SIPP codes (Standard Interline Passenger Procedure) are a standard in the Car Rental industry so customers can easily compare different models of vehicles.

To have a visual idea, the booked category comes with an example of a brand/model, but it's not guaranteed the same model is going to be provided upon delivery. What we guarantee is to provide a similar type of vehicle. Once the example images may be misleading due to zoom and angle, and there are thousands of models worldwide without correspondence in different Countries, there's the need to uniform procedures so customers know exactly what they're booking.

Consult the following list to build a 4 letters code that suits your rental needs, vehicle size, number of doors, gearbox transmission and drive, fuel type and air conditioning.

1st position
(Vehicle Size)

2nd position
(Number of doors)

3rd position
(Transmission/drive)

4th position
(Fuel/Air Conditioning)

M = Mini

B = 2/3 door

M = Manual drive

N = Unspecified fuel, no A/C

N = Mini Elite

C = 2/4 door

N = Manual, 4WD

R = Unspecified fuel, A/C

E = Economy

D = 4/5 door

C = Manual, AWD

D = Diesel, A/C

H = Economy Elite

W = Wagon/Estate

A = Auto drive

Q = Diesel, no A/C

C = Compact

V = Passenger Van

B = Auto, 4WD

H = Hybrid, A/C

D = Compact Elite

L = Limousine

D = Auto, AWD

I = Hybrid, no A/C

I = Intermediate

S = Sport

 

E = Electric, A/C

J = Intermediate Elite

T = Convertable

 

C = Electric, no A/C

S = Standard

F = SUV

 

L = LPG/Gas, A/C

R = Standard Elite

J = Open Air All Terrain

 

S = LPG/Gas, no A/C

F = Fullsize

X = Special

 

A = Hydrogen, A/C

G = Fullsize Elite

P = Pickup Regular Cab

 

B = Hydrogen, no A/C

P = Premium

Q = Pickup Extended Cab

 

M = Multi fuel, A/C

U = Premium Elite

Z = Special Offer Car

 

F = Multi fuel, no A/C

L = Luxury

E = Coupe

 

V = Petrol, A/C

W = Luxury Elite

M = Monospace

 

Z = Petrol, no A/C

O = Oversize

R = Recreational

 

U = Ethanol, A/C

X = Special

H = Motor Home

 

X = Ethanol, no A/C

 

Y = 2-Wheel Vehicle

 

 

 

N = Roadster

 

 

 

G = Crossover

 

 

 

K = Commercial Van/Truck


 

 

Dear Visitor we are glad to present the real estate portofolio of properties in the Algarve:
English Version - Algarve Real Estate
German Version - Immobilien Broschüre
Deutsh Version - Uw favoriete vacantiebestemming

By Beirra Serra, Group Amoita.

The introduction of electronic tolls (no pay booths) on the A22 Algarve Motorway, and other similar motorways in the north of Portugal has caused chaos, especially with visitors. Most people tell us they don't mind the tolls, but object to the method of payment, especially for foreign registered cars. The problem is quite simply that these roads were not built as toll roads, so they have no space to build toll booths and as a result, the system has to be fully automatic.

So far we did not have the transporter, our clientes have the responsability to pay the tolls at the Post Office or Pay Shop, which must be done within five days, but only after 48 hours have transpired. You only need to supply the registration plate of your rental car.

If you did not pay, official answer is "wait until we write to you at your address back home", the reality is that we don't know anyone (yet) who has received such a letter. 

Price Table

It is also possible to check the amount to pay on the CTT website at this link:

www.ctt.pt/fectt/wcmservlet/ctt/particulares/servicos_financeiros/en/tolls/meus_movimentos/valor-em-divida.jsp

You just write the registration number of the car you rent on the field and insert the captch letters.

Thank's for your choice...Algarve car rental? Off couse Amoita...

Carhire Terms & Conditions

Terms & Conditions


1.1 - These rates for pre-booked unlimited mileage rentals on Algarve, Lisbon & Oporto. Rates include Collision Damage Waiver (CDW), Full Comprehensive Insurance and Portuguese VAT at 23%. These rates do not include Personal accident insurance (PAI), Damage to the vehicle caused by negligence, Fuel, Road Tolls, parking and traffic fines, Out-of-hours charge, Optional extras such as child seats / baby seats and GPS, Tyre and wheel damage, interior damage, damage to the roof, damage to the underside of the vehicle, Damage to any parts of the vehicle, damage to the glass parts of vehicle (including the windscreen), wing mirrors, loss or damage to the car key, locks, vehicle documents and registration plates, missfueling and damage to clutch and steering wheel box.


By mutual agreement with all the Portuguese Car Hire Companies it is essential to sign and leave a Credit Card Slip to rent one of our cars.


