If you’re considering driving into mainland Europe for your holiday, there are many factors you need to consider, as driving laws will differ by country. From keeping emergency equipment in your car to remembering to drive on the opposite side of the road, here’s a neat guide from our friends at the RAC on everything you need to know.
Before you leave for your holiday, there are a number of things you can do to ensure that you are prepared for any eventuality.
Driving abroad is not without its challenges; follow this handy 11-point advice guidelines for when you get there.
Planning to take your car across the channel and holiday in mainland Europe? Be prepared and check your breakdown cover.
The RAC have developed a new 5 Star Comprehensive European Breakdown Cover.
Before you set off on your driving holiday to make sure you are prepared for any eventuality.
If you're planning to drive a car abroad you'll need an International Driving Permit (IDP) for certain countries.
Are you planning to take your vehicle overseas outside Europe? You may need a Carnet de Passage.
Are you taking a hired / leased car abroad? You may need a Vehicle on Hire Certificate.
Guidance on what to do if you break down or are involved in an accident whilst driving abroad.
Driving abroad in winter can bring its challenges; it pays to understand both the safety and legal issues.
Need more advice - browse the glossary and view other helpful websites!
Read our advice to motorists about Operation Stack – the procedure deployed by Kent Police in response to the cross-channel ferry delays.
Don’t forget, if you’ve bought a car from us, you can borrow our roof box, European sat-nav and bike rack for your travels through our Friends portal. Also, the RAC offer a 5% discount to all of our customers in their web shop and discounted breakdown cover. These codes can also be found in the portal.