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Budget Rent A Car FAQ

I Responded to an Advertised Offer But the Car Wasn’t Available. So, Why Did You Offer the Special Rate?

Every location has a limited inventory of each type of car. Some cars and locations are more popular than others and they sell out quickly – especially when there are low rates on a busy rental date. Try another pick-up time if your travel dates are flexible. Then when you see the car you want at a great rate, your best bet is to reserve it immediately before someone else does.

How is My Rental Rate Calculated?

Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation. Your per-day rate can vary depending on your rental location and is dictated by the day of the week you pick up the vehicle and the length of your rental.

Does Budget Rent A Car Charge Extra for an Additional Driver?

Sometimes. Although additional driver rules at licensee-owned locations and locations outside of the U.S may vary, except for California, Nevada and New York, the fee for each additional driver is $13 per day with a maximum charge of $65 per rental.

There is no additional driver fee in California. In Nevada, the fee is $10 per day with a maximum charge of $65 per rental. In New York, the fee is $3 per day.

The following are exempt from the fee but must meet all other driver requirements: the renter's employer or fellow employee when on company business and renting under a corporate account; the renter's spouse or domestic partner; the companion driver of a renter with a disability who has completed the non-licensed renter form; for insurance replacement rentals, company employees or family members who are designated on the insurance policy. It's always best to check the terms and conditions on your online reservation confirmation or on the location information page to see which rules apply for your selected location.

What If I Have Traffic Infractions?

Budget will check renters' and additional drivers' licenses to ensure that they are valid. Budget is unable to rent if the driving history reveals any of the following issues:

  • Invalid, suspended or revoked license
  • One or more convictions for reckless driving within 48 months
  • One DUI, DWI or DWAI conviction within 48 months
  • Failure to report an accident/leaving the scene of accident within 36 months
  • Possession of stolen vehicle or use of a vehicle in a crime
  • Expired license
  • Three or more convictions for moving violations within 24 months (excluding seatbelt violations)
  • Three or more accidents within 36 months
  • Other activities that suggest an unsatisfactory driving record.

Will Budget Rent a Car Checks My Driving Record?

Once a customer opens a rental agreement, but before the transaction is completed, some Budget corporate-operated locations might contact the issuing Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) to perform a driver’s license verification for primary and additional drivers. Budget reserves the right to deny rental if the driving history reveals any of the following:

  • Invalid, suspended or revoked license
  • One or more convictions for reckless driving within 48 months
  • One DUI, DWI or DWAI conviction within 48 months
  • Failure to report an accident/leaving the scene of accident within 36 months
  • Possession of stolen vehicle or use of a vehicle in a crime
  • Expired license
  • Three or more convictions for moving violations within 24 months (excluding seatbelt violations)
  • Two or more accidents within 36 months
  • Other activities that suggest an unsatisfactory driving record.

Is My Regular Driver’s License Sufficient When I Am Renting Outside My Resident Country?

Generally, a driver’s license, passport and an International Driving Permit issued in the driver’s name from their home country is required for most Budget car rentals with the following exceptions:

  • European Union (EU) residents renting in the EU must present either an International Driving Permit along with the driver’s license from their home country or simply their EU driver’s license.
  • All other drivers may not be required to present an International Driving Permit when traveling abroad, but they should be prepared to do so. For information on how a U.S. resident may obtain an International Driving Permit, visit the U.S. Department of State Web site. Non-U.S. residents should obtain their International Driving Permit from their home country before traveling.
  • If your home country’s driver’s license information is not written in the Roman alphabet, you will be required to present an International Driving Permit in order to rent from Budget.

Do Budget Rent a Car Requires a Deposit to Rent a Vehicle?

Yes. Your deposit type, amount and method of payment will vary by Budget location.

Are There Maximum Age Requirements for Renting?

At corporate-operated locations, Budget does not have a maximum age limit in the U.S., but there may be upper-age restrictions in some other countries. Search for your location to find maximum age rules in your rental country. After you find your location, just click the 'additional information' link next to your desired location to view location terms and conditions