Terms and Conditions

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Credit and Debit Card Policies

Budget accepts most major credit cards as credit identification at the time of rental.

Most locations also accept bank debit cards with the Visa or MasterCard logo as credit identification at the time of rental.

If you're using a debit card at a location that accepts them, most U.S. locations will perform a credit check for debit card renters to determine credit worthiness at the time of rental. The renter must meet Budget's minimum criteria in order to rent. If Budget is unable to complete the credit check or if the location does not perform credit checks, the customer must be prepared to present additional identification. Airport locations will accept your round trip ticket, itinerary or e-ticket to or from the renting airport with a return date. If you do not have return flight information or if you are renting at an off-airport location, you may be asked to show a second form of identification (utility bill, bank statement, U.S. passport, military identification or vehicle insurance card) that includes an address matching your U.S. driver's license address.

Please note that some locations do not accept Debit cards. Currently, debit cards are not acceptable as credit identification at the time of rental at locations in the Metropolitan NY Tri-State area, Hartford, CT, Philadelphia area, or New Orleans area locations as well as other locations across the country. However, airport locations in New York, NY; Islip, NY; White Plains, NY; Newark, NJ; Philadelphia, PA; and Hartford, CT will accept debit cards from renters who arrive by air. These renters must present their round trip ticket, itinerary or e-ticket. Debit cards are not accepted at any location in Canada.

Debit Card Policies

Upon paying your rental with a Debit Card, Avis/Budget will generally request an authorization hold against your account for the estimated charges of the rental but reserves the right in its sole discretion, to request extra value based on certain factors as we deem appropriate. Some exceptions may apply. THESE FUNDS WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR YOUR USE.

Upon returning the vehicle, Budget will process a release of the unused portion of the hold subject to your Bank's procedures. The hold may take up to 2 weeks to be released by your bank.

If you fail to return the vehicle as agreed, Budget will obtain additional authorizations from your account to cover the rental charges.

Budget is not responsible for any returned checks or over-drafts based on this policy.

Positive identification in addition to your driver's license may be required.

You may not use a debit card for the required hold if you are renting a Driver's Choice car (all Group X specialty vehicles). However, a debit card may be used for payment at time of vehicle return. Your total rental rate is calculated based on the information provided at time of reservation.

In the United States, Debit, Cash or Check cards can be used at the end for payment of rental charges. For acceptable credit identification and payment methods in countries outside of the United States, please consult the Renter's Guide and search for the specific location.
Note: Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are not acceptable methods of credit identification to pick up a car at any location. One of the above mentioned cards must be presented. Prepaid Debit/Gift cards are accepted at time of return only.

Additional Fees & Credit Holds: