An initial, non-refundable deposit will be secured at the time of booking confirmation. Accepted credit cards are Visa and MasterCard.
The balance is payable directly to the supplier on arrival (along with any applicable vehicle security bond).
The Supplier Payment Of Rental (Payable by Credit Card - VISA, AMEX & MASTER accepted or Cash - After Deposit).
Required For Rental
1. Original Drivers License from country of issue.
2. Must be the holder of a driver’s license for no less than 2 years.
3. A driver’s permit is absolutely necessary and is issued by car rental agent.
Local Drivers Permit is US$5 valid for 2 months.
4. Age limit for car hire
Minimum age = 21 Maximum age = 80
5. Payment Of Rental (Payable by Credit Card - VISA, AMEX & MASTER accepted or Cash - After Deposit).
Insurance - (Sun General Insurance Co. Ltd.): - All vehicles are covered by insurance including US$15,000,000.00 liability third party death or bodily jury and property damage coverage of US$250,000.
Optional Extra Protection is available and recommended as follows:
If E.P. is declined, hirer accepts responsibility up to US$2,000 for loss, damage, or loss of the vehicle caused
by accident, fire or theft, regardless of who is at fault. Please note a US$1,000.00 pre-authorization will be place on customers credit card once E.P. is declined.
If E.P.. is accepted, responsibility for damages is reduced to US$125.00 providing the vehicle is operated in
accordance with all conditions of our contract.
Delivery is free of charge to guests’ hotel; special arrangements may be made for delivery at the airport. A Facility Fee of US$5.95 will be charged for all rentals at the airport in Barbados. For bookings with delivery to the Bridgetown Cruise, Terminal prepayment is required.
When meeting at airport, staff will be outside the customs area wearing a light blue shirt and dark blue pants.
They will also have a sign with the clients name printed on it.
Each vehicle will be delivered with a full tank of fuel. Clients may choose of our two fuel options.
Option A - Return full at no charge. If the vehicle is not returned full the client will be charged the cost to fill the vehicle plus service charge.
Option B - You will be charged for the full tank on delivery and return empty.
Please note, our fuel policy can change without notice.
Additional Driver $3.00
Baby Seats $5.88
Child Seats $5.88
Airport Facility Fee $5.95
Value Added Tax
VAT is payable on all Barbados and St. Lucia rentals, rates sheet shows whether your rates are inclusive or not inclusive of the Tax. In cases where charges are collected at time of rental we will add VAT to the total of charges that are Vatable.
24 Hr Cancellation Policy
A cancellation charge of the full rental rate will be applied if 24 hr notice is not given for cancellations.
Luxury Groups Only
a) There is a one-week minimum booking required during the period December 15 – January 15, on all luxury
b) A Credit Card will be required to guarantee each booking.
Reservations Policy - Free sale is available, and all your reservations will be guaranteed except from the period of Christmas, December 18th to January 8th. Any reservations taken for Christmas time must be made 30 days in advance, or if within the 21 day limit, by request. We will notify you well in advance of any close out periods during the year.
Information Needed by Drive-A-Matic to Process Reservations -
1. Clients Name
3. Type of Vehicle
4. Special Request
5. Time of Delivery
6. Dates of Rental
7. Deposit Taken
If delivery to Airport is requested we also need to know.
1. Airline Name
2. Time of arrival
3. Flight Number
Most of our rentals are done to clients at their hotels.
Times Of Operation
Drive-A-Matic’s offices in Barbados are open from 7:30 am - 5:30 pm. Rentals may be done at any time from the opening of business to 9:00 pm at night. For rentals later than 9:00pm please make a special request.
Terms of booking on this website
The rates on this website are often heavily discounted. This is due to our negotiated rates and bulk buying power. On very rare occasions, a rate may be displayed incorrectly due to our, or a vehicle supplier's error. In such a case, if you book with us at a quoted rate that is incorrect, we will notify you of any price change and give you the option to proceed or cancel. We make every effort to keep information on our site up to date, but we cannot guarantee this website is free of errors or omissions and retain the right to update or change the information published at any time.
To the extent permitted by law we/the owners of this website will not be liable to you or to any third party (whether in contract, tort, or otherwise) for any direct, indirect or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to any accident, injury, delay or loss of enjoyment) arising out of your reliance upon information contained on this website, including but not limited to your use (or inability to use) any products or services described or procured through this website.
