Help & Advice on Travelling Europe in a Lease Car...


So you have leased your new car, but what about that drive to Nice?

If you want to drive down to the Riviera in your new lease car, there is nothing holding back but your need to get everything right.

  1. Your documentation from Carlease UK will have contact details for your finance provider for your lease car. Speak to them and confirm that you have permission to take the car abroad and whether you need any additional forms or paperwork to carry with you.

  1. In addition to anything that your finance provider may supply, you will need to carry with you your driving license and proof of insurance. In both cases, France now requires that you have the originals with you. Also, you should fill out a VE-103B, this replaces the V5 (log book).

  1. In France you will require the Crit’Air ( and in Germany .

Sweden, Denmark, Holland and Norway all operate similar systems and you need to have paid before you leave the UK.

  1. Confirm with your insurers that you are covered in Europe and enquire about accident reporting that the they require. Some insurers will supply you with a Green Card as proof of insurance.

  1. Breaking down on a motorway in Europe is very expensive if you don’t have breakdown cover in place. Ferry companies and Eurotunnel offer short term policies at booking stage.

  1. Countries in Europe each have driving laws that are specific to them. Make sure that you understand them before you leave.

Additional thoughts:

Display a GB sticker on the rear of your vehicle.

You must carry a warning triangle, 2 yellow vests and spare bulbs in most of Europe.

Where appropriate, carry snow chains.

Check you vehicle before the trip.

Carry our a full safety check of your vehicle and any trailer/caravan that you may be towing.

For more help and advice on using and travelling in a lease car check out some of the dedicated help and advice pages here on CarLease UK. You can also find more helpful tips and industry news in our blog pages. If you are unsure about travelling to Europe in your lease car contact us for more information.

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