Coming to Ireland and hiring a car can be a stressful experience however there are ways to eliminate the stress by taking advantage of car rental companies’ optional extras. Extras usually comes with a fee however it may be worth paying extra for little things that makes the experience more enjoyable for example using a GPS Satellite Navigation to get around without getting lost. Bringing your families is now easier with baby seats & boosters to hire!


Here is a guide of common extras that most car hire companies offer:

GPS – Sat Nav

Sat Nav uses Global Positioning System (GPS) to provide location details and co-ordinates to aid drivers in the right direction. Most Sat Navs will have updated maps loaded with a special note not all new roads are accounted for. Take advantage of these incredibly useful gadgets and take the stress out of driving on unfamiliar roads.

Additional Driver

Planning to do a lot of driving? You would be able to share the driving experience with a partner, family or friend although you would need to purchase an additional driver. This is to ensure all drivers are authorised to drive the car and be covered by insurance.

Baby Seats

All companies offer baby seats to save their customers the hassle of bring their owe and install in the car. This can be a pain especially when you are flying to Ireland, you don’t want to be lugging around the baby seat when you can simply hire one. Irish Car Rentals offers a selection of baby seats that are no more than a year old including top brands McClaren and Mamas & Papas.

Booster Seats

Bringing your family and hiring a car is never a problem as Irish car rental companies offer booster seats for the older children to keep them safe. These are suitable for children up to 9 years old.

Super Damage Waiver

This is often an area where people get confused about the the insurances. Super Damage Waiver  Insurance (SDW) is an optional insurance where you can have a full cover and reduce the already limited liability in case of damage to the vehicle. SDW reduces the excess liability to EURO O.

This is useful for a peace of mind when hiring a car to ensure there are damages to car whether caused by yourself or other people.

Check the rental companies’ website for more details and the costs for adding these extras to your rental. Main large Irish car rental companies in Ireland are;, Irish Car Rentals, Hertz, Europcar.

Enjoy your trip to Ireland.

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