Dream of Italy has partnered with Auto Europe to offer all readers 5% off Auto Europe's already-low rental rates. Even before I knew anyone at the company, I always rented my cars through Auto Europe. That's because they always beat everyone else's rates and they offer 24-hour service. If you're worried about the weakening dollar, Auto Europe offers the added bonus of guaranteeing their rates in U.S. dollars.
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1. Make sure your rental is booked in US dollars. Auto Europe's rates are guaranteed in dollars. If you are paying for a rental in euros, be prepared to be charged an additional 3% by your credit card company for the conversion of from euros to dollars.
2. Know what is included and not included in your car rental rate. Auto Europe's rates for renting cars in Italy are inclusive--they include mandatory insurances with a zero or low deductible. Competitor rates usually do not include value added tax (VAT is 20% in Italy) and airport fees. If you find a better rate, let Auto Europe know--they'll verify it, and beat it every time.
3. Read the car classifications carefully. Car rental companies may advertise a rate for a mid-size, Ford Focus. A Ford Focus is not an intermediate or mid-size car, it's a compact model. Take advantage of Auto Europe's upgrade offers where you book a smaller car, and are upgraded to larger one.
Auto Europe is a US-based company and is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. If you have a problem here or in Italy, call them. They'll solve it for you.