A record number of travelers this year are choosing to hire cars on their European vacations and travel business events. When it comes to car hire Europe, it pays to be prepared by following some simple tips. Holiday travelers who prefer to travel by ferry or train and then hire a car should book with a reputable international company that operates in their home country.
They should also ensure that they have fully comprehensive insurance, because this type of cover is not standard in some European countries. Specifically, make sure that you're covered for damage to the windscreen, tires and underside of the car. Because the excess that comes with a car hire can be very high, it may also be worth considering excess insurance, which is offered by many car hire firms as a top-up. This kind of insurance can be up to five times cheaper if purchased in advance.