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Welcome to Algarve Auto Assist used car sales lagos portugal 


Welcome to Algarve Auto Assist

Thank you for visiting our website.

 Algarve Auto Assist in Lagos  Portugal have been looking after

 customers since we arrived,

 we moved to the Algarve 10 years ago with over 20 years in the motor

 trade in the uk and decided to help people moving to Portugal

 or people already live here wanting to change there vehicle,also

 we are helping people who spend a few months per year here and are

 looking to save on car hire charges especially in summer were

 a car will soon pay for itself, we have a wealth of knowledge

 regarding cars and can help you find the right vehicle with out

 the normal pitfalls of buying a used vehicle in another country.


 Looking to buy a car in Portugal Algarve auto assist in lagos can

 help with all aspects of your purchase make buying a car

 in Portugal easy with our help.




Algarve auto assist lda sell affordable used vehicles from

 €2500 - €50000  we also can source vehicles for clients if we

 dont have a suitable vehicle in stock


Service and workshop

After you purchase a vehicle from Algarve auto assist we

can help with general maintainace and repairs if needed in the future no worrying about finding a good garage to look after you, we also can help with air con service and engine diagnostics.



Algarve auto assist lda sell affordable used vehicles from €1500 - €50000 we also can source vehicles for clients if we dont have a suitable vehicle in stock

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Service and workshop

After you purchase a vehicle from Algarve auto assist we can help with general maintainace and repairs if needed in the future no worrying about finding a good garage to look after you, we also can help with air con service and engine diagnostics.



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  • Colin 1066 (Friday, July 28 17 08:45 am BST)

    Contacted Darren regarding puncture repair While this not part of his business he was extremely helpful and recommended another company for which he gave me all of the contact details and my problem was readily resolved Thanks Darren

  • Mike Shepherd (Wednesday, April 05 17 12:00 pm BST)

    I've been absolutely delighted with the honesty, good communication and quality of service that I've received from Darren and his team in all of the dealings that I've had in respect of service on my car. It's such a refreshing change to find a company that is genuinely interested in the customer experience. I can't speak highly enough of Algarve AUTO Assist, and would recommend them to anyone on any aspect of motoring.

  • Barry Askew (Sunday, October 16 16 12:32 pm BST)

    Darren recently purchased my car. He was extremely helpful and efficient and sorted all the paperwork out within hours. I was very happy with the whole process and will strongly recommend him -a big
    thank you Darren.

  • Ian McMillan (Tuesday, May 03 16 10:37 am BST)

    We were newcomers to Algarve deciding to retire here and we had a bad experience with the first used car we bought. Then we were recommended to use Auto Assist, which we did and have got to say that
    the price, quality of car, quality of service and assistance have been excellent. We have no hesitation in highly recommending this company to anyone you will get the very best of attention all the
    way through the whole process

  • Jim and Sue Edwards (Sunday, December 20 15 06:57 pm GMT)

    Darren gave us a great service when buying a car from him. After sales was superb. Highly recommended.

  • Fred and Linda Nutter (Tuesday, November 24 15 05:08 pm GMT)

    Recently bought a car here in the Algarve from Darren at Algarve Auto Assist, he made the whole process stress free, from insurance to transponder, nothing was too much trouble. Would definitely
    recommend this company to anyone wanting a worry free complete package. Many thanks to Darren and his team

  • Graham (Wednesday, April 29 15 09:59 pm BST)

    Darren quickly came up with goods for an automatic small car within a few days. The extra you get is the man himself and the customer service and help in sorting out all the paperwork that Darren
    willingly assist with. Rare in the auto industry but think of this when buying a car here. Its worth every penny. Thank you Darren

  • Angela & Nick (Saturday, April 11 15 08:42 am BST)

    Having bought our car via e-mail from Algarve Assist whilst we were still in Canada,the service and assistance we have received has been amazing,and the after-sale service since we moved to Lagos has
    been just as amazing,we wish you much success in the future Darren.

  • Andrew (Monday, March 16 15 09:51 pm GMT)

    Fantastic service! Thanks Darren for sourcing me a quality car. You really took the mystery out of buying a second-hand car in Portugal. Very happy with the service. I will recommend you highly to
    all I meet. Thanks.

