Beware of the Radars in Malaga

Top radars in Malaga
New aerial radar

There are several radars in Malaga with which you must be careful if you rent a car; these radars are speed radars, stretch radars and mobile radars although the latter are not indicated.

Remember that being fined while driving a rental car does not exclude you from paying the fine and will increase with the corresponding administrative expenditure of the rental company managing your fine.

Top radars in Malaga

The following radars are known to be among the most active in Spain and for being quite controversial so I recommend being especially careful if you drive around the area.

Speed radar and stretch radar of Las Pedrizas: 80 Km / h
Installed in early 2014 they are currently the most active radars in Spain with about 100 daily fines. As due to the steep slope it is easy to exceed the speed limit even without accelerating, many drivers choose to take the toll road and avoid it.

Radar of the motorway A-7 Rincon de la Victoria – El Palo: 80 Km/h
There are two radars, one in each direction; the one of Rincon de la Victoria at kilometre 256 in direction to Marbella and the one of El Palo at kilometre 246 in direction to Nerja.

Although the mentioned radars are among the 10 in Spain which collect more fines, there are more radars along the Costa del Sol with which you must be careful.

Established penalties for exceeding the speed limit

The radars are activated when exceeding in 8 km / h the established limit and the penalties are detailed below.

Remember that with the points you won´t get any awards but they are cumulative to lose the license, unless your license isn´t Spanish.

For a speed limit of 60 km / h
61-90 km/h: 100 €
91-110 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
111-120 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
121-130 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 130 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 80 km/h
81-110 km/h: 100 €
111-130 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
131-140 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
141-150 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 150 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 90 km/h
91-120 km/h: 100 €
121-140 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
141-150 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
151-160 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 160 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 100 km/h
101-130 km/h: 100 €
131-150 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
151-160 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
161-170 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 171 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

For a speed limit of 120 km/h
121-150 km/h: 100 €
151-170 km/h: 300 € and 2 points
171-180 km/h: 400 € and 4 points
181-190 km/h: 500 € and 6 points
+ 190 km/h: 600 € and 6 points

Other speeding radars in Malaga
Continue reading to find out other radars which rather often sanction on the Costa del Sol:

Stretch Radar in Cala de Mijas
Located in both directions at the height of Faro de Calaburras this stretch radar will penalize you if you exceed 87 km / h.

Speed radar at the exit of Puerto Banus
If you leave Puerto Banus with the idea of taking the A-7 you’ll find this speed radar with limit of 120 km / h.

Map of Radars
http://proyectos.diariosur.es/radares-fijos-malaga/

What transport option to choose from Malaga airport?

Are you coming to Malaga for the first time and don´t know which is the best means of transportation? In addition to using train and bus from the airport, many visitors either for the amount of luggage or comfort seek other transportation options; let’s have a look which is best for you:

Train or Bus

Taking the train or a bus from the airport is a good choice if your destination is near a bus stop or station and you don´t plan making many trips during your stay. You can visit our page on public transport in Malaga to see if it is an option to consider during your trip.

Bus 110 from Malaga to Benalmadena
Bus 110 from Malaga to Benalmadena

Pros and cons of public transport
If you are a sun and beach tourist, someone who is comfortable in the hotel pool and don´t have too much curiosity about the environment of a new city you might be interested in this option; a plus is the punctuality of the train and the negative point it is that in high season it is an overcrowded means of transport and with low punctuality in the case of the bus and not very comfortable if you carry luggage.

Private transfer or taxi from the airport

Malaga airport taxisIf your destination is far from the main means of transport or you are a tourist who doesn´t plan to make many journeys you may be interested in the taxi option; it is a comfortable and safe transportation that will take you to your destination quickly and efficiently.

Many tourists seek the convenience of traveling to their hotel from the airport using a taxi.

Although the option of private transfers has always had the option to reserve online and pay by credit card, the option of public taxis had no regulation in this regard and thus it was not unusual that a cashless tourist could not take a taxi from Malaga airport and had to wait for one with a system for processing payment by card.

Keep in mind that a public taxi driver is not obliged to accept payment with a 50 € note, 20 Euros being the admitted top.

