Rental Extras

Bike Rack

To go with you 4WD, station wagon or hatchback rental car we can offer a Bike Rack suitable for up to three bicycles. Depending on the specific car you are hiring, this may attach to the towbar or mount on a rear hatch. If you have specific requirements for transporting your bicycle, or other sports equipment in your rental car please call us – we are more than happy to help.


Friendly, easy to use GPS / SatNav that quickly and easily gets you to where you need to go in your rental car while touring the South Island. Friendly for tourists that are hiring a car, this GPS includes points of interest, malls, eateries and petrol stations.

Luggage Trailer

We have available for hire a wide range of both people movers and 4WDs, some of which do have towbars – allowing you to hire one of our luggage trailers if you’re going on holiday with the family, sports team or club and need a rental car with a LOT of luggage space.

If you are holidaying as a larger group, also ask us about our rental minibus options, or talk to us about your rental car needs and we can custom build a rental car quote for your specific needs.

Roof box for luggage

Best for long items, Snow Boards or Skis, some of our rental cars can be fitted with roofboxes to give you that extra convenience and space while your touring the South Island (and our ski-fields) in your hire car.

Windscreen Waiver - Nil excess on windscreens

When you’re holiday in a rental car, the last thing you need is unexpected additional fees and costs. We do offer a “nil excess on windscreens” for your Peace of Mind. Meaning that if you get a chip or scratch while driving your car is on hire, the window will be replaced / repaired at zero cost to you.

Accommodation / motel transfer

If you would like to have the convenience of being picked up (or dropped off) from you accommodation at the start of your car rental, or it makes it easier for you to be met someone other than the airport when hiring a car we offer a transfer service within a 10km radius of our office. We love to hear from our rental car customers with any questions so do encourage you to email us to find out more about this premium car hire service.

After hours - collection/return

Sometimes it’s hard to get a rental car outside of business hours. If your flight arrives late, or departs early we are able to offer you car hire via our after-hours agent 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When you confirm your rental car you will be given full instructions on who to call and our agent will pick you up from the airport before sending you away in your hire car.

Bluetooth FM receiver

With New Zealand’s very beautiful mountains, radio reception can sometimes be challenging as you are taking a self drive tour of the South Island. To allow you to enjoy your own selection of music at all times in your rental car we do offer a Bluetooth adaptor that will pair to your device and allow you to play your own music through the car radio.

Booster seat (half or full)

As a responsible rental car operator, with a huge focus on the comfort, happiness and safety of our hire car customers we are happy to offer both half and full booster seats at a very minimal cost as a part of your car rental. Do note that New Zealand has strict seatbelt laws which you can view on the Automobile Association Website.

Child seat (9 MONTHS - 4YEARS)

We know that holidaying with young children can sometimes be challenging – when hiring a car from us we like to make your time as Fun, Fast, Convenient and Friendly as possible. We are pleased to be able to offer rearward facing child seats that can be fitted to your rental car to keep the munchkin safe while you are touring the South Island on a self-drive holiday.

Diesel Tax - road user charges

We are in a unique position to be able to offer for hire Full Size Diesel 4WDs for hire. Very popular for as rental cars for fishing trips or spacious workhorses for the Account Manager visiting clients in the South Island these cars offer the space and go anywhere convenience you would expect from a spacious SUV. They’re also cheaper to run as diesel in New Zealand is about 40% cheaper than petrol. The government does impose a 6 cent per km “Road User Charge” however – which we will calculate based on the actual distance you travel while you have your 4WD rental car, and collect this from you at the end of your car hire.

Folding Camping Table

Renting a car in the South Island is a great way to enjoy some of our breath-taking scenery. To make the most of a self-drive holiday, you may well want to be stopping at some of our remote spots for a picnic – to make your life easier and more convenient we offer a folding camping table that will fit snugly into your rental car. Taking seconds to setup, you can then stop for a picnic at your leisure before continuing your journey in one of our reliable hire cars.

One Way Relocation Charge

Renny Rent-A-Car is a small, family owned business that works very very for our loyal long-time customers who return to rent a car with us time and time again. However, we recognize that at times when you rent a car from Christchurch you may well want to return it to a different location.

For car hires that end in other spots around New Zealand we can offer a comprehensive network of 11 other rental car offices where you can return your car at the end of your car hire journey.

Snow Chains

We have a wide range of rental vehicles available from full size (diesel) 4WDs through to the very capable Subaru Forest and Outback and on to a smaller SX4 or Tiida in 4WD variants. This is in addition to our standard range of rental cars.

If you going skiing, or simply touring the lower reaches of the South Island in winter in a rental car, we can offer you snow chains to make your life easier and make the skiing more fun (and safer).