Apart from being really nice people, heres a few more just as good reasons for choosing Buggs...
we keep it simple - we are simply the best value...
At Buggs we don't like using the word 'cheapest' we think it gives the impression of an inferior service, we prefer to say Buggs are the best value car hire
When comparing prices it can sometimes appear that other companies are offering great deals, as always something that seems too good to be true...often is , consider extra charges on arrival, e.g. fuel, and the cost of additional requirements like additional drivers, child seats, cleaning, fuel costs and excess waiver cover...beware!
Promises of very low prices can sometimes appear for the more reputable companies, but sold through comparison websites. They will accept your booking, but what they fail to tell you is that the local rental company has no obligation to honour the booking if they consider the price too low. This usually ends very nastily, when bookings are not honoured by the local agent who will not make a car available...beware!
Prices offered by comparison and broker websites do not always show the true final cost as they are unable to show charges that are charged locally...beware!
The Buggs policy is to offer a fixed price with no additional charges on arrvial...and no nasty charges after you have arrived home!
Our priority is personal service to the customer and to make the start of your visit to France a pleasant one
On the front page of this website you will see a simple form
Enter your pickup and end destination, your dates and times and then press 'get price'
This request will then seek out availability and generate a quotation
This quote will be emailed to you
You can then accept this quotation through the website
A receipt of this will be sent to you and a Buggs Rep will then contact you for payment
Once payment has been processed a booking confirmation will then be sent to you by email
This email confirms your booking, so please check all the details carefully
If all OK then print a copy of the confirmation and bring it with you, it may be requested by the Buggs Rep
Everything!!...there will be nothing more to pay
The price for your hire you see and pay is the final price, you will not be asked to pay more than this
Any optional items you may choose to add...
You can choose these options when you complete your booking form or when you arrive at the Buggs Desk
No, the deposit can be taken from either a Credit or Debit card.
It essential that you bring a valid card with you as without a deposit the vehicle cannot be released for hire.
The current deposit is 250.00 euros and is taken as a pre-authorisation payment.
If you have not accepted our Excess Protection, then you may be required to leave a larger deposit upto the total amount of the applicable VehicleExcess.
This deposit is a pre-authorisation, its is not debited from the card and is released by us at the end of the rental (less any charges incurred, for which you will receive an itemised receipt). Your bank or card provider may delay this release, if this is the case, then you will need to contact them.
If you return the car
then obviously you will be charged for any of these together with applicable administration and other associated costs
We will contact you for payment
Once your quote acceptance has been received a Buggs Rep will contact you for payment
We recommend where possible that you use a credit card for payment (Mastercard or Visa) as this may offer you certain benefits.
No...we accept payment by
the security deposit taken at the desk prior to vehicle handover, can only be made using a Credit or Debit Card
At Buggs, we have managed to minimise additional young/old driver fees
Cars hired or driven by under 25yr olds carry a Young Drivers Supplement of 15€ per day.
Our insurers will only allow under 25yr olds to hire or drive a group A,B or C category cars
All drivers must have held a full driving licence for a minimum of 1 year
There are no additional charges applied to drivers of 70yrs old and older
Included in the price of your car hire is Standard Vehicle Insurance
Standard Vehicle Insurance consists of “Collision Damage Waiver“ (CDW) or “Fully Comprehensive” cover for the hirer and any additional drivers on the rental agreement
This insurance cover is for damage to the hired vehicle, theft/vandalism of the vehicle and a comprehensive 3rd party cover, but will carry an insurance excess payable in the event of any claim
The Insurance Excess on buggs cars are...
It is strongly recommended that you purchase a Buggs Excess Protection option, which reduces or eliminates the excess payable
If you choose the Buggs Excess Protection, payment of the relevant insurance excess, in the event of any damage or insurance claim, will be reduced by 75% to 25% of the excess. The Buggs Excess Protection does not include any damage to glass, wheels and tyres and vehicle undercarriage, for which the customer remains fully responsible and must reimburse Buggs in full
5€ per day
If you have chosen the Buggs Excess Protection Plus, payment of the insurance excess, in the event of any damage or insurance claim, will be waivered in full. The Buggs Excess Protection Plus does not include any damage to glass, wheels and tyres and vehicle undercarriage, for which the customer remains fully responsible and must reimburse Buggs in full
25€ per day
If the Customer chooses not to accept either of the offered Buggs Excess Protection packages, then the Customer will be liable to pay the Company the full Insurance excess relating to the vehicle, in the event of an insurance claim or damage to the vehicle. The Customer authorises the Company to take the payment for this from the card the Customer has provided as guarantee.
Our Terms and Conditions require a pre-authorisation deposit guarantee of a minimumof 250€. If you have not accepted our Excess Protection, then you may berequired to leave a larger deposit upto the total amount of the applicable VehicleExcess. This deposit is a pre-authorisation, it is not debited from the card and is released by us at the end of your rental, your bank or card provider may delay thisrelease, if this is the case, then you will need to contact them.
Tyre and Glass Protection cover is available and by paying the daily rate we will reimburse you fully for the cost of the repair or replacement due to accidental damage. You will need to produce valid invoices.
