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European van hire is often thought of as an option that's normally too expensive to consider. Often many people who require a vehicle to go to Europe think that they can't hire a vehicle and travel abroad. This couldn't be further from the truth as European Van Hire is offered by practically all rental companies and while some might say it's expensive, it's nowhere near as pricey as you might think.

There are a number of van hire companies offering all sorts of competitive European van hire options. You could rent a vehicle in the UK, or alternatively as a holder of a full British license, rent a vehicle in almost any European company. With many of Britain's largest rental companies now having offices throughout Europe, it's actually really simple.

The good news is that European van hire is not all that more expensive than you might think, especially if you're renting a van while in the country where it will be used. However, if you're driving a van from the UK to Europe and back, you'll find that you may very well have to pay extra fees to ensure that insurance covers your trip and also that you have full breakdown cover which is mandatory.

One way European van hire is even an option today with a few companies offering this flexible method of hire, which certainly lightens the burden of hiring a van. If all you need is the vehicle to transport something or to bring it back, then why drive hundreds of miles if you can fly? It saves a great deal of money and it also means that you're not worrying about taking care of a van in a strange country. However with one way van hire, you're typically restricted to nearby countries such as Spain and France.

Generally speaking, European van hire is safe and reliable. Even so, it's always wise to be careful when renting a vehicle. As a result, if you're hiring a vehicle to go to Europe, ensure that you specifically tell the rental company where you are going. Some people think that they can go anywhere with a rental vehicle without telling the rental company know, but the fact is that most van hire companies' must pay extra for European van hire insurance.

Typically, to take advantage of European van hire, one needs to have at least a few years driving experience as well as a full, clean driving license. Unlike hiring a van for use in the UK, European van hire may require an additional excess which can sometimes be as large as 1000. This means that when taking a van hire vehicle abroad, you must be extra careful.

When taking advantage of European van hire, be sure to also take advantage of having a second driver. Many van hire companies will offer you a second driver for free, so if you have one, make sure to take advantage because it can make your trip to Europe a great deal easier and more enjoyable.


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