Reimagining the Kiwi Road Trip – Go Electric Eco Tour

May 23, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand North Island South Island Thrifty News Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Ever wanted to try an electric vehicle, but worried about the range and where to charge? The Good Travel Go Electric Tour eGuide, developed in partnership with Eco Villa, is a comprehensive guide book that covers all the information you need to plan an incredible road trip in the central South Island of Aotearoa | New Zealand. The […] full post

Trans-Tasman Confidence with Thrifty

April 20, 2021 Australia Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

We have missed you! The travel bubble is open and we are so excited to welcome our Australian cousins back to the shores of Aotearoa | New Zealand. Quarantine-free travel is now in place and we can’t wait to get our trans-Tasman customers out on the road. Booking your vehicle with confidence is so important […] full post

Vehicle Quirks

March 29, 2021 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Have you noticed our new Vehicle Quirks QR codes in your Thrifty hire vehicle?  With a move towards less paper consumption, all your hire vehicle details are now accessible via QR code located on your windscreen instead of a print format. Simple scan the Vehicle Quirks QR code with your mobile, this will take you […] full post

Travel safe with Thrifty

November 2, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

At Thrifty we’re proud of our exceptional cleaning standards, but at times like this we understand that peace of mind is critical.  What we are doing to keep you safe We are making sure we are maintaining rigorous hygiene standards and safe work practices in regard to our vehicles and our locations. Our vehicles Our […] full post

Covid-19 Update

October 5, 2020 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Update 08 March 2021 The Thrifty team continues to keep a close eye on the Covid-19 situation and making sure we have processes and procedures in place to keep you, our customers, and our staff safe. Location Hours All our 29 locations are open and operational, and working under the current Alert Levels in place […] full post

Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) in the car rental industry

January 13, 2020 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Tony Mortensen, General Manager of Thrifty Car Rentals NZ talks about the advances and implications of the Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) for the car rental industry. The implementation of smart technology in a growing number vehicles is presenting an exciting opportunity in the car rental industry. Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS), are electronic systems […] full post

Everything you need to know about AdBlue and Thrifty rentals

November 25, 2019 Hit the Road New Zealand Thrifty Vehicle Tips

We’re always looking for ways to make your time on our roads as enjoyable as possible. Whether it’s our range of vehicles or our accessibility across New Zealand, you’re never far from hitting the open road with us. One thing that we’ve spotted recently, however, is a few questions about AdBlue. So, to help, we […] full post

Driving Happy & Eco-friendly

April 4, 2019 Hit the Road North Island South Island Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Having introduced a collection of Hyundai Ioniqs to their fleet in Christchurch and Auckland, Thrifty Car Rental is offering us an environmentally-friendly option when it comes to driving away from home. Chatting to the team at Thrifty Car Rental, I was both excited and daunted by the thought of opting for an electric vehicle – […] full post

Top tips for installing your car seat

February 28, 2018 Thrifty Vehicle Tips

The next lot of school holidays are just around the corner, which means kiwis across the country will be packing their bags and gearing up for family road trips. For anyone with young kids, it also means buckling up for the long road ahead is more important than ever, a notion which, when it comes […] full post

Road Trip tips from Thrifty

December 28, 2017 Hit the Road Thrifty Vehicle Tips

Asking the hard-hitting questions in preparation for summer holiday travel – Thrifty Car Rental NZ held ‘The Great Kiwi Road Trip Debate’ on its Facebook page to find out from its customers… What’s best, lollies or a petrol station pie? Do back roads get you there faster? Do you keep going to the next town […] full post