5 Tips for hiring a car on holiday

Hiring a car can be a scary thing, especially if you’re doing it abroad, and doubly so if it’s the first time you’ve had to go through the hiring experience. We’ve teamed up with leasing experts Compare and Choose to bring you a quick, five-point guide to hiring a car on holiday.

Know the way laws apply across countries

Some of the world’s most popular road trips involve crossing borders, whether it’s only once or multiple times across an entire continent. In a lot of cases, you need written permission from the owner to do this – and if you don’t mention that the car is leased, you could land in a boatload of trouble if the lease expires or you crash somewhere that the insurance doesn’t technically exist.

The same applies for ferries – if your lease expires when you’re mid-trip across national or international waters, things can get fairly muddled, but you’ll probably be in more trouble than the trip was worth. [Read more…]