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Budget rental cars in San Luis Obispo: All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything San Luis Obispo has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Don't spend your time waiting for the bus or hailing taxis to go to the sights. When you have access to your own car, you can go wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your upcoming getaway to California even more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.

Why drive with

San Luis Obispo is a perfect spot when you wish to get away from busyness of a big city. Many guests come to enjoy San Luis Obispo's possibilities of entertainment. But you may have your eyes on taking in its chance to experience the great outdoors. No matter what you choose to do first, you'll want to check out as much of San Luis Obispo as you can during your vacation. And if you need to mix it up from San Luis Obispo's easy-going vibes, then jump in the driver's seat of your Budget rental car and see what else is out there. works with many of the most dependable rental car businesses in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate. Founded during 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best prices for their customers.

Frequently asked questions

How do I get the best deals on a San Luis Obispo Budget car rental?

We try to get you the best price, whether you reserve your car. But booking ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to keep the car under one driver's name and check the mileage policy to avoid any unexpected fees.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in San Luis Obispo?

Make sure to carry with you credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What's the minimum age to rent a car in San Luis Obispo?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in San Luis Obispo is 21. Make sure to review Budget's policies, as there may be limitations if you are under 25 or for higher category cars especially.

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to San Luis Obispo?

That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in San Luis Obispo. Compact or economy cars are good for short commutes and are easier to park. Commute times in San Luis Obispo average 25 minutes, so you may find a mid-size vehicle or SUV provides a more comfortable ride. Or if you want to keep your emissions down, then go for a hybrid vehicle. Those looking for a bit of extravagance on their San Luis Obispo getaway can choose a higher-end model like a Cadillac or Audi or similar.

Is insurance required when you rent a car in the United States?

In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent from Budget. Many major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) usually cover your car rental. But many of them have limitations, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call your credit card company and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to San Luis Obispo. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can purchase Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout.

Does Budget require a deposit at the time of booking my rental car?

Budget requires a deposit when you book your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you reserve your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the model and make of the car.

What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?

We recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank. If you return the rental with less than the amount it was given to you, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to triple the amount of current fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, it is best to fill up your tank before you return the car to Budget. Stations near airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Should I get unlimited miles when I drive in San Luis Obispo?

San Luis Obispo's small-town atmosphere definitely is charming, however you may want to take to the road again after you've checked off all the activities in San Luis Obispo.

Does Budget offer one-way rentals in San Luis Obispo?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at a different Budget. Be aware there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.

Book today for great rates

Once you've checked off the must-see sights in San Luis Obispo, having access to a vehicle will allow you to see what else California offers. When you are ready to discover more of California, you can leave when you like, without having to hanging out a stop waiting for the bus or hail a taxicab.

Before you head out of town, book your Budget San Luis Obispo rental car and take off to all the must-see sights at your leisure. Go through and drive the streets in San Luis Obispo, California.