  • Lyn & Ron (Saturday, December 06 14 06:06 pm GMT)

    Well what can I say, apart from Many thanks Darren your a star. I\'d been looking for a little car for a while when I saw a car on your web site I liked the look of so we gave you a call and you kept
    the car till we came over, I loved it when I saw it, it had been serviced Valeted ready to go, you arrange all the paperwork and even took us to see about the insurance. After we purchased the car we
    asked if you could possibly help with some extras we wanted, no problem at all you said, You have even offered to collect and return my car when the MOT is due for renewal if we\'re unable to return
    in time. Nothing is to much trouble for you and I feel we have made a friend not someone we bought a second hand from. We would recommend Darren to anyone looking for a hassle free time when
    purchasing a car in the Algarve.

  • Barry Baker (Tuesday, October 28 14 10:27 am GMT)

    Well! Buying a used car used to be a stressful event, fraught with grief, broken promises and heartache. No longer so. We presented Darren with a very tight specification-A Golf/Seat Diesel Auto with
    all the bells and whistles. It took him a while to find exactly what we wanted, kept us informed of the progress, had the car serviced and valeted and delivered to our door in immaculate condition
    and took our Yaris as a trade in at what seemed a realistic price. Couldn't have been better and we're very happy and full of praise (and not related to Darren either).

  • Peter Middleton (Saturday, September 13 14 10:51 pm BST)

    I cannot recommend Darren too highly. His all round service is fantastic. I told him in advance the specifications I wanted and he found a car that fitted my needs in good time and then looked after
    all aspects of getting me up and running. He accompanied me to arrange the insurance, serviced and cleaned the car, put petrol in it and took care of all the paperwork. Using Algarve Auto Assist
    makes purchasing and getting on the road in your own Portuguese car easy and trouble free. I strongly recommend Darren to anyone wanting to accomplish this.Peter Middleton

  • Bin Lu (Friday, September 05 14 06:43 pm BST)

    Thanks to Darren, I was able to buy a Lexus RX300 successfully when I was physically in China about a month ago. The car was fantastic and then delivered by Darren to my place in Algarve right before
    my arrival. The 10 years old Lexus looks just like a brand new car after being served by Darren's team and it runs perfectly. Darren even filled up the tank for me and prepared two booster seats for
    my kids. He has just saved so much of my time that I just started to drive around right upon arrival. Darren has helped with every paperwork,which would have definitely been a problem for a Chinese
    speaking zero Portuguese. If needed in the future, I will certainly buy again from Darren, the no. 1 dealer in Portual.

  • Rod Sharpe (Tuesday, September 02 14 03:37 pm BST)

    Bought a great car from Darren. Had a slight problem.He was straight out to fix it. Impeccable service,really looks after his customers and a very knowledgeable person. Would not get this service
    from any other car dealer. I would highly recommend him for any advice with real honesty.

  • Scott Knighton (Friday, August 22 14 11:04 am BST)

    Having recently been on holiday with my family in Portugal our hire car was damaged slightly with a large scrape along one of the rear doors. Not wanting to be stung by the extortionate excess CDW I
    contacted Darren to see if it was possible to have the car repaired. This was no problem and within a day it was booked in dropped off and returned the following day. The work done was great and the
    service was very good saving the family a lot of our holliday money. I would definitely recommend using Algarve Auto Assist for any motoring concerns with the wealth of knowledge of Bruno, Darren's
    mechanic. If I was in the position to buy a car over here Darren would be my first port of call due to the service he provides.

  • Neil Fuller (Monday, June 23 14 04:08 pm BST)

    If you are moving to Portugal or already live here and need a car then use Darren. He made everything go so smoothly for us. He told us about a car he had while we were still in the UK and then held
    it for us to look at for 2 weeks. Once we were here nothing was too much trouble from arranging the tax and insurance to even collecting us from Vilamoura to take us to Lagos to collect the car.
    Absolutely unbeatable service. Thank you so much Darren.

