Can I Use a Rental Car for a Driving Test? | Budget Rent a Car



Can I Use a Rental Car for a Driving Test?

Can you use a rental car for a driving test?

No, you cannot rent a car for your driving test because only licensed drivers are able to rent vehicles. You’re not quite there yet! Additionally, you need to be at least 21 to rent a vehicle at most Budget locations, which disqualifies many new drivers.  

Why Can’t I Borrow a Rental Car for a DMV Driving Test?

Budget requires all renters hold both a valid driver’s license and a working credit card. Additionally, if you’re looking to rent a car from Budget, you must be 21 or older in most states. Because of these requirements, you can’t take a DMV driving test with a rental car. These requirements help reduce the liabilities, like accidents or misuse of a rental vehicle, associated with renting to unlicensed or underage drivers.

If you do qualify to rent from Budget, you are financially responsible for the car, so you should not allow an unauthorized driver to operate the vehicle or to use the car for a DMV driving test. Budget does allow you to add a second driver to the rental agreement. However, the second driver must be over the age of 25 and present a valid driver’s license. 

What About Drivers Licensed in Other Countries?

International drivers can rent a car from Budget. Just present a driver’s license, passport, and an International Driving Permit issued in your name from your home country. 

Drivers from outside the U.S. who are looking to use a rental car for a driving test should chat with one of our rental agents or talk to Budget customer service.

If you’re eligible to rent a car from Budget, book a rental car now.

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