Guide to renting

Whether it is for business or leisure, because your own vehicle is unavailable or not up to the task or perhaps due to the fact that you don't want the hassle and expense of owning one, car and van rental is on the increase.

Renting a car or van should be straightforward, especially if you follow some simple steps. This guide will take you through everything you need to know about renting a vehicle -€“ in your country or abroad.


Leaseurope brings together 47 member associations representing the leasing, long term and/or short term automotive rental industries in the 34 European countries in which they are present. The scope of products covered by Leaseurope's members ranges from hire purchase and finance leases to operating leases of all asset categories (automotive, equipment and real estate) and includes the short term rental of cars, vans and trucks. It is estimated that Leaseurope represents approximately 96% of the total European leasing market and the firms represented via its member associations granted new leasing volumes of over €330 billion in 2008.

The Federation'€™s mission is to represent the European leasing and automotive rental industry, ensuring the sector'€™s voice is heard by European and international policy makers. Leaseurope also seeks to promote the leasing and automotive rental products and produces European level statistics describing the markets it represents.