Considering that Budget Car Rental locations can be found in more than 120, it's hard to believe that the first location was founded with just $10,000. It wasn't the first company to rent cars, but it was the first to appeal to the value-conscious consumer who was looking for both low price and affordability.
Now at more than 3,400 locations, Budget Car Rental is owned by publicly traded company Avis Budget Group, Inc. It's one of the best-known car rental brands in the world and, like the air travel industry, has made many changes to generate satisfying rental experiences. They initiated their paperless transaction service, Fastbreak, in 1998, partnered with MasterCard to create a loyalty program, and launched a corporate discount program in 2003. In Canada, Avis and Budget partner with Aeroplan and Air Miles to provide customers access to exclusive promotions as well as the chance to earn and redeem Aeroplan miles and Air Miles with rentals. Since 2009, they've also maintained a smoke-free policy in all of their rental cars and trucks.
From taking an exciting road trip with a large family to arriving in a flash when the unexpected happens, Budget offers fuel-efficient, family-sized, rugged, and more luxurious models to get their customers safely to their destinations and back home again. Save as much as 35% when you pre-pay online with Budget and Avis.