Why would I, a Canadian traveler, rent a car in Europe? Certainly, if I was visiting London, Paris, Rome or any other major European city, I absolutely would not. The mass transportation infrastructure in these cities is something beyond a North American’s imagination and driving would be nothing short of a nightmare.
However, there’s a lot of space in between those cities and a car becomes your best form of transportation. It’s not quite as simple as renting a vehicle in your home country. The continent is not a grouping of states and provinces but a grouping of individual countries with their own laws and customs. Auto Europe Car Rentals is a company that can help. Auto Europe is not just in the business of renting cars – they’re in the business of customer service and fulfilling travel dreams.
Auto Europe has a great, compact PDF e-book available about renting a car in Europe. The e-book is free and can be downloaded here: Free E-Book: “RENTING A CAR IN EUROPE”
There are no sign up obligations and there isn’t even a spot to fill in your email and other confidential information. Simply click and download the PDF. And, above all, the e-book is incredibly useful! This is just one product that the company offers for free to anyone, even if you never spend a penny with them.
On their official website (see ad in this article or through the e-book link), they have some really great Europe travel guides for free download and their blog is regularly updated with useful and interesting travel ideas and tips.
About Auto Europe Car Rentals
This is an established company that has been in business for over 60 years. Auto Europe is partnered with all the major car rental providers, including: Hertz, Europcar, Avis, Sixt, Enterprise, Dollar, Budget, National, Alamo, Thrifty, Keddy, Citer and Peugeot. Their relationship with Peugeot is unique and something you must look into if you need a car in Europe for more than 21 days (read further for more info).
So, in my words, what this company does is facilitate car rentals in unfamiliar countries, overcoming language barriers and differing laws and regulations for their customers. All that while providing 24/7 customer service by phone and taking pride in their low price guarantee.
Through their partners, Auto Europe is able to provide 20,000 pickup locations in 180 countries worldwide. They can be your secure car rental company well beyond the borders of Europe. They can also provide booking for so much more, including air travel, hotel accommodations, airport transfer services, luxury and sports car rentals, along with motor home rentals.
What is unique that they can be very helpful with is the Peugeot Short Term Lease program. If you’re traveling longer than 21 days in Europe, this might very well be the best option for you. The program allows you to lease a brand new Peugeot, just as you would at your local car dealership. The lease is tax free and Peugeot will buy back the car at the end of your stay. This includes a warranty and non-deductible, fully comprehensive insurance!
What’s In The E-Book?
In “RENTING A CAR IN EUROPE” you get a ton of important information, packed into a compact e-book. This can be easily transferred to an e-reader like Kindle so you have it with you during your travels. Many things differ from renting a car in North America to renting a car across the Atlantic. Auto Europe puts it all on the table in this guide.
You may believe that the insurance coverage provided by your credit card is sufficient. But, depending on the country and situation, it may not be. Plus, not all European car insurance is the same. Eastern Europe is still a gray zone and your own provider may see it as taboo and not cover you while driving there.
Some countries have extra fees when it comes to winterization of the vehicle that they are renting to you. Auto Europe helps you avoid a situation where you might have to pay for winter tires to be installed.
They cover age-related requirements, car classes and categories, road signs and driving info, along with what to do in the case of accidents and emergencies. Covered is what to do with one way car rentals and crossing borders. An interesting tip they gave was to rent a different car for each country you will visit. Simply drive to the border, take a bus across the border, then pick up you next car. This will help avoid costly cross border return fees.
It’s all there and their site gets into more detail when it comes to specific countries.
Here’s just a few examples of other free information Auto Europe Car Rentals provides:
DYK?: What are Italy ZTL Restricted Driving Zones?
Car Rental Insurance Guide