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Popular Questions About Renting a Car in Europe
Can an American rent a car in Europe?
Of course! In most European countries, all Americans need is a valid US driver's license and passport to rent a car in Europe. Be aware there are popular travel destinations that require driver's from the United States to acquire an International Driving Permit; Italy is one of these countries! IDP's are fairly cheap and can be acquired online before your trip or at a local AAA branch. Contact Auto Europe for more information on your European car rental.
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Europe?
To rent a car in Europe, drivers must be at least 21 years old (age may vary by car category). Some car rental suppliers will have rental options for drivers over the age of 18 and looking to rent a car in Europe. Additionally, any driver hoping to rent a car under the age of 25 may incur a young driver surcharge in addition to the daily rate.
Do I need extra insurance when renting a car in Europe?
All Auto Europe Car Rentals include liability and fire insurance at no extra cost. Liability insures against any damage done to anything outside of the rental car, while fire insurance protects against mechanical fires. More comprehensive coverage typically includes a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) insuring damage done to the rental car in the event of an accident and Theft Protection to cover the loss if the rental vehicle is stolen while you are in Europe. When renting a car in Italy, it is required renters purchase CDW and Theft Protection in their insurance plan. Check with your reservation agent what is required at your destination.
Similar to airline tickets, the cost per day to rent a car varies greatly based on your destination, the time of year, and the car class you choose to rent. Economy and smaller-sized rentals can be as little as $15-$20 a day in popular cities in France and Italy. Luxury vehicles & SUVs will have higher daily rates but keep an eye out for specials or promotions; in some countries, Auto Europe provides free car class upgrades on rentals throughout the year.
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