Travel Advice

Driving Abroad

Budget Rent a Car boasts over 3000 locations worldwide. Some of these locations are in more remote areas, whereas others are located in popular holiday destinations.

If you are intending to hire a vehicle it is worth doing some local research on the town/country to familiarise yourself with any traffic regulations or renowned dangerous roads.

For example, in the UK and Australia, motorists are used to driving on the left hand side of the road. This can be quite daunting if you have never driven in the UK or Australia before.

When you arrive at the rental location your rental vehicle should be prepared and checked, and ready for you. However, we recommend that before signing your contract and for added peace of mind that you carry out the following checks:

  • Point out any minor dents/scratches on the paintwork and ensure that this has been noted on the pre-rental inspection form. At this point you should also check the fuel gauge to ensure that the vehicle has the same amount of fuel in, as it states on the paperwork.
  • Ask a member of staff to demonstrate any controls on the car that you are unfamiliar with and also ask for a copy of the handbook.
  • Make sure that you have a contact number in case of accident or emergency.
  • Finally ensure that you know what type of fuel the vehicle takes, as should the wrong type be used, the customer will be liable for the cost of cleaning the engine plus loss of revenue.

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