Rental Contract that are calculated and invoiced to You at the time You return the Vehicle to Us at the end of the Rental Period are subject to subsequent verifcation by Us. Details of any adjustments will be provided to You as soon as practicable.
7.4 If it is not possible to conduct an inspection of the Vehicle with You at the end of the Rental Period We will use Our best endeavors to confrm the condition of the Vehicle with You within 4 working hours of the Final Inspection.
7.5 We are only responsible for any direct loss that You suffer as a result of Our breach of the Rental Contract. We are not responsible for missed fights, disrupted travel or holiday plans, loss of enjoyment or opportunity, indirect or consequential loss.
8. Breakdown, Accident & Repair
8.1 Inherent mechanical faults in the Vehicle receive free roadside assistance.
8.2 Fees and charges apply for all other faults or driver induced errors, including but not limited to:
(a) incorrect refuelling;
(b) a fat battery;
(c) lost keys;
(d) keys locked in the Vehicle;
(e) tyre changing;
(f) racks and chains broken by incorrect ftting to the Vehicle by You
8.3 We reserve the right not to replace the Vehicle if it is involved in a major Accident or there has been major Damage or You have breached the Rental Contract.
(a) a warning light appears; or
(b) You see or become aware of low engine or brake oils, engine coolant levels or tyre pressures; or
(c) the Vehicle develops any fault during the Rental Period, You must inform Us immediately via the contact details in the Vehicle and in the Rental Agreement and not use the Vehicle unless We have authorised You to do so. If You fail to notify Us and continue to use the Vehicle You will be responsible for any Damage.
8.5 You must not let anyone work on the Vehicle or arrange or undertake any repairs to the Vehicle or towing or salvage of it unless We have given You Our prior authority. You must keep and produce to Us the original tax invoices and receipts for any repairs, towing or salvage and You will be reimbursed only if these expenses have been authorised by Us. Any entitlement to reimbursement is subject to there being no breach of the Rental Contract.
8.6 You must immediately report any Accident or theft of the Vehicle to Us in writing and complete all documentation that We require and forward any third party correspondence or court documents to Us within 7 days of receipt.
8.7 If You have an Accident in which:
(a) a person is injured; or
(b) the other party failed to stop or exchange details; or
(c) the Vehicle or any other vehicle is towed; or
(d) a driver appears to be under the infuence of intoxicating liquor or drugs; a report must also be made to the police immediately.
8.8 If the Vehicle is stolen a report must be made to the police immediately the theft is discovered.
8.9 If You have an Accident You must also:
(a) make the Vehicle secure;
(b) get the names and addresses of all persons involved, including witnesses;
(c) supply Us with any information concerning the driver of the Vehicle and You must allow Us direct access to the driver of the Vehicle and You must fully co-operate in allowing Us to gain such access;
(d) not make or give any offer, promise of payment, settlement, waiver, release, indemnity or admission of liability;
(e) permit and assist Us to bring, defend, enforce or settle any legal proceedings against a third party, including attending at a lawyer’s offce and/or court;
(f) allow Us to claim in Your name under any applicable substitute vehicle insurance, and do everything that may be required to assist Us in making such a claim.
9. End Of Rental Contract
9.1. At the end of the Rental Period, in addition to Your obligations under clauses 3.1, 3.2 and 3.3, You must return the Vehicle to Us:
(a) to the Rental Station;
(b) in the same condition it was in at the Start of Rental;
(c) at the date and time set in the Rental Agreement.
9.2 We allow a grace period of 30 minutes for the return of the Vehicle but if it is returned to Us more than 30 minutes after the time set for its return in the Rental Agreement You will be charged one full day’s extra rental. Standard daily rates will apply if the Vehicle is returned to Us more than 24 hours after the time set for its return in the Rental Agreement unless the Rental Contract has been extended by Us. You will also be liable for any repossession charges, Damage or any costs We incur.
9.3 If You return the Vehicle to a rental station other than that shown in the Rental Agreement, or when the Rental Station is closed, or any place other than a Europcar rental station:
(a) a one way fee may apply;
(b) You will be deemed to have returned the Vehicle only after the Final Inspection of it has been conducted by Us; and
(c) the Rental Charges will continue and You will be responsible for Damage until that Final Inspection.
9.4. A bond that has been prepaid to Us is fully refundable to You provided that at the end of the Rental Period:
(a) all amounts due to Us under the Rental Contract have been paid;
(b) the Vehicle has been returned to the Rental Station at the date and time set in the Rental Agreement;
(c) there is no Damage;
(d) the interior and exterior are clean;
(e) the Vehicle has a full tank of fuel; and
(f) the Rental Contract has not been breached.
We reserve the right to retain all or part of a bond if there is a breach of any of these conditions.
9.5. If We terminate the Rental Contract it will not affect Our right to receive any money We are owed under the Rental Contract. We can also claim reasonable costs from You if You do not meet any of the requirements of the Rental Contract.
10. Breach Of Rental Contract
10.1.We may terminate the Rental Contract and take immediate possession of the Vehicle if:
(a) You breach the Rental Contract; or
(b) a reckless breach of road or traffc legislation has taken place.
10.2.If the Rental Contract is terminated by Us You must pay for:
(b) storage, repossession and recovery fees;
(c) roadside assistance;
(d) administrative and legal costs of recovery;
(e) all reasonable costs and charges under the Rental Contract.
10.3.If We have terminated the Rental Contract You give Us permission to access and enter Your premises to repossess the Vehicle without using unreasonable force or causing damage.
11 Applicable Law
11.1.The laws of New Zealand govern the Rental Contract.
11.2.The Insurance Law Reform Act 1977 applies to the Rental Contract which means that any exclusion clause in these Terms and Conditions will not apply if You prove on the balance of probabilities that Damage was not caused or contributed by the matters referred to in that clause.
12. Dispute Resolution
12.1 If You believe there has been an error in Your account or if You have any complaint, Our staff at the Rental Station will help You in every way they can. If they are unable to assist You or if Your concerns are not resolved to Your satisfaction You may refer the matter to Our internal dispute resolution process.
12.2 Our internal disputes resolution offcer will investigate the matter and try to reach a satisfactory outcome. You will be advised of Our fnal decision within 15 working days of the receipt of the referral.
13.1 We collect and use Your personal information to provide You with the best level of service possible.
13.2 We respect Your privacy so We take all reasonable steps to make sure that Your personal information is accurate and up to date and that it is protected from misuse, unauthorised access or wrongful disclosure.
13.3 Your personal information may be disclosed to related and non-related third parties with whom We have arrangements to protect Your privacy, such as one of Our program partners.
13.4 Your personal information may also be entered into Our centralised database which is managed by Europcar International and may be accessed by personnel, franchisees and licensees within that group, all of which are governed by group rules that protect Your privacy.
14.1 If You are the holder of a corporate account with Us, or if Your Rental Contract is for Customer Own Insurance, these Terms and Conditions must be read in conjunction with Your signed contract.
14.2 If You are a Privilege Loyalty Program member these Terms and Conditions must be read in conjunction with the General Terms and Conditions of that program.
14.3 In the event of any inconsistencies or ambiguity between the terms of Your corporate account, Your Customer Own Insurance agreement or Your Privilege Loyalty Program, these Terms and Conditions will prevail.Rent
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The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
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When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier's rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Vehicle capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
This website is owned and operated by Car Rental Republic Ltd, a specialist in worldwide car rental distribution. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 4 Excelsior House, 6 Commerce St , Auckland, New Zealand. Thank you for booking with us.