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ABOVE: In Breisach, Germany, a little car
promotes Big Macs.
Inexpensive Collision Damage Waivers
Travel Guard International, a
leading U.S. travel-insurance specialist, sells a worldwide $35,000 Collision
Damage Waiver for only US $9.00 per day plus a policy fee of $3.00. This rate is
a bargain compared to the prices charged by rental-car firms, although there is
a $250 deductible.
If you plan to cross national borders in a European rental car, make sure
you have the rental firm's approval and any required documentation
before you leave the country where you rented the car. This is especially
important when driving to Italy and Eastern Europe.
If you're a resident of Britain or Continental Europe, check with your
car-insurance agent or broker to learn what may be covered by your existing
When the unexpected occurs, trip coverage can save the day.
Driving in Europe
Information and links on trip planning, car rentals, short-term leases, traffic
laws, International Driving Permits, and more.
Car or Train?
Should you tour Europe on four wheels or ride the rails? Use this quiz and
related resources to make a wise decision.
Europe by Van and Motorhome
Relive the '60s in a VW van or cruise the Continent in a land yacht.
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