Budget is a subsidiary of Avis that caters to budget-minded travelers. Offering vehicles at reasonable rates in convenient locations, Budget makes car rental easy on your wallet. Just be sure to read all fine print to avoid unexpected fees.
One-way fees are assessed when returning a car to a different location than where it was first picked up, to cover any extra wear and tear on the vehicle.
Budget Car Rental JFK has long stayed true to its mission of catering to price-sensitive renters, offering quality vehicles at low rates in a fleet comprised of quality vehicles. In addition, they provide special add-ons for corporate clients such as discounted rental cars, additional drivers without fees and complimentary fast break services – continuing to innovate and meet customers’ needs with each successive service improvement initiative.
Budget makes renting vehicles simple with their website, mobile app and discounts for AARP members and active/retired military personnel; both offer up to 25% savings off rentals! They even provide trucks for one-way rental needs!
Many car rental companies require that renters be at least 21 to rent vehicles; however, some locations have lower age restrictions; Avis allows drivers as young as 18 with an additional surcharge at some locations. Before renting, always check each location’s car rental policy carefully.
Thrifty Rent A Car offers vehicles to drivers as young as 20, although you will incur a young driver fee and be restricted to certain car classes. Please refer to each Thrifty location’s policies for more specific charges; Fox Rent A Car and Dollar both offer rentals at reduced fees to those under 25, as well as waiving any underage surcharge for military personnel on travel orders.
Some credit card companies offer rental car insurance coverage that could save you money if an accident happens; however, not everyone has this option available to them so it’s essential that you read all of the fine print and contact your card company to determine eligibility and obtain details.
Budget does offer debit card rentals at some locations; to be safe, call ahead to verify if this payment method will work for your rental.
Budget requires that in order to rent a car from them, they need a valid driver’s license with your photo on it and an account or credit card capable of covering estimated rental charges. Additional forms of identification may also be needed.
Budget Car Rental has an efficient refund process in place for its rentals, providing refunds within seven business days should a reservation be cancelled prior to its deadline. This practice is common among booking services.
However, each company’s cancellation policies vary based on location and season; before making your reservation it is wise to research its policies carefully.
Customers will be responsible for paying the full fair market value of the car if it is lost, damaged, or stolen during their rental period. They may also incur an administrative fee if returning it at an alternate location than where they originally picked it up; to do so, a second form of identification including their signature will need to be presented – such as passport, travel visa, company ID card or library card.
Deposits are required from rental car companies as a guarantee against damage and other fees, and vary based on location and car type (luxury vehicles may require higher deposits).
Budget requires either a credit or debit card for deposits; prepaid cards cannot be accepted. The amount of hold depends on your location, so make sure you have sufficient funds available in your bank account to cover estimated charges before depositing money with them. It could take two weeks before they release any unused portion.
Some locations provide optional Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) coverage that helps remove renter deductibles in case of damages to vehicles, saving money on insurance rates and saving renters money when renting them out.