Child safety seats and ski racks

Helpful equipment for your drive!  
In Summary:  Budget offers ski racks and a range of child safety seats to help you get on the road hassle-free.  

Child Safety Seats

Whether you’re driving across the country or just taking a spin around the block, Budget encourages all passengers to buckle up for safety! Please remember, it’s the driver's responsibility to comply with all applicable seat belt and child restraint safety laws.

Child safety seat rentals are about $13 US per day with a maximum of $65 US per rental. Budget uses convertible child safety seats that serve as an infant (5-20 pounds) restraint in a rear-facing configuration or as a toddler (20-40 pounds) restraint in a forward-facing configuration. Many Budget locations also offer booster seats for youngsters 40-80 pounds. Seats can vary in model and style, so please contact the rental location in advance if you have specific questions.  

Due to liability issues, Budget personnel are not permitted to install child safety seats into vehicles for customers. However, upon request, Budget will provide written instructions on proper installation. Other questions regarding installation should be addressed directly with the rental location.

At corporate-operated locations, if your child safety seat reservation is made 48 hours prior to pick up, we guarantee availability. Within 48 hours of pick up and at licensee-owned locations, your request will be held with your reservation, but rental is made on a first-come, first-served basis. In that case, availability is not guaranteed.

Ski Racks

The cost and availability of ski racks varies by location, but usually averages about $7 US per day. Budget.com displays availability and the cost of the ski rack at your chosen location in Step 3 of the online reservation process. Ski racks may not fit on every make and model of car. Please understand that some of our renters undoubtedly will decide to keep their ski rack longer than they originally planned which may overlap your rental request. Since Budget offers each customer this same flexibility, we can't guarantee that a reserved ski rack will be available for your rental.