Fun In The Sun – Useful Tips On Leasing A Car Abroad

With the holiday season in full swing, many of us are preparing for a well-deserved retreat abroad.

Whether you’re going to the sunny Spain or the scorching Australia, you are likely going to need a vehicle to get around. Depending on what you’re planning on doing, it might be wise to plan in advance to get the most from your vacation.

Since for most of holidays are a rare luxury, we want to get the most of the time we’ve got. If you’re planning on seeing a lot in a short period of time, you might be better off leasing a car. Back in the day leasing a car was seen as something only businessmen would do. Times have changed however, and now anyone can do it freely.

With the automotive industry experiencing a rise in popularity in recent years, it’s now easier than ever to lease a car.

We have compiled a short guide to leasing a car abroad to help you get the most from this holiday season.

Plan ahead

Planning ahead is crucial when going on holiday, especially if you’re going abroad. You don’t want any problems to occur whilst you’re there, so get everything ready in advance. Research the area you’ll be staying in and find a local dealership offering leasing as an option. There’s nothing worse than running around a foreign country trying to find something. Print out the location of the place, and keep it on you at all times.

Choosing the right car

Finding the right dealership is one thing but finding the right car is even more important. Based on your circumstances find out what cars are available where you’re going. If it’s a family holiday, you’ll want a larger vehicle, such as an SUV. If, on the other hand, you’re going alone you might be better off with something smaller. Whether it’s the new Vauxhall or an older Ford that you’re after, make sure that it’s going to be available to you.


Although, holidays should be a time for you to unwind and get away from the everyday grind, budgeting is crucial when going abroad. If you’re planning on leasing a car, make sure you can afford it. Even better yet, check if you can pay in advance and simply pick up the car once there. Running out of money in the middle of your vacation is no fun. Be smart about it and your time abroad will be much more enjoyable.

So, there you have it – some useful tips on leasing a vehicle abroad. Remember to do plenty of research before embarking anywhere. Staying safe should always be your priority, so if anything seems a little too good to be true – it probably is.

Leasing a car can be rewarding and it will most certainly help you get the most from your time abroad. Enjoy this summer and remember to stay safe. Follow our simple tips and you’ll likely going to end up having the time of your life.

Emily Muelford
Emily is a British writer whose love of car culture is augmented by a fascination with both the European and American automotive markets. Her perspective is uniquely fish and chips.