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Are eligible to benefit from the Renault Eurodrive tax-free short-term auto lease, persons who can claim residence outside the European Union, who are 18 years of age or older, and have had a valid driver's license for at least one year. No maximum age limit applies. Tourists qualify for leases of up to 170 days for cars delivered in: Bordeaux, Brussels Calais, Geneva, Lyon, Marseille, Montpellier, Nantes, Nice, Paris, St. Louis, Strasbourg, Toulouse and Frankfurt, and up to 165 days for cars delivered in: Amsterdam, Barcelona, Brest, Lisbon, Madrid, Milan, Porto, Rome, Saint Jacques and Vigo with the exception for London and Munich where the maximum is 155 days. Following the same eligibility conditions, students and educators typically qualify for leases of up to 355 days (respectively up to 350 days and 340 days for London and Munich), as do certain employees undertaking a limited engagement in Europe. Contact us for more details.

Many countries require no license apart from your domestic driver’s one. However, Austria, Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, Italy, Portugal, and Spain do, by law at least, require non-Europeans to carry an International Driving Permit (IDP) along with their domestic license. It is the responsibility of the driver, based on his/her planned itinerary, to check with the proper authorities (Tourist Office, Consulate, Embassy etc….) what the local requirements are and to ensure his/her full compliance with such.

The driver must be at least 18 years old and hold a current driver's license valid for all the countries in which he/she intends to drive. All authorized drivers are fully covered by the Insurance. Apart from the holder of the vehicle registration document [i.e. the person whose name is on the vehicle’s registration], other authorized drivers, as per the Program Rules, are the spouse, the domestic partner (with documentary proof of living together, or an affidavit) and direct ascendants and descendants provided they themselves satisfy the Program key requirements . In case of necessity you may authorize another person who satisfy those conditions as well but is not directly related to you, provided you are traveling in the car with this person.

Amsterdam, Barcelona, Bordeaux, Brest, Brussels, Calais, Frankfurt, Geneva, Lisbon, London, Lyon, Madrid, Marseille, Milan, Montpellier, Munich, Nantes, Nice, Paris city, Paris CDG Airport, Paris Orly Airport, Porto, Rome, Santiago de Compostella, St. Louis / Mulhouse, Strasbourg, Toulouse, Vigo. The Eurodrive program authorizes any combination of pick up and drop off locations.

The insurance, new car warranty and road assistance service are all included in the price of the lease. The insurance covers civil liability, collision with zero-deductible, theft, vandalism, fire and act-of-God. It is effective no matter who is driving, provided the vehicle is being driven within the geographic domain of the insurance. Likewise the included 24/7 multi-lingual roadside assistance is limited to this same geographical domain.

Although the car may be driven in other countries at the drivers own risk, the countries in which the included insurance and Road Assistance programs are effective consist of the following:
Andorra, Austria, Belgium, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Cyprus, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Gibraltar, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lichtenstein , Lithuania, Luxemburg, Macedonia, Malta, Monaco, Norway, The Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, San Marino, Turkey, United Kingdom, Vatican City.

You can choose to purchase child seat(s) from us, at the time of your reservation. Such seats are required by law for children less than 10 years of age. You may also elect to buy such seats locally and install them in your car yourself. We do not sell roof racks or ski racks. Some of our cars will come from the factory with roof bars, requiring only the addition of an appropriate set of crossbars. For other models, you will need to buy both the cross bars and the proper roof fitting parts. Racks of various usages are easy to find at many local car dealerships, car parts stores and major sport equipment stores. Please note that Renault will not buy back this type of equipment from you when you return the car.

In most European countries the price of diesel fuel can be as much as 10 to 15 percent less than that of gasoline. Diesel engines are also about 10 percent more fuel efficient than gasoline engines. Therefore, in most countries, you could theoretically end up saving on your fuel cost if you drive a diesel rather than a gasoline-powered vehicle. However, fuel prices (gasoline and diesel alike) vary from country to country and may also be affected by local distribution networks. In addition, your own driving style, the mix of usage you will make of the car (city, road and highway) and the load of the car will significantly affect your fuel consumption and therefore the actual savings you may expect by choosing diesel over Gasoline. Finally, the lease cost of Diesel powered cars is usually higher than the one of Gasoline powered cars. This has to be taken account as well in your calculation. As a rule of thumb we estimate that unless you will be driving more than 4,000 kilometers, the gasoline option is likely to remain the most cost effective. The above information is provided only as guidance. It is the exclusive responsibility of the driver of the car to research this issue further, prior to making his/her choice of engine when available.
To see recent gas price information in Europe click here

For your convenience, all of our cars come with a factory installed GPS. In most cases, the built-in GPS system provides a full European coverage, however, some restrictions may apply to some of the systems.

