Us Citizens driving in the UK. Questions?

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  1. tcufrog

    tcufrog DIS Veteran

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    This summer my husband and our two kids are going to England and Scotland for a month. We will be renting a car for part of our trip and my husband will be doing all of the driving. I have some questions about it.
    1. Which rental car agency do y'all recommend?
    2. Does my husband need to get an international driver's license? I've seen differing advice online.
    3. My younger son is 7 and rides in a backless booster at home (Texas). What are the rules where we're travelling regarding carseats? When travelling here and renting a car we use in inflatable booster called a Bubble Bum but I don't know if that will be enough in the UK.
    4. Which driving navigation app do you recommend? We use Google Maps or Waze here but I was wondering if those are the best choice for this trip.
    5. Is there anything else we need to know?

    Thanks for your help. We can't wait till our trip.:jumping1:
     
  2. Woodview

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    Try Rentalcars.com Or Holidayautos.com ( Fuel ..... Full to Full ..... Unlimited Miles ..... QUOTE in $ )

    A Pre Paid Voucher is given .

    ..........

    A Good Paper Map from AAA is best ....... You will know which Towns are 20 + miles away .

    Buy a TOM TOM with life time updates ( World Wide ) or A Garmin .
     
  3. JaxDad

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    Stay to the left...
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  4. Woodview

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    The price of " Gas " = " Petrol " is Per Liter NOT GALLONS

    & WATCH out for Correct HOSE for Refuelling ........... DIESEL is common
     
  5. A Small World

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    To answer your question on car seats

    The laws on car seats changed last year. This is the most up to date information - Im sure the inflatable seats are not allowed in UK

    https://www.gov.uk/child-car-seats-the-rules

    Its worth asking about car seats if you are hiring a vehicle as the rental agency may well provide the seats with the car
     

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