Since 2016 all taxis in the capital of the Costa del Sol are to have implemented a system to accept payment by credit card and a printer that can provide receipts.

If you want to know the major websites that offer private shuttle service from Malaga airport at a good price visit this link; with them you can ensure your transfer from the airport with a driver waiting on arrival.

Rental car

Malagacar.comIf you are an active tourist who likes to know the city and the surroundings you are visiting, who seeks the comfort of having your own transport then the option of hiring a car in Malaga is ideal.

Regarding rental cars, there are many models that will suit your needs … from budget and utility vehicles for those just looking for mobility to family cars or luxury cars for those who want maximum comfort while traveling.

The main benefit of renting a car is the convenience of having your own means of daily transport without relying on anyone at a good price.

Which option is more suited to your needs? Any advice for those who have doubts about which option to use?

Traffic tickets while driving a rental car in Spain

traffic fine AndaluciaWe always recommend to discover Andalusia by car, it’s an unforgettable experience to drive through the country roads and discover villages that would be impossible to visit any other way, however quite often the drivers forget that they can commit traffic offenses and be notified for them.

How car rental companies pass on the cost of traffic tickets

If you drive a rental car, to the fine will be added an administrative sanction by your car hire company as they have to process the fine and identify the driver, which generates an extra cost that tends to come up to about 25 euros. We recommend to be careful to not get any speeding tickets or any other traffic offense fines as although the car doesn’t belong to you, the fine will reach you.

One of the places near Malaga where the drivers are fined the most, almost without realizing, is in the centre of Granada, where the existence of bad traffic signing, not translated into English either, vigilance cameras and radars cause that many foreign drivers get fined, which is we recommend that if you visit Granada with your rental car drive very carefully, paying special attention to the speed limits and traffic signs. Other option is to book a guided tour to Granada instead of driving a car yourself.

The most common causes for fines in Spain

A very important one to avoid a fine is always wearing the seatbelt, included those sitting in the back…If you get stopped by the police and you are carrying passengers in the backseats, it’s very likely that they’ll check if they are wearing their seatbelts too…and if they aren’t, it will all depend on the policeman or policewoman whether you get a formal sanction or not.

The speed is one of the main causes of fines in Spain, sometimes even when we think we haven’t gone over the limit we may receive fine by surprise. In Malaga there are roads of 4 lanes in both directions that would lead us to think that the speed limit is 120 km/h. when really it’s in fact 100 km/h., which is why it’s highly recommendable to always pay special attention to the road signs that indicate at what speed we must go.

The radars are signposted, and driving passed them at a higher speed than what you’re supposed to, becomes a fine automatically. We must also mention that there are mobile radars (in vehicles) too that aren’t indicated and that can give us an unpleasant surprise.

Double parking is forbidden, you may stop for less than 2 minutes to pick up or let out passengers…but never double park the vehicle, the fine in this case is pretty dear.

Final recommendations when driving in Spain

If you drive according to the traffic regulations in Spain there shouldn’t be any problems whatsoever. Always pay attention to the traffic signs and in the case that you receive a fine, don’t forget that you’ll receive a small extra charge if you’re using a rental car due to the administration process.

Car hire Malaga train station & Malaga cruise port

Those visitors who are planning to arrive at Malaga by cruise or by train and want to hire a car, well now’s the time. Malagacar.com are extending their services and are now offering car hire Malaga train station, where a representative of the company will pick you up and comfortably take you to your hired vehicle. If you arrive on a cruise, Malagacar.com are also offering car hire Malaga port, where, again, you will be picked up by a staff member and taken to your hired vehicle. Of course, the Malaga airport car hire service is still running, so if on the other hand you land in Malaga by plane, the procedure to book and confirm your reservation is the same as always.

What really is outstanding is the continuous expansion of the company that at the same time maintains the customer’s positive critics. It’s, without a doubt, the best option for any visitor who doesn’t want to risk going through a bad experience during their holiday.

Steps to follow when booking online

Whatever way of transport you use to get to Malaga, whether it’s the airport, train station, cruise port, etc., the booking procedure is very simple and safe, so safe that you won’t even have to take your credit card out of your wallet, and you can relax as you won’t have to memorise your card details either as it’s simply not required!

