In this post we aim to bring you up to speed on all the different ways you can save when booking with Auto Europe. You may know that our online prices already include a discount, and that when you sign up to our newsletter, you will be privy to many more deals and discounts. But on top of these benefits, you will also find other offers on our booking engine. The ones we would like to introduce to you here are free upgrades, GPS included, a free additional driver, weekend specials, and the Gold Rate.
Numerous car hire companies are periodically offering free upgrades for bookings through Auto Europe. These can consist of either an upgrade to a larger car category, or to a better equipped car category. In other words, if you have booked an Economy-sized car, you could instead receive a Compact. Or if the car category you booked does not include air conditioning, you could be upgraded to a car category that does include this functionality. Quotes that include a free upgrade are clearly marked on our booking engine as “Free Upgrade”, and you will receive the upgrade locally, when you pick up the car. More information about current upgrades is available here.
We all know how much more convenient it is to start driving in a new place, let alone a different country, when you have satnav system with you to show you where you need to go. Generally speaking, when you hire a car, you will need to request a GPS separately, and also pay for the device locally when you pick up the car. Luckily, some suppliers offer deals that include a GPS device in the rental price, in which case you will not need to pay a fee locally. These offers are marked clearly with “GPS included” on the booking engine. Terms and Conditions and more information can be found here.
Free Additional Driver
If you are travelling with others, it is always more convenient to share the driving duties. You will generally also incur a fee for signing on an additional driver, to be paid locally when picking up the rental car. To save some money on your trip, look for special deals that already include an additional driver in the original price. These are marked “Free: Additional Driver” on the booking engine. Find the current offers here. Please note that drivers aged 25 or under will incur a Young Driver Fee.
Another way to save on car hire is booking a weekend special. Numerous suppliers offer special prices for bookings that take place during the weekend only. Please read the Terms and Conditions here, and see if special prices are currently available in your destination.
The Gold Rate, in short, is a special bundle deal available in the USA and Canada. It includes the first tank of petrol and three additional drivers. Again, these deals are clearly marked on the booking engine. Visit our Gold Rate page to learn more about this deal!