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Car Rental Checklist

Car Hire - Checklist

Hiring a car is a great way to make the most of your holiday destination. But to make sure that your experience is not soured by any unexpected surprises, you should make sure you are aware of all the things you need to keep in mind when renting a car. These include age limits, extra coverage, limitations on crossing borders and one way rentals, for example. No need to worry, our friendly infographic is here to put all the necessary information in a neat and easy-to-follow format. If any questions remain, please do not hesitate to get in touch!


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Renting your own car is always an easy way to make your travel stress-free. What can be more fun than travelling to your desired destination with a group of friends or family, renting a car and starting your trip? Before renting a car. take a look at what else in addition to all the needed documents for picking up the car, you need to keep in mind.


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Infographic: Car Rental Checklist


Age Requirements

Age limit


The age limit for renting a car can vary from 18 to 25 years, and often a young driver surcharge applies. Most suppliers also require a minimum 1-2 year-old driving license. Some suppliers have a maximum renting age and a senior driver surcharge.


Extra coverage


With most suppliers, the basic price does not cover all damage. You can buy them locally or take a look at Auto Europe's Refundable Excess or Super Cover packages.


Travel Restrictions


Especially in bigger countries with several states or in countries with extreme weather conditions or terrain suppliers have strict travel restrictions. Sometimes travel to different regions of the country is forbidden or limited, driving on water, beaches or off road is not allowed, and cars cannot be taken to islands.


Limited Kilometres


Plan your route and choose your rental car wisely. Some suppliers have limited kilometres and you have to pay a lot more for additional kilometres.


Additional Driver

Extra drivers


Suppliers charge for additional drivers and can have limitations. Sometimes your spouse can drive for free, or especially during the summer, one extra driver may be included in the price.




Some suppliers require purchasing a special toll collecting device, and some will offer the option to pay all the tolls after returning the car. Also driving in specific areas or crossing them might come with some extra charges.


Crossing borders


Every supplier has their own restrictions regarding travelling abroad. Note countries of travel on your booking and we will confirm, if the supplier will allow it and if it will cost extra.


One way fee


If you won't return the car to the pick-up office, this may cost extra and must be confirmed with the local supplier. If you book a one way rental through our booking engine, we will inform you of its availability and possible fee.





Do you need a child seat or GPS? Through our website you can add the extra equipment in advance on our booking engine. We confirm it with the supplier so you have it when you arrive and you pay for it locally.



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Infographic: Car Rental Checklist

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