The only simple step to do is to visit the Malagacar.com website and book online using the form or calling the telephone number that appears where the operators offer assistance in both English and Spanish.

Advantages of hiring a car without a credit card

There are many advantages, but of course the main one is the peace of mind of not having to type in the card’s number anywhere; another one is that there is no cancellation fee and, on top of this, the vehicles are brand new and the client’s general opinion is excellent. However, don’t forget to carry your credit card with you because although it wasn’t needed for booking online, it will be required when you pick up your vehicle.

Malagacar Fuel Policy

While other companies include a full tank of petrol that you may not even end up consuming entirely, or others that offer the tank completely empty, Malagacar.com offer half a tank of petrol so you can drive off with the tranquillity of knowing that you’ll reach your destination without having to worry about the risk of breaking down on the way.

Opinions of satisfied customers

This is probably the most important part when deciding to place our trust in a service we are going to hire for the first time; luckily, as I previously mentioned, the customer’s general opinion of Malagacar.com is excellent.

Enjoy your holidays without worries in Malaga and the Costa del Sol.

Malagacar.com consolidates as the best choice for car hire Malaga airport

malagacarMany tourists may be worried about their planned holiday and the availability of rental cars, however there is nothing to worry about. Thanks to Malagacar.com and their large fleet of cars the availability of vehicles for car hire from Malaga airport is wide and the price continue being small even during the high season. What we do recommend is to hire a car in advance, so you can get the best prices while ensuring your favorite car model.

Among the advantages of hiring a car in Malaga with Malagacar.com we can find that we will get the best price without intermediaries (car rental brokers use to bill for a full tank of fuel even when we do not use it) and with Malagacar.com we can have access to numerous deals and discounts they release online via Facebook, Twitter or Newsletters, deals and discounts for Malaga car hire which we recommend to follow as they are available until end of existences.

Visiting Malaga means enjoying the excellent weather, but also is synonym of discovery. Let yourself go for roads in very good condition and discover all that southern Spain has to offer, which is much more than sun and beach.

Special online discounts during November and December for car hire in Malaga

If you’re thinking of escaping a few days from autumn, Malaga on the Costa del Sol can be a very interesting alternative.You don´t need to book a flight to the Caribbean to recharge the batteries a bit.

The Costa del Sol has the advantage of being located in Southern Europe, boosting a modern international airport, at which we can arrive within a few hours and spend a few pleasant days in the sun.

Malaga is a popular destination is not only during the summer months: In the months of off-season we can enjoy temperatures between 18 º C and 21 ° C, a wide range of Golf, great natural beauty, white villages and a large cultural and monumental offer in the capital of the Costa del Sol. All this at a very low price compared with the peak season; Malaga thus becomes an attractive option for a weekend-getaway.

In Malagacar.com we can always find good deals for car hire in Malaga. For the month ofNovember they have released the next offer with their discount vouchers. You can easily access them through their web page or by becoming a fan on Facebook or Twitter.

There are discounts on various car groups including Opel Corsa, Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta, Seat Ibiza, Renault Scenic or VW Polo, subject to availability; so, if you’re thinking of coming to Malaga, book your car now at record low price. You’ll never discover the Costa del Sol for such little money!

Malagacar.com extends the validity of discounts for car hire in Malaga

Malagacar.com, the leading car hire company at Malaga airport has decided to extend the duration of discounts offered to those planning for Malaga car hire before October 31, 2011.

To take advantage of discounts just visit the website of Malagacar.com, where you can become a fan on Facebook, Twitter or their blog.

We recommend following Malagacar.com on Facebook, where you can find the best discount codes.

In addition, they just let us know that the discount codes to rent a car at Malaga airport we offered from our website remain equally valid, so you do not have to go far to benefit from the best offer; we always work to offer our visitors the best service at the best prices.

Those who visit our page for the first time might be interested to know that Malagacar.com is the leading car hire company in Malaga, with many years of experience and numerous reviews from satisfied customers, which is the reason why we recommend it.

