Car Rental in Portugal
Basic terms & conditions
 

 

GENERAL

We only deliver cars in the Algarve, Lisbon and Porto areas.

Besides the international airports of Faro, Lisbon and Porto we can deliver cars at your hotel or resort upon request only between 9h00 and 19h00.

«Other region drop off» option is subject to request.

Minimum rental period is 3 days.

Minimum drivers age is 23.

Drivers license must be valid in Portugal and held for more than 1 year. Please ensure to have all necessary documents available.

 

DEPOSIT

The car hire company requires valid credit card details for security reasons at the moment of car delivery. Excess amount will be hold as a security deposit untill end of rental. Cash and Cheques cannot be accepted for the deposit. PLEASE NOTICE THAT WITHOUT VALID CREDIT CARD DEPOSIT NO RENTAL CAR CAN BE DELIVERED

 

RESERVATION

To make a reservation we need full details of your flight number, flight time and departure airport. When completing the reservation form, please check your email address once again as without it, we cannot reply to you. Reservations must be done not less than 72 hours in advance of your departure into Portugal to guarantee a confirmation of your booking..At the airport you will be met in the arrivals area by car hire representative. Full details about this procedure will be sent to you as part of your booking confirmation letter. Baby/Child seat(s) are available upon request. Please mention this within the reservation form to guarantee availability.

 

PRICE INFORMATION

One rental day is equal 24 hours - Each fraction of a day is considered as an additional day - Tolerance 2 hours. Prices quoted on this web page are our best rates and further discount cannot be granted. Full payment is required upon signing the rental agreement. The payment has to be done with a valid credit card (Visa, MasterCard or American Express), or in cash (Euros only) - foreign cheques cannot be accepted. All quoted rates include free mileage, unlimited public liability and V.A.T.

 

INSURANCE

In addition to compulsory third party insurance, collision damage waiver (CDW) and theft cover are provided. Personal accident insurance is not included. Insurance cover is subject to an excess which can be waived by optional extra payment (see price list for details).

Personal Accident Insurance ("PAI") is an option that provides the benefits shown below in the event of accidental death or accidental injury to a renter and passengers occurring during the rental of a vehicle. If this optional coverage is purchased by a renter, the renter is covered twenty-four hours a day for all accidents, whether the renter is actually in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Passengers in a vehicle are only covered for accidents occurring while they occupy the vehicle.

 

Benefits

 

Renter

Each Passenger

Accidental death:

100 000 €

10 000 €

Accident Medical Expense up to

1 000 €

1 000 €

Accident Ambulance Expense up to:

100 €

100 €

 

Total benefits for any one accident are limited to an aggregate of: euro 125,000. Benefits are payable in addition to any other coverage available. Note: These terms & conditions may change at any time without prior notice. Please read them before reservation.

 

Practical Guide
Some helpful comments about driving in Portugal

General advice:
• Seat Belts must be worn at all times while the car is in motion.
• Roundabouts: Traffic on the roundabout has priority over those waiting to enter
• Roads can be three lanes wide; the middle lane is used for passing in both directions.
• Watch out for animal-drawn unlit carts.
• At the junction of two roads of equal size, traffic coming from the right has priority.
• Vehicles already in a traffic circle have priority over those entering it.
• Vehicles parked on pavements other when permitted by signs is subject to the vehicle being impounded for a period of one month up to one year.
• Use of mobile phones when driving is illegal and subject to a fine of up to € 600.00.
• Throwing objects or litter out of cars can be fined up to € 300.00
• Parking cars facing against the flow of the traffic is illegal.
• Crossing white lines, jumping red lights, ignoring policemen signals, all are subject to losing a licence to drive from two months up to one year.
• Passing another vehicle on their right on Motorways the driver can be fined up to € 1,250.00.

Children:
Children under 12 year old cannot sit in the front seat while the car is in motion.
Child seats must be used by all children up to the age of 11.

Emergency number:
Police/Fire/Ambulance Service - 112. 

Fuel stations:
Are usually open from 7am to 10pm or midnight; otherwise they're open 24 hours. Major credit cards are accepted but entail a surcharge. Unleaded petrol is called gasolina sem chumbo. Unleaded super petrol has an octane rating of 95 or 98. Diesel is called gasoleo. LPG is called gas liquido.

