Hiring a Rental Car in Perth

Perth is the best place located in Western Australia; it’s one of the peaceful cities in Australia. This capital city is laden with stunning beaches, attractive spots, good weather and top restaurants. The best months to visit Perth are September and October, but anyhow you can also enjoy the beautiful attraction

Rental Car in Perth

To make your business trip or the vacation hassle free here are some tips while hiring a rental car in Perth.

  • Driving License

The minimum age to drive a rental car in Perth is 21 years. You should have the valid driving license issued by your own country. The license should be in English and if not then get the International driving permit from your own residence country before visiting Australia.

  • Seat Belts

Seat Belts are compulsory while driving in Perth. Children and babies under age 7 have to wear booster seat or child restraint for the driving safety reasons. If passengers above age 16 found not wearing the seat belts are fined along with the driver.

  • Driving Side

Americans drive the car on the right side of the road, while Australians drive on the left side of the road. If you are used to drive on left side of the road, your journey will be hassle free. Car rental companies may take your left side driving test, if you are not used to.

  •  Petrol Stations

In every town there are petrol stations and mostly they are operated through self service. Most of the petrol stations, service stations, roadhouses and regional road remain closed overnight. So if you are willing to drive at night do pump the petrol required for driving overnight.

  •  Night time Driving

After dawn the wild life of Australia gets active and causes more accidents. So avoid travelling during night time to avoid accidents involving wild life. Even though if you are driving during night time then be alert and keep the speed of car intact.

To visit the beautiful places you need to hire a car while in Perth, before driving a rental car in Perth know the terms and conditions of the city. Understand the local customs and rules so that you don’t land in a trouble that could really halt your travel. In Perth Rental cars are prohibited from driving on unsealed roads. It’s easy to drive in Perth due to the direction guide on the roads.

If you are looking for a good car rental company then do browse and find out which meets your need.  A GPS or Google Maps can be helpful while driving in a Perth. Good rental car companies offer the GPS option in the car to make your travel easier. Old aged paper road map can also be useful in journey if your batteries are down or you face the network problem.

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