Travel is calling – but don’t forget the hire car! Tips for hiring a vehicle abroad

It’s true that once you’ve been bitten by the travel bug, there’s very little that can stop you from turning your travel dreams into a reality. You may know where you want to go, and what you want to see and you might be planning your activities when you get there or even deciding on where to stay when you land…and while it’s fun to go travelling with spontaneity in mind there’s one element of travel that you should never leave to the last minute: your hire car. For some straightforward information on avoiding a care hire nightmare abroad, check out this infographic from

Just like when you take out home or travel insurance or even book your flights, you want the opportunity to compare prices, get the best deal and ensure that you won’t be pressured into making a poor choice. The same applies to hiring a vehicle abroad!

From hidden sat nav costs to discrepancies with damage to the vehicle when you return it, something as simple as borrowing a vehicle for a couple of days can turn your travel dreams into a complete nightmare. Read on for some simple tips for hiring a car abroad!

Andy Higgs
Andy Higgs

I know what it's like to go from being a crazy backpacker without a care in the world, via being a vaguely sensible parent to being an adventurer once more. In other words, evolving into a Grown-up Traveller.

Like everyone else, I love to travel, have visited a lot of countries and all that but my big thing is Africa.

I also own and run The Grown-up Travel Company as a travel designer creating personalised African itineraries for experienced adventurers

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