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Dreaming of driving on the Autobahn or maybe of taking a road trip through the Alps? Renting a car can help you achieve those dreams and even open up more remote places to you. If you're going to rent a car though, you'll definitely need to know some key phrases that you can use at the car dealer's.

That's why we're here to help! Below, you'll find lots of useful phrases that you can use whenever renting a car. Have a look for yourself and get ready for your next road trip!

Questions and Statements: Customer

Don't know the right things to ask when renting a car? The phrases below will help you! Use them the next time you're at the car dealer's.
German German English English
Ich möchte ein Auto mieten.
I would like to rent a car.
Ich würde gerne einen mittelgroßen Transporter mieten.
I'm hoping to rent a mid-sized van.
Kann ich ein Auto mit automatischer Gangschaltung haben?
Can I get a car with automatic transmission?
Ich brauche das Auto für zwei Wochen.
I need the car for two weeks.
Ist es möglich, den Vertrag bei Bedarf zu verlängern?
Is it possible to extend the contract if necessary?
Wie viel kostet das Mietauto am Tag?
How much does the rental cost per day?
Ist die Versicherung im Preis inbegriffen?
Does the price include insurance?
Wie hoch ist die Kilometerbegrenzung?
What's the kilometers limit?
Wie lange ist die Mindestmietdauer?
How long is the minimum rental period?
Ich möchte einen zusätzlichen Fahrer in den Vertrag mit aufnehmen.
I would like to add an additional driver to the contract.
Wo kann das Auto zurückgegeben werden?
Where can the car be returned?

Questions and Statements: Car Dealer

Here you'll find a collection of phrases that a car dealer might use. Take a look at them so that you'll be better prepared and can understand what they're saying to you.
German German English English
Nach was für einem Auto suchen Sie?
What kind of car were you looking for?
Die Miete beträgt 80 € pro Tag.
The rental costs 80 € per day.
Wir haben eine Auswahl kleinerer Fahrzeuge mit automatischer Gangschaltung.
We have a selection of smaller-sized vehicles with automatic transmission.
Für wie lange benötigen Sie das Auto?
How long do you need the car?
Es ist möglich, den Vertrag telefonisch zu verlängern.
It is possible to extend the contract over the phone.
Die Mietversicherung ist nicht im Preis inbegriffen.
Rental insurance is not included in the price.
Die Kilometerbegrenzung beträgt 500 Kilometer, aber wir können sie bei Bedarf erhöhen.
The kilometers limit is 500 miles, but we can increase it if need be.
Die Mindestmietdauer beträgt eine Woche.
The minimum rental period is one week.
Sie können den Wagen an jedem beliebigen Standort unseres Unternehmens im ganzen Bundesstaat zurückgeben.
You can return the car to any of our company's locations across the state.
Wenn Sie Probleme oder Fragen haben, rufen Sie uns einfach an.
If you have any problems or questions, just give us a call.
Bitte geben Sie das Fahrzeug gereinigt und mit vollem Tank zurück.
Please return the vehicle cleaned and with a full tank of gas.

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Answers to the Most Common Questions

What are the most essential German phrases to know when renting a car?
  • Ich würde gerne einen mittelgroßen Transporter mieten.
    I'm hoping to rent a mid-sized van.
  • Ich brauche das Auto für zwei Wochen.
    I need the car for two weeks.
  • Ist die Versicherung im Preis inbegriffen?
    Does the price include insurance?
  • Wo kann das Auto zurückgegeben werden?
    Where can the car be returned?
  • Nach was für einem Auto suchen Sie?
    What kind of car were you looking for?
  • Für wie lange benötigen Sie das Auto?
    How long do you need the car?
  • Die Mietversicherung ist nicht im Preis inbegriffen.
    Rental insurance is not included in the price.
  • Bitte geben Sie das Fahrzeug gereinigt und mit vollem Tank zurück.
    Please return the vehicle cleaned and with a full tank of gas.
Why is it useful to rent a car in German-speaking countries?
Public transportation is fantastic in German-speaking countries, but there's a lot of amazing places that it just can't reach. If you're looking to explore less populated regions with beautiful landscapes, such as the Black Forest or the Alps, then you'll definitely need a car. Renting one will open up whole new worlds to explore!

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