Hints for Car Hire in Western Europe

Karen Bryan
 


Visitors: 387

1 Do you really need a car? If you prefer a multi location holiday having a car will give you more flexibility. If your accommodation is not close to your arrival airport it may be a bonus to have the car for the transfer. If you are staying a more rural location it may be useful to have your own transport.

2 Are you a fairly confident driver? Are going to a nervous wreck, worrying about each days drive? For example in Italy you will probably be honked at quite a bit, can you just shrug it off? I don't find that driving on the right hand side of the road is an issue, especially when you are in a left hand drive car.

3 Make sure that you have comprehensive insurance cover. Many rental companies so - called inclusive cover can often leave you with an excess of several hundred euros. As I hire a car in Europe several times a year I purchased an annual insurance cover for around £50. If you don't hire a car frequently then you can pay an additional amount per day, around £2 sterling, with Holiday Autos. with Auto Europe some prices are quoted with a excess refund included. Check if there is an extra charge for additional drivers.

4 Check if there is parking available at your accommodation. Some hotels charge for this. Will there be on street parking fairly close to your accommodation?

5 Invest a decent road map for the area(s) you are visiting and plan your routes in advance. Make a note of the road numbers and the towns along the way to your destination.

6 Be alert for road signs. I find that the roads signs are not as large and clear and don't give as much advance warning of junctions as in the UK.

7 Try to avoid city centres. Park in the outskirts and walk or get a bus in to the centre.

(333)

Article Source:


 
Rate this Article: 
 
Travelling Europe by Car
Rated 4 / 5
based on 5 votes
ArticleSlash

Related Articles:

How to Successfully Hire a Car in Europe

by: Richard M Jenkins (July 06, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

Seven Places You Want to See While Traveling in Western Europe

by: Jacob Martus (June 27, 2010) 
(Travel and Leisure/Destination Tips)

Entire Car Hire:: Compare and Save on Worldwide Airport Car Hire

by: Oliver Fryer (May 27, 2011) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

Car Hire in Alicante - Great Online Car Hire Rates

by: Michael J Lee (September 09, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

Your Hire Vehicle While Visiting Europe

by: Joyce McNeill Christopher (May 24, 2010) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

Car Hire in Australia - Canberra by Car Hire

by: Mairead Foley (November 17, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

European Car Rental - Top Ten Tips For Europe Travel - Tip #1: Car Size and Type

by: Murdoch Morris (July 19, 2005) 
(Travel and Leisure/Vacation Rentals)

Car Hire Murcia - Where to Find the Best Online Car Hire Rates in Murcia

by: Michael J Lee (September 01, 2008) 
(Travel and Leisure/Car Rentals)

Car Rental in Europe

by: Peter Ingle (June 04, 2007) 
(Automotive)

Travelling Europe by Car

by: Adam R. Singleton (August 13, 2009) 
(Automotive)