Avis Rent A Car System, LLC and its subsidiaries operate one of the world's leading car rental brands, providing business and leisure customers with a wide range of services at more than 2,000 locations in the United States, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, Latin America and the Caribbean region. Avis is one of the world's top brands for customer loyalty, ranking as the number one car rental company in the Brand Keys® Customer Loyalty Index for the past eight years. The company is part of Avis Budget Group, Inc., (NYSE: CAR). Avis Budget Group has marketing agreements with Avis Europe Plc, a separately owned UK-based company owning or franchising an additional 2,900 Avis locations in Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia.
Founded in 1946 by Warren Avis (who sold his interest in 1954), Avis was the first company to rent cars from airport locations. The company grew rapidly during the 1950’s through franchised and corporate-owned expansion. In 1963, Avis introduced the award-winning “We try harder®” campaign and the tagline remains the company’s rallying cry even today. Ten years later, Avis launched its innovative Wizard reservation system, the company’s proprietary technology. Avis changed ownership multiple times in the 70’s and 80’s, becoming employee-owned in 1987. That same year, Avis introduced the Roving Rapid Return, a handheld computer terminal allowing customers to bypass the Avis counter. Two years later, the company launched Avis Cares® to increase renter and employee safety. In 1996, HFS Incorporated acquired Avis and then spun off as a separate public company all but the franchising rights, Wizard system, and reservation operations. In 2000, the company introduced Avis Interactive, the first Internet-based reporting system in the car rental industry, which was significantly enhanced and re-launched in 2006. In March 2001, Cendant Corporation purchased all of the outstanding shares of Avis Group Holdings and later that year moved its world headquarters to Parsippany, NJ. In 2006, Cendant Corp. separated into four independent companies, Realogy, Wyndham Worldwide, Travelport and Avis Budget Group, Inc., which is now the parent company of Avis Rent A Car System
There are currently no terms and conditions for travel during this period. If your rental is during these travel dates, new terms and conditions may apply. Please contact us before booking.
Avis New Zealand Insurance Insurance
Avis provides statutory limits of liability insurance as shown on the rental agreement at time of rental. Please contact your rental location for additional information.
The renter is responsible for all damage to or theft of the Avis vehicle as described in the Avis rental agreement. For an additional fee, Avis will reduce the renter’s responsibility through the purchase of Excess Reduction at the time of rental. Please contact your rental location for additional information.
In some cases, renters may be covered for loss or damage to the rental vehicle by their personal insurance or charge card. Such coverage may contain a deductible or may not be primary. Please check with your insurance company or charge card company before you rent.
Optional Excess Reduction
In New Zealand, Optional Excess Reduction Fee reduces the excess in most cases from $3093.75 (3937.50 for wagons, 4WD's and green vehicles) to $253.13. Varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full.
Subject to Avis Terms and Conditions of the rental agreement. Please note: This is to be paid for at the time of the pick up of your vehicle from the supplier, Avis.
In the case of damage to the vehicle the renter is liable for an insurance excess.
For all renters 25 years of age and over
Group A-E $3000, 00 + GST
Reducible $300, 00 + GST
The Avis Protection Package Fee - $29+GST
Excess Reduction Fee $24+GST
Groups K, F, P, W & V $3750, 00 + GST
Reducible $300.00 + GST
The Avis Protection Package Fee - $32+GST
Excess Reduction Fee $27+GST
For all renters under 25 years of age (21 to 24 years of age)
Group A-E $3500.00 + GST ($3937.50 incl.)
Groups K; F; P; W and V $4000.00 + GST ($4500,00 incl.)
The excess is non-waivable
We strongly recommend that clients ensure they take out the highest level of travel insurance. In many cases this will cover any losses incurred if you are forced to cancel your booking.
Protections / Coverages
Avis offers several optional insurance plans and are available for an additional daily charge. Renters may (in many locations) purchase additional insurance at the time of rental. The Avis renter is responsible for all damage or theft of the Avis vehicle subject to certain exclusions contained in the Avis rental agreement.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW)
Limits the renter's financial responsibility for loss or damage to the Avis vehicle (if you comply with the Avis Rental Agreement). In most cases, an excess applies and can be reduced through the purchase of Excess Reduction (ER).
LDW is included in most rates in New Zealand.
Excess Reduction (ER)
In New Zealand, this reduces the excess in most cases from NZ$3450 (including GST) to NZ$345 (including GST). Varies by age of renter, location, type of vehicle and rate. Note: ER does not cover certain loss or damage and cannot be waived in full.
Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB)
Personal Effects & Baggage Insurance (PEB) provides the renter and Authorised Drivers, and any person travelling with the Renter and Authorised Driver, but excluding any hitchhiker, with cover up to a certain limit for loss or damage to baggage and personal effects contained within the rental vehicle.
Note: PEB is not available separately. It can only be purchased as part of the Optional Protection Package.
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI)
Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) provides the Authorised driver with cover up to a certain limit for Death, Permanent Disablement and specified Permanent Total Loss and in certain circumstances medical expenses.
Note: PAI is not available separately. It can only be purchased as part of the Optional Protection Package.
Optional Protection Package
Includes Excess Reduction (ER), Personal Accident Insurance (PAI) and Personal Effects and Baggage Insurance (PEB) at selected locations in Australia.
NOTE: If you choose the Protection Package, please read the PAI and PEB Policy and the Product Disclosure Statement (PDS) contained in the Terms and Conditions of Rental.