Carrying out car hire Nice is always recommended to anyone who’s visiting arguably the most popular city in the south east of France, simply for the fact it allows you to travel where you want and when you want during your stay.
Of course, like any other major city, Nice has a reliable public transport system, but if you’ve got a busy few days pencilled in to see all of the sights and attractions of the city, car hire Nice means that you will not have to rely on others.
Whilst you should be able to find a company in Nice easily to hire you a car, assuming that you haven’t arranged it beforehand (which is usually the recommended option) and planning which sights and attractions you’re going to visit and in what order shouldn’t pose a problem, it’s important that you’re aware of certain rules of car hire, many of which are universal.
The following five items are all things that are you are strongly advised to have with you at all times when travelling in a hire car, generally for the fact they’ll make your journey that extra bit easier.
1. A map – if there’s only one thing you remember to have with you when hiring a car, it has to be a map.
Affordable and easy to buy, map’s are not only useful for when you’re wanting to plan a journey from one place to another, but also if you have to take an alternative route to the one that you had planned or can be useful should you get lost, as even if you can ask a non-English speaking resident to point out where you are on the map, you should be able to get yourself back on track relatively easily.
2. Passports (or a photocopy of) – when you’re driving a car in Nice, you come under the exact same rules as every one else and therefore it’s advised that you carry your passport with you (or a photocopy of your passport), to hand over to the Police, for example, should you be pulled over for whatever reason.
3. Provisions – it doesn’t need to be much, but if you pack a few sandwiches and bottles of water in your car, you can ensure that should the worse happen and you breakdown, you have enough food and drink to be able to get by for a few hours easily.
4. Extra clothes – as with point three, you might not think that extra clothes would be needed, but should you breakdown in a remote, open area and you have to wait for several hours until you’re found, the temperature could drop by the time night comes and an extra layer or two will be greatly welcomed.
5. Mobile phone – whilst it’s important to carry a mobile phone with you when hiring a car (more specifically one that works abroad), the most imperative point to note here is that within the phone’s address book, you have the phone number of both the hire company and a 24 hour breakdown service.
The hire company should provide you with a telephone number for at least a basic breakdown service and it’s advised that you have this stored in your phone, simply because if you breakdown at night, it would be preferred if you didn’t have to search in your pockets and bags for a piece of paper with the phone number on.
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