Posted by Carter | Under Travel Gadgets
Thursday Feb 18, 2016
Do Rental Cars Come with GPS for Use in Europe?
When you book your European rental vehicle it’s important to know whether or not it comes with a GPS for use in Europe. When you are driving in a new country and in a new continent it will be the best thing you ever do! Driving somewhere new can be intimidating, but having a GPS provides you with security to avoid breaking any traffic laws, getting lost, and making your journey the quickest it can be.
Do rental cars come with a GPS?
Some rental cars have built in GPS, but many rental companies will charge you an additional fee to rent a GPS from them. Most of the built-in GPS systems will only be available in the luxury and high-class vehicles, which will cost more to rent. If your vehicle does not come with a GPS you will need to rent one.
Renting a GPS
This is very easy to do. When you book your rental you can add on a GPS with Kemwel at affordable prices per day. This means when you arrive at your destination, the GPS will be set up for you with the correct mapping and language and you are ready to go!
GPS for use in Europe
It’s vital that you not only have a GPS for driving in Europe, but also that you have one that works well, is reliable and is country specific. So many car rental companies will supply a GPS and it will be in the wrong language, won’t work, or it will be in the wrong place.
Driving in Europe is not always straight forward, and an up-to-date GPS is the best way to make sure your vacation runs as smoothly as possible. Our Garmin GPS systems provide up-to-the-minute information about traffic information, a dash mount for safety, and road sign notifications. It will also re-route you if there is a problem on the road and take you on the quickest available route – ensuring that your holiday is always on the right track. It will also flag up speed limits and the closest gas stations and local attractions.
Can I use my phone?
It may be possible to use the GPS system on your phone, but be aware that a lot of smartphones rely on WiFi or 3G connection – which will not be possible without an extremely expensive roaming data plan. Make sure you check with your service provider first.
It’s also a little tricky to use your phone and concentrate on driving. If you plan to use your phone as a GPS, then make sure you have a universal car phone holder, so that you do not have to hold it or balance it and become distracted.
Should I buy one?
It’s far more economical to rent a GPS – especially if you are going to Europe – than buying one, as this can cost hundreds of dollars for a brand-new one. We provide country/continent specific GPS’ that you won’t be able to use back home. If you buy a GPS before you come or when you arrive you will have to set it up to be country specific, however we can do all of that for you so it is ready for you when you arrive.
Renting a GPS from Kemwel
We are a multi-national company that specializes in customer satisfaction. We always provide all of our portable GPS systems fully set-up and ready to use, with the correct language, the correct time and in the correct location. The last thing you want to do when you arrive is spend hours setting up your GPS. We take care of all of that. What’s more, we have great deals on GPS rental to make your vacation hassle-free and stay well within your budget!
Kemwel has the best rates on all your travel needs
Don’t get lost in a rental car without a working GPS system. Kemwel offers affordable GPS rentals for use in Europe and worldwide. While planning your next European road trip, remember that Kemwel offers some of the best travel deals on everything from cheap car rentals to cozy hotels and more. Simply browse our rates online or give our friendly travel experts a call, toll-free at 1-877-820-0668.