Terms and Conditions

We want your experience with Cool Car Hire to be a fun and hassle free experience, however for everyone’s benefit there are some terms and conditions that apply. Please read carefully as you will sign to say that you have read and understood these Terms and Conditions when you pick up your cool car.


Cool Car Hire is a trading style of Motorcycle Rentals Ltd (MCR) and is fully authorised by the NZ Transport Agency to provide fit and proper vehicles for hire and reward. Cool Car Hire and the hirer agree to be bound by New Zealand law.


Minimum age for self drive hire is 25 .


For self  drive hire you must have held a full car licence for at least years and this can be a New Zealand, International, or Driving Licence from your home country. At the commencement of hire as the Driving Licences of all drivers must be sighted.  For all our cars with a manaul gear box you must be experienced in driving a manual car and  for your safety a famialrisation drive will be taken before you take the car away .


Prior to the vehicle been released to the hirer, a bond of $1,500.00 NZD ( $2,500.00 for the Aston Martin DB9) must be paid, either by cash deposit, or via a credit card pre -authorisation in the name of the hirer. This bond covers your insurance excess in the event of accident or damage. Also it will cover any fuel refill required at the end of your hire, and any minor loss or damage to car during your period of hire.


At the time of booking a 20% deposit is required of the total hire cost for the period chosen. The full balance is due 30days prior to the first day of hire.


If a cancellation is made more than 30 days from the first day of hire then a full refund of your deposit will apply. No portion of the deposit will be refunded at less than 30 days from the first day of hire. You are strongly advised to take out travel insurance at the time of booking to take care of any unplanned cancellations.


The standard period of hire is multiples of ONE DAY which is 24 hours.  Longer periods of hire are multiples of one day (see price list for charges).  If the vehicle is returned more than an hour late without proper notification then the full daily rate will be added. Normal pick up and return times are between 08:30 and 17:00. (A charge of $50.00 NZD outside of these hours). There is no refund due if you choose to return the car earlier than the full period that you have booked for.


Full comprehensive vehicle insurance is included in the cost of hire. The insurance excess is $1,500.00 NZD , ($2,500.00 for Aston Martin) which will be covered by your Bond. Also each hirer is covered by an additional third party liability insurance of $ 1 Million NZD , should damage be caused to any other property or persons by the hirer ,as a result of using the vehicle. Full insurance details available on request.


The cost of hire does not include fuel. All vehicles are released with a full tank of fuel; you are expected to return the vehicle in the same condition. Should this not be the case then the appropriate costs will deducted from your Bond… The correct fuel for all vehicles unless otherwise advised is 95 or 98 premium.


Comprehensive breakdown cover is with the AA is included in the cost of hire. Additional charges will apply if the call out is as result of an “own fault incident” such as loss of keys or wrong fuel or running out of fuel. In the event of a breakdown please call us first 021 1475990. Do not attempt any repairs yourself unless authorised by Cool Car Hire.  In the event of a major breakdown an alternative vehicle will be supplied if possible, otherwise a full refund will be given for the unused period of hire.


All our vehicles are maintained , and kept in top condition. You are requested to treat the vehicle as if it were your own and you are expected to return the vehicle in the same condition as you received it. Driving on unsealed roads (unmade or gravel roads) is not permitted under any circumstances. The hirer will be fully liable for any damage caused by driving on unsealed roads.


Important phone numbers.

Cool Car Hire 021 1475990 125 Aston Drive, Waimairi Beach ,Christchurch

AA Breakdown Assistance 0800 734534 (quote vehicle registration number)

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