Additional Fees and Credit Holds
In order to rent a car, we will put a hold on your credit card or take a deposit on your check/debit card for the total estimated rental charges plus an additional amount to cover any unanticipated charges. A prepaid card is not an acceptable method of credit identification for this hold. While the hold or deposit is in place, the funds will not be available for your use. Once you return the vehicle, we will process a release of the unused portion of the hold subject to your bank's procedures. The hold could take up to 2 weeks to be released by your bank.
Initial credit card holds and check/debit card deposits will be processed at the time of rental to the debit or credit card account equal to the estimated rental charges, plus $80.00, plus one additional day of all charges, fees, and taxes OR a minimum of $300.00, whichever is greater. Certain Specialty and Luxury car classes may require a higher credit card hold. These fees and restrictions are not reflected on your budget.com reservation. For details, call the location directly.; THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.
If the rental vehicle is not returned by the scheduled time as stipulated on the rental agreement and/or if the rental term is extended by the renter during the course of the rental, additional rental charges will be processed to the debit or credit card account.
We are not responsible for any returned checks or over-drafts due to our debit hold policy.
A debit/check card, prepaid card, credit card or cash can be used for payment of rental charges upon car return.
Except for a surcharge for renters under 25 years of age at some locations, your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation. The rate is based on the exact parameters (location, dates, etc.) of your particular rental -- so changing any of your confirmed reservation parameters could result in a different rates, taxes and fees.
Quoted taxes and fees are subject to change which will affect your final total due at rental return.
Vehicles are rented on a daily (24-hour) basis. There is a 29-minute grace period for returns. After 29 minutes, a late charge + taxes will apply.
If you reserve any type of vehicle that requires a credit card hold and you no longer require the rental, you must cancel the reservation at least 24 hours before the scheduled pick-up time or you will be charged the greater of one day rental or a $75.00 fee.
The U.S. Government imposes a $5.00 per day Admin Rate Supplement (GARS) for U.S. Government rentals.
If you selected an Optional Product (coverages, GPS, child safety seat, Roadside SafetyNet, XM Radio, etc.) with your rental:
>Prohibited use of your rental vehicle will void the Roadside SafetyNet Option.
>You are responsible for replacement costs if the Optional Product or its components are lost, stolen or damaged. Products are charged on a daily (24-hour) basis. There is no grace period for returns, so full-day late charges will apply.
If you used a coupon for your reservation:
>Most savings are reflected in your quoted rate. If your rental meets all coupon terms, any additional rate adjustment will be made when you pick up your car.
>For an upgrade, your reserved car will be upgraded at time of rental subject to car availability. This upgrade may not be used in conjunction with any other coupon, promotion or deal.
>The value of your coupon has been deducted from the base rate (time and mileage) charges and is reflected in the approximate total. Paper coupons, however, may not be applied online and should be presented at the counter. Please refer to all coupons for the full terms. Restrictions may apply.
Once you have picked up the car, if you wish to extend the rental return date past your originally scheduled time, call the phone number on your rental contract. A service extension fee will apply and your original per-day rental rate may change. If you don't call to extend your rental within 7 hours of your originally scheduled return time, a late fee will apply.
If the vehicle is kept beyond the original due back date, without obtaining a valid extension in advance, an overstay fee will apply.