Policies by location

New Zealand Christchurch, New Zealand

CHC - 3 Pukaki Road Christchurch Airport.


All drivers must meet our minimum age requirements, present a valid photo drivers license and a major credit card in their own name. All location policies that apply to the renter will apply to the underage and/or additional driver. Minimum age is 20 years of age.

  Airport Pickup

Thank you for choosing Economy Rent a Car represented by Scotties Rent a Car New Zeeland. As soon as you exit customs please call 0800-736-825 or 0800-rental or +649-3033912 and we will direct you to the pickup area located outside the terminal. Calls are free your vehicle is delivered to the airport or city. Normal hours of operation are 0700-1700 hours we will also pick you up at the cruise ship docks and the city. Just call 0800-rental when you disembark the ship and we will pick you up. In the event that you are unable to contact Scotties rent a car at these numbers then please contact Economy Rent a Car toll free at 877-326-7368.


Fuel Options - Please return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel as you received it with at the time of rental. If you do not, you will be charged a refueling fee of USD50.00 plus the cost of the fuel.


Rental vehicle may be driven throughout NZ. However, restrictions may be placed on certain remote areas and regions for which written approval of the renting location is required. Beach driving is prohibited. Vehicles may be driven onto the Ferry that runs between the North and South Island. Inter- Island rentals require a minimum rental of 20 days.


-CDW- 19 USD PER DAY 250 USD deductible, Renters Collision Insurance accepted, Liability insurance required 15 USD PER DAY, Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) 2 USD PER DAY, Glass and Tire protection 2 USD PER DAY.


One way drops are permitted between Auckland and Christchurch. Rental location must be advised of drop at time of rental. A one way drop fee of USD200.00 will be charged if dropping the car in Auckland, with no minimum day requirements. If dropping in Christchurch, the drop fee is $300.00 and the rental must be for a minimum of 18 days.


All quoted rates are in US Dollars and Payments will be taken in the local currency and converted at the day of hire rate according to Westpac Banking Corporation. Any changes to the reservation or rental may result in a change of rate or an additional fee. Overtime charges occur when the renter returns the vehicle past the return date or time specified on the rental agreement. In other words, the car must be returned no later than the same time it was rented, in order to avoid any overtime charges. We do provide a one hour grace period. Makes and models are examples only and are not guaranteed. There are no refunds for early returns or fuel.


Visa, MasterCard and American Express are accepted. Cards must be in renters own name. The NZ bank fee will be charged on the applicable credit card elected to be used. Debit cards from Visa, MasterCard and Clave are allowed only as payment, a credit card bond is required. Personal checks are not allowed. A pre-authorisation may be required on your credit card.

  Prepaid Debit Cards

Customers who make a prepaid reservation using a debit card need to be aware that the renting location may require a credit card in the renters name be used for leaving a deposit for the rental in order to rent the car. Customers who do not have a credit card may be denied rental.


By renting a vehicle from Economy Rent A Car and Economy Rent A Car affiliates, you hereby agree that any and all disputes and controversies arising out of your reservations and your rental of the vehicle shall be resolved solely and exclusively by binding arbitration administered by the American Arbitration Association.


Thank you for choosing Economy Rent a Car represented by Scotties Rent a Car New Zealand. As soon as you exit Customs please contact us at (0800-RENTAL) 0800-736825 then press 4 or +64-9-303-3912 and we will direct you to the pickup area. Free pickups from 0700-1800hrs. If you cannot contact the location at these numbers then please contact our Call Center at +1-877-326-7368.


CDW is NOT mandatory if the renter is paying with a Platinum Visa or Mastercard. BUT you MUST PROVIDE WRITTEN proof that your credit card coverage will cover your rental car in NZ or you will be required to purchase our CDW at USD15.00 per day + tax. If you do not purchase our CDW and you do provide written documentation that your credit card covers your rental in NZ, you will be responsible for the full value of the rental vehicle. American Express does not cover NZ - please see -policies-1273.php Without the purchase of CDW the limit of liability is USD500,000.00. A pre-authorisation may be required on your credit card.