Cyprus Car Hire Advice

We are sure that you will enjoy your stay here since Cyprus has something for everyone, whether you are sun seeker, explorer or someone looking for a relaxing holiday with great scenery. If you are thinking of Cyprus Car hire then you will no doubt have some questions. On this page we aim to answer our customers most common questions. We have also created a FAQS section to help cut through much of the industry jargon which you can often encounter on other car hire websites.

General Tips

Check you have all items of your luggage, maps you may require, and make sure that you do not feel overly tired in advance of your journey. Whether at the airport, the rental location, or on your travels, pay careful attention to your purse/wallet and where you keep your car keys. Do not leave your baggage or valuables/keys unattended at any time. If you are travelling in a group assign someone to stay with your luggage whilst any other drivers of the vehicle familiarity themselves with the car.

Fuel & Driving Licence

Fuel is generally not included in the booking price and you are required to return the vehicle with the same amount of fuel in the tank as at the start of your rental, however, fuel policies vary with location and provider. You should check the terms and conditions prior to making your booking for full details.

Although maybe the most obvious accessory you will need to take on your trip, it is surprising how easy it is to forget the most essential things such as your driving licence or passport. Before you leave, always make sure you have your driving licence with you – car hire companies do not accept photocopies, it must be the real thing. Due to recent changes you should not need to take along your original paper licence as well as the photo card, however you may wish to do so whilst the changes are still new. Some countries (especially countries not a part of Europe) also insist all drivers carry an International Driving Permit.

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Road Laws

When you are driving abroad always be sure to familiarize yourself with any local rules and restrictions. These can sometimes be very different to what you are used to when driving in your home country. A useful checklist of things to look for: Different road signs and markings, Speed limits (make sure you know if these markings are in kilometers per hour, or miles per hour) and Parking zones. Some countries operate a zero tolerance policy towards alcohol levels in the blood, and so it is essential that you plan your journeys in advance to ensure that the driver will be able to drive legally.

Car Hire Insurance

Getting insurance to cover your car rental is extremely important. Insurance policies from third party companies will often cover you for a lot more and for a lot cheaper than the car hire company themselves. When you are booking Cyprus car hire check if the CDW (3rd Party Insurace) is included in the car price. Super Insurance generally is additional and extra payable. This can be bought from the rep when you pick up the car.

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Safety & Claiming Car Hire

Before you drive the hire vehicle away, familiarise yourself with all of its controls – lights, windscreen wipers etc. Also check the vehicle is carrying the required safety equipment for the country you are travelling in. Legislation in most countries now requires all occupants of the vehicle to wear correctly fitted safety belts both in the front and back of the vehicle. Most European countries do not permit children under certain ages to ride in the front passenger seat of a moving vehicle.

If you are hiring a car as a result of a breakdown you might be able to claim back the costs if you have a warranty on your car. If your car does not have a warranty then you can usually purchase one as long as your car is in good working order and is less than 10 years old.

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