Although CDW (Collision Damage Waiver) is included, in the event of an accident the client should pay up to the following list of excess:


Group A and B - €500,00

Group C, D, D1, E, F, H, I, K, L, O, O1 and 5+2 - €1.000,00

Group G, J, J1, M, N, N1 and N2 - €1.500,00

Group P and P1 - €2.500,00

1.2 - If the client want to eliminate this deductible should pay an additional insurance (called Super CDW) in the amount of €7,50 per day for Groups A and B; €10,00 per day for Groups C, D, D1, E, F, H, I, K, L, O, O1 and 5+2; €12,50 per day for the Groups G, J, J1, M, N, N1 and N2 and €15,00 per day for Group P and P1 which is paid directly by the client when receiving the vehicle. The SCDW it’s only activated for rentals for more than 1 week. Not included in the SCDW policy are damage to the vehicle caused by negligence, tyre and wheel damage, interior damage, damage to the roof, damage to the underside of the vehicle, damage to the glass parts of vehicle (including the windscreen), wing mirrors, loss or damage to the car key, locks, vehicle documents and registration plates, missfueling and damage to clutch and steering wheel box.


1.3 - Minimum 3 days Rental Period price. 1 and 2 days rentals will have applied 3 days Rental Price. (Commercial cars not applied)


1.4 - One rental day is considered a 24 hours period. There is a tolerance of 2 hours difference between delivery and return. If this 2 hours tolerance is exceeded one extra day will be added to the rental agreement.


1.5 - The Season rental price will change in the precise day as referred in the price list. Any rental beginning in one season and ending in other season will have two season prices applied to the rental price.


1.6 - Cancellation and “No Show” Policy:

Cancellation charges apply as follows: Within 48 hours of placing the booking there is no charge (unless within 48 hours before the rental takes place). When cancelling after 48 hours of making the booking and up to 48 hours before the rental takes place a € 25,00 charge is applied. When cancelling within 48 hours before the rental takes place the charge is 50% of the rental price, this is subject to a minimum € 25,00 charge. Credit card fees are non-refundable. Cancellations and amendments can only be made during our normal office hours.

“No Show” situations (when the client fails to collect a vehicle and the booking is not cancelled in advance) must be paid in full.


1.7 - Vehicles in Groups E, F, G, H, I, J, J1, K, L, M, N, N1, N2, O, O1, 5+2, P and P1 are on REQUEST BASIS only.


1.8 - Baby/Child seats are available ON REQUEST at a charge of €15,00 per week.


1.9 - Global Positioning System (GPS) available at €5,00 per day up to a maximum of € 50,00 per rental (necessary to leave €100,00 excess for this equipment).


2.0 - OUT OF HOURS (22:00 until 07:00) Delivery or Collection at an additional charge of €20,00 for the Algarve and Lisbon, and € 25,00 for Oporto.


2.1 - One way rentals between the Algarve and Lisbon will have an additional fee of €100,00 if the rental period is less than 7 days. One way Rentals ending in Oporto will have an additional fee of € 150,00, regardless of the rental period. Rentals starting in Oporto and ending in Lisbon or the Algarve will have a One Way fee of € 100,00 applied.


2.2 - Free deliveries in Faro and Lisbon airports. € 30,00 delivery fee for rentals starting in Oporto.


2.3 - PERSONAL ACCIDENT INSURANCE (P.A.I.). Additional Personal Accident Insurance is available at €6,00 per day and per car and covers the following:

- €14.963,93 per person for death or permanent incapacity.

- €1.496,39 per person for medical cares and repatriation.


2.4 - GREEN CARD FOR SPAIN for an additional charge of €7,50 per day up to a maximum per rental of € 52,50.


2.5 - Car type shown represents the main vehicles offered in each group. Similar type of vehicles but from different manufacture may be supplied at commencement of rental.


2.6 - A full driving licence must be produced by each driver, and must have held it for a minimum of one year and be at least 21 years old. Young Driver fee up to 25 years old of € 5,00 per day.


2.7 - In the event of an accident, if the driver has been driving under the influence of alcohol or narcoticts, in accordance with Portuguese Law, the driver will be required to pay the cost of any damage incurred. The insurance becomes INVALID if anyone whose name is not on the contract drives the vehicle, also if vehicles are loaded with more passengers than their stated capacity; or if drivers are found to be under the influence of alcohol or drugs. Insurance cover will also lapse in the event of negligence or if the vehicle is driven on an unmade road or any road unsuitably narrow for vehicles to be driven on. The rental agreement and insurance becomes INVALID if out of the rental period duration or without the payment of the amounts due for the rental.


