The right way to drive abroad


As the long, warm summer evenings start getting a little cooler and shorter, thoughts might be turning to a quick trip to the continent for a few final rays.

Go on, be spontaneous, throw a few holiday essentials together and head to your nearest Channel port...

But first get in touch with the team here at Berkshire Van Hire to see how hiring one of our vehicles might make your trip even more enjoyable

It might be that you fancy a bigger car than your current model if you're going to spend more time than usual on the road as you venture into mainland Europe.

Or maybe a small group of you like the idea of heading off on a camping or self-catering break and aren't sure just how much equipment you'll find at your final destination so decide better to pack everything down to the kitchen sink.

A selection of family or executive cars are available in our rental fleet including Toyota Avensis 4 door or estate, Ford Mondeo Zetec and Mercedes C180 or E350.

We also have a range of nine and 17 seater MPVs and minibuses available to rent at reasonable rates.

Hiring a Berkshire Van Hire vehicle takes care of a large amount of the stress involved in driving abroad, allowing you more opportunities to relax and enjoy the holiday experience.

Your vehicle will be taxed with an MOT and we will ensure you have appropriate levels of insurance before you get behind the wheel!

Remember to keep all relevant documents with you in the vehicle.

Be aware, when driving in France it is a legal requirement to carry a red warning triangle, a high visibility jacket for every person in the vehicle and headlight deflectors, all of which we can provide or direct you to stockists.

And last but certainly not least as you set off on your road trip - don't forget to drive on the right hand side of the road!

For more information about driving abroad, visit the RAC website

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