Before you jet-set abroad, check with your insurer to learn what your auto insurance in Hudson, NY can offer you.
If you’re jet-setting in the near future, you may consider renting a car at your destination. After all, this means more opportunity to explore the foreign country, freedom to take off on your own, and the chance explore to places outside of public transportation. Having your own set of wheels comes with huge benefits!
Driving on foreign roads is extremely different than driving on American highways. If you thought those pick-up truck drivers were bad on freeways, you’ll be more than surprised when you get to France and find that no French driver stops for anything (or anyone!).
Before booking that tiny 2-door in Europe, read these rules!
Learn to drive a manual!
We’re spoiled in the U.S. Not only are our freeways huge, but our cars are automatic, which makes driving a breeze. Outside of the U.S., cars have manual transmissions, so finding an automatic rental can be difficult and the cost may be significantly higher. You’ll be concentrating hard enough to trying to figure out where to go, deciphering road signs, and making sure you’re driving on the right side of the road – you don’t want to add learning how to shift gears into the mix!
Never skimp on insurance.
It’s Sod’s Law. If the worst is going to happen, it’ll happen when you least need or want it to – when you’re away on holiday and passed on auto insurance for your rental. Even though $10-$20 a day for insurance can add up, it’s easy to pass on the full coverage and believe that the worst won’t happen. Believe us, auto insurance is always worth it. Have you seen those Greek drivers?
Know the rules of the road.
You can’t use American highway rules when you’re navigating the depths of the snowy Alps. Always research the road culture in a place you will be driving and learn customs that are followed there!
Don’t be an easy target.
What screams ‘I’m a tourist’ better than visible luggage in the backseat and a GPS unit mounted on your window? Only a paper map and fanny pack. Even so, always lock the doors, store valuables out of sight, and park in well-lit areas.
Before jet-setting, take a moment to review your insurance coverage to ensure that you receive optimum protection. The quickest way to ruin your holiday is to experience a financial disaster! Contact Lofgren Agency for all of your auto insurance in Hudson, NY needs, and find out what coverage you can take abroad with you!