Explore the Land of the Free at your own pace with a car hire in the USA! Auto Europe provides quality car rental services at unbeatable prices. We have a wide selection of cars at your disposal at popular holiday destinations around the world. Our dedicated customer service team will cater to all of your personal needs and queries. Information on our current offers can be found on our website, or by speaking with one of our rental specialists on +353768887790.
A car hire in the USA allows you to experience the American dream and discover the country where anything is possible. With fifty states to choose from, large and small, you will never be troubled for destinations. Pick up a car in New York and cruise along the former colonial strongholds of the East Coast. Visit California and enjoy the luxurious Golden State, or organise a car rental in Colorado and witness the breathtaking majesty of the Rocky Mountains. Travel around and immerse yourself in the vast, diverse regions of the USA at your own pace by booking with Auto Europe today!
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Driving laws and regulations in the USA differ from state to state as a result of the United States legal system. For this reason, it is highly recommended to study the driving laws of the state(s) you are planning to visit. Below is a list of general driving regulations for the whole of the USA.
People in the USA have a different driving vocabulary compared to Ireland. A motorway is an "interstate highway" or "freeway" or "expressway", a junction is an "interchange", a carriageway is a "lane", a roundabout is a "traffic circle", an overtake is a "pass", a zebra crossing is a "marked crosswalk", a pavement is a "sidewalk", and petrol is known as "gasoline" or simply "gas".
A guide to US road rules and regulations can be found on our easy to understand page.
Road tolls are uncommon in the USA. Each state varies in the number of toll roads they have and the cost for the use of such roads. It is recommended to note the toll roads of the states you are planning to visit. It is also advisable to pay with cash at toll booths in order to avoid complications arising from credit card transactions.
In the USA, you must be 16 years and 180 days old to obtain a restricted licence. Furthermore, you must have had a learner's permit for 180 days. You must be at least 18 years old to receive a full driver's licence.
In theory, you may arrange a car rental in the USA at any age after 18 (many rental companies set a maximum age of 70). However, it is common for car rental companies to deny drivers who are under the age of 25. More often than not, drivers under this age must pay an additional daily surcharge when renting a car. Younger drivers may also have a restricted selection of cars.
The currency of the USA is the US dollar ($). Cash can be withdrawn from US cash machines and ATMs. Please note that your bank may charge you commission for making cash withdrawals abroad. Though it is common to pay for goods with credit and debit cards in the USA, be advised that not all shops may accept payment with them.
Because the USA is a vast country, there are four time zones on the mainland, and two additional time zones for Alaska and Hawaii. Some states are situated between two time zones, such as Maine and Kentucky. It is recommended to take note of the time zones of the states and cities that you are planning to visit.
The de facto official language of the USA is English. The second most spoken language is Spanish, accounting for 12% of the population, or 35 million people. Spanish is widely spoken in areas where there is a high Hispanic population: Southwestern United States near the border of Mexico, Florida, parts of California, District of Columbia, Illinois, New Jersey, and New York. Many street signs in these areas are written in both English and Spanish, while some predominantly Spanish neighbourhoods have only Spanish signs and Spanish-speaking people. Spanish is the official language of the territory of Puerto Rico.
The voltage in US outlets is 120 Volts at 60 Hertz. A voltage converter is required if your electrical device does not accept this voltage. Outlets in the USA accept plugs with two round pins (most prevalent plug type in Europe and Asia). Appliances from the UK and Ireland will require an adaptor for use in the USA.
There are two main ways for Irish citizens to visit the United States for tourism:
Embassy of Ireland
2234 Massachusetts Ave NW,
Washington DC 20008
Tel. + 1-202-462-3939
Monday to Friday 09.00-13.00 and 14.00-16:00
Auto Europe offers you a fantastic way of exploring the whole of North America. With our campervan hire the best road trip in the USA is guaranteed! There is so much to see in the USA, starting from majestic landscapes to be seen in national parks to some of the biggest cities in the world. Our partners for campervan hire in the USA are Apollo, Road Bear, Star RV and Cruise America.