When you pick up your vehicle, you will be required to sign a rental agreement with the supplier of the vehicle. Your rental and use of the vehicle will be governed by the terms of the rental agreement and any other documentation or information provided to you by the supplier at the time you pick up your vehicle. The rental agreement is between you and the supplier and we will not be liable to you or to any third party in relation to the terms of the supplier’s rental agreement or any other documentation provided to you by the supplier at the time of pick up.
While we will make reasonable efforts to ensure we are representing only reputable suppliers, we make no warranty about the fitness or suitability of any third party (supplier) product or service and will not accept responsibility for the quality or fitness of any vehicle. We welcome feedback from our customers on their experience with our suppliers. We may, at our discretion, provide you with reasonable assistance in resolving any dispute you may have with a supplier.
Our total liability to you in relation to your use of this website and the information contained on this website will not exceed the dollar amount of the deposit we have received from you in relation to your booking/rental. Refunds will not be made for bookings cancelled due to inclement weather. Again, we strongly recommend that you take out travel insurance. Your use of this website is governed by the laws of New Zealand and the jurisdiction of the New Zealand courts.
To make a booking you must complete our booking form which is easy to follow and secured with the latest encryption technology. Once we receive your form, we will, subject to availability, confirm your booking by emailing you a confirmation voucher and invoice. The deposit required to secure your vehicle (as shown on the secure booking page) will only be processed on your credit card when your booking is confirmed.
A booking is confirmed when you have been emailed a confirmation voucher and at this stage the deposit is processed on your card and becomes non-refundable and any cancellation fees stated in the supplier's terms apply. Upon receipt of your confirmation, please check your details carefully and notify us immediately if there are any incorrect details, as it may not be possible to make changes at a later date.
If you are booking via phone, please make sure you have read the terms and conditions of the vehicle you wish to rent first. Our reservations consultant will ask you if you have read the terms and agree to them before proceeding. The onus is always on the renter to ensure they make themselves fully aware of the terms displayed on our website.
In booking on this website you acknowledge that we disclose your information to your selected Supplier in order to provide the requested rental services.
Please note that some suppliers treat an amendment as a new booking and apply the rate current at the time the amendment is made to recalculate the entire booking amount (not just the days changed). If the rental period is increased, an additional deposit may be required. If the rental period is shortened which results in a reduction of the rental charges, the deposit amount will remain unchanged, and the difference between the original and revised deposit is forfeited (it cannot be used towards remaining rental charges). To request a change to a confirmed booking, please use the alterations request link on your confirmation. Any alterations are subject to availability and the approval of the supplier. In addition to the alteration policy of the supplier stated in their terms, the following charges will apply:
Car rental alterations (all charges stated in local currency):
To change dates or times that result in a recalculation of rental rates, or to change vehicles or locations: 25.00
To add or remove extras to/from a confirmed booking: 10.00
The alteration fee will not be charged if your alteration request is not possible.
Vehicle Capacity and fitness to drive
Under no circumstances are you permitted to carry more passengers than the vehicle you rent is legally registered to carry, and if you do your insurance may be invalidated. The number of seatbelts (and passengers) is indicated next to each vehicle on this website. Luggage capacity where shown is an indication only and we will not be responsible should you be unable to fit your entire luggage into a vehicle. It is your responsibility to choose a journey that is within your capabilities. A vehicle supplier can refuse to rent a vehicle to any person who is in their opinion unfit to drive or does not meet eligibility requirements. In such circumstances we will have no further liability to you.
We are committed to providing a quality service and aim for complete customer satisfaction. In the event of cancellation, any refunds or penalties are detailed in the terms and conditions of your selected vehicle that you are asked to read and accept at time of booking. In the event you are unsatisfied with our service, please contact us within 48 hours of placing your booking or request and we will work to resolve any issues and determine if compensation is due. In the event you have completed your rental and are unhappy with your vehicle, we are happy to assist you in seeking compensation from the operator of the vehicle.
This website is owned and operated by Car Rental Republic Ltd. Our financial centre and marketing office is based at Level 4 Excelsior House, 6 Commerce St, Auckland, New Zealand. In Australia, we are based at Suite 3.01, 11 Queens Rd, Melbourne VIC 3004. Thank you for booking with us.
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