Roadside Assistance + Car Rental

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Bath beach Scenic view of the Caribbean Sea from a lush Barbadian hilltop

Take advantage of our affordable rates and further discounts for long term car rentals in Barbados, allowing you to discover the entire island in the most convenient way giving you the freedom to enjoy, explore and indulge in comfort and style.

We have a fleet of well-maintained vehicles, you can choose from selection of late-model rental cars, including fuel-efficient economy cars for every budget.

Services offered with your car rental:

What is roadside assistance?

Roadside assistance (sometimes called roadside service) is the service which assists drivers in an emergency situation.

Unfortunate events happen, with Drive Barbados Roadside Assistance you can get help when it matters most, for example: flat tire or flat battery, ran out of fuel or even when locked out of your rental vehicle. This is another great reason to choose our car rental services in Barbados.

Covered roadside assistance services benefits:

Here are the extended services that we provide and the fee for each service:

Lockout Service

In case your car keys are locked inside the vehicle, lost or broken, we provide replacement keys or locksmith assistance to get access to your rental vehicle.

Flat Tire Aid & Replacement

Do not be stranded by a flat tire on the side of the road. We will replace it with an inflated spare

Battery & Jump Start Service

Car battery can go flat for various reasons, we’re here to help whenever this happens.

Fuel Delivery Service

Up to US$20 fuel to reach the nearest gas station (we can also assist getting you to your desired location for an additional small charge).

Replacement automobile

Vehicle troubles may include towing (where no police report is filed in the event of an accident or personal injuries.)

Terms and conditions on emergency roadside assistance:

NOTE: renter of the vehicle/s will be responsible for the cost of non-warrantable tire repair, lost-key replacement or other additional services not covered in this addon service.

  • Carry a valid driver’s license from your country of origin. ( NO international driver’s permit is required ). You can get a mandatory visitor’s permit to drive in Barbados. 
  • Parking areas marked as P within Bridgetown (within city limits). Although Barbados is a safe destination to visit, parking in well-lit areas for safety is highly recommended.
  • When you decide to rent a car in Barbados and drive around the main cities, avoiding rush-hour traffic on the island heading towards Bridgetown (the capital city of Barbados) during morning and or afternoon peak hour traffic. This is especially important when you need to catch your next flight.
  • Most of Barbados’s roads are one lane in either direction. Many country roads are poorly lit during night, caution must be practiced when driving at night.
  • Wearing seat belts are required by law (for both drivers and passengers).
  • Speed limits on Barbados’s roads are 
    City areas 40 km/h (25 mph)
    Rural areas 60 km/h (37 mph)
    ABC Highway/Spring Garden Highway 80 km/h (50 mph)

Our Customers Review for road assistance

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Andrew Hoyle


3 years  ago

We used Drive Barbados for a Moke. The car was what we wanted, their pricing was fair, their service was prompt and all communication was good. As it turned out a fault later occurred with the car (these things can happened) but I was pleased with the speed and way in which they promptly provided an alternative vehicle – I believe problems with their cars are rare but it is good to know you are dealing with people who promptly and conscientiously resolve problems. Strongly recommended.

FAQs About Road Assistance Drive Barbados

To be able to provide greater customer service experience, Drive Barbados Roadside Assistance is available 17/7 for all our valued customers. What this means is, in the event of you requiring tire change, or experience any problems with your rented vehicle, simply contact us for onroad assistance for vehicle breaks down. 

It happens, for whatever the reason, car battery may not be able to start the vehicle, or the battery just won’t spark. In that case, all you need to do is contact the car hire company customer service (246)-624-0702. We will come to the rescue to jump start the car, or replace the battery if needed. Basically, we’re always ready to serve.

It is no doubt a pleasure to explore the island driving as the ocean views are unbelievable. Unlike in the UK, driving in Barbados is done on the left side of the road like many other countries. Each rental vehicle is marked with the letter ‘H’ on the license plate. 

Just as in many other countries, renting a vehicle in Barbados is a straightforward process. All you need is a valid driver’s license, visitor permit for driving in Barbados, a valid credit card to be able to rent a car in Barbados.

Barbados’s age requirement for car rental is 21. Usually, the requirement is 2-5 years of driving experience. In addition, elderly citizens (70+ years of age) wanting to rent a vehicle to drive is required to have a medical certificate from a local doctor.

When you hire your vehicle from Drive Barbados “YES” is the answer.  You can drop off your vehicle at a different location in Barbados. Being in the car rental business for over 20+ years has taught us many things. One being, that at times, some of our valued customers want to return the rented vehicle at a different location (at the airport, hotel etc.). 

We have established many different pickup and dropoff locations (Bridgetown, St Lawrence Gap, Oistins, Hastings, Holetown, Worthing) throughout the island for our valued customers convenience.

Roadside assistance is often time-limited and entails essential roadside emergency services such as vehicle breakdown, tire change, jump starting the car  battery issues. Rental car insurance will protect the driver against costs incurred due to theft, car accident, or delays.

Map of Barbados Grantley Adams International Airport highlighted

Map of Car Rental Locations in Barbados

Top destinations to rent a car

Take advantage of one-way car rentals at various pickup and drop-off locations on the island, and get more control over your journey.

    • Capital City Bridgetown car rentals
    • Saint Lawrence Gap south coast car rentals
    • Oistins car rentals
    • Speightstown car rentals
    • Hastings car rentals
    • Holetown car rentals
    • Worthing car rentals

Top Attractions in Barbados

Group of hikers trekking through a lush Barbadian forest trail" Title: Nature Hiking in Barbados
Nature Hiking in Barbados
Historic Morgan Lewis Windmill against cloudy sky in Cherry Tree Hill, Barbados
Morgan Lewis Windmill Landmark
Horseback tour guide rider from Glyne Horse Ride Barbados on Foster Fun land Barbados beach with waves crashing
Horseback Beach Adventure in Barbados
Secluded sandy beach at Carlisle Bay with clear turquoise waters and scattered green foliage in Bridgetown, Barbados
Serene Carlisle Bay Beach Bridgetown Barbados
Entrance to Andromeda Botanic Gardens with lush tropical flora in Foster Hall, Barbados
Andromeda Botanic Gardens Entry, Foster Hall Barbados
Windswept palm trees along the shoreline of Tidal Pool Bathsheba Beach in Barbados
Tidal Pool Bathsheba Beach Barbados
Natural Wonder Harrisons Cave Barbados
Natural Wonder Harrisons Cave Barbados


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