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Will I get a Sat Nav with my hire car?

The last thing you want is to be lost in a foreign country, so can you assume your hire car will come with a sat nav?

Not normally unless it's named in the agreement, or is part of your car hire package. Most larger car hire firms will offer them as an added extra - but be careful with them - they are frequently omitted from the insurance agreements - just because you are on holiday doesn't mean car thieves are as well!

You increase your chances of getting one if you book a car towards the top of the range, mainly as most cars bought to supply this market now have them built in automatically.

Also be aware that sat navs which detect radar speed traps are illegal in many European countries, and even those which use a map based system to remind you of upcoming speed cameras are illegal in some - so don't expect that functionality everywhere. Check the situation with the car hire firm.

As well as hiring a sat nav with your car or taking your own with you, there are specialist firms who offer sat nav hire at a fraction of the cost of units rented from car hire firms. Some smartphones can also so the job of a satnav.

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This content was last reviewed on 16/10/2018

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