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Summer Trip Abroad? What about in a Land Rover?

For those who enjoy touring the U.S. countryside in their Land Rover but would like a change of scenery, a "European Land Rover Trek" just might fit the bill. Whether in one country, a few, or across Europe, touring in a Land Rover gives you the traveling experience you have come to enjoy. Renting a Land Rover abroad is easy. Most European car rental agencies offer a selection of models and price packages to choose from.

To help Land Rover enthusiasts make the most of their European summer vacation, Land Rover has created a guide to driving in Europe. One part of this guide is an up-to-date list of European driving laws. Some of these laws may not be familiar to U.S. drivers. For example, running out of gas on the German Autobahn is illegal. Also, as of July 1, 2012, cars in France must carry a single-use breathalyser kit. Another part of the guide is a compilation of legal requirements for driving in 18 of the European countries. When choosing a car rental agency, be sure to check that it can provide you with a copy.

Land Rover recommends giving the vehicle a "summer health check". This check can help prevent accidents. It can also reduce break-downs due to overheating and flat tires. Items to be inspected include the lights, tires, exhausts, brakes, and fluid levels. Discuss this special check with your car rental agent to make sure it has been carried out.

In addition, Land Rover offers a range of "summer trek" accessories. One such item is the roof rack, invaluable for holding baggage or camping equipment. Other exterior accessories are side steps, tow bars, and mud flaps. Interior accessory options are systems for navigation updates and vehicle tracking. These features will help you stay on track, avoid delays or route problems, and be easily located in case of an emergency. Check out which of these helpful items are available from the rental agency you are considering.

Part of the Land Rover experience is camping. Europe has thousands of camp grounds. For people who want to "get away from it all" there are campgrounds in remote locations. For others who want to be closer to the action, there are campgrounds just a short ride away from city centers. If your car rental agency does not have the information you need, you can find it on the Internet.

All in all, seeing Europe via Land Rover is a great way to tour not only on a budget, but also in the style you like. 

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