Safety is our number-one priority at Budget. We want the right restraint and child seat for your child. We recommend the following guidelines when selecting infant and child seats:
Up to 1 year old (and up to 20-22 pounds)
Rear-facing Infant-only car seat, Convertible or 3-in-1 seat
Ages 1-3 (and 20 to 40 pounds)
Rear-facing car seat until the top height and weight limit allowed by the manufacturer is exceeded.
Ages 4-7 (or until 4'9" tall)
Forward-facing car seat until the top height and weight limit allowed by the manufacturer is exceeded.
Age 8-12 (or at least over 4'9")
Booster Seat with lap and shoulder belts until the top height and weight limit allowed by the manufacturer is exceeded
Big Kids Need Boosters
The U.S. Government recommends that from 40 to about 80 pounds and about 4'9" tall, children should always be seated in a belt-positioning booster. A booster seat lifts children so adult lap/shoulder seat belts are "positioned" correctly and safely. Plus, booster seats offer children better visibility and comfort.
Due to liability issues, Budget personnel are not permitted to install child safety seats into vehicles for customers. However, upon request, Budget will provide written instructions on proper installation. Other questions regarding installation should be addressed directly with the rental location.
At corporate-owned locations, if your reservation is made 48 hours prior to pick up, we guarantee availability of a child safety seat. Within 48 hours of pick up and at locations outside the U.S. and licensee-owned locations, your request will be held with your reservation, but the rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis, so availability is not guaranteed.