Meeting Travel Needs with a Rental Car

These days, widespread Internet access makes it easy for consumers to shop around for the best car rental rates online. Some websites even supply comparative rates from several rental companies, forcing them to offer ever more competitive rates. Before booking through one of these sites however, it's always advisable to visit a car rental company's website directly as there are often promotions on the go, which offer better rates.

Car rental companies offer a wide variety of vehicle options. While most of us are familiar with economy, compact and mid-size car choices, we may not always be aware of the luxury cars, mini-vans, full-sized vans, and even passenger pick-up trucks available for rent. Some companies even offer cargo vans for moving furniture and other personal items.

Car rental companies often carry new models of vehicles and if you're thinking of purchasing a new car, renting the model you're interested in is a great way to experience it for longer than a test drive and decide whether it meets your needs before purchasing one. This route is also far less costly than purchasing a car and then deciding it wasn't the right decision.

Whether you're travelling for business or pleasure, it's always good to make a reservation in advance. Waiting until you arrive at a destination to rent a car can be problematic, especially during high tourist periods. Failure to pre-book a car rental may mean that you are left searching for other means of transport e.g. taxis, which can cost as much as a full day's car rental for just one trip.

Europcar offers a wide variety of size options and upgrades. We also offer online promotions, for example free days rentals when renting a car abroad. In business for 30 years, we offer free 24-hour multilingual phone assistance. Access our pricing information, reservations, vehicle information and other services such as our chauffeur service and custom fleet solutions online at