To fully enjoy your stay abroad, car rental is certainly the most interesting solution. But how do you book a car? What precautions should be taken?
Who can rent a car abroad?
Everyone without exception can rent a car abroad. However, the driver must hold a valid licence in the country of destination. Otherwise, he will have to apply for an international permit. The procedure is free of charge on the website of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs. However, it should be noted that if you do not want to drive during your stay, you can always choose the option with a driver, even if it is more expensive.
In addition, conditions may vary from one company to another. In this way, read the terms of the contract carefully before signing.
Example: The minimum age for some rental companies is 21 years, for others it will be 25 years. The seniority of the driving licence is at least 1 year, but other professionals require more than 2 years.
How to choose the right rental company?
For your safety, prefer a car rental company recognized and/or recommended by travel agencies or tourist guides. However, if a company offers an attractive price, and you are tempted, first consult the opinions of Internet users in the forums or on specialized sites.
In addition, rent a car from an agency that is accessible 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Why? Why? Because no one is safe from inconvenience. So, in case of a problem, what will you do if the number is unreachable? You will have trouble finding a convenience store!
Also, read the additional coverages. To be well covered, it is advisable to subscribe to a bodily injury coverage for the driver. In case of injuries, you will therefore be covered by the insurance. Finally, check for insurance exclusions.
How to rent a car?
Renting a car, you have two options:
On the lessor’s site: you book directly on the platform of the car rental company abroad Or on an intermediate website: he negotiates with the lessors in order to offer his customers the cheapest prices on the market. This solution is very advantageous, because it will allow you to make significant savings
Once on site, inspect the vehicle for defects. And don’t forget to keep the documents related to the rental. In the event of a dispute, they will serve as proof.