Don't Forget to Pack These 7 Things for Your Road Trip through Europe
Packing for an extended trip to Europe is no easy task, and preparing for a road trip means there are some additional things you should consider. Read on to learn which seven items you should bring on your trip, and a list of things you don't need to worry about when you reserve your Peugeot short-term lease through Auto France.
With seasons, altitude, and weather changing while driving across unfamiliar roads in Europe, it would be helpful to bring sunglasses to protect your eyes from bright light or glare.
A travel umbrella is a small thing to pack that can be a big help when you really need it! Keeping an umbrella handy is a smart thing to do at any time of year, when weather can be unpredictable or you are visiting multiple regions, each with varying climates.
3. Reusable Shopping Bag
A shopping bag can be useful when visiting outdoor markets or running errands along your drive. Reusable bags are also helpful to stay organized while packing and unpacking between multiple destinations on your trip.
4. Cash for Toll Roads
Be sure to always have enough local currency (bills and coins) on hand in case credit or debit cards are not accepted. Toll roads are common across Europe, and in many countries you will take a ticket when entering the toll road and pay upon exiting, with your amount being determined by the distance traveled.
5. International Driver’s License
An International Driver’s License or International Driver’s Permit (IDP) is an official translation of your valid state-issued driver’s license. An IDP is recognized by all European countries and is especially helpful to have if you are in an accident, witness and accident, or get pulled-over in a routine traffic stop. For more information on how to apply for an IDP, click here.
6. Charging Cables
Keep your electronics powered with charging cables and car adapters. If you have a preferred navigation app on your phone, or if your passengers have tablets or e-readers, having one or multiple car chargers will keep everybody happy. A charged phone with a language translation app installed will be especially handy when you need a passenger to help you read unfamiliar road signs.
7. Hands-free Phone Mount
While driving, be sure to keep all those charged electronics out of your hands and safely mounted to your dashboard or in a console. With Bluetooth connectivity in each of our Peugeot models, you can safely enjoy your music, remain in touch with your contacts, and navigate to your destination.
Benefits included in an Auto France Short-Term Lease
In addition to great savings when compared to traditional long-term European car rentals, a short-term lease includes peace-of-mind, safety, and convenience. When reserving your short-term lease through Auto France’s Open Europe Program, you can take advantage of each of the below benefits:
- 24-hour Roadside Assistance
- Insurance Coverage
- Unlimited Mileage
- Full Factory Warranty
- No Fees for extra drivers
- No Fees for one-way drop-offs
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