Croatia ranks among the trendiest European destination for holidays. This country features all the attributes to make it an ideal place for family holidays, a road trip with friends and even solo adventurers. Beautiful stretches of the Dalmatian coastline, outstanding beaches, mediaeval castles and forts... There’s a lot to discover in Croatia and car rental offers you the absolute freedom to go anywhere you want, visiting every interesting location you would probably miss when using public transport.
Sure there are many Croatian rental car agencies you can address and offers for car hire are numerous. However, during July and August, at touristic season peak, demand is very high and it can be a little nerve-wracking to be left unserved, forced to wait for a drop-off or eventual cancellations, and this in a foreign country. If you planned to just show up without booking ahead, forget about this idea if you don’t want to be left to catch the bus. Apart from this, the sooner you book, the better the base rate you get. In fact, car rental prices in Croatia keep rising the closer it gets to the summer vacation period.
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Car rental professionals in Croatia will not neglect to brief you on the rules and other useful information for driving in the country. Nevertheless, it is wise to get yourself informed about motorway signs that may differ from what is used in your country, about risk zones to avoid, about the weather forecast, about rest area...
You probably know the unexpected can happen. So, always plan your budget with an appropriate margin in order to pay fees when using toll roads, to pay for gas, for entrance tickets to some touristic sites and, for some whims you cannot resist to.
Your car rental will certainly include standard insurances but in case of collision damage or any other kind of accident, your credit card may be charged by the company where you hired the car. Prevention is the best protection: wear seatbelts, use headlights at night and when visibility is bad, drive slowly when it’s windy (the wind speed can reach 90-100 km/h in some regions).