Accident Liability Reduction


Our Accident Liability Reduction Options are designed to make your New Zealand car hire stress free.​​



Compare the options avaiable to you below.


​For: Economy, Compact, Intermediate, Standard, Intermediate 4WD, Standard AWD and Full Size

Accident LiabilitySecurity DepositDaily Rate
Liability Reduction OptionNil$150 (imprint)$30*
Standard$2,750$150 (imprint)Included

For: Standard 4WD Ute, Large 4WD, Premium 8 Seater and Intermediate 12 Seater

Accident LiabilitySecurity DepositDaily Rate
Liability Reduction OptionNil$150 (imprint)$40*
Standard$3,650$150 (imprint)Included

*Please note that maximum charge for Liability Reduction Option is no longer available.

Vehicle Security Deposit when Liability Reduction Option is selected has been reduced to NZ$150.

Snow Liability Cover

NZ$8.00 per day.

Snow Coverage is compulsory for vehicles travelling above the snow line. If a customer travels to the snow field without purchasing the Snow Coverage they will be liable for all costs associated with any accident or incident.

Any customer who buys snow cover can take any Britz rental car to a ski field and can use the unsealed access road if necessary to get to that ski field. No other driving on unsealed road(s) is permissible.

Windscreen, Wheels and Iridescent Cover

All NZ$9.20 Vehicle Cost per day

Where the customer purchases Windscreen, Wheels and Iridescent Cover the cost of damage occurring to the windscreen, wheels and iridescences will be covered.

Additional Protection Coverage is no longer available in conjunction with rental car hire.

What is Accident Liability?

Accident liability is the maximum dollar amount (cost) per accident the hirer is responsible for should there be an accident. This includes damage to the rental vehicle and any third party property. The Accident Liability that will apply can be reduced by selecting from one of the above Liability Reduction options.​

What is Security Deposit?

The Security Deposit is required as a deposit upon the collection of your vehicle. The Security Deposit can be a full debit from the credit card supplied (all funds processed against your card) or simply an imprint (a dollar amount recorded against your card with no payment processed). The dollar amount and whether it is to be a debit or an imprint is determined by the Liability Reduction option selected as mentioned above.

Is the Security Deposit refundable?

The vehicle security deposit is not debited provided the vehicle is returned on time, to the correct location, undamaged, with a clean interior and with a full fuel tank. Except where the customer has purchased Pre Purchase Fuel (PPF), failure to return the vehicle with a full tank of fuel will result in refill charges, which will be advised upon return of the vehicle.