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Algarve Car Hire

We have negotiated very special car hire prices with Budget Car Rental. Unlike most other car hire suppliers this allows our clients to collect and return their cars directly to the airport terminal building, avoiding the necessity of catching a coach to an off airport depot. With a network of branches across Portugal and the Algarve they offer a first class service including delivery and pick up directly from your villa, if required.

Please email us at sales@affinityvillas.com to make a booking, we will need your flight details to make a booking and the drivers name.

Due to the global microchip shortage, the automotive industry has been hit hard as a consequence of Covid-19.

This has led to a shortage of new cars for car rental companies to renew their fleets as they would normally do each year.

The car rental companies supply of vehicles is more limited than ever before and this has caused a price increase on the rates for 2022.

We still consider our rates to be competitive in the market and would advise booking a car as soon as possible as to avoid disappointment.

 

CAR HIRE 2022 - PRICES IN £'s PER CAR PER WEEK

RATES APPLICABLE FOR 2022

Mid: 01 March 2022-31 March 2022, 19 April 2022-30 June 2022 & 16 September 2022-31 October 2022
High: 01 April 2022-18 April 2022, 01July 2022-14 July 2022 & 16 August 2022-15 September 2022
Peak: 15 July 2022- 15 August 2022

Group

Car Model or Similar

Doors

Seats

A/C

 MID

HIGH

PEAK

A

Fiat 500

3

4

 £190

£239

£317

C

Peugeot 208

5

5

tick

 £210

£265

£352

O*

Renault Clio diesel

5

5

tick

 £251

£306

£406

E

Peugeot 2008

5

5

tick

 £240

£385

£522

N

Renault Megane diesel
4/55 tick £355£415£556

F

Renault Megane Estate

5

5

tick

 £266

£426

£567

G

Seat Ateca

4/5

5

tick

 £430

£691

£912

L*

Citroen C4 Auto

4/5

5

tick

 £374

£569

£794

I*

Ford S-Max

5

7

tick

 £552

£852

£1130

 K*

Mercedes-Benz Vito

49 tick  £513 £810 £1075

All rates include: Unlimited mileage; CDW; theft protection; road service surcharge, station airport surcharge,motor liability insurance; taxes and one additional driver.

Minimum rental - 7 days
Minimum driver age - 18 years*
Minimum experience - full driving licence must be held for 1 year

*Young driver supplement will apply for ages 18-24. €10.15 per day charge up to a maximum of €101.50 per rental.

Please note that all vehicles are booked on a request-basis and your choice of vehicle may not be available, particularly for bookings made within 4 weeks of departure.

*Please note bookings for these car groups will require 2 credit cards for authorisation.

Excess & Excess Waiver Insurance
Our rates include insurance should you have an accident. However, if you are unfortunate enough to be involved in an accident, you must may pay an 'Excess', similar to many UK insurance policies. Insurance excess for hire cars are much higher so you can pay to insure against the excess with the car hire company (see rates below), purchase an Annual Excess Waiver Insurance from a UK insurer prior to travel or choose to take the risk - although we would not recommend you take the latter option!

€1300 excess for groups A, C and O 
€2100 excess for groups E, F L and L 
€3100 excess for groups G, K, and I 

Extra Insurance

Upon collection of your vehicle it is likely that the car hire company will offer you Personal Assistance Insurance (PAI) at between €6.40 to €9.75 per day, Windscreen Damage Waiver (WDW) between €3.60 to €6.65 per day and Road Safety Net (RSN)  to cover for roadside assistance, loss of keys or flat tyres, at €4.38 per day. The UK Insurance company also provides cover for extras but is your responsibility to check that policy documents carefully to ensure you have the necessary cover in place.

Fuel & Fuel Deposit
A fuel deposit will be taken by credit card. The car will be provided with a full tank of fuel and should be returned with a full tank of fuel to ensure that the fuel deposit is refunded in full. Should the car be returned with an empty or partially empty tank, a refuelling fee plus the cost of a full tank of fuel will be deducted from your deposit.

Motorway & Tolls
The A22 motorway, that stretches the length of the Algarve, has a toll system. All hire cars a fitted with an E-toll device (a small electronic box attached to the windscreen) which enables payment of any tolls via an electronic system, deducted from a credit card registered against the device. If a car has an E-Toll device then it is not possible to pay for any tolls in cash at the Post Office or Pay Shop. You may refuse the E-toll service however you are then not permitted to use the motorway and will incur fines should you do so. The charge for the E-toll service is €1.54 per day, maximum €15.44, plus tolls. If a car is not fitted with an E-Toll device then tolls must be paid within 48 hours of travel at the Post Office or designated Pay Shop. 

Child Seats
Requests for baby seats or child booster seats should be made at the time of booking. These are charged at €35.00 per rental and are payable locally.

Additional Drivers
Two drivers are included within the above rates. Additional drivers are charged €7.90 per day, up to a maximum of €63.20 per rental, payable locally

Pick Up, Drop Off, Delivery & Collection
We will automatically arrange for cars to be collected and returned from Faro Airport however we can arrange this from Lisbon Airport or, should you prefer to arrange a transfer from the airport to your chosen villa, we can arrange for hire cars to be delivered and collected. Car deliveries may only be made between 10:00 - 11:45 and 15:00 -18:30 and you must be present so remember to bear in mind that access to your villa is from 16:00 on arrival day and you must vacate your villa by 10:00 on departure day. Cars are charged on a 24-hour basis therefore if you collect your vehicle at 10:00 on arrival day and you wish to drop off at 16:00 on your departure day, you will be charged for an additional day - the tolerance is a maximum of 59 minutes. **Please note that for flights arriving after 22:00 will incur a late arrival meet charge of €28.00 plus tax. This is charged per hour from 22:00.**

Driving & The Law
It is your responsibility to ensure that you are aware of the laws regarding driving in Portugal however it should be noted that drink driving limits are lower than the UK and driving while under the influence of drink or drugs invalidates the car insurance. Speeding tickets, parking fines, motorway tolls etc. are the responsibility of the renter. If the police stop you for any reason, you should always have proof of identity plus the car hire contract with you.

Please note that any prices quoted for optional or compulsory charges exclude VAT (IVA) which will be charged at the current rate.