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Planning trips with family or friends can be an exciting part of the holiday season. Laughter, camaraderie, and creating unforgettable memories usually come with taking road trips. If you haven’t considered this yet, you should consider exploring Auckland with a minibus rental.

Next time you are planning a trip, you can opt for a minibus hire instead of moving in a convoy with different cars which is more expensive and not as exciting because the group gets split up.

Not sure what the advantages of exploring the streets of Auckland in a minibus rental are? 

The following are a few of the many advantages that come with a minibus hire:

You can all enjoy mutual interaction and still enjoy your own space

Using a mini bus rental for taking trips with family and close friends is an ideal way to enjoy exploring a city or town. While using your car for a group trip is not a bad option, when there are too many people in a vehicle, things can get uncomfortable quickly. From the excessive noise to brewing tension, the trip can get overwhelming in no time especially when it is a long trip.

To avoid situations like this, using a minibus hire is perfect for traveling in small groups. A minibus rental provides enough space for the group while allowing everyone to interact with each other comfortably. Minibuses have enough space for small groups and can fit eight to twelve people perfectly.

Less waiting periods on your tours

When taking a bus tour with a large group there are longer waiting periods for people to get back to the bus, use the bathroom, stop to eat, and see the sights and attractions. This can be frustrating or exhausting if you take a short trip over the weekend. It can feel like a waste of time when you are slowed down by other people.

Taking a minibus hire with just family or close friends allows you to enjoy the trip better and have little or no waiting periods because you can control where you go, how many stops are made, and what you will see. 

The views are much better

Because minibuses are smaller than large tour buses, it’s easy to enjoy the views on the trip better. In a minibus, you can comfortably take in the scenery of the trip without having to stretch or look over/past people’s heads to see the attractions.

A minibus rental is convenient, spacious, and ideal for sightseeing. You are guaranteed to enjoy a better experience with a minibus hire.

It allows for flexibility

Taking a trip on a coach or tour bus does not allow for flexibility. Tour buses usually have a strict itinerary or schedule you have to follow through and while this may be great in some cases, it doesn’t allow for personal detours.

Exploring with family and close friends with a minibus rental allows you to enjoy the pleasure of flexibility. You can choose where you want to go, and see what you want to see without missing out or rushing through places to save time. The group gets to experience the freedom of deciding what they want to explore on the trip.

Trips with family or close friends can be exciting, fun-filled, and memorable with a minibus hire. Minibus rentals allow you to curate an enjoyable experience for the group.

When you need to book a trip for a group, Auckland Vehicles is the best choice. Call us today for a quote.

Mini Buses are essential for trips. Whether it’s a trip with the family, a school trip, a work function, or a sports team game, mini buses are useful and cost-effective. 

When planning a trip, it is easier to rent a minibus for the group instead of shuffling to make arrangements for different cars and following each other from location to location with hopes that one car does not lose its way.  Hiring a minibus is a convenient and reliable way to have the travel group together.

Renting a minibus in Auckland is not only a simple process, it also allows you to select amenities that would support the needs of whoever is in the group. At Auckland Vehicle Rentals, we know the ups and downs our customers have faced while renting a minibus which is why we are sharing insider tips with you to ensure you make the most of the trip. 

AVOID DISTRACTIONS.

To some customers, driving a minibus rental may seem like they are driving an unfamiliar vehicle. Put aside all distractions before you begin a trip, as the saying goes, safety first. 

So what do you do? Take it easy with your driving, avoid engaging in distracting behavior while travelling and utilize all driving signals. When there are distractions, you are at a slightly higher risk of an accident. 

Other key things that can help are: 1. keep your phone out of sight, and 2. ensure your passengers respect your ability to safely focus while driving.

KNOW THE FEATURES.

Be cautious of the vehicle’s features when you drive. Before starting the trip, get familiar with the minibus features because when you understand them, you can handle the vehicle with caution.

Adjust the mirrors to your best view to minimise blind spots and pay attention to the mirrors throughout the trip. Well-adjusted mirrors help you navigate around posts, gates, and even other vehicles. When it comes to parking the minibus, always take note of obstacles that make a spot unsuitable for parking.

REVERSING

This act requires a certain finesse to it. When you hire a minibus, it’s vital to keep safety in mind and avoid any collusion. Poor reversing visibility can cause an accident that can easily be avoided if the right precautions are taken.

The following are a few things to consider before reversing:

  • Make sure the rearview mirrors are clean and well-adjusted.
  • Avoid reversing over a long distance.
  • Keep an eye out for obstacles.
  • Do not reverse from a minor road to a major road.
  • Reverse slowly and check your mirrors on both sides.

 

You can also ask someone to guide you when you’re reversing. (Note: All our Premium 12 seater minibuses come with a backing camera to make reversing a lot easier.)

BE RESPONSIBLE.

Driving a minibus rental is a great responsibility for a lot of reasons. You can have a safe and smooth trip when you are responsible for the wheels. 

Fully loaded minibus rentals are quite heavy and their weight impacts momentum so slow down when braking or turning. Always drive carefully at a safe speed especially when there is traffic and sharp turns. Ensure you keep a distance from the car in front of you, especially large vehicles because it takes them longer to come to a stop.

New Zealand is known for its volcanic terrain and every so often, you’re likely to find yourself traveling up and down hills or mountain ranges when driving between main cities or towns. So, take it easy on the brakes and give them time to cool off.

Do you still have questions about minibus rentals in Auckland? Contact us for more information