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Cars for Hire in Australia: The Best Options for You

At Andy’s Auto Rentals, we know how overwhelming it can be finding cars for hire. Whether you’re planning a business trip or family getaway, arranging transport shouldn’t–and with our team doesn’t have to–be difficult.

The Andy’s fleet of professionally-maintained vehicles includes everything from sports cars to people movers, so choosing the right vehicle is important. Before we jump into the best cars for hire for you, let’s understand the how and why of renting a car.


How cars rental works in Australia

Australian car rental companies work pretty simply. With bookings available online and our trusty customer service team just a phone call away, we can step you through every step of the process from choosing the dates you need a vehicle to providing your credit card details. 

There are three specific aspects to car rental in Australia you should keep in mind.


1. Requirements

In addition to requiring a valid and Australian-recognised driver’s licence, there may be other requirements. If you’re younger than a certain age, your rental may incur a premium. 

All car hire companies will require you to provide a credit card detail for them to both charge and hold on file, as well as other forms of identification in addition to your driver’s licence.

2. Costing

While here at Andy’s Auto Rentals we believe wholeheartedly in transparent and upfront pricing structures, it’s still important to bear in mind the costs of any cars for hire you’re considering.

What sort of insurance or additional roadside assistance are you taking out? Does your other travel insurance cover accidental coverage? Do you know how much the price differs between two different cars available for rent?

3. Terms & Agreement

Last but not least are the terms and agreement. All hire cars come with pretty standard terms outlining who is responsible for what sort of damage to the car, who is given permission to drive the car and the sorts of activities that are allowed to be carried out in/with the car. 

There are even small little items, such as re-filling the petrol tank before returning the car, that can help save you from being stung with a surcharge. 


Benefits of renting a car in Australia

Why rent a car in Australia?

  • Cost effective way to arrange private transport.
  • Many companies offer airport pick-up and delivery.
  • High standard for automobile servicing and maintenance.
  • Strong reputation for excellent customer service.
  • Cars for hire is the easiest way to get around.


Best cars to rent

At the end of the day, it will not surprise you to realise that the best car to hire will largely depend on you and your intended use. There’s no point in choosing a premium sports car when you’re bringing along the whole family and a mountain of luggage to boot.

By the same token, you might find that the price and the cost of petrol to hire a large SUV is economically inefficient compared to renting a smaller sedan that’s more than adequate for your needs.

To help narrow the options for you, here is a list of the best cars for hire in Australia. 

Mahindra XUV 500

The Mahindra XUV 500 isn’t necessarily one of the vehicles that springs to mind when looking for a car to rent. But that shouldn’t deter you. This 7-seater SUV ticks all the practicality boxes: It’s efficient, roomy, reliable and big enough for you and your loved ones. If safety is a priority for you, the XUV 500 is known for its high safety rating which is more than compliant with Australian standards.

Mahindra Scorpio

If you love Mahindra but need something with a little more muscle to it, the Scorpio is for you. Big, room and comfortable, the Scorpio will give you and your holiday an extra dose of power no matter where you take it.

Toyota Innova

The Toyota Innova is, in a word, comfortable. With generous legroom and a surprising amount of spaciousness, this is one vehicle that you and your passengers will love passing the time in. It’s also got it where it counts externally as well with a stylish front and attractive shape design. Plus, its outstanding level of manoeuvrability makes it a true pleasure to drive. 

Jeep Compass

The Jeep Compass is a powerful machine and more than capable of keeping up with your adventure. While it’s particularly good for off road driving, some users prefer other models for mainly urban-based transport. Nevertheless this compact yet spacious SUV has more than just the basics, including extensive infotainment controls and comfortable seating. 

Vitara Brezza

Stylish and highly economical, the Vitara Brezza is a great choice. Despite its sleek design, there’s still plenty of space inside for you, family and luggage. The fuel efficiency on the Brezza is really the stand out point especially if you’re looking to clock a decent amount of mileage on your hire car.

Maruti Suzuki Swift

As the name suggests, the Swift is compact, stylish and fun! While not designed for the whole kit and caboodle, if it’s just you or you and a partner, you’ll enjoy an easily manoeuvrable, smooth and very fuel efficient ride. 

Tata Nexon

The Tata Nexon is another great option if you’re wanting spaciousness without having to drive a tank. Some of the Nexon’s stand out features include its fortified cabin for extra safety if an unfortunate accident occurs as well as the electronic stability program which is excellent for ensuring a truly smooth ride for all.

Hyundai Creta

The Hyundai Creta looks and feels like a luxury car but still offers incredible fuel efficiency. Comfortable, spacious and enjoyable to look at, the Creta ticks all the boxes. Importantly, if you’re looking at driving long distances for extended periods of time, this car is incredibly comfortable to sit and drive in. 


Need a hand with your car? Call Andy’s!

Make sure to check out our fleet of available cars for hire here. Or, if you’d like to discuss your needs and requirements and have our friendly experts help you out, feel free to just contact us directly. 

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