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   Monday, October 21, 2019 

European UnionEuropean Driving

By Mark Flanighan

 Travel Guide     

Europe has some fascinating, beautiful historical and sun drenched areas to explore. There are many modes of transport to get there, but driving in Europe gives you a flexibility to explore these areas that only driving can. Small villages, remote castles, lonely beaches are typical areas that cannot be reached by trains, buses or planes. It is no wonder then that many fill the backs of their cars up, map in hand and dive off to adventure. But before you do, make sure that your trip becomes a holiday to remember for the right reasons. First of all is your car up to it? If you have broken down 3 times in the last 2 weeks and not had it looked over, maybe you want to consider that lost cost airline.

Next, are you insured to drive on the continent? Not all insurances allow you to drive in other countries but the one you live in. Not only are you truly putting yourself at risk money wise but also you could be breaking the law and could be locked up.

Have you checked your spare tyre, small tool kit, and maps? Ask yourself this question, what will I do if I breakdown? Have you got the right phone numbers stored in your phone? Does your mobile phone actually work abroad? Where would you ring? And would they speak English when they answer the phone? Do they sell your make of car in the country you are visiting so spares will be available?

If you are struggling with these answers then maybe you should consider European Breakdown Cover. There are English advisors on the phone and some policies even guarantee to get you home or to the place you are travelling. If you breakdown on a country road or at night in a strange country, having this protection could really make the difference of this, being a holiday from hell.

You should also consider the driving culture in those countries you wish to visit. I have driven in several European countries now and the Italians, Turkish and French seem to know how to get more horsepower and brake-power out of their cars than I do. Their horns work better than mine also. So do not assume that everyone is on holiday and will be relaxing taking up the scenery.

If you don't prepare you could end up having the worst holiday of your lives and a massive bill greater than if you had gone on a Caribbean cruise. If you prepare well there is no reason why you can't have that dream holiday and enjoy the real hidden treasures of Europe.

 About the Author     

Mark is webmaster for European Breakdown Cover and Direct Line Travel Insurance.

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