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 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.
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!
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: