Debit Card Car Hire at Faro Airport
Car Park 4, Faro Airport, Faro, Portugal 8001-701
Rua Aquilino Ribeiro, nº 2 Faro 8005-177
Estrada Nacional 125
Sítio do Arneiro
Edificio OK Rent a Car
Estrada do Aeroporto
If full insurance (Total Protection - SCDW Plus) is taken this will reduce the excess and deposit required to zero. A swipe of your credit/debit card will be taken, but no charge made unless you become liable for charges such as tolls, uninsured losses or traffic fines.
If full insurance is NOT taken however the deposit will be preauthorised to your credit card - this means you will have to ensure there is sufficient money on the card to cover the deposit and be aware that this will be blocked until it is refunded. It can take longer to clear the money than a credit card with a period of 30 days being typical. This is due to the processes employed by banks rather than any delay from the hire company. Due to the period, this can take we recommend considering taking Full Insurance as most customers find this more convenient.
Embossed Mastercard and Visa Debit cards are allowed, but the full deposit will be taken on pickup and refunded at the end of the rental. This refund can take up to 30 days to be received back to your account, so we recommend the Excess Waiver package for such bookings, where no deposit is taken. Prepaid Debit and Credit cards or cash is not accepted in any circumstances.
If using a debit card, the debit card must be embossed and have the lead driver's name on. Centauro accept debit cards with their standard and SMART package. Please be aware that if you intend on using a debit card, the full deposit amount will be charged to your debit card. On the return of the vehicle, Centauro will refund the deposit if there is no damage to the vehicle, however this amount can take up to 30 days to get back into your account. In addition, you may not receive the same amount back in GBP as was left as the deposit, this is due to exchange rate fluctuations and bank charges. Centauro and Clarify Car Hire take no responsibility if the amount returned is less than was debited at the beginning of the rental.
The deposit is €100 for Centauro's SMART package in mainland Portugal regardless of whether a debit or credit card is used (this does not apply for Madeira).
(Due to fluctuations in the rate of exchange and other bank charges, Centauro will not be responsible for any difference between the rate charged and on any refunds made.)
Other credit cards (including Visa Dankort, Chinese UnionPay and Diners Club), Cash, Prepaid Credit Cards and Debit cards (unless the Premium Package is purchased) are not accepted.
AMEX, prepaid, rechargeable or virtual credit cards or card where the card details are not raised (‘embossed’) are also not accepted.
If the premium package is taken, you can use a Visa, Maestro or Mastercard debit card - you will be asked to leave details of your card on pickup. Please note, this deposit may take up to thirty days to be returned to your debit card depending on the issuing bank of the card and neither OK Mobility or Clarify Car Hire take any responsibility if the amount returned is not the same as the amount taken due to exchange rate fluctuations and/or bank charges. The card must be in the main drivers name. Any local charges, extras or other equipment or services purchased at the car hire desk will also be charged to the card.