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Advice for Driving a Rental Car

International Car Rental Driving Information

When renting a car in an unfamiliar country it is important to be familiar with local driving laws and regulations. Understanding road signs, traffic patterns, and other information often overlooked by locals, should be a top priority before picking-up your cheap car rental from Kemwel. Did you know that over 30% of countries around the world drive on the left side of the road? If you are renting a discounted car in the UK, be prepared to drive on the left-hand side. Most of Southern Africa, India, and Australia also take to the road on the left side as well.

Car Rental Insurance Requirements

At Kemwel, we recommend all our drivers acquire sufficient insurance coverage for their rental car. Depending upon which country you are traveling too there may be different insurance requirements. Certain car rental insurance coverage is only required in certain countries. If you are looking for a low rate on a rental car in Italy, don't forget the law requires renters to carry insurance including a Collision Damage Waiver and Theft Protection.

Drivers who book a discounted rental car through Kemwel will enjoy additional savings on extras like car rental insurance and gps rentals. Learn more about Kemwel's insurance coverage options for our customers.

Drivers License Requirements Abroad

International travelers should be aware that not all countries recognize valid driver's licenses from your country of residence. If you are traveling to a country that speaks a different language, we strongly recommend travelers obtain an International Driving Permit (IDP). An IDP helps to alleviate miscommunication between local officials and international travelers if a situation arises where you need to identify yourself. If you are from the US and renting a car in Hungary, an IDP is required. International travelers to Spain should know authorities require a local language translation for your license.

IDP's are relatively cheap and can come in handy in a number of situations. Obtain one in person or online at the AAA website for $20 USD.

Rental Car Travel Restrictions

When renting a car abroad be aware that many suppliers will not allow rental vehicles to be taken on a ferry or driven into or out of the country in which you are renting it in. If you intend to take your rental car across an international border, double check with your supplier travel is permitted. If you have booked a discounted one-way car rental where you will be returning in a different country, you should be all set. Most one-way car rentals do carry an additional fee so plan accordingly and compare pricing to ensure you get the best deal on your rental car.

Your Transportation Needs are Covered with Kemwel

Kemwel makes it easy to book the best discounted travel services and car rentals in Europe. Whether you need a rental car, a buy back auto lease, airfare, hotel reservations, or even a luxury auto rental, Kemwel can meet your needs.

We have been driven to provide the guaranteed best travel service at the best price. We guarantee it with our best rate guarantee and our philosophy of no surprises or hidden costs. Call us today for more information and to reserve your car, 1-877-820-0668.

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