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Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

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Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

Hi have just booked our holiday for next year and getting excited already! Does anyone know of a good car hire company where we can pick up car at the airport? Thanks.

Algarve, Portugal
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1. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

argus and golfauto have been fine for me but others will be along who've hired more times and can give better advice. Book early as shortages last couple of years

Moira, United...
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2. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

try atlas choice..but if you are a frequent traveller, its best to take seperate insurance with the likes of insure4carhire at about £50 per year.

Tavira, Portugal
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3. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

We always use Economy Car Hire who use a range of reliable local suppliers. there's a link to them on my blog www.movingtoportugal.org

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4. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

Whomever you choose the following link may be helpful:

tripadvisor.com/Travel-g189111-c161378/Algar…

Glasgow
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5. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

Don't use AirAutos..

Waterford, Ireland
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6. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

Anyone use Atlas Choice..just booked with them and am a little nervous due to the bad reports..!

Dublin
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7. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

You may wish to note the following experiences about Gold Car Hire:

tripadvisor.ie/ShowTopic-g189112-i331-k55442…

I suppose with the recession and all the austerity measures imposed by the Government (IVA, Utility Cost Increases, Tolls etc.) it is to be expected that some businesses will try to make up their losses via sharp or short sighted practices such as those described in the posts, there are plenty of others businesses who take a different view, and these are the businesses that should be supported.

Best advise is deal direct, query everything, take nothing for granted, check what is /is not included as the case may be, and walk if asked for €92 for fuel or other conditions are not to your liking. Car hire, like most businesses in the Algarve, operates in a very competitive environment, and there are plenty of other companies (google) that will more than likely give you a better deal.

Also, if you pay for the car rental, or even a portion of the car rental, with a credit card you may be interested to know that Section 75 of the UK Consumer Credit Act 1974 makes credit card providers equally liable (with retailers) for ensuring that you get what you paid for when you made a credit card purchase.

All purchases between ST£100 and ST£30,000 made with a UK credit card or store card are covered by Section 75, even if you only partially pay with the card you are covered for the whole amount, or the item is obtained from an overseas supplier or bought abroad, as would be the case in regard to car hire in Portugal by a UK resident.

The legislation can even offer a refund for any outlay you had to make (known as a 'consequential loss') as a result of a problem, such as being forced to pay for extra insurance when you had already paid for full insurance.

notts
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8. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

used atlas choice last christmas walshy no problem what so ever........

Dublin
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9. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

Lisbon ready to legislate on car hire toll chaos. Almost a year since a proposal was first tabled, the Government and car hire companies finally appear to have agreed on how to stop thousands of tourists from effectively breaking the law for failing to pay tolls on previously unpaid motorways such as the Algarve’s A22 due to administrative flaws, rather than through their own doing.

theportugalnews.com/news/…27095

Southampton, United...
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10. Re: Car hire from Faro airport, Aug 2012

We were recommended zit auto by friends who have used them for over 10 years, and we hired from them for 2 weeks this September. They were helpful, efficient and gave us a great price. We would highly recommend them.

Www.zitauto.com

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