What You Need to Know When Renting Cars Abroad

If you’re getting insured in Collierville, TN, Brock and Poole Insurance Agency is all you need to stay covered. But what if you’re renting a car while on vacation overseas? Here are a few things you’re going to want to know about driving a rented car abroad:

It May Take Some Getting Used To

Don’t be surprised if the steering wheel winds up being on the "wrong" side of the car. Foreign cars can be a little imposing, so don’t be afraid to ask any questions you might have about how to convert gallons to liters and miles to kilometers. Rental agencies are there to help, so ask away.

Some Personal Insurers Offer Insurance for Rental Cars

If you’d rather not shell out for the additional insurance offered by the rental agency, you may be able to get coverage from your insurer back home. Ask your provider before taking off to be sure. If your insurer can’t cover you overseas, some credit card companies also offer insurance, so feel free to compare quotes between your credit card company and the car rental agency.

Study the Local Laws

It’s very important that you take some time to get used to the traffic laws in your new location. Even in the US, it can vary from state to state whether or not you’re allowed to turn right on a red light. Learning a new country’s traffic laws and customs is like learning to drive all over again, but the last thing you need is a traffic ticket and a court date that forces you to reschedule your return trip.