Please click here to download an English copy of the GPS instructions for your vehicle model.

Your car is delivered with the standard tires Renault has chosen as a proper match for the vehicle you will be leasing. Those tires allow the car to be driven in total safety under normal road conditions in France. Depending on the area in Europe where your driving might be concentrated, by such tires may however limit your ability to drive under certain conditions. As the owner of the vehicle, it is your responsibility to 1) exercise proper judgment as far as whether local driving conditions may warrant a tire change or the usage of additional equipment such as tire socks, chains or others. 2) comply with any local regulation which may require a specific type of tires either during a certain period of the year or as a result of particular conditions. The cost of replacing the standard tires provided by Renault with your car is your responsibility. We do recommend that, should such a change be necessary, you contact the nearest local Renault agent listed in the booklet available in the car, as he may be able to help choose the tires that would be best fitted for your vehicle and the driving conditions you anticipate. Also note that, while you are completely free to change the original tires mounted of your car, those original tires will need to be returned with the vehicle at the expiration of your lease.

You may purchase your vehicle at the end of your lease. All you have to do is contact Renault in Paris at the relevant phone number listed in the Travel booklet which is made available to you before your departure, at least 7 days prior to the termination of your lease. Renault will arrange for 2 weeks worth of temporary registration and insurance (appending to the end of your lease duration) while further assisting you with respect to all the administrative and / or financial elements required for the transaction. We recommend however that, if you are planning such a purchase, you check with us the option of buying the vehicle outright. We will be more than happy to help you with this process which offers more flexibility than the leasing option in term of customization of the car. We will also be able to offer you a significant discount on the list price on that vehicle.

As the number of cars offered in this Program is limited to a few thousands per year, we suggest you place your order as early as possible and at least thirty days before the planned pick-up date.

Eurodrive reservations must be made at least three weeks before the planned vehicle delivery date. If you need a shorter turnaround time, call one of our travel consultants at (888) 532-1221 between 9:00AM and 5:30PM Eastern Time. We will always try to accommodate your needs. If we can't arrange for a delivery on your exact date, we may be able to assist you with a regular car rental for a few days before you can take possession of your Renault or offer you another long term rental option for your trip.

A $500 deposit is required in order to place your reservation. The remaining balance is due 40 days prior to the vehicle delivery date. If your pickup date is in less than 40 days from your order date, payment of the full amount of your lease is required when you order.

Changes requested more than 40 days prior to the delivery date of the vehicle:You can make up to 2 changes without any charges. Thereafter, there is a fee of $50 per change.

Changes requested 40 days or less prior to the scheduled or desired delivery date of the vehicle: any change requested during this period will be subject to a $750.00 fee. All changes must be requested in writing by mail, email or fax.

Changes after delivery of the vehicle: You can make changes regarding your drop off location or the length of your lease (additional day charge will be calculated on the basis of Renault Paris general contract extension price list) while abroad by contacting Renault headquarters in Paris DIRECTLY.

Cancellations: Deposit based reservations cancelled more than 40 days before the delivery date of the vehicle will be subject to a cancellation fee of $50.00 (a $450.00 credit on the initial paid deposit of $500.00 will be posted on the credit card used at time of booking). Paid in full reservations cancelled more than 40 days before the vehicle delivery date will be subject to a $100.00 cancellation fee (a credit of the full amount paid for the contract minus $100.00 will be posted on the credit card used at time of booking). All cancellations requests received 40 days or less prior to the delivery date of the vehicle will be subject to a $750.00 cancellation fee.

As a valued customer, each one of your leases credits your client account with points which eventually translate into a discount on your next leases. When a promotional discount and a Loyalty Program discount cannot be combined, the largest applicable discount is always applied. In cases when Limited Time Offer (LTO) is combinable with another discount (loyalty and/or special interest discounts), then this discount is capped at 8%.

Benefits: Starting with your 5th executed contract you are entitled to a 5% discount on all your future leases. Once you have reached 10 leases, this loyalty discount becomes 10%. This discount applies to the car portion of your lease only (pick up and drop off fees as well as accessories or additional services such as hotel or home delivery are not included) and is reflected in your final contract. There is no specific redemption process to follow, as our system tracks your activity and allows us to properly reflect your discount upon confirmation of your reservation.

