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Manuals are cheaper, but don’t let an attractive rate fool you into reserving a car you can’t drive. If you’re not comfortable driving a stick, make sure you book an automatic—and do it well in advance, since the supply dwindles, especially in southern Europe during the summer months. Also be aware of whether you are getting a diesel or gasoline engine. Putting the wrong type of fuel in your rental can harm the engine, and insurance will often not cover drainage and repairs.

Tips for Driving in Europe

Book an Automatic Well in Advance

Manuals are cheaper, but don’t let an attractive rate fool you into reserving a car you can’t drive. If you’re not comfortable driving a stick, make sure you book an automatic—and do it well in advance, since the supply dwindles, especially in southern Europe during the summer months. Also be aware of whether you are getting a diesel or gasoline engine. Putting the wrong type of fuel in your rental can harm the engine, and insurance will often not cover drainage and repairs.

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