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Budget Car Rentals in Santa Clara : All you need to know

There is no better way to see everything Santa Clara has to offer than by getting behind the wheel of your Budget rental car. Stop wasting your vacation waiting on the bus, or being nickel and dimed with ride-shares or taxis. When you have the keys to your own ride, you can drive wherever you want to go, when you want. Make your next getaway to California more enjoyable with a Budget rental car.

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With over one-hundred thousand people, Santa Clara is a city that has plenty going on. Guests come to check out Santa Clara's growing art community and a rich past that is a beacon for history aficionados. Whatever you pick to do first, you'll want to check out as much of Santa Clara as possible while on your vacation. And with your Budget rental car, you'll be able to see and do more of what this city offers.

We work with some of the finest rental car businesses in the industry. With a name like Budget, you know this company will try to get you the lowest price. Open for business in 1958 in Los Angeles, Budget always works to provide the best prices for their customers.

What you need to know before you go

How do I find the best prices on a Santa Clara Budget car rental?

We strive to get you the best price, whether you reserve your vehicle. But getting well ahead of your trip can help keep spending low. Be sure to check the mileage policy and don't add an extra driver to avoid any surprise fees.

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

Be sure to bring your driver's permit and a credit card in your name.

What's Santa Clara's minimum age to rent a car?

Budget's minimum age to rent a car in Santa Clara is 21. Some rentals, especially higher category vehicles, may have an additional fee if you are under 25. Take time to check Budget's policy to find out if there is an additional cost for you.

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

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Santa Clara. Compact or economy cars are ideal for short drives and are easier to park. If you are traveling with coworkers, then a mid-size vehicle or SUV will have enough room for all of you and provide a more comfortable ride on longer drives. Those looking for a little luxury on their Santa Clara getaway can choose a higher-end vehicle like an Audi A4 or Cadillac XTS or similar.

Does the United States require car insurance?

You are required to have insurance before you rent in the United States. Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or Discover, provide some coverage, there are usually restrictions. For example, they may not cover your rental car if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check credit card issuer's policy before you decide. Otherwise, as a United States citizen, you can add on Collision Damage Coverage through CarRentals.com at checkout.

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

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

What is the fuel policy on my Budget car rental?

At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full tank policy. You should get into your automobile with full tank, and you should bring it back it filled up. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a gas station before you return the car to Budget. Stations close to airports or car rental places tend to have higher prices.

Why should I get unlimited miles?

Santa Clara 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 area free of mileage limits once you've checked off all the activities in Santa Clara. If you want to add a dash excitement to your Santa Clara trip, you can also head to California's Great America and enjoy an afternoon taking on the park's attractions.

Does Budget offer one-way rentals in Santa Clara?

Budget offers one-way rentals in most cases. You may find it more convenient to drop off your rental at another location. Don't forget there may be an additional charge when you opt for one-way.

Reserve your ride today!

With so much to do and see in Santa Clara, having your own car lets you explore at your own pace. When you're ready to see more of California, you can go when you like, without waiting for your ride to pick you up or looking through a bus schedule.

Before your next getaway, book your Budget Santa Clara rent-a-car and zip off to take in all the must-see sights at your own pace. Book with CarRentals.com and hit the road in Santa Clara, California.