If you are travelling around Lake Garda with an infant, you will need to take heed of the Italian laws pertaining to children in car seats. In Italy, the law states children need a mandatory car seat or booster seat until the age of 12. If they are over 1.5 metres tall, they can use the seat belt. Car seats can easily be pre-arranged from any of the car hire companies at a small surcharge. You may want to include your spouse or friend as a second driver too and get to see some of those beautiful Lake Garda views.
You can ensure you drop your Lake Garda car hire off at the same time as your collection if you want to save money. Most car hire companies will charge you per 24-hour period, and if you are a few hours late, there’s a chance you will be charged for an extra day’s hire. Also, it is advisable to make sure you pay attention to the bodywork inspection before the car drives off the lot, so you are well aware of what condition the car was in when you collected it.
If planning on taking your Lake Garda car hire for a drive further out around the region, consider toll gate fees. Make sure you always have enough cash on you to get through tolls, as they can be quite pricey in Italy, and in more remote areas, you will find they often don’t accept credit cards.
The documentation required when you hire a car in Lake Garda will be your international drivers licence for Italy, your own valid national driving licence from your home country and photographic identification such as a passport. Then, of course, you will need to provide an international credit card with sufficient credit.
Book your rental car in Lake Garda at least 1 day before your trip in order to get a below-average price
Economy rental cars in Lake Garda are around -14% cheaper than other car types, on average
FAQs about hiring a car in Lake Garda
When hiring a car in Lake Garda, you will have the freedom to explore this idyllic landscape at your own pace. Averaging 90 miles around the length of the lake with small towns in between, the roads you will be journeying on are a holidaymaker's dream. With the whole of Lake Garda mapped out for scenic driving, all roads will offer an easy drive that can best be enjoyed from the comfort of a convertible in summer or a compact and efficient car that will be able to handle the narrow streets well. When hiring a car in Lake Garda, you will usually be offered a manual transmission vehicle unless you specify that you would prefer automatic. With some steep inclines around the mountain roads, consider which style of transmission works best for you.
You can find many useful add-ons to your car hire in Lake Garda to make your driving experience even more pleasant. Satellite navigation is always advisable when driving in a foreign city, as it will indicate when traffic is at a peak as well as give you directions around the region. With all the neighbouring villages around Lake Garda, you will be spoiled for choice when choosing an Italian road trip. You can get great add-ons from companies that even offer handy chargers for mobile devices, so you will never lose power on the road.
In order to hire a car in Lake Garda, you have to be at least 18 years of age. Drivers under 25 may find that some car hire companies charge a young drivers fee, too. Italian insurance companies also have an age limit on car hire insurance of 70 and 75 years of age, depending on the car hire provider. As insurance is mandatory when hiring a car, this will make the car hire cut-off age dependent on the company.
Economy (Fiat Panda or similar) is the most frequently booked car hire type in Lake Garda.