rent-a-car AMIGOS DO AUTO Amigos do Auto Car Rental rates includes 24H Assistance and Helpline Third party insurance (TPI) Driver Personal assistence insurance (D-PAI). Unlimited mileage Road Tax Fee Free pick up / Drop off – Funchal until Machico VAT tax by the current law What is not included? Passengers Personal assistence insurance (PAS-PAI). Additional non-mandatory insurances. (TVWP- PSPAI-SCDW) Insurance exclusions - see the relevant insurance sections. Fuel policies vary. Please check when you pick up your car. Garaging, tolls, congestion charges, parking and traffic fines. Lost keys, glasses, windscreen and tyres if not damaged by a reported accident. Drivers charges where applicable. Delivery and collection of your car out of the airport can be arranged during normal working hours. Out of hour’s charges. Optional extras. One-way rental charges are applicable. Young drivers charges are applicable. Minimum age for rental-21 years Flight information For airport pick-ups, it is essential that Amigos do Auto be given the correct flight number and arrival time, before departure. This can be done either online or by phone. If this is not available at the time of booking, please ensure that you inform us of this at least 7 days prior to departure, either online or by phone. No responsibility can be accepted or compensation allowed for a failed rental due to the late provision of this information. Driver’s age If you are under 23 or over 65 years old please inform our reservations staff at the time of booking. Age restrictions may apply, and in some cases there may be a young drivers charge payable at collection time. Cancellation administration charge Amigos do Auto levy a charge for cancellation of any prepaid booking you are unable to honour prior to your collection date (see below). No refunds will be given for rentals ended early, late collections, no shows or cancellations made after the rental start date. All cancellations must be made in writing, please e-mail us firstname.lastname@example.org Cancelations must be received by us before the rental start date otherwise no refund of any pre-payment will be made. Cancellation charges 14-7 days before start date 15% 6-3 days before start date 25% 2-1 days before start date 50% Period of rental The duration of your rental starts and finishes according to the pick-up and drop-off dates and times detailed on your voucher, the price of which will be confirmed at time of booking and is calculated on the basis of 24-hour units. If you wish to extend the rental period after collection of the car, or if you return the car later than stated on your voucher, you will be charged locally at the local daily rate, which may be higher than Tour Operator rates. No refunds are payable on cars returned early. Price information One rental day is equal 24 hours - Each fraction of a day is considered as an additional day. Special requests Child seats: these are mandatory in Portugal and must be requested at the time of booking. If requested and confirmed at least 7 days prior to departure these will be guaranteed. Early requests are recommended to guarantee availability. Amendment charges Amendments to a booking may be subject to a €5 amendment fee depending on the bureaucratic work involved. Reservation protection For a small extra charge we can guarantee the delivery of the car you book, (15% Total price). Some restrictions may apply for special cars during high requested seasons. Delivery and collection/one-way rentals Delivery and collection is normally at the airport. The car can be delivered and/or collected to your accommodation. A charge for delivery and collection may apply and will be advised on booking if applicable. (Areas outside Funchal/Câmara de Lobos/Caniço/Airport/Machico) If you would like your car to be delivered, full address and delivery time must be given at the time of booking. Deliveries and collections are available during normal working hours. If you request a delivery/collection outside the normal working hours a "out of hours" fee may apply. One-way rentals are subjected to a surcharge as show in our price list. Out of hour’s charges If flights are delayed and the cars are supplied outside of normal working hours, there is an additional charge for this service as shown in our price list. This will be quoted when your flight timings are given to us. In the event that a flight is delayed, causing the car pick-up to fall outside normal working hours, the additional charge will be made locally, where the out of hours service is available. Driver’s licence Drivers must produce a full driving licence held for at least two years. Drivers with a new style licence must have all sections with them. For all car types, drivers must have held a full licence for a minimum of 2 years. It is the driver’s responsibility to ensure that he/she has the appropriate driving licence. We must be informed of any endorsements on the driver’s licence, as we may not be able to take your booking. No refunds will be given for rentals rejected due to non-production of a driving licence or non-disclosed endorsements. For faxed or photocopied licences please ask first for acceptance due to Portugal law/policy. Rental documents The rental voucher sent by us by email must be presented when picking up your rental car. Amigos do Auto cannot be held responsible for rentals rejected if a voucher is not presented. You should retain your rental documents and related receipts for a minimum of 30 days after returning home. Complaints Amigos do Auto aims to resolve complaints within 30 days of receipt. Some complaints may take longer than 30 days owing to the nature of the issue and information provided. Amigos do Auto can only consider complaints that reach us within 15 days from the final day of rental to which the rental voucher refers. Actions against Amigos do Auto are restricted to the laws that occur within the jurisdiction of the Portuguese courts. Additional drivers Charges may apply for additional drivers as shown in our price list page. Additional drivers must be requested at booking time. Additional driver not requested at booking time can be requested at collection time and are payable locally on pick-up. Deposits All customers will be required to leave a deposit to cover the collision damage waiver excess, theft waiver excess (where applicable). To do so, cash or a valid credit card in the name of the lead driver (Mandatory), must be produced upon collection of the car, as a form of deposit, it will not be accepted a non driver’s credit card. Personal checks deposits are not accepted. When a deposit for fuel is payable, it will usually be refunded if the car is returned with the same amount of fuel. If the tank is not returned the same level, our