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    There are already so many details to address when traveling with young children that naturally you will want to avoid any further travel complications. Eliminating the amount of extra baggage that you need to carry will significantly lower your anxiety level when attempting to maneuver through terminals, stations and other various locations and finding a suitable family car rental will help keep everyone comfortable while traveling. If you need an infant, child or booster seat during your time abroad Auto Europe will be happy to help. We will contact the rental supplier in advance directly to confirm that there will be a safety seat waiting for you upon arrival at the rental counter. Most suppliers will ask for the age and weight when the request is made to ensure the right size seat is provided for your child/children. It is helpful to have these details on hand when making the initial equipment query.

    Perhaps you are traveling to the Alps for some much needed R&R. Nothing ruins a good time like realizing ski racks and snow tires or chains are no longer available because you didn't reserve them in advance. Are you renting a car in France but traveling through Germany during the winter months? A driver who is in a car not equipped with winter tires in Deutschland will be fined if they are pulled over, regardless of whether you're just passing through! Even though you're traveling to a country where these accessories are a must, they do not necessarily come standard with your rental. It's important to know the driving requirements and confirm equipment in advance! Below you will find examples of the rates and fees for rental equipment, as well as some additional things to keep in mind, like the minimum age to rent a car in a location, available insurances and more.

    Additional Rental Options and Accessories
    Additional Driver Information
    • Unlimited Kilometers
    • Liability Insurance: Included. Provides unlimited coverage for persons and property outside the rental vehicle.
    Additional Insurance Options
    Safety Seats
    • Booster Seats: $9.35, per day (maximum $91.87), VAT included, paid locally.
    • Infant Seats: $13.31, per day (maximum $91.87), VAT included, paid locally. Available for children 0 -13 kg. Include weight in the request.
    • Child Seats: $13.31, per day (maximum $91.87), VAT included, paid locally.
    Winter Fees
    • Depends on the location, many northern European countries will include the cost of winterization in the rental quote, while some places will not. The below example is from Spain.
    • Snow Chains: $29.71, per day (maximum $66.00), VAT included, paid locally.
    Driver Information
    • Young Driver surcharge: Drivers age 21 -24 are required to pay $24.10, per day (maximum $233.25), VAT included, paid locally.
    • Minimum Age: 21
    • Additional Driver Fee: Each additional driver is $11.88, per day (maximum $84.72), VAT included, paid locally.
    • Follow the link to learn the age requirement to rent a car by country.
    Supplier Payment Policy Information
    • Credit Cards Accepted Locally: Visa, American Express, Diners & MasterCard. Must be in the primary driver's name.
    • Debit Card Payments are available with some suppliers, but not all. Call us at 888-223-5555 to find the right supplier for your needs.
    • Cash Rentals: Not allowed
    Fuel Policy
    • Refueling Charge: Vehicles are rented with a full tank of fuel and must be returned with a full tank of fuel. If not a locally determined refueling fee will apply.
    Things to Keeep in Mind: Above are examples from a Europcar location in Tres Cantos, Spain. Please keep in mind that prices, rates and fees may change depending on your supplier, location, time of year, popularity of vehicles as well as inventory on hand.