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Driving here is on the left side of the road, British style; when pulling out into traffic, remember to look to your right. Give way to anyone entering a roundabout, as roundabouts are still a relatively new concept in the Turks and Caicos; stop even if you are on what appears to be the primary road. The maximum speed is 40 mph (64 kph), 20 mph (30 kph) through settlements, and limits, as well as the use of seat belts, are enforced.
If you are staying on Provo, you may find it useful to have a car, since the island is so large and the resorts are so far-flung, if only for a few days of exploring or to get away from your hotel for dinner. On Grand Turk you can rent a car, but you probably won't need to. Car- and jeep-rental rates average $39 to $80 per day on Provo, plus a $15 surcharge per rental as a government tax. Reserve well ahead of time during the peak winter season. Most agencies offer free mileage and airport pickup service. Avis and Budget have offices on the islands. You might also try local Provo agencies such as Grace Bay Car Rentals, Rent a Buggy, Tropical Auto Rentals, and Caicos Wheels—the latter rents scooters, colorful ATVs, cars, and even cell phones. Pelican Car Rentals is on North Caicos.
Avis (Providenciales. 649/946-4705. www.avis.tc.)
Budget (Providenciales. 649/946-4079. www.budget.com.)
Caicos Wheels (Grace Bay Court, Grace Bay Rd., Providenciales. 649/242-6592. www.CaicosWheels.com.)
Grace Bay Car Rentals (Providenciales. 649/941-8500. www.gracebaycarrentals.com.)
Pelican Car Rentals (North Caicos. 649/241-8275.)
Rent a Buggy (Providenciales. 649/946-4158. www.rentabuggy.tc.)
Scooter Bob's (Turtle Cove, Providenciales. 649/946-4684. www.Provo.net/Scooter.)
Tony's Car Rental (Grand Turk. 649/231-1806. www.tonyscarrental.com.)
Tropical Auto Rentals (Providenciales. 649/946-5300. www.tropicalautorentaltci.com.)
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