will return their equipment, with the exception of some child safety seat requests*, we cannot guarantee that the additional equipment you've requested will be available until you pick up your car. *At corporate-operated locations, if your child safety seat reservation is made 48 hours prior to pick up, we do guarantee availability. Within 48 hours of pick up and at licensee-owned locations, your safety seat request will be held with your reservation, but the rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis so availability is not guaranteed.
Seats may not be removed from a mini van or any other vehicle. So, if you need more space, consider renting a Budget cargo van or truck.
Assistive Devices for Individuals with Physical Challenges
Hand controls for use by individuals with physical challenges are available at no extra charge. 24-hour minimum advance reservations are required. This equipment may not be available on all makes and models of cars. If you need this special equipment, please call 888-221-1203 for details and reservation confirmation. Please note that Budget cannot provide assistive devices on all makes or models, nor confirm a reservation for a particular make or model on any rental.
Child Safety Seats
At corporate-owned locations, if your child safety seat reservation is made 48 hours prior to pick up, we guarantee availability. Within 48 hours of pick up and at licensee-owned locations, your safety seat request will be held with your reservation, but the rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis so availability is not guaranteed. Rates vary by location but average about US $10 per day with a maximum of US $60 per rental.
Use rear-facing infant seat for an infant up to 22 pounds; a toddler safety seat for a child up to 40 pounds; and a child booster seat for a child over 40 pounds.
Due to liability issues, Budget personnel are not permitted to install child safety seats into vehicles for customers.
e-Toll™ – Save Time on Toll Roads!
Planning a road trip? Zip through traffic-clogged tollbooths! After you opt-in it's only US $2.50/rental day (up to $10.00), plus tolls. No reservation needed. Learn more about e-Toll.
GPS Navigation – where2® by Garmin
Look up addresses, hotels and attractions – all with a touch of the screen. Then, the where2 unit will route you to your destination with clear, turn-by-turn directions that announce streets by name – plus real-time traffic alerts to help you avoid jams! Starting at US $11.95 a day (except locations in Florida and Hawaii), where2 does everything but drive you there! Learn more about where2.
Some Budget cars are equipped with manufacturer-installed iPod-compatible chargers and docks at no extra charge. Due to limited supply, these vehicles are not reservable – but if you make a request when you pick up your rental, we’ll make every effort!
Based on availability at the time of rental, for no additional charge Budget will always try to accommodate your request to provide a no-smoking vehicle. While smoking is not permitted in cars rented from corporate-operated locations in the U.S. and Canada, renters sometimes violate this rule without our knowledge. Be assured, your Budget team does our best to offer you a fresh-smelling vehicle each and every time.
Some Budget cars are equipped with manufacturer-installed satellite radio at no extra charge. Due to limited availability, these vehicles are not reservable – but if you make a request when you pick up your rental, we’ll make every effort!
The cost and availability of ski racks varies by location, but usually average about US $7 per day. We display availability and the cost of the ski rack at your chosen location in Step 3 of the online reservation process.