Car Rentals - Driving in unfamiliar places

Written by Carl Spanier

Car Rentals are a great way to help you navigate your way around a foreign city, providing you with a sense of both independence and adventure as you tour new locations. But whether you are an experienced or novice motorist, driving in a new location can be challenging, as you try to navigate your way through unknown streets governed by myriad rules that might be different from what you are used to.

So before you hire a car in any unfamiliar place, it is wise to first learn as much as you can about your destination, andrepparttar particular motoring laws that might apply there. Be aware of speed limits in any unfamiliar driving environment – it is always wise to find out what limits apply in different zones before you get intorepparttar 143447 car, as signage might not be as plentiful as you are used to. Read up too about parking laws, and find out whether you will require permits for any ofrepparttar 143448 locations you plan to visit – this will save you an investigation into towing information later! Find out also if there are any particular local laws or habits, and remember that simple things, such as traffic lights, may operate differently than what you are used to. Try not to take any of your driving habits for granted –repparttar 143449 things you do without thinking in your usual driving environment could very well be dangerous in an unfamiliar place.

Before you rent a car

Written by Carl Spanier

The ubiquity ofrepparttar internet today means that you can do most things without leaving your desk – it also means that when making a trip, you can organise your car rental in advance in almost any location inrepparttar 143446 world, so that when you arrive, you can simply pick up your pre-booked car and go. To ensure that you car rental experience goes completely smoothly, there are a few things you should bear in mind before you even log on to that car rental website.

Decide before you book a car who exactly will be driving during your trip – a car rental does not usually allow you switch drivers without a previous arrangement, so decide in advance whether one person will do allrepparttar 143447 driving or if you and a partner might take turns atrepparttar 143448 wheel. Havingrepparttar 143449 wrong person inrepparttar 143450 driving seat might have implications on your insurance.

And always make sure that you have insurance. This can be arranged through your existing insurance company – ask whether your existing insurance will cover your rental car. Regardless ofrepparttar 143451 type of car you decide to hire, don’t skimp on insurance – it simply isn’t worthrepparttar 143452 risk.

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