Car Hire in Spain
If you are taking a trip to Spain, chances are you have a ton of different things on your mind that need to be completed. While it will all be worth it once you arrive in Spain and have a wonderful vacation, getting prepared for a trip to Spain (or any foreign location for that matter) takes quite a bit of time and effort. Because there are so many things to remember and take care of, it is not uncommon for people to forget to complete tasks that would normally seem quite obvious.
One consideration that many people commonly overlook during their travel preparations is how they are going to get around once they arrive in Spain. Because they are so focused on simply getting to Spain in the first place, they forget that they are going to be far from home and will need some sort of transportation to get around. If this is the exact situation that you find yourself in, there is no need to worry; this guide will tell you everything you need to know and do in order to secure a reliable car hire during your time in Spain.
Before you can start looking into the specific details of car hire in Spain, there are a few requirements that you need to make sure you meet. In order to qualify for car hire, you need to be at least twenty-years old (you only have to be eighteen to drive, but you need to be twenty-one to rent a car), you must have a current driver's license and you need to have car insurance coverage through a third party.
Finding a Car Hire
As long as you meet those three basic requirements, you can begin looking for a car hire for your trip to Spain. When it comes to locating a car hire, the Internet is your best source for finding what you need. Although you could rely on a travel agent to take care of getting a car hire for you, not only will you have to pay the travel agent extra to complete this task, but chances are you also won't get the best deal that is available.
Even if you have never used the Internet to find a car hire before, you will find that it is actually a very simple process. Using the wide variety of resources that are available (some of the best are listed below), you can see the prices and vehicles that are being offered by different car hire companies throughout Spain, and then choose the one that best fits your needs.
Since you will have your car hire in a different country, it's important for you to understand the rules of the road in Spain. In addition to the normal guidelines for safe driving that you should follow in any country, here are a few rules you should know about_:
-Don't pass a stopped tram.
-Use your horn or headlights to signal if you want to pass (along with your turn signal).
-The right lane normally has priority.
-If in doubt at an intersection, remember that major roads have priority over minor roads.
Driving licences in Spain: Photo card driving licences (with the paper counterpart) are suitable for use in Spain in most instances, if in doubt make sure you have arranged an international driving permit in advance of your trip.
Spanish Driving Insurance: When you drive in Spain you are legally required to have third party driving insurance cover.
Requirements for your car:When you are driving in Spain you are required to have with you the
- 2 warning triangles
- Replacement bulbs
- A reflective jacket
- Driving licence
- Vehicle registration
- Certificate of motor insurance
Remember that when you are in a foreign Country you must abide
by their driving Regulations. If in Doubt spend time reading up
prior to Hiring a car abroad.
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