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Travelling abroad

Can I travel abroad with my company car?

As far as Arval is concerned, you are allowed to travel abroad with your vehicle; however, please note that you will need a certificate for countries outside the EU or the Schengen Area. It is easy to request this certificate from Arval Driver Care by email or phone. You should also always check the Car Policy, as your employer may have different rules to Arval.

> Call Arval Driver Care at 02 240 01 88

> Email Arval Driver Care

> Tips for driving abroad

Where should I apply for an Ecovignet for travelling to France?

You can apply for one via the regional authority's website: https://www.certificat-air.fr

How do I prepare myself and my vehicle for a trip abroad?

  • Do not overload your vehicle. If your vehicle exceeds its maximum allowable weight, it will no longer comply with safety standards.
  • Check the comfort and safety of the passengers. Everyone must be properly seated and secured at all times, with a seatbelt, that is appropriate to his or her age, fastened.
  • Make sure you are rested before you leave. Significant tiredness while behind the wheel can be fatal.
  • Take a break every 2 hours.
  • Anticipate traffic.
  • Tune in to the local traffic radio to get real-time traffic information.
  • Keep calm in all situations! Think, then act.
  • Stay on your guard for fraudulent police officers, unscrupulous motor mechanics, etc.

 

Practical:

  • Bring your sunglasses so that your drive is a pleasant one.
  • Have your credit card/visa card and cash ready for tolls.
  • Bring your spare car keys with you to avoid problems if you lose a key.

 

Long journeys are often a source of stress for children. Make it a more pleasant and fun experience with following ideas:

  • Keep them occupied with (new) games, drawings, books, etc.
  • Set off at a suitable time: at the end of the day or at night.
  • Try to stop at service stations with play areas for children.
  • Provide snacks and drinks, this will help them to be more patient.
  • Take a pillow(s) to make their sleep more comfortable.