rep will charge for fuel at its prevailing rate. They may also levy a refuelling charge. Please check the fuel policy when you pick up your car. If the car on delivery shows more fuel than the pick up the client will not be reimbursed. Provision of cars Our rep can refuse to provide a car to any customer who is, in his opinion, unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements or refuses to produce a credit card as a security deposit. In such circumstances your contract with us will terminate immediately, and we will have no further liability to you, and no refund will be due. Number of passengers Our rental cars are insured for a maximum number of passengers. Amigos do Auto cannot accept responsibility if the vehicle is not large enough to fit all passengers and luggage on arrival if details were not supplied at the time of booking. In the interest of safety this number must not be exceeded and if exceeded the insurance will be invalidated. Driving restrictions Our insurance is valid to drive only in Madeira Island. Restrictions are applicable when crossing country and state borders. Collision Damage and Theft & Vandalism Waiver Protection Exclusions and Damage Excess Waiver Product We waive, in most circumstances your liability to pay for any damage caused to the vehicle during the period of hire, subject only to the payment by you of a charge, referred to as an "excess" as shown below depending on the car group. Your liability for the damage will be limited to the cost of the excess. We call this contractual waiver "Collision Damage Waiver" or "CDW". CDW is subject to certain exclusions which include, without limit, when damage is caused to windows/windscreens, wheels and tyres, the underside or roof of the car or where the vehicle is driven off-road or on untracked roads, without due care and attention, negligently or where the driver is under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Your liability to pay for the damage will therefore not be waived in these circumstances and you may be liable for the full cost. If you would like us to waive your liability to pay the excess referred to above, then you can purchase our Super Collision Damage Waiver product (SCDW). However, please be aware that even with this product you will still have to compensate the car rental partner for damage, which falls within one of the exclusions, identified above. Theft & Vandalism Waiver Protection (also known as TVWP) provides coverage for theft or attempted theft, of the vehicle up to the full value of the vehicle and any damage that may incur. You are responsible for the excess of each claim, which you will be required to pay as part of the overall excess deposit (unless you are advised that this is not applicable at the time of booking). Your loss will be limited provided the vehicle is used and its keys returned in accordance with the terms and conditions of the rental agreement, personal items are not included in the insurance provide. Super Collision Damage Waiver product (SCDW) On all bookings you will be required to leave a deposit to the value of any CDW excess you may be required to pay if the vehicle is damaged during the period of hire (see the paragraphs dealing with CDW above). If the vehicle is damaged, the deposit will be retained and treated as payment of the excess. If, however, you have purchased our SCDW product, your liability to pay the excess will be waived and you may reclaim it, provided that you bring a police accident report. Your liability to pay for damage to the vehicle will therefore be limited to the cost of the daily rate you pay for SCDW. Please note that a police report is absolutely necessary for you to reclaim your liability to pay the damage caused by accident or theft. SCDW (and CDW) do not apply in relation to damage to windows/windscreens, wheels and tyres, the underside and the roof, the interior of the car, towing charges or when the vehicle is driven off-road or on untracked roads, without due care and attention, negligently or where the driver is under the influence of alcohol or other drugs. Your liability to pay the cost of the damage will therefore not be waived in these circumstances and you may be liable for the full cost. In the event that keys are lost or damaged, you will be liable for the reasonable costs of obtaining a replacement, and further costs if directly related to the theft of the car. SCDW does not apply when taking four-wheel drive vehicles "off road" or on untracked roads. Your liability to pay the CDW excess will therefore not be waived in these circumstances and you may be liable for the full excess. Mandatory Excess and Excess Waiver For groups O, A, B & Smart -> Excess 500,00 € / Waiver 10,00 € per day For groups C, D, E7, E9 & F -> Excess 750,00 € / Waiver 15 € per day Taxes All taxes are included except those on any extras purchased locally. E.g. one-way drop-off fees, child seats, additional drivers, etc. Amigos do Auto reserves the right to levy any government increases in local taxes that may be introduced after the printing of these terms and conditions (2009). Any additional charges payable on arrival are subject to local taxes at the prevailing rate in Madeira (Current VAT 14%). Car type/suitability Amigos do Auto are unable to guarantee the delivery of a particular make or model within the group you choose. The cars shown on your fleet list are for guidance only as an example of the possible cars within this group and may be substituted for an alternative, similar or upgraded car (at no extra cost). If you have booked a prestige car, the specific car booked is guaranteed. If it becomes impossible to provide your booked car due to breakdown or an accident, a similar or upgraded car will be provided. If you are dissatisfied in any way with the standard of your booked car, you must advise us immediately so we may be able to satisfy your claim. Mechanical difficulties/accidents In the event of any mechanical difficulties or accidents involving your car, it is important that details are reported to us immediately. In the event of an accident you must also complete an accident report form by the end of the rental period. Local police should also be notified in the case of accidents/injuries and a signed police report obtained. Full details of third parties should also be obtained. You are not given authority to repair a vehicle. You should retain copies of all rental documentation in the event an insurance company is involved. Your insurance cover may be invalidated if this procedure is not followed correctly and this may prejudice any claim for compensation. A check-in form must be signed on return of the vehicle. Failure to do so may delay the investigation of disputes regarding damage excess charges.