Goldcar Car Hire

Goldcar has been around for over 30 years now and, as part of the Europcar group since 2017, continue to expand their operation beyond their European heartland. Their focus on low prices has seen them become one of the most popular leisure brands for car hire in Spain and Portugal in particular. The business has now grown to operate 120 offices in over a dozen countries and with more than 60,000 vehicles.

Goldcar renew their fleet every year and so their vehicles should always be in good condition. If you're collecting from an airport, Goldcar do operate a shuttle bus service to some of their offices so make sure to check the location details if you'd rather the company was in-terminal.

Goldcar is a popular choice with those those customers who want to keep their costs to a minimum, even if this could mean it takes a while longer to collect and return your vehicle.

Car hire prices at Malaga

Pickup on 2020-11-09 at 10:00, dropoff on 2020-11-14 at 09:30 in Malaga for a 35 year old lead driver

Goldcar availability at Malaga Train Station

Smart ForFour

4-seat Mini
or similar

Smart ForFour
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 3
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £997
Damage excess: £997
Theft excess: £997
More info
Goldcar

£93.39

Fiat 500

4-seat Economy
or similar

Fiat 500
Passengers: 4
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 3
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £997
Damage excess: £997
Theft excess: £997
More info
Goldcar

£102.10

Ford Fiesta

5-seat Economy
or similar

Ford Fiesta
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £997
Damage excess: £997
Theft excess: £997
More info
Goldcar

£104.60

Ford Focus Aut.

5-seat Compact
or similar

Ford Focus Aut.
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Automatic
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£179.31

Seat León

5-seat Compact
or similar

Seat León
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£143.20

Ford C-Max

5-seat Intermediate
or similar

Ford C-Max
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£209.20

Opel Mokka

5-seat Economy
or similar

Opel Mokka
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£180.55

Seat León SW

5-seat Compact
or similar

Seat León SW
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£209.20

Fiat Doblo

5-seat Compact
or similar

Fiat Doblo
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £997
Damage excess: £997
Theft excess: £997
More info
Goldcar

£201.72

Volkswagen Golf

5-seat Compact
or similar

Volkswagen Golf
Passengers: 5
Large bags: 1
Small bags: 1
Number of doors: 5
Transmission: Manual
Fuel Policy: Full To Full
Mileage: Limited
Security deposit: £1268
Damage excess: £1268
Theft excess: £1268
More info
Goldcar

£209.20

Car hire terms at Malaga for Goldcar

At a glance

Driver Requirements

When collecting the vehicle, the lead driver must present the following:

  • Valid driver's license
    (You must have had your license for at least 1 year. Those with a license from outside the EU or whose license has characters which are not in the Roman Alphabet will also require an International Driver's License)
  • Passport or National Identity Card
  • Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name (Visa, Mastercard/Maestro only)
  • Booking confirmation email

Security Deposit

When collecting your vehicle you will be required to leave a security deposit on your payment card.

    Security Deposit - €1100 EUR (approx. £997)

Note – Releasing your deposit

Goldcar provide the following information about the time taken for your deposit to be made available again:

If the amount is deposited with a credit card, the blocking period will depend on your bank company (the average tends to be 10 days, but can be up to a maximum of 30 days from the start of the rental period). If the deposit is paid with a debit card, the maximum time for a refund will be 15 days (from the date on which the vehicle is returned), although the majority of unblocks are carried out in less than 10 days.

If you have taken out their "Super Relax Cover" the size of the deposit is significantly reduced.

Fuel Policy

Full to full: The vehicle will be full when you collect it and should be returned full to avoid further charges.

A separate deposit will be taken at the start of your rental for this fuel plus a service charge in case you do not return the vehicle with a full tank.

Mileage Policy

There is a limit on how many kiometres you may travel with this vehicle of 250 km per day.

Fees and Taxes

Local fees and taxes are included in this price.

Note - New Drivers: Like most car rental companies, Goldcar charge a young driver supplement to all drivers aged 24 or less (which we include in any prices shown). Unlike most other companies however, Goldcar also charge a supplement to drivers who are aged 25+ but have not yet had their license for at least 4 years. We are unable to include this in the prices shown on our site; you must pay it at the collection desk and it costs an extra €5.95 per day (max €72).

Admin fees: Please also be aware that many suppliers charge administration fees following damages or for processing fines. For Goldcar you are charged €45 for the processing of any traffic/parking fines and €50 following any accidents.

Vehicle Collection

Driver's License

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 their license for at least 1 year.

If your driver's license contains characters which are not in the Roman Alphabet or you are from a country which is outside the EU, you will also require an International Driver's License.