Speed Limits & fines:
· Built-up (Urban) areas: 50 km/h = 30 mph
· Other (Rural) roads: 90 km/h = 54 mph
· Motorways: 120 km/h = 72 mph

Speed limits are enforced by radar traps and unmarked police cars.

Fines as of 2004:
• Inside Urban area - excess of less than 20 km/h = Fine up to € 300.00
• Inside Urban area - excess of 20 to 40 km/h = Fine up to € 600.00
• Inside Urban area - excess of 40 to 60 km/h = Fine up to € 1,500.00
• Inside Urban area - excess of 60 km/h = Fine up to € 2,500.00
• Rural roads - excess of less 30 km/h = Fine up to € 300.00
• Rural roads - excess of 30 to 60 km/h = Fine up to € 600.00
• Rural roads - excess of 60 to 80 km/h = Fine up to € 1,500.00
• Rural roads - excess of 80 km/h = Fine up to € 2,500.00

All fines are subject under law to immediate payment. At the discretion of the law officer the vehicle can be seized until such payment is recorded.

· Driving below 50 Km/h on Motorways can be fined € 300.00.

 

Useful translations:
Unleaded gasoline - gasolina sem chumbo
Diesel - diesel
Toll - portagem
Parking - estacionamento
Exit - saida
Entrance - entrada
Detour - atalho
Hospital - hospital
Police - policia
Police station - estacao de policia

Vehicle requirements:
Warning Triangle.
Reflective Safety Vest (In the event of a breakdown, it is not permitted to walk to an emergency phone without one).
Documents relating to the car and its insurance must be in the vehicle.

Drivers
The driver's minimum age is 23 years. They will need to have their passports and drivers license at commencement of hire and at all times when driving. There is no maximum age.

The standard package includes:
• CDW insurance with a low excess (this is like comprehensive in UK).
• IVA (VAT).
• An additional driver.
Child seat if required.
• Unlimited mileage in Portugal.
• Which covers everything you need to drive away.

Available as optional extras are:
· Excess waiver also known in Portugal as Super CDW.
· Further drivers.
· Insurance to drive to Spain.
· Person accident insurance

Full tank policy
We do not operate a full tank policy. We recommend that you call at a petrol station at the start of your journey. At the end of the hire please return the car with the same amount of fuel as at the start of the hire.

Child safety
If you are using our child seats please bring a towel or other cover to help keep them clean for the next clients children. Where parents are concerned as to the suitability of the seats, we recommend they bring own seats.

Deposit
Whether you pay by credit card or in cash we ask you to complete a credit card slip as security for the amount of the insurance excess for your car group. The slip is not submitted to the bank unless there is a claim, so in the normal course you will not actually pay a deposit. At the end of the hire the credit card slip will be destroyed.

What is PAI and what is the benefits
Personal Accident Insurance ("PAI") is an option that provides the benefits shown below in the event of accidental death or accidental injury to a renter and passengers occurring during the rental of a vehicle. If this optional coverage is purchased by a renter, the renter is covered twenty-four hours a day for all accidents, whether the renter is actually in the vehicle at the time of the accident. Passengers in a vehicle are only covered for accidents occurring while they occupy the vehicle.

Benefits:
Renter / Each Passenger
Accidental death: euro 100,000 / euro 10,000
Accident Medical Expense up to: euro 1,000 / euro 1,000
Accident Ambulance Expense up to: euro 100 / euro 100
Total benefits for any one accident are limited to an aggregate of: euro 125,000.
Benefits are payable in addition to any other coverage available.

Reservation deposit
We do not ask for a reservation deposit so you do not need to expose your credit card details over the Internet.

Spain insurance
The hire includes unlimited mileage within Portugal. If you wish to drive to Spain you will need a bail bond and green card from our insurers. There is a charge of 50 euro for this.

In case of an accident
Should you have an accident or the car is broken into or any other event that requires a claim on the insurance you must call the police and get an incident report. Without this the insurance will not pay the claim and it is your responsibility to obtain the police report and deliver it to us. If you have any difficulties with this please do not hesitate to call the office and we will be happy to help.

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