5€ per day
If you have a 'Third-Party' Excess waiver Insurance, then you are liable to reimburse Buggs first and then claim back later through your thrid-party insurer
If you do not have Excess Insurance of any kind, you are taking a huge risk, which could prove to be very expensive...not to be recommended
Below is our damage repair price guide for 2019.
These are base prices and will be re-charged to the customer depending on make and model of vehicle.
Panel Price - Re Paint Only
Wing from 330.00€
Door from 290.00€
Bumper F or B from 320.00€
Bonnet or Boot from 290.00€
Roof from 335.00€
Door Mirror Paint from 110.00€
Panel Price - Dent and Re Paint
Wing from 420.00€
Door from 380.00€
Bumper F or B from 410.00€
Bonnet or Boot from 380.00€
Roof from 425.00€
Aerial Replace from 55.00€
Door Mirror Glass from 55.00€
Door Mirror Replace from 220.00€
Hubcap from 45.00€
Wheel (steel) from 95.00€
Tyre Repair from 35.00€
Tyre Replace from 115.00€
Wheel (alloy) from 235.00€
Headlight from 190.00€
Rear Light from 135.00€
Windscreen Repair from 95.00€
Windscreen Replace from 360.00€
All other Glass from 220.00€
Vehicle Documents & Accessories
Car Documents 45.00€
Hi-Vis vest 15.00€
Warning Triangle 15.00€
Interior from 70.00€
Exterior from 35.00€
Spare Wheel from 250.00€
Tyre Inflation Kit 110.00€
Rear Parcel Shelf from 210.00€
All prices are inclusive of TVA
Please note these items are NOT covered
Car damage or loss caused by, misfuelling, off-road driving, vehicle undercarriage, driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs, natural disaters (hail damage), demonstrations, riots or terrorist attacks, carrying of inappropriate equipement, liquids or materials, addtional un-authorised equipement such as roof or cycle racks, transmission failures/burnt-out clutch, replacement vehicle, excessive cleaning, failure to conform to our terms and conditions.
Buggs do not have any set opening hours...we are there for you when you want us
Unlike the other rental companies...
When making comparisons with other rental companies, check the opening times so as to avoid disappointment and additional charges...beware
At Buggs we are updating and increasing our fleet all the time
The models selected for our fleet are cars that have proved to be the most in demand from our clients
All our cars are purchased new and will be a maximum of a few months old with very low kms
Please go to the 'cars' page of this website to see the current models in each category
No not all the time...but we will try our best
Our bookings are taken by car group, not by model
If you have specific needs, i.e. large luggage, wheelchair, headroom etc, then please let us know and we will really try our best to provide the model you require, obviously, always subject to availability
Buggs provide the car full and ask you to return the car full
We believe this the fairest method. Other rental companies will ask you to pay for a full tank on arrival and return the car empty, this is a hidden charge as it is impossible to return a car empty!
If for any reason you do not return the car full, we will have to refuel the car and charge you the pump price plus a 40€ refueling fee. 40€??!! thats a bit expensive!!...well its a deterrent really so that you don't forget to fill it up, which would be unfair to the next client
We have a wide range of quality car seats available for all ages and our prices are considerably less expensive than the other rental companies
For legal reasons we are not allowed to fit chairs, but we will be there to assist and help insure they are fitted correctly
Contact us if you have specific requirements
All buggs cars already have them in
Ask the Buggs Rep where they are located in your car
Contrary to popular myth, these are not a requirement by French law
Buggs are happy to make minor changes, where possible, to any booking
A small admin fee may apply if extra payments or refunds are required
If you need to cancel a booking refer to our 'terms and conditions' for the standard refund options, however we recommend choosing our cancellation cover you will see this option when completing your booking form. For the small fee of 12€ per hire this option offers a 95% refund applicable up to 4hrs before your agreed collection time
At Bergerac - the Buggs Bungalow is on the left as you exit the arrivals building. You can't miss it as it is in our corporate colours of lime green and purple.
the buggs desk at the airport
check, sign and go!
returning your car
moges & La Rochelle airports - follow the signs to the specific car rental buildings via the main airport building exit. Our desk is situated in this building with all the other car hire companies.
One of our representatives will be there to meet you and get you on your way as quickly as possible. Please remember to have your drivers licence and passport for all the drivers.
All drivers need to present a full valid licence (no photo copies, sorry).
If you have a UK plastic card licence only this is required
The older style UK paper licences are also accepted
The new DVLA code is not needed
Drivers will also need to show their passports/ID cards
But the good news...we track flight arrivals and departures and will be there wind or rain, to meet you
If you have a mobile phone with you please keep it on, as in exceptional situations (such as flight diversions), we may need to contact you
Buggs provide a pack in the glove box with all the relevant paperwork and contact details for such events
Buggs plan to open at other airports in France and demand is increasing year on year at Bergerac, Biarritz and Limoges
If you are looking to move down to this part of the world and fancy running a branch of buggs at a new location, then we would like to hear from you