Note - New Drivers: Like most car rental companies, Goldcar charge a young driver supplement to all drivers aged 24 or less (which we include in any prices shown). Unlike most other companies however, Goldcar also charge a supplement to drivers who are aged 25+ but have not yet had their license for at least 4 years. We are unable to include this in the proces shown on our site; you must pay it at the collection desk and it costs €5.95 per day (max €72).

Credit/Debit Card

You must present a valid credit or debit card in the lead driver's name when you collect the vehicle. Only Visa and Mastercard/Maestro are accepted and only one card may be used. American Express and Diner's Club are not accepted. Check that the card will not expire before the end of your rental.

If you choose to pay with a debit card, the full deposit (including fuel and extras) will be withdrawn from your account at the start of your rental. With credit cards this amount is blocked. In either case, you may not use those funds until after you have returned the vehicle. Your debit card will be needed at the end of your rental in order to receive your refund. The amount refunded is subject to exchange rate variations.

Rental Agreement

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

Goldcar allow some travel to other countries but you must purchase an additional "cover" product at the collection desk. The countries that you are allowed to travel to vary depending on which region of Spain you collect your car from as listed here:

  • Collections from Madrid, Bilbao, Santander, Santiago or Oviedo:
    From these regions you may only travel to the Portuguese provinces of Minho, Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Douro Litoral, Beira Alta, Beira Litoral & Beira Baixa.
  • Collections from Gerona, Reus, Bilbao, Santander, Santiago, Oviedo, Barcelona or Pamplona:
    Travel is permitted to France and Andorra only
  • Collections from Granada, Seville, Malaga, Almeria, Marbella, Jerez or Sancti Petri:
    From these regions you may travel to Portugal and Gibraltar

The price for cross-border travel will be €9 per day (min €25, max €90)

Late Collection

For late collections within normal office hours, Goldcar will hold your car for 6 hours after the booked collection time. After 6 hours your vehicle may be given to someone else.

If you are arriving at an airport and are late due to flight delays, Goldcar will keep the office open beyond normal hours but only if a valid flight number has been provided as part of your booking. Even if you have provided a flight number, you are still advised to phone your collection office if your flight is delayed. Without a valid flight number or at any non-airport location, the branch will not remain open past normal hours unless you contact them and make a special arrangement.

Any collection outside normal hours (regardless of reason) will result in an additional Out Of Hours charge or €40.

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.

Additional cover for wheels, glass, bodywork and towing charges is only available when you purchase extra cover. Should there be a claim, you will be liable up to the value of the excess payment unless additional insurance is taken out.

Exclusions

The following parts of the vehicle are not covered by Goldcar's standard insurance: Tyres, Wheels, Rear view and side mirrors, Windows, Hubcaps, Locks, Battery, Motor, Undercarriage and Interior of car, Clutch, Replacement Keys, Damage to oil sump, Catalytic convertor and Radiator. Taxis and towing charges are also not included if the vehicle is towed or replaced. You will not be compensated for any days where the vehicle cannot be used due to repairs

The standard breakdown cover gives a free number to call during office hours only, outside this time you will be charged a service fee (max €30).

Most of these limitations can be removed by purchasing Goldcar's "Super Relax Cover" as part of your booking on our site or at the collection desk.

In any situation, you are not covered for damage or loss as a result of violating the conditions set out in your rental agreement and nor are you covered for personal items stolen, forgotten or lost inside the vehicle.

Insurance Excess

This vehicle comes with basic cover for theft or damage to the vehicle. Should there be any damage or theft you will be liable for up to €1100 EUR (inclusive of taxes).

If this is a problem, you can select a vehicle that includes Goldcar's "Super Relax Cover" to reduce your excess (and deposit) to zero. Be aware that you may still be liable if it is deemed that the damage/theft was caused through negligence.

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.

Additional Info

Fuel Options

We sell all Goldcar vehicles on a "Full to Full" fuel policy. The vehicle will be full when you collect (and, if it's not, you should report it before leaving) and returned full at the end of your rental.

You must leave a full deposit for this fuel at the start of your rental to cover both the cost of the fuel and a €50 re-fuelling service charge. This deposit will be fully refunded if you return the vehicle with a full tank. If any fuel is missing, Goldcar will keep some of the deposit to cover the cost of the missing fuel PLUS the €50 refuelling service charge.

If you would prefer not to have to re-fuel prior to returning the vehicle, you can enquire about "Smart Return". With this product you pay up-front for your fuel plus a one-off fee (typically €10-15 depending on the country) to be able to return the vehicle with less than a full tank. With this system you are also refunded for fuel that you do not use.

Additional Drivers

There is no need to pre-book additional drivers as they can be added at the collection desk.

The cost is typically around €9 per day (to a maximum of 10 days charge) but vary by country. Young drivers (less than 21) will be charged more.

