How to Find the Perfect Car for Your Next Adventure

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Some of the best memories are made on the road and, having the right vehicle for your trip makes everything more enjoyable! Whether you’re heading to the mountain for a weekend of skiing with your mates or going on a romantic getaway with your partner, you’ll be able to find a vehicle that suits your needs on Yourdrive. Because the Yourdrive fleet is made up of privately owned vehicles, the variety of vehicles is wider than traditional car rental companies and the pick-up locations are spread throughout towns and cities all over New Zealand.

Here are our top tips for finding the perfect car for your next adventure.

1. Know what you need

Have a think about what your requirements are. Consider how many people you’ll have with you, how much luggage you’ll be carrying, how far you’ll be going and how long you’ll be spending in the vehicle, what sort of terrain you’ll be encountering, whether you require roof racks or a tow bar etc.

We love spontaneous adventures but, recommend planning ahead so you have the greatest number of options when it comes to searching.



2. Use filters

Now that you know what you need, it’ll be much easier to find the right car for your adventure!

Use the filters on our search page to limit the results shown to just those that fit your criteria.  You can filter by price, vehicle type, the number of seats, transmission and features such as tow-bar and four-wheel drive.



3. Investigate the details

Once you’ve narrowed your search down to a few vehicles, it’s time to explore your options further before making your final decision.

Read through the vehicle listing, paying particular attention to the availability section and the vehicle description. Check out the reviews to find out more about past renters’ experiences. If after all of this you still have questions, you can message the owner by clicking ‘Ask (name) a question’ under the owner profile picture.


Once you’ve figured out which vehicle is best, click ‘request booking’ to send a booking request to the owner for the dates you’ve specified. In your message, let the owner know more about your trip plans.  The owner will have 24 hours to respond to your request.


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Posted by Kezia Lynch on 19th of April, 2018