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Budget Car Rentals in Escondido: What you need to know

With so many neighborhoods in San Diego, such as Escondido, worth exploring, you will wish for an automobile to check out all there is to do here. Local buses, while inexpensive, drop you off far from where you desire. Ridesharing, like Uber or Lyft, is convenient, but you may be surprised by how many areas they don't serve. Plus, if you plan to go all over Escondido and the surrounding areas, the cost can add up.

If you want convenience at a good rate, then you're in the right spot. works with the top rental car businesses. With a name like Budget, you know they will try to get you the lowest price. Founded in Los Angeles, California, around 1958, Budget always attempts to provide the best prices for its customers.

Frequently asked questions about renting a car

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

You are on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental with us. Nevertheless, to get the most savings when you travel to Escondido you can do a few things:

  • Compare the rates for a few suppliers on the type of car you want
  • Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the car of your choice and save more
  • Make sure you know any cost for an added driver, fuel policy, and mileage limits. That way you can make sure you know the total cost before you rent
  • Determine what vehicle you'll need for your vacation. Don't rent more car than you need

A bit of knowledge can go a long way to lower your price.

Do I need to bring anything special when I pick up my car rental in Escondido?

You'll need to carry with you your credit card, as well as your driver's license.

What is the minimum age to rent a car in Escondido?

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

Is there a particular vehicle I should get for my trip?

That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Escondido. If you are having difficulty picking the right car, make sure to go over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory includes
Full Size SUVBest for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggageFord Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar
Full SizeFamilies with bags and a need for spaceInfiniti Q50, Ford Fusion, or similar
HybridThose that want to get the most miles per gallon on their tripHonda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar

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

Most countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through Budget, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can also purchase Collision Damage Coverage with at checkout. Most credit card issuers (Discover, American Express, Visa and MasterCard) will provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best 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 car agencies, requires a deposit upon reservation. The amount can vary greatly depending on the type of car. Additionally, be sure you have enough funds on your credit card to make the deposit.

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

We recommend a full to full policy. You should receive your car with a full tank, and you will want to return it topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a filling station before bringing the vehicle to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles in Escondido?

Most suppliers provide unlimited miles, but you need to make sure it is part of your bundle. It's helpful to know how far you want to drive so you can plan your trip in advance. Although most car rental companies offer unlimited mileage, if it isn't part of your package, you could face additional cost. You may need unlimited miles if you're thinking of taking some road trips to explore everything that is in San Diego.

What is there to do around Escondido?

Once you've checked out Escondido, you'll be happy that you have your own vehicle. You may want to bring your golf clubs on this trip. There are seven golf courses in San Diego. Want to work on your drives? Check out:

  • Meadow Lake Golf Course
  • Reidy Creek Golf Course
  • Vineyard At Escondido
  • Welk Resort San Diego

California is full of things to do while you're on vacation. You may just have to hop into your car rental and see what is else is out there.

Book Today for Great Rates

With so much to do and see in San Diego, having your own vehicle lets you sightsee at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of the U.S.A., you can go when you want, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or figuring out a bus schedule.

Heading out of town soon? Book your Budget Escondido car rental and zip off to take in all the must-see sights. Book through and hit the highway in San Diego, California.