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    Automatic car hire with Auto Europe

    Despite personal preferences, we can all agree that an automatic car provides greater on-road comfort. Between driving in a new city, dealing with unfamiliar road rules and regulations, and getting to grips with a new car, the last thing you want to do is be distracted with gear changing. An automatic car hire during your trip will go some way to alleviating your driving woes as it frees up your attention to concentrate on the road and journey ahead. Even those drivers who frequently drive manual cars opt for hiring an automatic car when visiting abroad – especially within countries that drive on the different side of the road.


    Hiring an automatic car is a popular option especially within the USA, Australia, South Africa and the United Kingdom. It is often the case that within continental Europe it is more common to hire a manual car, especially due to the fact that car hire suppliers have smaller automatic car fleets. Meaning that the little supply they do have is hired out quickly. If you are thinking to hire an automatic car, we recommend making your car hire reservation as early as possible, especially during the summer months, so as not to be disappointed.

    It comes as no surprise that no one wants to plan their holidays only to find out last minute that there are no automatic cars available to hire. That is why we provide cancellation up to 48 hours before pick-up. You can also make alterations to your reservation without incurring any extra fees. You do need to keep in mind however, that the quoted car hire cost will be updated according to the day you make your alteration. This means that you can make your reservation in advance even if you haven’t 100% confirmed your travel plans, and then modify your reservation afterwards according to your travel plans. Because the quoted car hire cost varies on a daily basis, it is a good idea to make your booking in advance so as not to risk losing the current quote or indeed be subjected to any future price rises.


    Demand and availability affects the overall cost of hiring an automatic car. In general, it is more expensive to hire an automatic car compared to a manual one - which is another good reason to place your booking well in advance of your trip. Apart from this, if you assign a budget for the hiring of an automatic car from the outset, then you won’t get any surprises in regards to expensive rental costs once you go to book.

    Another advantage is that, in terms of fuel consumption, there aren’t great differences between an automatic and manual transmission.

    Auto Europe’s secure online booking engine allows you to effortlessly compare automatic and manual transmission car hire deals, allowing you to easily find the best car for your trip. If you’re looking to compare offers between automatic and manual transmission cars, then simply select the appropriate transmission types during the search process – under the filters section. For an automatic car hire only, simply deselect manual within the filters. If you select automatic cars and then manual cars, you’ll be able to gain a better idea of costs involved for your destination.

    General car hire fleet

    Have a look at our car hire fleet, listed per country and car category, to obtain an understanding of the different types of vehicles available, together with their sizes, luggage capacity and transmission types. Much of the information contained in our car hire fleet page is as important as the cars actual transmission type. It is always advantageous to know beforehand if your hired car has the storage space for your entire luggage. Our mission is to provide you with all the relevant information required before your trip to that you can the most of your road trip through Europe or any other part of the world.