Budget Car Rental

Budget Car Rental

Budget offers a selection of vehicles at competitive rates. Additionally, their hassle-free pickup and drop-off procedures make renting simple; customers can take advantage of discounts and loyalty programs too!

Locations may require credit cards as the sole form of payment when renting cars; others accept debit cards as well. Either way, be sure to review each company’s age policy thoroughly prior to renting their car.

Budget offers a variety of vehicles

Budget’s fleet consists of vehicles ranging from small economy cars to luxurious SUVs, offering an extensive collection of optional equipment and accessories at unbeatably low prices. Through their Fastbreak rewards program – which is free – members can skip checkout lines by simply showing their reservation slip, collecting their keys and receiving an email receipt of payment.

Budget was founded in 1958 to serve value-minded renters, and continues this practice today by offering competitive rental rates. Through loyalty programs, Budget also offers its customers special deals and discounts. Based out of Parsippany-Troy Hills in New Jersey, its headquarters can be found nearby.

Budget’s rental car locations across the world can accommodate all sorts of travelers, offering short and long-term car rentals of several days or weeks, long-term leases of 11 months or one-way rentals; as well as box truck rentals through their subsidiary Budget Truck.

It offers a one-way rental

One-way rentals can save both time and money. They enable you to drop the car off in one location before returning it at another one – most U.S. car rental companies charge a drop-off fee, but Budget waives it in certain areas.

Budget was founded to serve budget-minded renters, and continues to do so today. Our cost analysis shows its rates as being 21% less expensive than industry standards. Furthermore, Budget offers many useful add-ons.

Budget’s Fastbreak program can help you avoid long lines at the airport by helping you skip over the counter and directly rent vehicles without waiting in lines. Joining is free, and members can earn Budget Bucks just by using their membership card when renting vehicles. Some locations also provide one-way rentals into Canada – please consult your location beforehand as they will provide a list of restrictions and any fees that apply; additionally some require credit card or utility bill as proof of identification as well.

It offers a free upgrade

Budget car rental offers free upgrades if you are part of their Fastbreak loyalty program, frequent flyer with one of their airline partners or present with a coupon. Also be sure to ask at the counter whether there are any deals for upgrades as this could provide the chance to take advantage of special offers – some agents may charge an upgrade fee so they can make money off it but they are not required to.

If you want a free car rental upgrade from Budget, start by searching their website for coupons or “deals” pages with special discounts and offers that could save you hundreds of dollars when upgrading vehicles.

Budget offers health care workers and first responders a discounted rate through participating locations from now until December 31st 23. You may combine this offer with other promotions or coupons available.

It offers a cancellation policy

Budget car rental provides customers with a straightforward cancellation policy, permitting them to cancel or modify their reservation without incurring penalties. However, cancellation rules can become more complex if booked through third-party booking sites or travel agencies whose policies could have different cancellation rules in effect for your reservation.

Budget charges a cancellation fee in two cases only: when renting a prepaid rental and reserving an in-demand model vehicle. With respect to each, there will be separate cancellation fees; typically $50 will apply when booking a prepaid rental while $150 applies when reserving an in-demand model vehicle.

Pay Later can help you avoid these fees when booking online, enabling early returns at a reduced daily rate and decreasing the likelihood that any refunds for unused days may be issued – though Budget may make exceptions in cases of extenuating circumstances.