What Do You Need for Car Hire?

Filed under: Car Hire Abroad — Tags: , , , — admin @ 11:06 am August 31, 2010

Each country has its own laws, rules and regulations, and it is important to respect these appropriately whenever you venture out of the UK.

For example, were you aware that for car hire in Spain, Portugal and other countries, it is a legal requirement to have spare light bulbs, a reflective jacket and warning triangle in your vehicle in case of a breakdown?

Like most other things, if you do visit a country with these sort of requirements, it is often much cheaper to buy this equipment at home before departure – but what else is required for care hire abroad?

Although this varies from country to country, below is a list of recommended items that should be taken on holiday – whether you are looking for car hire in New Zealand or South Africa:

-    If you require glasses to drive, take a spare pair
-    Remember a tool kit just in case the worst happens
-    Take a satellite navigation system equipped with information for the appropriate area
-    Bring a map in case the sat-nav experiences a malfunction, and
-    Learn some basic motoring terms in case of an emergency breakdown.

When you hire the car, it’s also a good idea to insist on a spare set of care keys from the car rental company, just in case the first set is lost and you don’t want to run the risk of leaving the car unattended in an unfamiliar area.

Car hire can be a complex part of your trip if you don’t adequately prepare yourself. It is therefore essential that you do your research into the country you are visiting and ensure that you are as prepared as possible in any eventuality.

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