Depending on where you decide to holiday, hiring a car to get around can be a wonderful way of viewing your destination.

Your choice of activities can be achieved at greater convenience and you can get up close to the surroundings you in are in.

Therefore, it pays to know the best car hire companies across the world that can provide you with the best possible service.

Europe

For those travelling to the Canary Islands, look no further than AutoReisen, which topped a recent Which? survey and received five stars in six rating categories.

The car hire company also received a customer satisfaction score of 89%, an impressive 15 percentage points ahead of second place.

Another car hire company that specialises in European car rental is Alamo, which provides reliable service across major European countries such as Spain, Netherlands, Portugal and France.

Those looking for discount deals will be able to find them at Rhino Car Hire, while Holiday Autos can provide up to 40% discount on car hire for leading companies.

United States

From the world-famous Route 66 to the scenic drives of California, car hire in the United States can make for a memorable journey.

Avis provide customers with very good rates, with a classic convertible and spacious SUV among the cars on offer.

Elsewhere, Hertz offers car hire across most major US cities, while Economy Car Rentals provide extremely good value for money with some deals, if you search hard enough, offering 51% off your car hire.

Middle East

To drive a rental car in the Middle East you must first obtain an International Driving Permit, which applies to many countries such as Bahrain, Jordan and across the United Arab Emirates.

Europcar is one the most popular car hire services in the Middle East, with a wide range of models to choose from with locations at several major airports.

Middle East Car Hire offers very fair rates, with National Car also highly regarded for its service and one of the biggest car hire companies in the world.