Extras

DISCOVER OUR EXTRAS

Europcar offers you a number of extras to compliment your vehicle rental. Choose from optional equipment including baby seats and GPS units or select the extras for greater peace-of-mind including Additional Drivers and a range of cover products.

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COVERS

To learn more about our cover products, click here.

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GPS

Talk about simple. Our portable GPS units feature a simple touch screen interface, with automatic route calculation and turn-by-turn voice-prompted directions. The ‘Text-to-speech’ feature announces street names.

  • High-sensitivity GPS receiver – provides faster acquisition times and maintains signal under heavy foliage and near city skyscrapers
  • Automotive-grade, sunlight-readable, anti-glare display – makes it easier to see where you’re going
  • Easy to use
  • 3D maps
  • Multi language options
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BABY & CHILD SEATS

For the protection of your children during your car rental period, child safety restraint seats are available at Europcar locations in Australia upon advance reservation. Children under seven years of age must wear a child restraint or booster seat when travelling in a car for improved safety.

In Australia Europcar offers three variants of child safety restraint seats:

  • Infant Safety Seat (CSI). For children 0-12 months old (0-9kg)
  • Toddler Safety Seat (CSB). For children 1-3 years old (8-18kg)
  • Child Safety Seat (CST). For children 4-7 years old (14-26kg)

All three options can be added during your booking (depending on availability).

The type of restraint will depend on the age of the child as follows:

  • Children aged under six months must wear an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rear facing child restraint
  • Children aged between six months and under four years must wear an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, rear facing child restraint OR a forward facing child restraint with an in-built harness
  • Children aged between four years and under seven must wear an approved, properly fastened and adjusted, forward facing child restraint with an in-built harness OR an approved booster seat which is properly positioned and fastened

For your child’s safety, remember these key tips:

  • Carefully review both the child restraint and vehicle instructions
  • All children should be buckled up in the back (never place a child restraint seat in a seat with an active airbag)
  • Always get a tight fit – the restraint should not move more than one inch from side to side or front to back
  • Make sure that the harness straps and clip are positioned and secured appropriately
  • Set the example – always buckle up yourself!
  • Comply with all child restraint laws and ensure that for all children under the age of seven years the restraint has been fitted correctly according to the age of the child and that the restraint is properly adjusted and fastened
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ADDITIONAL DRIVER

For a more comfortable and safer road trip, why not share the drive and add an Additional Driver. Take turns in the driver’s seat and enjoy the journey – not just the destination.

Adding an Additional Driver (or drivers) to your rental can alleviate some of the pressures when driving long distances. Taking turns as the main drivers allows you to have a break from concentrating on the road ahead – making your journey a much safer one.

The number of additional drivers you can add will depend on the seating capacity of the vehicle you choose.

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YOUNG DRIVER

If you are under 25, you will need to pay a small fee when hiring a vehicle.

If you are new to driving, every new journey will feel like a new adventure. Remember however, that there are a few things to keep in mind that will help you stay safe on the road.

When it comes to renting a car, give yourself time to familiarise yourself with the workings of the car – steering wheel, mirrors, seat position – all of these things will impact on how well you drive and how comfortable your journey will be.

Some other notes to remember:

  • The driver must not use a mobile phone or operate the GPS while driving unless the device is completely hands-free
  • Be mindful of travel times – if your journey has some hilly, tight, and winding roads, distances can be deceptive
  • Plan your journey, take your time, and do not rush. Do not drive when tired. Take breaks and enjoy the journey
  • Share the road with cyclists. Cyclists have the same rights as drivers
  • Slow down and pass safely and carefully
  • Do not drive under the influence of alcohol or drugs
  • The open road speed limit in Australia and New Zealand is a maximum of 100 km per hour. Generally, the road speed limit in urban areas is a maximum of 50 km per hour. At times you may need to drive slower due to weather, traffic conditions or winding roads
  • All passengers must wear seatbelts at all times, including children. Children under the age of seven must be secured in an approved child restraint