Other Extras

When driving in Spain, any child who is under 12 years old or less than 135cm (4ft 5in) must use a child seat in the rear of the car. Goldcar provides a MaxiCosi (0-13kg), Baby Seat (9-18kg) and/or Booster Seat (15-36kg). All cost €7.95 per day (maximum charge of €96).

GPS units and mobile data hotspots are usually available but GoldCar do not guarantee their availability - this can only be checked at the collection desk. Prices vary by time of year from €4.95 per day in the low season to €7.95 in high season (to a maximum charge of €70/120).

For faster service at the collection desk you may be able to add the Express Service extra to your booking. It is not possible to pay for this once you have arrived at the office - it must be added to your booking.

Delivery and Collection

Goldcar do not offer a vehicle delivery/collection service.

Changes to length of rental

On returning the vehicle you will have a 59 minute grace period for late returns before you will be charged for a whole, additional day's rental PLUS a late return fee of €40. Vehicles may be returned early - there is no extra charge for this but nor will you be refunded for any unused days.

If you wish to extend your rental after you have collected the vehicle, you should contact your return branch at least 24 hours before the end of your rental. You will be required to return to any Goldcar office for a new rental agreement.

General Terms

Cancellations
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.

Amendments
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 help@stressfreecarrental.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.

Vehicle Types
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.

Disabled Passengers
If you are travelling with disabled passengers, be sure to forward your confirmation email to help@stressfreecarrental.com 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.

Disclaimer
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.

Making a car rental booking with Goldcar on our website

We strive to be the best car hire website around so that you know when you hire through us you're getting the best price, value and service.

When searching on our website for your rental, information you'll need includes:

  1. Car hire & pickup location
  2. Pick-up & drop-off date
  3. Pick-up time and drop-off time
  4. The age of the driver

Hiring a car, can be a stressful, costly, ordeal which is why our clever car hire matching technology will find you your dream hire car at your dream price.

Once your booking has been made, managing it couldn't be more straightforward, you'll receive a booking reference which can be used, along with your email address, to check your booking including prices and payments.

All of the deals on our website include all charges including everything that you're required to pay on collection, including (but not limited to) local taxes, child seats and young driver fees.

To begin your stress free booking process, simply head to our homepage and type in your desired rental location and dates then in just seconds we'll bring up some great value deals based on your requirements.

Goldcar Car Hire with Cross Border Fees Included;

If you'd like to collect your car hire and drive it across the border , we strongly recommend to review the terms and conditions. Almost all car hire brands require that you let them know on collection; and usually charge additional fees to top up your insurance. If you do not let them know, it's possible that the rental car will not be insured if you take the rental into a different country.

You'll find the details of cross border charges and fees by clicking Rental terms and viewing the Cross Border Rules section.

If you're struggling to find the cross border information please get in touch with our car rental advisors and they'll be happy to help.

How to rent a car with Goldcar including Unlimited Mileage

We offer both unlimited and limited mileage rentals.

Limited mileage rentals can often be less expensive than unlimited. For limited mileage rentals, the mileage limit will always be clearly visibile. If you decide to book a rental including limited mileage, you'll be liable to pay an additional fee if you exceed the daily allowance. The mileage allowance for the rental is calculated as (the number of hire days multiplied by the daily allowance). You do not have to remain within the daily allowance on every day, provided that the total miles used during the rental doesn't exceed the number of days X the daily allowance.

When you decide to book a limited mileage car hire, it's receommended to check the fees for excess mileage. You'll find these in our term and conditions.

Renting a Car With Goldcar including Free Cancellation;

All of the rentals we offer include free cancellation. Free Cancellation means that you can cancel your booking and receive a refund at any point up until 48 hours before picking up the vehicle.

When you purchase our Essential Cover product to insure the car rental excess, you're able to cancel this with a refund up until the booking start time( as printed on your rental confirmation email).

All refunds are processed by us in less than 24 hours. If you decide to cancel the booking, the money will be back in your account within 7 days.

How to Hire with Goldcar with a Low Security Deposit

When you pick up the car, you will usually be asked to leave a security deposit on your debit card or credit card. The security deposit can vary significantly dependent on the size of the car and the insurance excess . Car hire Security deposits can range between £100 and £2,500.

We compare all of the car hire options with a low security deposit and in some instances no deposit at all except for fuel. If you decide to reserve a rental with Premium Cover included, you're often able to reduce your deposit to cover only fuel (usually less than £100), this is refunded when the vehicle is returned with a full tank.

Hiring a car with Goldcar without an Excess Held on Your Credit Card;

The insurance excess is the amount you would be liable to pay if the car is written off, severely damaged or stolen. However, the excess on rental cars can be very expensive. It's normally between £1,000 to £3,000. If you return the car damaged, or it's stolen or written off, you will be required to pay up to the total amount of the excess.

