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Bari International Airport offers a wide variety of car hire options for their arriving passengers. All the car hire counters can be found in the Arrivals Hall of the airport. Although it is possible to rent a car directly from the counters on your arrival, many people like to make their reservation in advance from their preferred company’s website. In this way, you can be rest assured that you will receive the rental car that will suit your requirements.

Car hire companies with locations at Bari Airport include Hertz, Avis, Maggiore, Europcar, Win Rent, Auto Europa, Thrifty and Locauto. If you are unsure of which company to use, you could search for a comparison website on the internet, which will then display the rates and vehicles from many different car hire companies on the same page, allowing you to make the best selection.

A rental car in Italy is mostly ideal for exploring the surrounding areas of the main cities. Driving within the city centers of larger Italian cities can be a daunting experience. The roads can be narrow and confusing, filled with taxi drivers rushing to their destinations. However, having your own vehicle is always an advantage, especially if you are traveling as a family. Most rental companies also offer a variety of extra equipment to rent, such as baby safety seats, luggage racks and satellite navigation systems. A baby safety seat, or booster seat for older children, is an essential part of a safe journey. In Italy, road rules are also very strict, and occupants of a vehicle should wear their seat belts at all times. Pay close attention to the speed limits of the different roads as well, and never drink and drive. Hefty on-the-spot fines are issued for both these offenses. A navigation system can be an invaluable piece of equipment to have, especially if you are unfamiliar with the area. It also offers many points of interest, such as hotels, restaurants, pharmacies and gas stations, which can be very useful. You may even be lucky and find that your rented vehicle comes equipped with a navigation system, but to be certain, make enquiries for one when you make the reservation. All extra equipment should be booked as early as possible.

The primary renter of vehicles from most rental companies is required to be 21 years of age or older, and in possession of a valid driver’s license that has been issued by their country for at least a year. Renters between the ages of 21 and 25 may pay a higher rental rate, or a ‘young driver’s surcharge’. They also may not be able to rent certain larger vehicles, convertibles, or other specialty type vehicles. Ensure that you understand the requirements of your chosen rental company.

Most car hire companies provide for the needs of a disabled renter. Certain cars can be rented that have equipment to help the disabled driver. They also usually allow a visually impaired individual to be the primary renter of the vehicle. This individual must rent the vehicle with a specified driver who has a valid drivers license. The rental company will then use the credit card of the visually impaired individual, but the driving license of the designated driver to process the rental agreement.

At Bari Airport, the car hire companies offer a wide range of quality vehicles to rent. They are usually rented by car category, and not by specific make or model, however, you may find that there are some instances where you can specifically choose your exact car model. Car categories usually include Compact, Economy, Mid-size or Standard, Full-size, Premium, Convertible, SUV and Van. Compact and Economy vehicles are ideal for two to four passengers, while the Standard and Full-size vehicles offer a bit more space, and can seat up to five people. Cars with more style and luxury can be found in the Premium category. Most rental companies also have vehicles for the extra large family, or for those people who are traveling in groups, and these vehicles can seat up to seven, or sometimes even more, occupants.

No matter your rental requirements, the car hire companies at Bari Airport are sure to offer excellent service, and have the ideal vehicle waiting for you.

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