  • Phil and Julie (Sunday, May 18 14 10:25 pm BST)

    Don't look anywhere else if you are buying a car here in Portugal! Darren is here to help you just as he did us and we received first class service. We purchased a lovely Astra from Darren and he
    assisted us with tax, insurance and all the legalities. His knowledge of the Portuguese system is simply top notch. Not only that but the guy is a true gentleman and we recommend him to anybody. We
    couldn't have done it without him so a big, big thanks to Darren and Algarve Auto Assist.

  • Peter and Patricia (Saturday, May 17 14 10:14 am BST)

    My wife and I both bought 2nd hand cars from Darren. He was extremely helpful with all the paperwork purchases and sales of our exchange vehicles. Darren also ensured that both cars met all the
    conditions promised. We would highly recommend his services to everyone looking to buy or sell vehicles. Thankyou so much Darren

  • Lisette Verzijl (Friday, December 20 13 12:42 pm GMT)

    Darren provides exceptionally good service.
    He not only collected me at Faro airport but also helped me with all paper work.
    Highly recommend him!

  • Michael & Sarah Doran (Monday, November 18 13 10:04 pm GMT)

    We recently bought a Renault Scenic Rx4 from Darren after finding the website whilst searching for a Portuguese 4x4 to replace our English registered car. Darren offers a first class service and
    after sales, his knowledge of the legal side of car purchase in Portugal was excellent and fast and he also arranged for the MOT to be done whilst we sat on a local beach. We have already recommended
    Algarve Auto Assist and would confidently deal with him again.

  • Martin (Tuesday, November 05 13 07:24 am GMT)

    We recently bought a car from Darren after several recommendations from people who had previously dealt with Algarve Auto Assist, Darren offers a first class service and after sales, his knowledge of
    the legal side of car purchase in Portugal was excellent and all round help first class. We would definitely recommend Darren and would confidently deal with him again.

  • Brian (Monday, October 07 13 09:02 am BST)

    Thanks Darren
    Again you helped us out when we decided to change our car.. You got us what we wanted within two days and we are delighted. Also your aftercare team are amazing, that lmechanic is a gem , he really
    knows his cars. .. Anyone who is thinking of buying a Portuguese car, look no further than Darren Hague from Algarve Auto Assist! this is a genuine Guy with a wealth of experience in the Motor Trade
    back in the UK, and since re locating to the Algarve has continued to build on that experience to provide a sales and aftercare service that just can't be beaten.

  • Angela Harvey (Saturday, September 07 13 04:25 pm BST)

    I recently purchased an automatic Corsa from Darren, Automatic being essential for me as it's all I have driven in the past, they are hard to come by in Portugal as most cars are always manual drive.
    Darren found me just the right car and his after service including an English handbook has been first class, I would never hesitate to buy from him again. He also did the paper trail for me that
    Portugal demand on buying a car here so that I didn't have any problems at all. Thanks Darren Angela Harvey

  • Ann & Gary Patrickson (Tuesday, July 02 13 10:39 am BST)

    Having first inspected in March, we purchased our Corsa automatic from Darren in May when next in the Algarve.
    In the meantime Darren had done some touching up and even got us an English manual for the car.
    He collected us from our apartment and took us back to Lagos to sort out the matriculation, insurance and even official passport copies to satisfy the police should we be stopped by them.
    As we are not in Portugal when the car tax is due Darren is also getting that done for us.
    Algarve Auto Assist means just that and is a great way to buy a car for people like us who live in the UK but spend a fair amount of time in Portugal and have difficulty in understanding the legal
    complexities of buying and owning a car.

  • peter savage (Thursday, June 06 13 10:07 am BST)

    what an easy way to purchase a car in Portugal phoned Darren on the Monday met him on the Wednesday he had sourced a car in Lisbon we agreed a deal then we had to go back to week later we
    received an e-mail to say the car had arrived. Darren then completed all the documentation and stored the car in our garage job done you would think. But no when we arrived in Lagos 1 month later
    Darren was on hand to guide us through tax ,insurance and getting certified documents for us to leave in the car. What an exceptional service, we would recommend if you are looking for a car give
    Darren a call he takes all the worry and stress away.

