Driving with confidence
The art of driving and the thrill of adventure
There are a number of ways to improve your driving skills. You can get used to driving through accompanied driving or by taking driving courses.
24/7 roadside assistance
If you have a problem on the road
24/7 roadside assistance provides help to the driver in the event of an accident, breakdown or puncture on the road. This optional coverage generally includes the vehicle, driver and passengers. It also includes breakdown assistance or towing of the damaged vehicle.
Safe and efficient driving practices
Drive safely and efficiently, while respecting the traffic signs and regulations. Maintain your concentration at the wheel and adapt your speed to road conditions.
Defensive driving strategies
Caution and foresight
Drivers who adopt defensive driving strategies must assess the risks, anticipate dangerous situations and adapt their driving to their environment.
4x4 off-road: easy hire
Hire a 4×4 to explore otherwise inaccessible areas in a conventional car. When you drive your off-roader, take into account the type of transmission, fuel or gearbox. Make sure you hire from Getaround and benefit from a personalised service and tailor-made assistance.
Ready to escape
Planning a holiday road-trip
Plan your itinerary
Find destinations for your next road-trip by checking travel guides, blogs or specialist websites.
Choose your vehicle
When choosing your hire car for your road-trip, take into account your comfort, your budget and, above all, your itinerary.
When you drive in a new country, you must respect its traffic rules.
Make a checklist
When you draw up a checklist for a road trip, don’t forget to add the documents, equipment and tools you will need.
Memorable destinations on four wheels
Considered to be the road-trip country par excellence, the United States abounds in grandiose landscapes. If you want to explore New Zealand off-road, you can contemplate majestic fjords.
U.S. Route 66 in the United States
The Himalayan route in India
Machu Picchu in Peru
The dunes of Sossusvlei, Namibia
Portugal's Atlantic coast
The Volcano Route, New Zealand
Awareness of the dangers of off-road driving
Driving a 4×4 involves considerable dangers for passengers, the driver, the environment and other road users. That’s why you need to be aware of the various dangers on the road.
Unforeseen obstacles: rocks, potholes, etc.
Drive carefully over rocks and potholes to protect your 4×4.
Risk of overturning: slopes, holes...
Cross a slope by adapting your speed and angle of attack.
Rescue access: difficulties, inaccessibility...
It may take longer for help to arrive if you break down in a rough terrain.
Weather conditions: dangerous driving
Remember to adjust your speed, switch on your lights and increase your safety distance during bad weather.
Best parking techniques
Reverse herringbone parking
Herringbone parking makes it easier for cars to get out and saves space. It is often used in wide streets and car parks.
This manoeuvre optimises the space available and simplifies parking. To get it right, you need to get used to the handling and dimensions of your car.