At a glance
When collecting the vehicle, the lead driver must present the following:
- Photo driver's license
- Credit card in the lead driver's name
- Booking confirmation email
When collecting your vehicle you will be required to leave a security deposit ( €300 including €100 for fuel ) on your credit card. This will be refunded on return so long as your vehicle is not stolen or damaged.
The supplier accepts all major credit cards. No other form of payment will be accepted.
Full to full - Your vehicle will be provided with a full fuel tank at the start of your rental. You are responsible for returning the vehicle with a full fuel tank. If the vehicle is returned with less fuel you will be required to pay for the fuel needed to return the fuel level to full at the per liter rate stated on your rental agreement plus a refueling charge of €30.
If you may be unwilling or unable to refuel prior to returning the vehicle, you can enquire about pre-paying a tank of fuel at the collection desk.
Your vehicle includes unlimited mileage.
Fees and Taxes
All taxes are included in this rate.
In Terminal: The collection desk is located within the airport terminal building. Follow the signs after passport control and baggage collection
When collecting the car, the lead and any additional drivers must present their full, valid driver's license. Photocopies are not accepted.
Each driver must have had this license for at least 1 year.
All driver's must be at least
18 years of age and no older than 80.
If your driver's license contains characters which are not in the Roman Alphabet, you will also require an International Driver's License.
When you collect your vehicle you must present a valid credit card in the lead driver's name on which a security deposit will be charged. This is held on your card (meaning the funds are unavailable) until the vehicle is returned.
The supplier accepts all major credit cards.
No other forms of payment (including debit cards, cash, cheque and prepaid cards) will be accepted.
Once your paperwork has been inspected, you will be asked to sign a Rental Agreement. This is a contract between you and the car hire company and contains the terms and conditions for your rental. The agreement may include some location-specific conditions as well as setting out the limitations of any cover you have and the extra costs you may be liable for. You will be given the keys once you and any additional drivers have signed the agreement but don't rush, once you've signed you are legally bound to the terms of that document.
Cross Border Rules
From mainland Portugal you must inform staff at the collection desk if you will be taking the vehicle to another country so that breakdown cover and insurance can be extended. This cross border fee (Green Card) will cost €73.80 (inclusive of VAT) and allows travel to any country in the European Economic Community (incl. Switzerland).
Ferry travel is not permitted and rentals originating on the islands of Madeira and Azores must remain on the island on which the vehicle was collected.
Insurance and Cover
Included in the price
This product includes Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with Theft Protection and Third Party Liability Cover. This means that you are insured for damage to or theft of the vehicle and also against any third party claims. Should there be a claim, you will be liable up to the value of the excess payment unless additional insurance is taken out.
Roadside Assistance is provided but you may be liable for the costs should you deemed to be at fault.
The standard insurance included in this product does not cover you damage to the wheels/tyres, lost keys, optional accessories, mis-fueling or towing charges where driver at fault.
You are not covered for death or injury to yourself or any passengers and nor are your own personal belongings covered. You will be offered Personal Accident Insurance and Personal Effects Insurance at the collection desk.
This vehicle comes with basic cover for theft or damage to the vehicle.
Should there be any damage, you will be liable for up to €1180.80 inclusive of taxes.
You will be offered excess protection cover at the colleciton desk
Please pay attention to the procedure for reporting an incident which will be explained in your rental agreement at the collection desk. Failing to follow this procedure could result in you being liable for the full value of the claim.
Depending on the supplier, you will typically have two choices when it comes to paying for fuel.
- Full to Full: This is usually the most cost effective option. The vehicle will be fuill when you collect and you must fill it up again just prior to return. If you select this policy and do not re-fill the vehicle, the supplier will charge you for the fuel you have used at a price that is often higher than would be charged at a local service station.
- Pre-paid: This is the most convenient option. You pre-pay your tank of fuel (including a service charge) which means you collect the vehicle full and can return it empty at no extra charge. Note that you will not be refunded for fuel you do not use. Some suppliers give us the "pre-paid" rate where we include this in your price but usually we offer "Full to Full" and you would ask to pre-pay your tank at the collection desk.
XXX Your fuel policy options will be explained at the collection desk.
Additional drivers are added at the time of collection. The additional driver fee is €5 per day to a maximum charge of €50.
As with the main driver, the additional drivers must be at least 18 (depending on vehicle class). Be aware that larger or more expensive vehicles require all drivers to be 21 or, in some cases, 25 or older.
When driving in Portugal, children who are less than 12 years old or 135 cm (4 ft, 5 in) must use appropriate child restraints. The supplier provides Child Seats for €7.65 per day (max €80) and Booster Seats for €6.45 per day (max €60).
Toll Pass Device - You must pay tolls to use the Portuguese "autoestrada" (motorway) system. By renting this device, you can drive through the tolls without stopping and your rental company will bill your credit card for any tolls after you return the vehicle.
GPS units are charged at €11.07 per day to a maximum of €110.70.. A Wifi data hotspot is available for €6.15 per day (max €61.50). Both these items are available only at airport locations.
We recommend requesting any extras in advance as part of your booking to help ensure availability (especially GPS and Wifi). All prices include VAT and all extras are paid for on collection.
Changes to length of rental
Customers are always advised to contact their rental office should they be late for collection. The supplier reserves the right to cancel your booking should you be more than 1 hour late unless agreed otherwise.
On returning the vehicle you will have a 29 minute grace period for late returns before you will be charged for a whole, additional day's rental.
It may be possible to extend your rental subject to vehicle availability. You must return in person with the vehicle to one of the supplier's offices to do this.
It is free to cancel your booking at any time until 48 hours before collecting the vehicle. Once within 48 hours of collection, you will not be able to cancel your booking and any payments made cannot be refunded.
If you wish to make changes to your booking, you will most likely be required to cancel and rebook. There is no cost for cancellations. If you only wish to change your flight or phone number, you can email our customer services team on email@example.com.
Refunds after vehicle collection
The suppler may refuse collection of your vehicle for reasons such as not being fit to drive, missing required identification or not having the correc type of payment card in the lead driver's name with sufficient funds available. In the event of such a refusal, no payments made will be refunded.
The supplier does not offer credit or refunds for early returns of the vehicle.
In the event of "Delayed Charges" (fines, motorway tolls, failing to refuel, extra days, damages, loss and any associated admin charges), your Security Deposit may only be part-refunded.
Unless we indicate a "guaranteed model", vehicles are reserved by class of vehicle and not by make and model. The vehicles displayed are the commonly used models for our partners in your chosen country. If that particular vehicle is not available, the supplier will typically offer another vehicle of the same or higher class at no additional cost.
If you are travelling with disabled passengers, be sure to forward your confirmation email to firstname.lastname@example.org with any special requirements and we will forward these to the supplier for you. We can't offer any guarantees that they will be able to help but we're happy to try. If you're collecting from an airport, providing your flight number will help.
The Rental Terms displayed on stressfreecarrental.com are a summary of the rental company's own terms and conditions. We take every care to present the important details from these legal documents in a way that is easier for our customers to understand but, in so doing, some of the finer details may have been omitted. The rental company's terms are also subject to change; all efforts are made to keep our information up to date but there will inevitably be a small delay before we can do so. The full terms and conditions will be supplied as part of your Rental Agreement that you will receive and must sign before your rental can begin. If any customer would like to read the full terms and conditions prior to collecting their vehicle, please contact our customer support team.