6 points you must pay attention to when driving abroad

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If you don’t know these six points when you drive abroad, you may suffer a big loss!

Today, I will come to talk to you with focusing on 6 points that you must pay attention to when driving abroad

Many friends are eager to try overseas self-driving, but most of them are worried that they cannot control the situation of self-driving abroad. And in order to make everyone feel more at ease driving abroad.

If you don’t know these 6 points when you drive abroad, you will be very disadvantaged.

NO.1 Pick-up driving information

The information is also indispensable. Many old drivers think that they can take their passports and international driver’s license certificates when they rent a car abroad. That’s wrong!

The following 5 materials must be required for self-driving car rental abroad

  1. Original passport of your own country
  2. Original driver’s license from your own country
  3. Driving license translation
  4. Mastercard/Visa international credit card with embossed card number under the name of the main driver, the available limit is 500-3000 US dollars.
  5. Rental car bill of lading

The above 5 kinds of materials are indispensable. If they are missing, the car dealer will not give you the car!

NO.2 Know the traffic regulations in advance

Most of the driving rules in foreign countries are similar to those in China, but there are differences in the specific regulations of different countries.

For example, in China, when turning right at a red light, most people have developed the habit of slowing down and turning.

In the United States, when the following signs appear, you must stop first, make sure it is safe, and then turn right. If you don’t stop, there’s a good chance that you’re driving illegally.

Therefore, understanding and mastering the country’s traffic regulations before traveling is a compulsory course for every old driver to drive abroad.

NO.3 Reasonably arrange the itinerary

Many old drivers feel that it is convenient to go anywhere with a car.

But the editor recommends that you try to choose a loop tour as much as possible, so that you will not go back and see a lot of things. And if time is short, try not to choose to return the car in another place.

If you pick it up in New York and return it in Washington, such a non-local return will cost more than 100 yuan a day.

NO.4 buy the most comprehensive insurance

It is the first time to drive abroad by yourself, what should many people do if they are worried about unexpected situations? In the case of sufficient travel budget, the editor recommends that you choose the insurance with the widest coverage possible.

In this way, even in the event of an accident, there is no need to worry about subsequent compensation issues.

Take “car insurance” as an example, compare several common insurances, you will find the insurance with the most comprehensive coverage, including the protection of car glass, tires, and chassis, which is very suitable for special road conditions such as sand and stones. Necessary, but the basic insurance and full insurance of the car dealer are generally not included.

Therefore, it is recommended that you upgrade your insurance, such as purchasing “Super Supplementary Insurance”, with 0 compensation and a wide range of coverage. Don’t give up more comprehensive insurance in order to save a hundred dollars, because it may pay more.

NO.5 Do not add wrong oil

Many countries basically rely on self-service refueling, such as Australia, New Zealand, Germany, France, etc., so when picking up a car, be sure to ask the dealers what fuel number is added to the vehicle you rented.

At the same time, you must distinguish the difference between gasoline and diesel. If you accidentally add the wrong oil, you should contact the store as soon as possible, and don’t start it rashly, so as not to hurt the car. Because this kind of damage is not covered by the car rental company’s insurance.

NO.6 Some places cannot park casually

In many countries, parking is also divided into parking lots and on-street parking spaces, and there are also two types of free and paid.

For example, some free parking spaces on the roadside in Australia have time limits, and in most countries, you cannot park within the no-stop sign.

Hope you all have a good time on your overseas self-driving journey! Delicious!

The new year is coming! What are you waiting for? Let’s go!

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