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Claim your 10% OFF* USE CODE AUTOMATIC10

Automatic Rental Cars Exclusive online promotion fleet


 *Conditions apply. The coupon will be valid for car hire in our Funchal, Madeira location on reservations until the 31st of March 2024. Minimum of 3 rental days. The 10% discount will be applied to the daily rate. A full collision and damage fee is mandatory (insurance). Airport pick-up and drop-off have an additional fee. Limited time offer.

*Selected Vehicles. The promotion includes the Fiat Panda (manual), Mitsubishi Space Star (automatic) and Dacia Stepway (automatic). A non-refundable 20% down payment is required at the moment of reservation to guarantee availability and the lowest price.

CURIOSITY CORNER Your Questions Answered

Can you tell me a little bit more about the company?

We are Automatic Rental Cars, an innovative, family-owned, fast-growing car hire company in Funchal, Madeira, Portugal established in 2022. Automatic Rental Cars is on a mission to help travellers like you have an easy and pleasant car rental experience. We want to help elevate the negative connotation of traditional car rental services. Our team is dedicated to provide you a 100% personalised experience tailored to your own individuals needs. 

Are your cars in good condition?

Yes. Our fleet is technically brand new and all of our vehicles have less than two years of use. As we want our drivers to have peace of mind during their stay on the island, we curated a vehicle fleet of reliable brands and powerful cars. We acquire our vehicles directly with our brand partners such as Toyota, Dacia, Hyundai, Skoda, Renault, Seat, and Mitsubishi. Therefore, we do not buy and/or rent vehicles that have been previously owned. 

Furthermore, we specialise in automatic transmission vehicles, hence, our fleet consists mainly of hybrid automatic cars. Which are rare finds on Madeira Island. In case you’d prefer the experience of driving with stick on the steep and narrow roads of Madeira Island, we also count with a great selection of manual transmission vehicles.

Can I pick up my car rental at Funchal international airport?

Certainly. You can pick up and drop off your rental car at the airport at any time. We’ll contact you if necessary before your flight to arrange all the necessary steps for your delivery. At the time of arrival, one of our representatives will be waiting for you at the exit, holding a sign with our company logo. Please be mindful that airport deliveries have an additional €20 fee per way. Deliveries during out-of-office hours (9 A.M. to 6 P.M.), also have an additional €20 fee.

There is really no credit card hold or security fee?

There is no credit card hold or security fee as we work a little differently from the rest. We do not want to keep your credit card information, nor, do we feel like it is fair to charge extra for a security fee. To guarantee availability and lock the lowest price, we do require a 20% down payment at the moment of booking; you can pay the rest of your balance once you arrive on the island with cash, debit and/or credit card. Down payment refunds are only available under extreme weather conditions and/or cancelled flights.

Car seats and booster seats for kids are free?

Yes. We also believe that you shouldn’t pay extra for safety, for that reason, child car seats and phone holders free of charge with your reservation. All of our vehicles are brand new and have Apple CarPlay and Android Auto so you can connect to your phone and use the GPS. Please inquire about accessories at the moment of booking.

How does insurance work?

Very simple. As we do not hold credit card information, and to facilitate the car hire experience, drivers are responsible to pay an additional small fee of €15 fee per day. Not only is the driver fully insured in case of accidents and/or external damages, but third parties involved are also covered. This is what we call renting a car with peace of mind.

How do I speak to an agent?

Our offices are based in Funchal, therefore you have access to our customer representatives 24 hours a day. Give us a call all (+351) 308 810 816 or send us an email at We’d be happy to help.

What is 24/7 Roadside assistance?

With Automatic Rental Cars you can have access to emergency assistance at all times. We’ll take care of things like flat tires, towing and more, so you can continue travelling in Madeira with ease. Let us provide you with a pleasant experience, just call in case of emergencies (+351) 308 810 816.

For new bookings and availability

Feel free to check availability and/or book a car online to reserve a car. Our goal is to provide you with the best prices on the market and offer you a selection of high-quality vehicles.

View your reservations

You can have access your reservations to find more information about your booking, view your invoices, update your details, change a reservation or review your contract.

No security deposit or credit card hold Stress-free car rental experience & easy booking process

24/7 Madeira Airport drop-off and pick-up

Traveling to Madeira island is easy, there are flights to Madeira every day from Europe’s main airports such as Heathrow Airport in the United Kingdom, Charles du Gaulle in France, and Berlin Brandenburg Airport in Germany. Airlines such as TAP Air Portugal and EasyJet constantly fly to Madeira Airport in Santa Cruz, Portugal. Now that you know where to start your next journey to Madeira, hire a hybrid or automatic rental cars in Funchal, Madeira.
Aerial view Funchal airport Madeira seen from the sea

Awarded best island destination in the world!

Madeira is an ideal destination for those looking to escape cold winters, enjoy breathtaking views and experience unique scenery. With its mild climate, varied landscape, and wealth of activities, there’s something for everyone on our magical island. There are many reasons why Madeira is an exciting destination. Not only has it won “World’s Leading Island Destination” for seven consecutive years, but it also holds a UNESCO World Heritage Site. 
Get an instant quote or arrange pickup location to discover Madeira, a beautiful island off the coast of Portugal often called the “Island of Eternal Spring.” From hiking and driving through the countryside, to exploring the city of Funchal, there are plenty of activities to keep you busy. With its mild weather and stunning landscapes, it’s no wonder that this island is such a popular travel destination. 

Hire an automatic rental car to visit Madeira and have a more comfortable experience. 

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