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    Your Spain Car Rental Questions Answered

    Auto Europe's travel industry expertise has been cultivated for more than 60 years. We leverage this experience daily, providing customers with trouble-free travel solutions at over 20,000 car rental locations throughout Spain and around the world. For questions or concerns regarding car rentals in Spain, check out the FAQ below, or call Auto Europe toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with one of our award-winning reservations agents, available 24 hours a day for your convenience.

    What type of car is best for vacationing in Spain?

    Spain Car Rental FAQsWhen choosing a rental car in Spain it is important to consider you travel needs, and determine the appropriate size vehicle you would need to accommodate your party during your trip. If you plan on spending the majority of your time in busier Spanish destinations, such as beautiful Barcelona or marvelous Madrid, a miniature or economy sized vehicle may be most appropriate, allowing you to zip around the city's tight corridors or narrow alleys unfettered. If your trip is a family vacation and luggage capacity is a concern, consider renting a roomy SUV or a luxurios sprinter van. Desire the VIP treatment while vacationing in Spain? Luckily for you, Auto Europe offers an incredible fleet of luxury cars in Spain, as well as the most competitively priced local chauffeur services in the industry.

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

    Every car rental supplier provides pickup and drop-off at their airport desks, but this doesn't mean you are limited to the confines of the airport. Depending on the size of the town or city you plan to visit, most suppliers have multiple downtown offices available, allowing you to choose the most convenient location to your hotel. When you rent a car in Spain with Auto Europe, feel free to inquire about rental-car pick-up options at a number of locations, including Madrid's Atocha Rail Station.

    How old do I have to be to rent a car in Spain

    In order to rent a car in Spain you must be at least 21 years old, and for some suppliers you must be 23 or older. Under most circumstances, drivers under the age of 25, are required to pay an additional young driver surcharge, which can cost upwards of €20.00 EUR per day, on top of the agreed upon rental rate. More information is available in our Spain Driving Age section.

    Do I need a credit card to rent a car?

    Yes. Credit cards are mandatory for picking up a rental car during a trip to Spain, as an insurance deductible hold will be placed on your card for the duration of the rental, and subsequently removed upon the successful return of the vehicle. This hold of funds can be avoided by purchasing the zero deductible insurance option from Auto Europe, freeing you from the responsibility of paying repair costs in the event the vehicle is damaged or stolen. Many travelers assume that a debit card will be acceptable but this is not the case.

    Can I take my rental vehicle outside Spain?

    Many car rental companies will allow you to travel outside of Spain without charging you additional rental fees, although in specific cases some restrictions or charges may apply. Most commonly, traveling to Eastern Europe with a rental car picked up in Spain has very specific requirements. Auto Europe specializes in and guarantees the lowest rates for one-way international car rentals in Europe. For questions or concerns regarding crossing international borders with your rental car, contact Auto Europe's award-winning reservation staff at 1-888-223-5555. In most cases you can also request a one-way quote online via our booking engine.

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

    Questions about Renting a Car in SpainUnder most circumstances, rental suppliers will allow you to drop off your vehicle at a different location than where you picked it up, sometimes at no additional charge. The returning of vehicles in other countries is usually allowed as well, though international one-way fees will usually apply, and prices vary on a case-by-case basis. For more information regarding international drop offs head over to our one-way-rental page or call a specialist at 1-888-223-5555.

    Can I extend my car rental while in Spain?

    Yes. If you wish to extend your rental period, contact Auto Europe (open 24 hours a day) internationally from Spain by calling 1-888-223-5555. We will contact the supplier on your behalf, fax over the amended rental agreement to them and email you the updated rental voucher - streamlining the entire process for you. If you're considering an extended stay of 3 weeks or longer, check out our Peugeot leasing program to save some money.

    What should I do with my paperwork?

    All paperwork received with your rental car (including insurance documents, registration, and rental agreement) should be kept in the glove box at all times. Having easy-access to these documents makes it easier for us to assist you, should you have any issues during your travels.

    What If I find a better deal on a rental car in Spain?

    Auto Europe guarantees the best car rental rates in the industry. If you have found a better rate elsewhere, complete our Best Rate Form, or contact one of our reservation specialists at 1-888-223-5555 and we will provide you with a better rate to earn your business and save you money.

    What kind of insurance do I need?

    All cars rented via Auto Europe in Spain include unlimited third party liability, and fire insurance, at no additional cost to you, though you may want to purchase a more comprehensive insurance option, such as collision damage waiver or theft insurance to protect yourself from paying exorbitant repair fees if the vehicle happens to get damaged or stolen. More in-depth information about insurance options can be found on our Spain car rental insurance page.

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