Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham provides a variety of extra equipment options – from child safety seats to state-of-the-art GPS navigation devices to make your rental experience more enjoyable.
When travel takes you someplace new; try Budget’s Where2 GPS Navigation – a time saver that guides you with audible turn-by-turn directions to addresses, hotels and attractions while you’re en route – all with a touch of the screen.
Pre-loaded with all Budget locations, hotels, restaurants, gas stations, ATMs, etc. and 2D and 3D maps along with turn-by-turn voice directions, the Where2 GPS Navigation helps customers find any destination with ease, whether in the car or on foot. The traffic receiver notifies a driver of any traffic difficulties and can help navigate a new route to avoid lengthy delays.
There are 4 pieces of equipment that every customer should receive when they rent a GPS. This includes the GPS, charger, suction mount, and travel bag. Each item must be accounted for upon return.
GPS units must be returned to the rental counter at the end of the rental period. DO NOT leave the GPS unit inside the car where you are dropping off your vehicle. If you return your vehicle to an unauthorized drop location, it is still your responsibility to return the GPS unit to a Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham location. You will be charged the daily rate for renting the GPS unit until the unit is received by Budget Rent a Car of Birmingham. You will also be charged for a lost GPS unit ($500.00) until the unit is received by Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham.
To return by mail please send the GPS overnight to:
Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham
5344 Airport Highway
Birmingham, AL 35212
As part of Budget’s commitment to meet the needs of customers with disabilities, our services include, at no extra cost, left and right hand controls. Although many Budget locations carry these items as part of their regular inventory, demand can vary. Customers with disabilities – or their drivers – are encouraged to reserve assistive devices within 48 hours of car pickup. Please call 888-221-1203 for details and confirmation.
Budget cannot provide hand controls on every make or model of vehicle, and cannot confirm a reservation for a particular make or model of vehicle on any rental.
Drivers for renters with disabilities must have a valid driver’s license, meet all driver qualifications in effect at the location, and accompany the renter with a disability to the Budget location at time of rental. Unless either the renter with a disability or the driver is underage, at no extra charge the driver will be authorized to drive the rental vehicle for the renter with a disability.
Fastbreak is our speediest and easiest way to rent a car and is especially recommended for frequent renters. As a Fastbreak member, not only do we keep all your rental preferences on file as we would with a simple RapidRez® account, but your signature too- so you can skip the main rental counter and never have to fill out another rental agreement again. Enrollment is FREE, so sign up for RapidRez® with Fastbreak service today to Get In, Get Out, Get GoingSM.
If you have a promotion code, enter your promotion code so we will know to apply it to your rental when you pick up or return your vehicle. Please note that some special rates available to you on BudgetBHM.com will not allow you to also use your coupon. Some promotions require the renter to surrender the promotional coupon at time of rental. Please check the terms and conditions on the coupon for details.
If you have a local corporate account or a direct bill account that is a seven character code, three letters followed by four numbers (ex. LLL####), enter your code so we will know to apply it to your rental when you pick up or return your vehicle. Please call 205-322-3596 between 8am-10pm Monday-Sunday to retrieve your local corporate account or direct bill account number if you do not have/do not know what your account number is.
If you have a BCD (Budget Customer Discount code) that is a seven character code, one letter followed by six numbers (ex. L######), please visit budget.com.
Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham vehicles cannot travel outside of the Continental U.S. Customers are not permitted to travel to Canada or Mexico. In addition, Budget Car and Truck Rental of Birmingham vehicles are not permitted to travel in or through the state of New York. This means that travel to states north of New York is also not permitted. These states include: Massachusetts, Connecticut, New Hampshire, Maine, Vermont and Rhode Island.
The card must be presented at the time of rental. It must have the renter’s name embossed and we must be able to obtain the full amount of authorization at time of rental.
