TERMS AND CONDITIONS
“Speedy Cars Car Rentals” Terms and Conditions
Terms & Conditions
Terms and conditions apply to all Greek mainland and islands
We are able to secure a car for the requested period from the selected category (same size, same transmission, same fuel type), but we are not able to guarantee an exact model from the categories where more than on model is listed. In any case your preference will be noted and will be set as a priority.
Drivers should be at least 23 years old with a valid drivers’ license, issued at least 1 year before. For certain of our car groups, the minimum age is 25 years and a valid drivers’ license issued 3 years prior.
Accepted driving licenses from any EU country
Non-European and issued from any participant country in Vienna’s Convention on Road Traffic
*In case the driver’s national driving license (which must be in your possession for at least one year) does not match any of the above requirements, a valid International Driving License – IDL -, along with the national driving license, will be required, IDL can be one (1) day old.
Rental Cost Pay-off Policy
We require all our drivers to pay-off the total rental cost (number of days + safety deposit) prior to receiving the leased vehicle. If you are booking your car through our online platform, we require a 15% remittance of the total sum, the remainder to be paid-off no later than when you receive the vehicle from our agency. After the rental car has been returned and inspected for its condition, we will reimburse you the safety deposit sum (adjusted after deductions if any, for identified damages incurred to the vehicle during the rental period, amounting up to and not exceeding the driver’s liability threshold for the leased vehicle’s car group).
Methods of Payment
We offer credit/debit card (Visa, American Express, Diners Club, Mastercard) or cash payment options. For cash payments in particular, we still require the driver to present a valid credit/debit card for the safety deposit. In case no credit/debit card you may still rent a car, the security deposit of €300 would need to be paid in advance and will be refunded at the end of hire.
Pick-Up and Drop-Off Vehicle Inspection
Upon presented with the car, it is important to inspect the condition of the vehicle together with a representative from “Speedy Car Rental”. Any pre-existing signs of “Wear-and-Tear”, including but not limited to, scratches and dents, should be reported to avoid being wrongly charged for damages not incurred by you. You will be asked to sign a relevant “Fair Usage” form upon booking and upon the return of the vehicle
Rental Price Inclusives
The following are included by default in the rental rates for all our vehicles:
Free Pick-up/Drop-off service at Samos International Airport,Pythagorio,Samos Town,Kokkari and hotels in those areas
Full Insurance with liability sum (CDW)
Civil liability and Third Party liability Insurance with liability sum
Fire and Theft protection (FTP)
24hr Customer Support phone service
24/7 Roadside Assistance
FREE Replacement Vehicle of same or higher group, in case of mechanical failure or accident, not by fault of the driver
Depending on your quote from Speedy Car Rental, the following may also be included:
- Unlimited Km
- Full Damage Waiver Insurance with significantly reduced liability sum (FDW)
Vehicle Pick-Up/ Drop-Off Options
We offer Free pick-up/drop-off at Samos International Airport, Out-of-hours service. Our agency offers to all drivers of our rental cars a level of flexibility for changing the pick-up/drop-off location of the initial agreement, after contacting our office at least 3 days prior to the pick-up/drop-off date, whichever’s location needs amending. For delivery/collection of the leased vehicle to any location outside Samos International Airport,Pythagorio,Samos Town,Kokkari , out-of-hours service, as well as changing the pick-up/drop-off location of the initial agreement, additional charges may apply. We strongly advise to contact us in advance, so that we may inform you of any such surcharges.
Additional Equipment Charges
Baby/Child seats and GPS Navigation equipment are provided if requested upon booking of the vehicle, and are subject to availability and provided at a daily fee of €5/day
Additional Drivers and Charges
If more than one driver wish to be added for a particular leased vehicle from our agency, they should be clearly stated upon booking,. Across all cars in our fleet, there is no extra cost for including a second designated driver
Extending/Cancelling the Rental Agreement
You may cancel your booking or rental agreement at any time. We strongly suggest all drivers to notify our office at least 15 days ahead of the current rental start date, for their intent to cease the agreement, so that we may inform you of any potential surcharges that may be incurred.
The vehicle insurance policy covers the driver of the leased vehicle for the initially agreed rental period. In the event you wish to extend your rental agreement, we advise to contact our agency at least 2 days prior the expiration of your current lease contract, so that we may let you know about the availability of the vehicle, any amendments to the rental cost that apply, and renew the leased vehicle’s insurance coverage date.
Rental Vehicle Insurance Options
All our rental cars are covered by mixed insurance, which is included in the default rental rate. Mixed Insurance is a Collision Damage Waiver (CDW) with limited excess/deductible also referred to as driver’s liability sum. Excess/deductible is the amount you may have to pay in case of damage to the body of the leased vehicle by your fault during your rental period. The excess sum varies depending on car group. Please note the following parts are NOT covered by the insurance:
- Wheels and tyres
- Windows and mirrors
- Car’s interior
- Flat battery
- Personal belongings
- Lost keys
- Extras, such as GPS, child seats
- Towing charges
The driver may choose to minimize the excess amount further by opting for our Full Collision Damage Waiver (FDW). This insurance option reduces significantly, but does not eliminate, the driver’s liability sum, and further extends to cover windows, mirrors, wheels and tyres.
All insurances are void, if the driver is ruled to have not been complying with the current driving law and regulations, effective in Greece.
Rental Car Fuel Tank Policy
At the end of the rental period, the driver is expected to return the leased vehicle with the same amount of fuel as received from our agency. In case fuel in the car tank upon return is less than the initial amount, our agency reserves the right to charge the driver for this difference.
In cases where the rental car is returned with excess fuel than what it was received with, our agency is under no direct obligation to reimburse any fuel cost difference.
Late Drop-Off Time Window and Charges
We take under consideration that there are many factors which may inevitably impact on the return time of your rented car. To account for such instances, we offer a free-of-charge 1hr leeway on top of the return time of each vehicle as it appears on the rental agreement, the extended return time not exceeding our normal business hours. Past this time window, and in the absence of prior contact to our agency, the driver will be charged with an additional day’s rental cost, at the current rental rate, unless otherwise agreed with our agency.
In the perpetual absence of contact past this point, our agency may be prompted to file a vehicle theft report and to other legal measures for securing the safe return of the rental car, the cost of such proceedings being ch(one hours arged to the driver of the vehicle in question.
Rental Vehicle Replacement
If you are not satisfied with your rental, or in case of a mechanical failure, or accident, either of the latter not by your fault (and provided you have been driving with caution and with the appropriate preemptive measures in place, prior to the incident), our agency will replace your vehicle with another of the same or higher group at the initial rental agreement’s rate. If the mechanical failure, or accident are ruled to have been caused due poor driving behavior on your part and/or not complying to the current driving laws and regulations effective in Greece, our agency is not obligated to replace the damaged leased vehicle. If the vehicle is replaced under such circumstances, our agency does not guarantee the same rental rate as the initial agreement.