Stow & Go

Always be cautious. Try to park your rental car in a well-lit, public area. Take your portable GPS and other small electronics and accessories with you when leaving the car. If you cannot take them with you, store valuables in the glove compartment or trunk. Always double check to be sure the rental car is locked!


Smart Products for Rental Cars

Save money, time and worry with Budget's helpful products  
In Summary:  When you hit the road, customize your rental car to fit your needs. Our products offer you both time savings and convenience when you're away from home. If one of these products is available at your rental location, it will appear as an option in Step 3 when you make your reservation on budget.com.


GPS by Garmin®


GPS by Garmin provides step-by-step guidance to addresses, hotels and attractions while you're en route – all with a touch of the screen. And now we've enhanced service to include downloadable flight status information (within MSN Direct coverage areas). This innovative feature provides on-time, delayed, redirected, landed or cancelled flight information, as well as up-to-date departure and arrival schedules.

If GPS is available at your location, it will appear as a rental option in Step 3 of the online car rental reservation process.

Protective Plans


Purchase any of our optional insurance coverages and protect yourself against damage or theft during your rental. To reserve a coverage, simply select it as a rental option in Step 3 of the online car rental reservation process.

Roadside Assistance


Stranded on the highway? Forgot to put gas in the tank? Locked the keys in your rental car? Next time you reserve with Budget, add nationwide Roadside Assistance product for a more hassle-free driving experience. This optional assistance service provides coverage at a reasonable additional daily charge. In the unlikely event of operational difficulty or unexpected emergency we'll bring you fast, reliable assistance – especially helpful when you're in an unfamiliar city.

Disability Products


Important information for car renters with disabilities – all you need to know about TDD, hand controls, wheelchair-accessible cars and additional drivers.



From Maine to Florida, and as far west as Colorado, zip through toll ways with e-Toll. On participating roadways, your toll will be collected automatically, and charges will appear on your credit card statement. To get e-Toll for your next rental, simply inquire at the rental counter for information on how to opt-in to this service.

Fuel Plans


Everybody likes choices! Now you can decide whether to refill your own rental car fuel tank or leave the refueling to us.

If you'd like us to refuel the car for you at reduced per-gallon prices (at participating locations), simply select "Fuel service option" as a rental option in Step 3 of the online car rental reservation process. In this case, the fuel price would not be included in your reservation total. You would simply need to agree to the prevailing market fuel rate and pay at rental time.

Moving Truck


Moving? Get a fast quote and low rates on a moving truck rental or moving equipment at budgettruck.com.

Cargo Vans


Moving? Get great rates on Cargo Van rentals!

Child Safety & Booster Seats


There's no substitute for safety, especially when you're transporting children. Each time you reserve a Budget rental car, be sure to request a safety seat for each youngster traveling with you. Child safety seats are about $13/day with a maximum of $65 USD per car rental. Always use a rear-facing infant seat for an infant up to 22 pounds; toddler seat for a child up to 40 pounds; and 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.

At corporate-operated 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 request will be held with your reservation, but child seat rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis. In that case, availability is not guaranteed.

To reserve a child safety seat, simply select one as a rental option in Step 3 of the online car rental reservation process.

iPod Car Chargers and MP3 Accessories


Some Budget cars are equipped with manufacturer-installed MP3 accessories such as iPod car chargers and compatible 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 car, we’ll make every effort!