Bank-Issued Check/Debit Card
For bank-issued check/debit card customers flying into an airport location and renting, one of the following is acceptable as a third form of identification in addition to a driver’s license and bank-issued check/debit card:
For bank-issued check/debit card customers renting at an off-airport location, the following is acceptable as a third form of identification in addition to a driver’s license and bank-issued check/debit card:
At time of rental the following will be required in addition to a valid driver’s license and bank-issued check/debit card in the renter’s name:
Bank-Issued Check/Debit Card Restrictions:
Budget rents to qualified drivers 21 and older. At time of rental, renters between the ages of 21 and 24 are subject to an additional fee of $27.00-per-day underage surcharge. In addition, renters between the ages of 21 and 24 are not permitted to rent Luxury vehicles, Specialty Premium SUVs, or Sport SUVs or Coupes. Renters between the ages of 21 and 24 must also present a valid, acceptable credit card (debit cards are not permitted) and a valid driver’s license (subject to screening of your driving record).
Government Renters Including Those in the U.S. Military - Budget Rent A Car is proud to deliver unsurpassed rental car service to those who serve our country. For U.S. Government (military & civilian) personnel WITH or WITHOUT a government travel order or purchase order, minimum rental age is 21 years of age. No underage surcharge applies. “U.S. Government personnel” includes military as well as civilian employees (for example, FEMA, U.S. Postal Dept., Navy, Army, etc.). This does not include government contractors. The minimum age policy applies to both corporate and leisure rates.
SLI provides additional protection for the renter and any listed authorized driver against claims made by a third party for bodily injury, death, and/or property damage caused by the use or operation of the rental vehicle.
Supplemental Liability Insurance (SLI) is excess automobile liability coverage that protects all authorized drivers of the rental vehicle against third-party bodily injury and property-damage claims up to USD $1,000,000.00 for your rental in the U.S. Extra coverage means greater peace of mind because it eliminates the hassle of dealing with your own insurance company claim process, stops any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur from the deductible on your personal policy, and avoids the risk of your premium increasing. Next time you rent a car, be sure you’re prepared for life’s unexpected turns. This optional coverage offers you big peace of mind for a small investment.
Personal Accident Insurance / Personal Property Coverage protects you and your passengers against accident, injury, and loss to personal property.
Personal Accident Insurance provides an accidental death benefit and an accident medical expense benefit for the renter and passengers for bodily injury which results from an accident during the rental period. The renter is covered in or out of the vehicle. Passengers are covered only while in the Budget vehicle during the rental period. This includes entering and exiting the rental vehicle.
Personal Property Coverage provides protection for the renter’s personal property 24 hours a day in or out of the rental vehicle (other than personal residence) during the rental period. PPC pays in addition to the renter’s own homeowner’s, apartment, or other insurance they may already have.
Covers full value of the Budget vehicle in case of theft, accident, or vandalism.
Loss Damage Waiver (LDW) is not insurance – it’s an option that relieves you of financial responsibility if your rental vehicle is damaged or stolen during your rental. Even if you think you are already covered under your personal policy, purchasing LDW has a multitude of benefits. It eliminates the hassle of dealing with your own insurance company claim process, stops any out-of-pocket expenses you may incur from the deductible on your personal policy, and avoids the risk of your premium increasing. Next time you rent a car, be sure you’re prepared for life’s unexpected turns. This optional coverage offers you big peace of mind for a small price.
*LDW is subject to sales tax, which may not be reflected in total estimate.
Pay in advance for a full tank of fuel and bring the vehicle back empty. This convenient service costs you nearly nothing as our rates are comparable to the current local retail pump price. Please note: no credit will be given for unused fuel.
The Fuel Purchase Option isn’t included in your reservation total, but prevailing market rate at the time of pick-up will be added when you return your car.
Traveling with a young child? Budget offers Child Safety Seats to help protect the safety of your child. Simply request a child safety seat when you make your reservation and we’ll have one ready when you pick up your vehicle.
Your request will be held with your reservation, but rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis so availability is not guaranteed. Due to liability issues, Budget personnel are not permitted to install child safety seats into vehicles for customers. Seats must be returned to the renting location or an additional fee will apply to the rental. Failure to return the seat in the same condition as received (minus normal wear and tear) may result in additional charges.
Budget allows additional drivers to drive our vehicles for a fee, per day for each additional driver. The following are exempt from the fee but must meet all other driver requirements: the renter’s employer or fellow employee when on company business and renting under a corporate account; the renter’s spouse; the companion driver of a renter with a disability who has completed the non-licensed renter form.
The additional driver must be at least 21 years of age, with an additional surcharge for drivers between 21 and 24 years of age. Budget will check the additional driver’s license to ensure that it is valid.
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