  • Chris Newill (Tuesday, May 28 13 09:24 am BST)

    Hi Darren . The Mazda 2 i bought from you is perfect . Thanks for all your help with the paperwork,& i would have no hesitation in recomending you to other people. Regards . Chris

  • Brian Burton (Tuesday, February 05 13 04:22 pm GMT)

    Bought a car from Darren back in Sept 2012. Couldn't be happier with the car. I saw it on line and contacted Darren for more info, which he dully obliged. He sent me lots of pics and a comprehensive
    description of the car. I wanted it for my holiday home in Pera, to save on car rentals. He arranged to bring car to my home under no obligation to buy. When he arrived with the car, it was even
    better than he described, we dropped him back to his home in Lagos having bought the car. Since then, we discover that the horn did not work, this concerned me with the MOT test due in March. However
    I needn't have worried. When I contacted Darren he opligised immediately, and arranged for me to bring the car to his mechanic to have it attended too. Within the hour he rang to say it was fixed and
    asked if we wanted his mechanic to take the car there and then to the MO T centre, which I agreed. Again within the hour Darren rang to say the car had passed and was ready to be collected. All for a
    small charge I ended up driving home with the car MOT,d for the year. What a great service. Highly recommend Darren if you are looking to buy a car or get it serviced. I wouldn't o anywhere else.
    Thanks Darren. From Brian Burton, Jardins de Pera, Algarve

  • Allan Stavert (Sunday, January 20 13 03:14 pm GMT)

    Meet Darren on my last visit to Lagos and whilst I wasn't really looking for a vehicle, the purchase of a Ford Focus Estate was one I couln't refuse. Darren certainly knows his way around the
    Portuguese system and his help was invaluable. Hopefully when the vehicle requires a service/test Darren will be still available and I'll be able to avail myself of his expertise.

  • Les Corder (Tuesday, January 08 13 06:29 pm GMT)

    Just dropping a comment or two down about my superb service from Algarve auto assist..
    I have had 2 separate purchases from Darren. First one from an Ebay advert, and i couldnt have been more pleased with the service i received.. So when it was time to buy again, i already had
    confidence to contact again..
    The help has included registering new vehicles, and both times, its been a breeze , whereas i would have still been trying to sort it out if doing it by myself. Without help it truly is a mine field
    here in Portugal.
    I have already put the next vehicle that i want on darren's list of motor's to look out for, and i know already that i am in good hands..I consider myself well informed about motors, and its nice to
    meet someone else with good scruples.. A true gent too..

  • Robin Hepworth (Tuesday, January 08 13 09:40 am GMT)

    Been using Darren's services since June 2010 for supply of vehicle and servicing. Very satisfied with the levelof service and prompt attanetion!

Time in Lagos:



Algarve Auto Assist
Urb Pedra Alcada Lote 55A

8600-622 Lagos



Tel: 00351 916888402


LUIS ON 00351 932579426



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If you are buying a car from us we automatically check all our used vehicles to make sure there is no finance or other charges registered against the vehicles we sell, but before you consider buying a Portuguese car from someone else we are offering a service to check the vehicle for you.


There is no HPI or Equifax system in Portugal as such you have to physically go to the relevant government office with the registration number to have the vehicle checked and they provide a print out with owner information and any debts or problems registered to the vehicle or let you know if the vehicle is "clean".


In Portugal if someone does not pay their income tax or any other debt the authorities can put a charge against a car to stop the owner from selling the vehicle but many people pay for cars first and realise the problem when it is too late !! Especially if you manage to find a Portuguese car in UK bring it here only to find out the car belongs to someone else.


We offer a service to do this for you at a cost of €50 which is a small amount to pay for peace of mind or stop you buying a car with problems!


This service is only available during work days and is not possible on Portuguese holidays as mentioned earlier we have to go to the office to get the information for you.


If you Require this service please pay €50 by PayPal with registration number to we also need your email address so we can scan and send the information back to you. We will have the information within 24hrs.


Please note this service is for financial information only and is not a check for any accidents the vehicle may have had.


General info :



Also to be able to transfer a vehicle you need a signed transfer form (link)    a copy of registered keepers Id and a copy of Portuguese fiscal number and the same info for the buyer.


Or buy a car from us and all the paperwork and checks are done for you !


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