2.8 - In the event of an accident, a damage report must be completed by the driver for any damage to the vehicle, however minor it is. If a collision occurs, a police report and case number must also be provided. Clients must contact Amoita in the event of any damage. If this procedure is not followed, the insurance cover will become invalidated, leaving clients liable for all damage.


Motorways Toll Rules





ON ELECTRONIC ONLY MOTORWAYS (electronic detection of plate number):


 Amoita Car Hire Toll Road Sign Electronic Payment



The Algarve's main motorway, the A22 and some Portuguese motorways with electronic payment, operate an unmanned toll system. A toll transponder device is available upon collection for an additional charge of 20 EUR, payable locally. This includes 15 EUR worth of pre-loaded credit and enables clients to use the toll road without having to visit local pay stations/post offices. An option to add more credit to the transponder is available upon collection or during the rental. Any remaining credit on the transponder cannot be refunded, even if the toll road is not used.


Clients wishing not to use the toll road must mention upon delivery of the vehicle and will be required to leave a deposit of 20 EUR. This amount will be refunded in full between 48 hours and 5 days of the rental ending, providing the toll road was not used (only possible to verify 48 hours after rental has finished).



If at the end of the rental period (48 hours after) the full credit is consumed and the balance is verified negative, if Client doesn't offer to pay the amount to cover the balance, the Car Rental Company will be obliged to identify the driver. Then the driver will be contacted by post as usual happens with traffic fines. Alternatively and to avoid these contacts there is the possibility of paying on any Post Office or Pay-Shop giving the vehicle plate number. Info only live after 48 hours of passing and during 5 days.


Note: this brings an issue for the last 2 days where payment is impossible. Later you'll receive a letter written in Portuguese with Portuguese E-Banking code to provide payment. Impossible from abroad! So we strongly recommend to always leave minimum credit on the transponder.


ON NORMAL MOTORWAYS (swipe card and toll attendant):


Amoita Car Hire Tolls Sign on normal Motorways


a) Entering pass only on the line where you see:


Amoita Car Hire Tolls Sign line for manual payment with Credit Card or Coins Credit Card and Coins Amoita Car Hire Tolls sign Attendant Line Tolls Attendant


Note: do not pass on the "Via Verde" line Amoita Car Hire Tolls sign Via Verde This is reserved for vehicles with Electronic Device Equipment! You'll be fined if pass here!


b) Press on the button to remove a tolls ticket to present when exiting. Keep this ticket till the end.


c) Exiting pass only on the lines where you see:


Amoita Car Hire Tolls Sign line for manual payment with Credit Card or Coins Credit Card and Coins Amoita Car Hire Tolls sign Attendant Line Tolls Attendant


Note: do not pass on the "Via Verde" line Amoita Car Hire Tolls sign Via Verde This is reserved for vehicles with Electronic Device Equipment! You'll be fined if pass here!


d) Swipe the tolls ticket and pay with Credit Card or give it to the Attendant and pay with Cash or Credit Card.


AMOITA IS NOT AFFILIATED WITH THE TOLLS COMPANY AND TOTALLY DISAGREES ON THE SYSTEM





 2.9 - LOCATIONS:

Amoita main cars hire depots are at FARO AIRPORT, S.BRÁS DE ALPORTEL, CARVOEIRO and LISBON AIRPORT.


HEAD OFFICE (East Algarve)

Avenida da Liberdade Nº15

S. Brás de Alportel

Algarve

Portugal

8150-101

Mobile1: (+351) 962506357

Mobile2: (+351) 967575869


FARO AIRPORT (Centre Algarve)

Rua Aquilino Ribeiro, Garagem nº2, 8000-019 Montenegro, Faro - Portugal

Tel: (+351) 289817290

Fax: (+351) 289817014

Mobile1: (+351) 964240701

Mobile2: (+351) 966391797

Mobile3: (+351) 966972004

Mobile4: (+351) 961893544


LISBON AIRPORT (Airport and City)

Av. De Berlim, Lote 1, Loja 38A, 1800-033 Lisboa - Portugal

Tel: (+351) 218521733

Fax: (+351) 218521734

Mobile1: (+351) 962506497

Mobile2: (+351) 912808777

Mobile3: (+351) 964 240 700

LAGOA OFFICE (West Algarve)

Urbanização Ind. Carmo, Lote 14, 8400-445 Lagoa - Portugal

Mobile: (+351) 964240700


OPORTO AIRPORT (Airport & City) - Partner Company

Tel: (+351) 707224466 / 229568856

Fax: (+351) 229568859

Mobile1: (+351) 927994433

Mobile2: (+351) 962048084


24/7 Assistance Nb: (+351) 915 555 555