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Budget Car Rentals in El Cajon: What you need to know

El Cajon is just one of many neighborhoods in San Diego that are worth exploring, and, you'll need your own automobile to check out everything there is to do here. The city buses, while cheap, may not drop you off right where you want to go. Ride hailing, like Uber or Lyft, is convenient, but rural areas may not have timely service. Additionally, if you plan to go all over El Cajon and the surrounding areas, the cost can add up.

If you want the easiest way to get around town at a fantastic rate, then you're in the right spot. works with several of the most dependable companies. Started during 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always works to provide the best prices for customers. With a name like Budget, you know they'll try to get you the cheapest rate.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car

How do I get an El Cajon Budget rental car at a great rate?

We always tries to get you the best deal. Nevertheless, you can remember a couple things to keep your next booking affordable:

  • Compare vehicle pricing before you book
  • Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
  • Determine ahead of time the amount of fuel/mileage you may use
  • Search and reserve as far in advance as you can

A little knowledge can go a long way to increase your savings.

What should I carry with me when I pick up my rental car in El Cajon?

You'll need to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

How old do I have to be to rent a car?

Most suppliers, like Budget, require that you at least be 21 years old to rent a car. However, there might be an added fee if you are under 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Go over Budget's to figure out what the exact rate will be before you rent your car

What kind of Budget rental car should I get for my trip to El Cajon?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in El Cajon. If you are having trouble picking the right car, make sure to read over the chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Full Size SUVBest for families who need a comfortable ride and have safety as a top priorityBMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar
Full SizeFor trips where everyone needs room their bagsChevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry , or similar
Economy CarFor those looking to save the most on their tripFiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar

Do I need insurance when I rent a car in the U.S. of A?

The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the Budget. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage through at checkout. Most credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard and Discover) will offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to San Diego.

Do I need to pay a deposit when I book my Budget car rental?

Budget, like many other rental companies, requires a deposit when you make your reservation. The sum can vary greatly based on the type of car. Additionally, make sure there is enough funds on your credit card to cover the deposit.

Do I have to fill up the tank before I take my car back to Budget?

Budget and most other suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. At, we advise bringing your car back topped off. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before bringing the rental to Budget. Stations near or around airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles in El Cajon?

Many suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you want to make sure it's part of the bundle. It's important to think about how much driving you will be doing ahead of time on your trip. You don't want to be hit with any surprise overages if you don't have unlimited miles, so make certain you understand the supplier's policy. You may need unlimited miles if you are planning to see what else is in San Diego.

Anything I should make sure to do around El Cajon?

Once you've checked out El Cajon, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. You may want to bring your clubs. There are two golf courses in San Diego. Want to work on your short game? Check out Sycuan Resort or Cottonwood Golf Club. California is full of things to do for tourists and locals alike. You may just have to hop into your car rental and find what is else is around the area.

Reserve Your Ride Today!

With so much to do and see in San Diego, having your own ride lets you sightsee at your own pace. When you are ready to check out more of the U.S.A., you can leave when you want, without having to coordinate a rideshare or wait for the bus.

Heading out of town soon? Book your Budget El Cajon car rental and visit all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book with and hit the roads in San Diego, California.