There are a great many car rental companies out there, all renting out the same types of cars. So how to find a car and service that best suits your needs? Auto Europe will help you compare and decide!
Auto Europe started out in 1954, assisting Americans with car hire while visiting Europe. Now, they pride themselves in offering unbeatable car hire rates in destinations across the world, to customers across the world. Found a better rate? They’ll gladly beat or at least match that price.
To get you the best price guarantee, Auto Europe works closely together with large international players like Avis, Budget, Europcar, and Hertz, as well as regional suppliers.
Apart from renting out cars, motorhomes, luxury and sports cars, they also offer chauffeur and airport transfer services. All through their easily navigable website, with award-winning customer service.
Note that the chauffeur and airport transfer service is targeted to business travellers, with top of the line vehicles and white glove service. You can request a quote through the Auto Europe website.
Before starting your search for the best car rental deal, you might want to read through the Auto Europe General Business Terms to avoid surprises down the road.
How to find the best car rental deal on Auto Europe?
The best place to start your search for a rental car in your next destination is heading to the Auto Europe Fleet Guides page. As you’ll book a category rather than a particular model of vehicle, it’s good to research beforehand which category suits your needs.
The Fleet Guides page has a table with general information about the different car categories you can book, and country specific information. Click on the country you’ll be visiting and find some tips on which category fits which needs. Some popular models are listed per category, but that classification can differ between suppliers.
When you’ve decided which category is best for you, fill in the search box you find at the top of every page. Select the country, city and pick-up location, the pick-up date and time, and the drop-off date and time. There’s also a checkbox if you want a one way car rental.
A one way car rental is when you want to return your rental car in a different location from which you picked it up.
We’ve picked Malta as an example, as this island is best explored in a rental car. Check out our Malta destination guide if you want to know more!
You might have noticed the “Driver Age” checkbox in the search box. By default the box is checked, assuming you’re between 25 and 69. If that’s not the case, uncheck the box and fill in your age. It’s possible additional fees will be charged when you’re outside of this wide age range.
All filled in? Then click the “Get your quote” button for an overview of the rates for the different car suppliers in the car categories they have available. Filter on transmission type (manual or automatic), fuel options (return empty or full), and coverage options. We recommend going for the return full option and an inclusive package, in most cases.
Click on a quote to see the available options. Then, scroll through to see the different conditions that apply in one glance, complete with the package price for the duration of your booking. Click “Rate Details” for more information and the “Book now” button if you’ve decided on your best fit.
Note that the models mentioned in this list aren’t necessarily the exact cars you’ll eventually pick up. It’s that model or a similar one.
After clicking the “Book now” option, you can select additional coverage, and optional equipment like a child seats and a gps. You’ll be asked if you want an upgrade to a higher car category before you can enter the driver’s information and your payment information.
And that’s it! You’ve just booked a rental car at the best deal suiting your needs. A relaxed arrival and smooth rental service at your destination guaranteed!
Customer satisfaction is Auto Europe’s top priority. Combine that with a best price guarantee, a free cancelation policy (up to 48 hours before pick-up), and pick-up locations in 24,000 destinations worldwide; Auto Europe’s the only website you need to check when it comes to car hire!