TRAVELLING UNDER THE RED AND ORANGE TRAFFIC LIGHT SYSTEM FROM 3 DEC 2021: Airlines, ferries and other transport operators will require you to have your vaccine pass or negative test before you can travel, and the same applies if you are crossing the Auckland border (after 15 Dec). Whilst our industry is not required to check vaccine passes, when you collect your car or use our shuttle service, please mask up, scan in and follow physical distancing guidelines. Contactless transactions can be arranged, just let us know in advance if this is your preference, you have a mask exemption, or if you are exiting an MIQ facility - we will be only too happy to assist. Enjoy your summer adventure!


Thanks RaD Tauranga. Great service - great vehicle. From the team at Impact Gymsport Academy

You were incredibly helpful and contributed to us having a pretty easy time while in New Zealand, Thanks RaD!

I wish to acknowledge the assistance given during our rental, compliments of the staff regarding the standard of your vehicles and the attitude of yourself and your staff were very positive. Nothing was too much trouble.

Looking for Rent a Dent? You've found us!

We changed our name in 2017 to RaD Car Hire, but the name was really the only thing to change. We felt it better reflected the full range of vehicles and fabulous service we already offered. Rent a Dent was a well known and catchy name that a lot of people loved, but some people that didn't know us well took it a bit too literally and were concerned that our vehicles would be covered in dents! In fact the opposite is true, we take great pride in the vehicles we offer and have a selection of brand new premium vehicles from which you can choose alongside our classic rental cars!


Rent a Dent - 30 years of Car Rental Service in NZ & now Australia!

Rent a Dent began from a single branch in Tauranga in 1987, so in 2019 we turned 30 year's of age. We now have one of the largest rental vehicle networks in New Zealand - from the Bay of Islands in the North to Invercargill in the South; plus we've expanded to Queensland, RaD Australia has depots in Brisbane, the Gold Coast and the Sunshine Coast. You can read more of our history on our About Us page.

So our RaD team has got you covered right around New Zealand and Queensland. Rent a Dent became a franchised operation in 1992 and remains that way to this day. This means that we have owner-operators with a vested interest in your complete satisfaction, and they have an excellent knowledge of their local area - so can help you out with plenty of advice on the best things to see and do near their rental car branch. Find out more by taking a look at our full list of rental vehicle locations.

Easy Airport Pick ups

Our philosophy has always been to offer the best value rental vehicle service to our customers. So, to keep our costs down, just as in our early Rent a Dent days, you won't find us at at a booth at most major airports. Instead, we have an easy and convenient airport pick up service. In many locations that means we bring your car to the airport, hand you the paperwork and keys and you're on your way, Brisbane Airport and Hamilton Airport for instance. Or, we position the car in the designated rental car parking area at the airport, with the keys in a lock box for you (Rotorua and Dunedin Airport are good examples of these) . At others, Auckland Airport and Christchurch for instance, our complimentary airport shuttle will whisk you off to our branch just a few minutes from the terminal and you will pick up your RaD vehicle from there. Either way, it's quick and easy, and well worth the cost saving!

Pay Less... Experience More!

Rent a Dent was always known for it's great rental car rates, and RaD Car Hire still delivers outstanding value - not just great daily rates, but you also avoid a lot of 'extra' charges when you book with us:

  • No Credit Card Surcharge - unlike many of our competitors we don't charge you extra to pay with visa or mastercard
  • Free Additional Drivers - just make sure we have everyone's details
  • No Booking Fees

The Rent a Dent (RaD) Fleet

We offer great value options when all you require is a cheap, economical, hatch or sedan for around town, as well as SUVs, minibuses, people movers and in many locations even utes, cargo vans, trucks and luggage trailers. We even offer vehicles with tow bars. Check out the vehicles on offer at any of our branches, by entering your details in the booking box - the vehicles available for that particular pick up location will be displayed.


Hire with Confidence from RaD Car Hire

  • The 30-year rental industry experience of Rent a Dent, together with the

  • Same Great People

  • Same Great Vehicles

  • Same Great Service

  • and YES - still Great Rates!

We look forward to seeing you soon...