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    Your Germany Car Rental Questions Answered

    With over 60 years of industry expertise, and more than 20,000 car rental locations around the world, Auto Europe can provide answers to all of your questions which relate to your car rental in Germany. Need answers not listed here? Call us toll free at 1-888-223-5555, and one of our award-winning representatives will be happy to help. Germany car rental specialists are available 24/7 for your convenience.

    What type of car is best for vacationing in Germany?

    When choosing a rental car in Germany it's important to base you decision on your travel needs. If you're spending most of you time touring through a major city, a economy or compact sized car may be most appropriate. If you're traveling with the whole family or plan on taking long drives, a sprinter van rental or SUV may be the best choice. Fortunately for those that desire a more luxurious driving experience, Auto Europe offers a sizeable fleet of luxury cars in Germany, at incredibly competitive prices.

    Will I take possession of my rental car at the Airport?

    Nearly every car rental supplier has desks within airport terminals, but this doesn't mean that the airport is the only place to pick up your rental car. Most locations also have a variety of rental pickup desks scattered throughout the city, so you can pick the most convienent location close to your hotel. Inquire with Auto Europe about picking up and dropping off your car rental at Berlin Tegel Airport or elsewhere in Germany.

    How old do I have to be to rent a car in Germany?

    In order to rent a car in Germany, you must be at least 18 years old, and for some suppliers 21. Be aware that drivers under the age of 25 are required to pay a potentially expensive young driver surcharge. For more information visit our Driving Age in Germany section.

    Do I need a credit card to rent a car?

    Yes. Credit cards are a requirement when picking up a rental car in Germany. Rental companies will place a hold on your credit card for the value of the insurance deductible that will be refunded after returning the vehicle in working order. This credit hold can be avoided if you purchase the zero deductible insurance inclusion, freeing you from paying for repair costs in the event the rental car becomes damaged or destroyed.

    Can I take my rental vehicle outside Germany?

    Many car rental suppliers will allow you to travel outside Germany without charging additional car rental fees, although there are specific cases in which restrictions or charges may apply. Most commonly, traveling to Eastern Europe with a rental car out of Germany has very specific requirements for this to be allowed. Auto Europe provides travelers with the lowest available rates for one-way international car rentals in Europe. For inquires regarding crossing international borders with you rental car, contact Auto Europe at 1-888-223-5555.

    Do I have to return my rental car to the same location?

    Under most circumstances, rental car suppliers will allow you to drop-off your car at another location; many even allow dropping off in other countries. Be aware that one-way-rental fees may apply. More information on this topic can be found on our one-way-rental page.

    Do I need GPS while driving in Germany?

    Auto Europe offers excellent deals on GPS rentals, and although it is not a requirement when renting a vehicle, many travelers find that a GPS rental can greatly enhance their travel experience in Germany. When you rent a GPS from Auto Europe it comes pre-loaded with maps for the countries you will be traveling in, car charging equipment, and a user manual.

    Can I extend my car rental while in Germany?

    Yes. If you want to keep your car for additional time or extend your trip, contact Auto Europe internationally at 00/800-223-5555-5, and we will make the proper arrangements to extend your rental period, directly with the supplier. If you're planning a stay longer than 3 weeks consider booking a factory-new Peugeot to save money.

    What should I do with my paperwork?

    Any paperwork received with your car rental should be kept in the glove box, or other safe compartments within the vehicle. Having access to your rental agreement and other paperwork makes it easier for us to assist you in your journey if have any questions or concerns while traveling in Germany.

    What if I find a better deal on a rental car in Germany?

    Auto Europe guarantees the best rates in the industry, so if you find a better rate elsewhere, complete our Best Rate form online, or contact us directly at 1-888-223-5555 and we will beat whatever rate you present us.

    What kind of insurance do I need?

    All car rentals with Auto Europe in Germany include unlimited third party liability and fire insurance. But you may want to purchase more comprehensive coverage, such as collision damage waiver and theft protection, depending on your needs. More information regarding insurance options can be found on our Germany car rental insurance page.


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