Disability Transport Frequently Asked Questions


Freedom Mobility provides rental cars to people with permanent or temporary disability, and those who care for people with disabilities. On this page we give answers to the most common questions people ask about driving in New Zealand with a disability.

If you have a question about hiring a mobility vehicle that is not answered below, please contact us.

What is the minimum/maximum hire period for a vehicle from Freedom Mobility?

The minimum hire period is 1 day – 24 hours. There is no maximum hire period.

Do I need to pay for mileage?

No. There is no limit to how far you can drive in our vehicles.

Who is insured to drive the vehicle?

Any number of licensed drivers can drive the vehicle.

Is it possible for me to hire a vehicle from one hiring centre and drop it another hiring centre?

Yes, this is possible and it is a frequent request. A one-way relocation charge is applicable. This covers our costs in returning the vehicle to its base.

What happens if my Freedom Mobility vehicle breaks down?

In the unlikely event that you have any mechanical issues with your vehicle, phone the free AA Rentalcare hotline – the number is on a sticker on your vehicle’s windscreen. The AA will come to you and sort out any… read more

Will you meet me at the airport, and where?

Yes. We bring your vehicle to the airport for you. We will meet you with a sign after you clear Customs and come into the arrivals area of the terminal.

Where will I leave my vehicle at the airport, at the end of the hire period?

When we deliver your vehicle, we set a time and place to meet at the airport at the end of the hire. Often this takes place several hours prior to your international flight departure time, at the airport drop-off area,… read more

What if the vehicle provided is unsuitable for me when I arrive?

We make every effort to ensure that the vehicle allocated to you will suit your requirement. For this reason, at the time of booking, we ask a number of questions about your needs. Sometimes we require measurements, wheelchair specifications and… read more

Can I hire other disability equipment from you?

We do not offer disability equipment ourselves.  However, we can recommend companies who do.  We can even contact them on your behalf and have your rented equipment waiting in the vehicle when we meet you at the airport. At the… read more

I have small children. Do you provide child/booster seats?

Yes. We can do this at no extra charge. It is helpful for us to know the age, weight and height of the children.