Calauto Review – Israel Road Trip from Tel Aviv to Eilat via the Golan Heights

Calauto Review – Israel Road Trip from Tel Aviv to Eilat via the Golan Heights


I thought I would give a little bit of a review
of this car, which I rented from Calauto. Calauto is a rental company in Israel and
they rent out various cars. This is the smallest range but they go all
the way up to big American trucks as well. The booth space is pretty small, I can just
about fit my tent and rucksack in here. There is also a backdoor if you want to pick
up hitch-hikers – at the moment it is full of junk! The front door is nice and big so I can get
in easily. When you rent a car in Israel the first thing
you need to do is enter the car code without which you cannot start it. Once you have entered the code, you can put
the key in the ignition and start the car. I doubt that there are any cars in Israel
without air conditioning but before you book make sure your car does have air conditioning
because it is a really hot country and you just won’t be able to drive without one. I have rented an automatic car and I would
recommend you do the same so you can just relax and focus on the driving and the scenery. I have so far driven 1,200 kilometers and
I had to fill up four and a half times. The cost of the rental averaged to about 18
pounds 50 a day, including third party, collision damage waiver and another insurance which
I cannot remember. On top of that I had to buy an extra insurance
from World Travel Insurance to cover the underside and tyre of the car. I rented a Chevrolet Spark and I think it
is a 1.4 liter engine and easily does 120-130 kilometers per hour although the maximum speed
is 110 in Israel.