You may extend the length of your contract following the delivery of your vehicle, within the limits of the expiration date of the vehicle's registration certificate. As stated in the Eurodrive General Terms and Conditions, all that is needed is to contact the Renault Eurodrive office at +33 (0) 1 76 84 99 00 at least 7 days prior to the initially scheduled return date. The cost of the additional days you need will be billed to you in Euros directly by Renault so you will be asked to provide a valid credit card number to complete the extension. Be advised that the cost of those additional days (34 Euros per day for all Renault models and 24 Euros per day for all Dacia models) is significantly higher than what you pay at the time of your initial reservation. As a result, In some cases, it may be more advantageous to reserve your car from the get go for the maximum number of days you think you might need and then, should you end up not needing some of those days, return the car early and ask for a refund of those unused days, rather than reserve only the minimum number of days you may need and then pay the local Euro rates for the extra days. IMPORTANT: The insurance coverage stops on the contractual end date of the lease, therefore it is mandatory to extend the contract if you plan to return the vehicle after the contractual end date.

Although you’ll be getting your car with advertised specifications, the car color however, is chosen by the manufacturer. Eurodrive vehicles generally come in neutral colors.

APPLIES ONLY TO CAR RENTALS. (For Eurodrive Buy-back Car Leasing Insurance Coverage information please click here )

“Renting a car is not a process limited to the selection of a car category. One of the most important choices you have to make before booking your car is in fact to decide what level of insurance protection you think you need.

  1. Basic: All our cars come with a basic coverage which includes a no deductible Fire insurance and an Unlimited Liability insurance which covers any damage you may cause to a third party or to property “outside the rental vehicle”.

    This basic coverage does not include what is often referred to as PAI, which is a special insurance option that covers you and your passenger’s medical expenses, invalidity compensation or death benefits (up to a certain amount) regardless of who is at fault (you or a third party). Such extra coverage is generally available at the car rental counter at your pick up location. PAI where available, may cover personal objects in case of theft.
  2. “With Insurances” or “Inclusive”: The next level of coverage that may be available for the car you have selected is “With Insurances”. This option adds to the basic coverage level defined above in term of Collision and Theft. This level includes however a deductible which varies with the value of the car you are renting. The amount of this deductible will be indicated to you when you check the terms and conditions applicable to your rental which you must read before finalizing your reservation. Such a level of coverage is in fact mandatory for rentals made in certain countries (e.g. Italy) so you may not see the “Basic” option in some cases as it is in fact not an available option.
  3. “No Excess”: The third level of coverage we offer and which may be available for your car depending on the car rental provider is called “No Excess”. This level provides the same coverage as the “With Insurances” one but eliminates the deductible, giving you more peace of mind.
  4. Credit Card Coverage

    Some credit cards only offer coverage for certain car types. Exempted with most cards:
    • Vehicles valued at over $50,000 (Mercedes-Benz 320, BMW 730, etc.)
    • Exotic cars or antique cars (over 20 years old or have not been manufactured in 10 years).
    • Off road or 4x4 vehicles, motorcycles, trucks, cargo vans, full sized vans and camper vans

    Other credit card coverage concerns:
    • Coverage is limited to rentals under 30 days.
    • Some credit cards do not offer coverage for car rentals in Ireland, Israel, Italy, New Zealand, Australia and travel into Eastern Europe.
    • To extend coverage, additional drivers must be listed on the European rental agreement.
    • Most credit cards will file a claim with the client's personal insurance company before they reimburse the deductible. This could affect your client's personal driving record and premium.
    • Most credit card companies require the repair bill paid directly by the client and have a specific time period for the client to submit documentation.
    • Most credit cards will not cover rentals if the card was issued outside the United States.
WARNING: Car rental insurance coverage might be available to you through your own car insurance carrier or through a third party such as a Credit Card provider. All those insurance options come with various limitations based either on the country of the rental, the length of the rental contract, the car category or other criteria. Please do check all details and fine prints attached to those external options before making a decision on the coverage level you want to include in your reservation. At Wheels in Europe, It is our goal to make your trip as worry free as possible. Our short term leasing options offer a more comprehensive coverage than usually available for traditional car rentals. This being said we do have a rental program in France that is also all inclusive. Do call us at 1-888-532-1221 for more details.”

Whilst the majority of our customers receive the 'order confirmation' email almost immediately, delivery of emails can sometimes be delayed. On very rare occasions, email service providers may also block delivery. If you have not received your order confirmation email within 30 mins please first check your 'spam', 'bulk', 'junk' folders etc. as it may have been incorrectly flagged as spam. Please check your "Spam" folder. If you find our email there, select the message and click "Not Spam” or “Not Junk”. If you are still having problems, please call us at 1-888-532-1221.

Disability Parking Cards issued in the US are recognized in Europe as long as they are displayed in front of the windshield for the parking duration. European local laws may differ, so we recommend you check with local authorities for disabled parking rules. If for any reason you do get fined, you can contest the ticket with your disabled parking credentials.

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