When you arrive to collect the vehicle, the insurance excess is held on your credit card as a 'pre authorised' transaction. Pre Auth means that the money is not taken from your credit card as a normal transaction, it's held as a pending payment until you drop off the car. You don't normally pay foreign currency fees on credit cards for pre authorised payments, so provided the rental car is returned in the same condition as when it was collected, this amount will be fully refunded to your credit card with nothing additional to pay.

If you're paying by debit card, the excess is taken from your account and fully refunded when the car is returned. If you plan to use a debit card on collection, as the excess is often very high, it's recommended to buy Premium Cover when you book or to buy top up cover at the collection desk.

If you'd like to hire a car with a £0 or reduced insurance excess check out our Premium Cover options.

Goldcar Car Hire without a credit card

You can pay for your car hire on our website using any credit or debit card, including Visa, Mastercard or American Express. We also compare car hire deals at 1000s of locations that accept a debit card on collection. You can quickly and easily find these by using the filters on the search results page or taking a look at our Premium Cover options on the extras page.

Hiring a Car with Goldcar including Child Seats;

You're allowed to use your own child seats for your vehicle rental, provided that they meet all of the legal safety requirements for use in your car hire location.

You'll be offered the option to add them to your car rental when making a booking on our website. Child seats and booster seats are paid for in local currency when collecting the rental. Although it's highly unusual for them to be unavailable, their availability is not guaranteed by most car rental companies

Hiring a car with Goldcar including One Way Fees

Most of the vehicle hire providers we include allow you to pick up the vehicle in one location and drop off the vehicle at a different location. If you've selected a different drop off location for the rental, the prices on the website include all extra fees for this. You will also see a full breakdown of the additional charges on the payment page.

Car hire terms

Theft liability insurance (theft protection)

Theft liability insures the amount due if the hire car is stolen. It is subject to an excess amount, which means you would need to pay the first part of an insurance claim (usually between £800 to £3,000, depending on the car, the country and the deal.

If you choose to insure your excess with us, however, you will be refunded for the of the excess you have to pay (See our essential cover). Or with Premium Cover the excess amount can be reduced to zero.

Third party liability cover

Third party liability insurance insures in case you cause an accident. If you do, it could injure or kill other people (such as your passengers, people in other vehicles or pedestrians), or damage their property (their vehicle, house or possessions, for example). Since they need to be covered, you'd be responsible the cost of any damage, or treating any injuries or covering loss of earnings, as well as the third party's legal costs and court costs.

Third party liability is subject to an excess, this means you would have to pay the first part of any claim (normally between £900 to £1,600, varying dependent on the value of the car, the deal and the country). When you cover your excess , you'll be refunded for any or all of the excess amount you have to pay. If you decide to take out Premium Cover, your excess is often reduced .

Collision damage waiver (CDW)

It covers the car for accident damage in a similar way the insurance cover you have on your own vehicle does. CDW usually includes an excess amount which you can insure separately (See Excess reimbursement insurance). We also include rental cars on the site that include CDW with no excess amount

Car Rental excess

For rentals outside of the US and Canada there's usually an excess held on your card* - just like on your own car in the UK. However, the excess on rental cars can be very high. It's normally in the region of £1,100 to £2,500. If you fail to cover the excess amount you could be liable to pay for damage to the car up to the value of the excess . Take a look at our Premium Cover rental car options if you'd like to avoid having the excess amount held on your card when you pick up the car.

Extra driver charges

A rental contract is between the hire car company and the one individual who signs the contract and will be the main driver. This requires that you will need to ask for any other drivers to be added, this usually means an additional cost (which can be up to £12a day or even more). However, there are occasional special offers where extra drivers are free. Always be cautious of being asked if you'd like to include a driver without being told the price.

Fuel policy (full to full vs full to empty)

The rentals on the site include a full to fuel fuel policy.

When you collect you rental you'll be required to pay a deposit for fuel on your credit card when you pick up the rental. Ensure that you fill the rental up and return it full and there will be nothing further to pay for fuel.

You might find full to empty policies on some other websites that seem to be lower cost deals. Always check the terms and conditions for full to empty rentals as usually the admin and refuelling costs included with full to empty fuel policies make it more expensive than full to full .

Excess Insurance

Purchasing this policy means you'll be refunded for the excess you have to pay to the hire car company when you drop off the car.

Excess reimbursement insurance also usually covers other potential costs, like cleaning, towing, admin fees and misfuelling fees.

Have any questions about Goldcar?

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals with SUPPLIER are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

Can I cancel my rental with Goldcar if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

What do I need when I collect the car from Goldcar?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental with Goldcar?

All of our rentals with SUPPLIER include a full to full fuel policy. You'll collect the car with a full tank and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

For my car rental with Goldcar, how can I reduce the security deposit?

Insurance excess amounts vary for each car rental supplier. You can easily find the lowest insurance excess options using our search filters

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