Europe Car Travel

Car in Europe booth at Taste of France Show in NYC

As a proud sponsor of French American Chamber of Commerce we had a pleasure to showcase our Renault Eurodrive and car rental services in France at this last weekend’s second annual Taste of France Show that took place in Bryant Park in the heart of New York City. On September 28th and 29th, 2013 about 100,000 NY locals and tourists from all over the world visited this remarkable event. There were concert performance, raised hot-air balloon with French flag design, wine tasting, and a wide variety of vendors that skillfully introduced their French inspired products and services to the interested visitors.

Our car in Europe booth was conveniently situated next to one of the main entrances to the Bryant Park in the pavilion with other Europe travel services such as RailEurope and tourism companies. We welcomed many curious visitors and were happy to explain how Eurodrive program works along with many other car rental options we offer for travelers to France and anywhere in Europe.

Although this event was only one weekend long, we got a chance to educate many tourists about travel in France and easy ways to save on their short-term and long-term car rental and car leases while enjoying their stay in Europe.

We’ve included a few photos from the event and hope to see you at the next event Taste of France Show.

Car-in-Europe Fall Special for Long Term Car Rental

We are announcing our new Pay-in-Full Special Offer for this Fall.  Reserve your Renault Eurodrive car lease today for delivery starting September 1, 2013, pay in full at the time of your reservation and save $75.  To receive this special offer, mark Pay-in-Full box after submitting your order.  Renault Eurodrive is a well known alternative to long-term car rental in Europe.  This is a limited time offer, so reserve your car today while you still can.

To get your Quick Quote for a car click here.

New Hill-Start-Assist or Hill-Hold Technology Makes Driving on Hilly Terrains Easy and Safe

Anyone who has ever driven a manual car on steep hills can relate to the difficulty of starting from an incline as the car rolls back while you try to move your foot from the brake to the gas pedal sometimes inches before you hit another close by vehicle.

Hill Start Assistance technology as the name suggests assists the driver when starting on hills.  It prevents the vehicle from rolling backwards when resuming travel from a stop on a steep hill by automatically applying the brakes when the driver lifts his/her foot off the brake pedal to depress the accelerator pedal.

The system holds the vehicle for approximately 2 seconds. The brakes are then gradually released (the vehicle will move according to the slope).

With this new technology driving on steep slopes becomes effortless, allowing drivers to get started without rolling backward or forward.  This convenient feature helps especially novice drivers seamlessly manage hilly terrains and enjoy the ride.

Now travelers going to Europe get another reason to enjoy leasing or renting a manual car without sacrificing fun with the lower price.  Vehicles with automatic transmission are sometimes hard to come by in Europe and are often the first to go when looking for a car rental, so having the new Hill Start Assist makes a strong argument for those who steered away from manual car rentals in the past.

You can find Hill Start Assist on many of our Renault Eurodrive Models:  Captur, Clio4, Clio4 Estate, Megane, Megane Coupe, and Scenic.

If you’d like to learn more about each car model visit driver’ manuals for a PDF with car details.

- Please post your questions or comments about your experience with the new Hill-Start or Hill-Hold Assist technology.

The Best Kept Secret for Your Car Rental in Europe

Renault Eurodrive is a tax free, all-inclusive, cost-effective buy-back car leasing program that is a great alternative to car rental.  Since 1954, Eurodrive has been a popular choice for tourists who needed a long-term and/or one-way car rental for their travels to Europe.  The flexibility and comprehensive insurance coverage that allows you to drive your brand-new leased car to more than 40 European countries are what make this program so unique.  This is why more travelers every year choose Eurodrive over traditional car rentals.

To participate in this long-term car rental program you must be over 18, and stay in Europe for at least two weeks to get the best savings.  Renault Eurodrive has no maximum age limit, so older drivers can really benefit from this program.  Additionally, European expatriates, teachers and students have had the best experience using this program, as they benefit from special pricing on longer lease durations.  Car pick-up and drop-off locations are conveniently located across Europe, here are just a few examples of those cities:  Paris, Nice, Munich, Frankfurt, Zurich, Madrid, Brussels, London, Milan, Rome, and Lisbon.

If you have traveled with Renault Eurodrive or are planning your next trip to Europe, please share your experience in the comments section below.