There is no better way to see everything Bakersfield has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop spending your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own car, you can go wherever you want to go, whenever you want. Make your next vacation to California more enjoyable with a Budget car rental.
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With nearly a quarter-million people, Bakersfield is a city that has plenty going on. You are sure to have a good time here, thanks to Bakersfield's college-town feel. Whatever you decide on first, you'll want to check out as much of Bakersfield as you can during your road trip. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.
We work with the most dependable businesses in the world. Open for business during 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always attempts to provide the best rates for its customers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the lowest rate.
What you need to know about car rentals in Bakersfield
How do I get a Bakersfield Budget rental car at a great rate?
We try to get you the lowest price, no matter when you book. But booking well ahead of your trip can help you save even more. Make sure to not add an additional driver and go over the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees.
What do I need to bring when I pick up my car rental in Bakersfield?
Make sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.
What's Bakersfield's minimum age to rent a car?
Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Bakersfield is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles (luxury, SUVs, etc.), may have an added fee if you are under 25. Make sure to review Budget's policy to know if there is an additional cost for you.
Is there a particular car I should get for my trip to Bakersfield?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Bakersfield. Compact or economy vehicles are easier to park and ideal for short drives. If you are traveling with colleagues or family, then a SUV or a sedan is going to have more room for everyone's bags and provide a more comfortable ride on longer trips. Those looking for a little luxury on their Bakersfield getaway can choose a higher-end model like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.
Does the United States require car insurance?
In the United States you do need to have insurance before you rent a car. Many of the major credit card issuers (Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover) typically offer coverage. However, many of them have prohibitions, such as not covering bigger vehicles, like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to find out by calling your credit card company to find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Bakersfield. Additionally, as a United States citizen, you can book Collision Damage Coverage with CarRentals.com at checkout.
Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?
Budget requires a deposit when you reserve your rental. Budget will block the deposit on your credit once you book your rental for your trip. Please be aware that the deposit can vary greatly depending on the make and model of the rental.
Do I have to full up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full tank policy. You should get into your car topped off. But, if you return your rental with less than the amount that you received it with, most companies will charge a premium to top it back off. For a cheaper rate, it is best to find a gas station before you bring the car back to Budget.
Why should I get unlimited miles?
Bakersfield has lots to keep you entertained, but you may want to head to nearby cities to see what else California has to offer. You can explore the rest of the region free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Bakersfield.
Does Bakersfield Budget offer one-way car rentals?
Budget typically offers one-way rentals. You may find it easier to return your vehicle at a different Budget. However, there is typically an additional fee when you opt for one-way.
Reserve your ride today!
With so much to do and see in Bakersfield, having access to a ride lets you explore at your own pace. When you are ready to see more of California, you can drive wherever you want to, without having to coordinate a ride-share or hanging out a stop waiting for the bus.
Before you head out of town, book your Budget Bakersfield rent-a-car and take off to all the must-see sights at your leisure. Reserve with CarRentals.com and hit the highway in Bakersfield, California.