Car hire Malaga with Malagacar.com

Malagacar.comMany tourists seek peace and tranquility when it comes to planning their vacation. When hiring their car they would like the same, everything hassle-free. It’s so important to choose the right company that offers the best car at the best possible price. In our section for car hire in Malaga, thanks to our partnership with Malagacar.com, we offer what we believe to be a high quality service at very low prices. Our results are based on the fact that Malagacar.com is a company with over 20 years of experience and many satisfied customers.

Whether it’s your first time in Malaga or not, airport pick-up service is always appreciated. You will be comfortably transported to your vehicle from where you will travel to your destination and always with a friendly treatment as your holidays deserve the best. Another thing to bear in mind is that the personal is bilingual and, therefore, speak perfect english; so you won’t have any communication problems whatsoever. Feel free to ask any questions you need when booking your vehicle or when driving around Malaga.

It’s always very important to offer the best quality to the client, and that’s exactly what Malagacar.com does. Their fleet of cars is renewed every year, investing in the comfort and satisfaction of the customers. There is no point in offering low prices if what is offered were old cars in questionable conditions. Clients that hire a car for their holiday in Malaga seek and expect a new vehicle in optimum conditions and that’s exactly what you will find.

Remember that when it comes to hiring a car in Malaga, it’s also important to know if what we are paying for is the service of a reseller or affiliate…it’s always best to search for a first-hand service as the price you’ll pay and the customer service you’ll receive will be much better. Another advantage is that you’ll be able to book your car in advance without a credit card. Your credit card details will only be needed once you arrive in Malaga and pick up the vehicle.

Another advantage of not being a broker, is that you will always know the final price from the beginning. It’s very common to book at one price and then suddenly find out you have to pay more by surprise. In companies with their own fleet of vehicles like Malagacar.com, you always have the possibility of contacting to consult anything you need to know.

How to rent a car without a credit card

Here we provide some information for readers who are considering to rent a car in Malaga during their vacations. In general, we can say that nowadays it is very simple to use the services of car rental companies and to make a reservation online in an easy and comfortable way. It is also easy to book the chosen car and you can even select the model that you like, subject to availability, in which case and not indicating otherwise we allocate a vehicle equivalent to the model. Many customers, however, often feel a bit reluctant at the time of having to pay a certain amount of money to confirm the booking of their car by using the credit card and paying weeks or months in advance … which may cause some concern.

Payment by credit card is quite common in big companies like Hertz, Avis, Thrifty and many others, and the excuse or reason is to cover the expenses in case of non-compliance of the reservation by the client. However, although many might be thrown back by the idea, the online payment is safe and thousands of people use it daily through Internet.

Nevertheless there are as well other companies at Malaga airport who have devised another approach when making reservations and they just ask in the form of the rental car, your flight number and a few personal details to help identify you on arrival and pick you up if necessary with a private taxi or minibus; but remember that later you have to finish completing your reservation, which in most cases is simple and quick on the counter just before you get your rental car. Remember that you need a credit card to take the vehicle, which is necessary for any car rental company.

¡Attention! We have received some complaints from users who report abuse or lack of attention to the client’s needs from some car hire companies at Malaga airport. While this is not something that I have seen personally, if you want security and comfort, rent a car with the recommended car hire companies in Malaga by Malagaweb.com, which without doubt will contribute to a great experience during your holidays in Malaga.

Summer offers for your car hire Malaga in 2010

Those living in or visiting the Costa del Sol recall that last year it was hard to find a car rental, the crisis came and suddenly the “rent a car” found themselves without funding to buy new cars for the 2009 summer season:

At the end of each season is sold most of the fleet on the second-hand car market; the result in the summer of 2009 was that there was no way to rent a car and the remaining stock had a price of 450-550 Euros a week (the group of smaller cars -Picanto Kia, Ford Ka etc). The normal price would have to be about 300 € / Week, this year, however, the opposite happens, the rent a car have learned and draw upon all types of financing to buy cars.

Summer 2010: In a quick search for the first week of August you can find a cheap car hire in Malaga for just 150 € / week, booking it without paying a penny before the pickup.

Check our recommended car hire deals and decide to rent a car, it is worth the invest when coming to the Costa del Sol