Everyone has very different requirements for their car rental. So before booking make a list of what extras you need like how many passengers will there be and will you be carrying a lot of luggage? While a fast open top sports can might be great for you it will not be quite so appropriate for long journeys or day trips with the whole family!.
To ensure your safety take extra care when driving in unfamiliar areas. Keep the windows up and do not open the door if approached by a stranger. Rental cars can be a common target for thieves so try not to display too much rental company information on the vehicle.
Hiring a car is by far the best way to explore the north of Tenerife as you can get to places off the tourist track and not be tied to bus timetables. Driving in a foreign location can be a bit daunting with strange streets and driving regulations which you are not used to and also remember that in the north the terrain is far more rugged and wild than in the south.
Make sure you get a good map and not rely on GPS and you really need to know just how good the road quality is in some of the more remote places you might want to go to. Especially if you are no in a 4 x 4.
Driving regulations in the Canary Islands are the same as for the rest of Spain. But the main points to remember are that every one in the car (front and rear)must wear seatbelts with children under 12 not allowed to sit next to the driver,
The speed limit varies on the type of road so look out for the signs,
Tenerife does not have as many speed cameras as other parts of Europe as they only started installing them in 2011.
It is illegal to use a mobile telephone when driving and remember that police carry out random breath giving heavy on-the-spot fines to non-residents who are over the limit.
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There are numerous car rental companies at Tenerife North Airport so to save you time we have just listed the companies that can be found within the main terminal building.
Los Rodeos, Tenerife 38297
Telephone: 0034 92 2262202
Fax: 0034 92-2250158
Avis Car Hire
La Laguna, Tenerife Island, 38297
Telephone:0034 92 2258713
Tenerife Los Rodeos Airport (North), 38008 Tenerife
Telephone:0034 92 2372882
Fax: 0034 92 2371874
Local 40 – La Laguna, Tenerife 38297
Telephone: 0034 92 2635868
Fax:0034 92 2251917