Budget Car Rental is one of the world's best-known car rental companies and is owned by the Avis Budget Group, the company that owns Avis Car Rental and Zipcar. The company operates in roughly 3,000 locations in more than 120 countries. Budget Car Rental was founded in 1958 favoring the "budget minded" renter. Years later, the company still appeals to value-driven travelers by offering quality vehicles and friendly customer service.
For almost 60 years, Auto Europe has been helping American travelers rent cars in destinations around the world. We strive to offer our clients the most competitive rates in the industry and pride ourselves on working with only the most reputable suppliers. Over the years we have established rapport with many companies within the rental industry, with the Avis Budget Group being one of our strongest affiliations. Review our car rental FAQs for additional information regarding booking a car with Auto Europe.
Commitment to a positive customer experience is deep rooted in Budget's business practice. They are focused on providing quality products, along with consistent and dependable service to every customer. Starting with an original fleet of only ten cars, the company lived up to the 'Budget' name by cutting the daily and per mile rental rates that were already established by other airport based rental companies.
The Budget car fleet averages less than six months on the road and vehicles undergo regular preventative maintenance and emissions inspections, making their vehicles more energy efficient than older or poorly-maintained vehicles. Their fleets offer a range of eco-friendly vehicles that are fondly referred to as Budget Green Machines. These vehicles have EPA ratings of at least 28 miles per gallon (highway) or better and are SmartWay Certified. In order to receive a SmartWay designation, a vehicle must receive a combined score of 13 or better on Air Pollution Ratings and Greenhouse Gas Ratings. Vehicles that receive this certification are better environmental performers in comparison to other vehicles.
In addition to their eco-friendly car rental fleet selections, Budget is working with Carbonfund.org to help raise awareness about global warming. Carbonfund.org is a non-profit organization that supports renewable energy, energy efficiency and global reforestation projects. This cause raises money for carbon offsets and reductions, climate change education and public outreach.
Along with their commitment to the environment, Budget Car Rental is also dedicated to being a responsible member of the communities in which they operate. Budget is a national sponsor of the Wounded Warrior project, which is a non-profit organization that raises awareness and provides programs and services for injured U.S. service men and women. The company also provides financial and volunteer based support for other national organizations that support healthcare research, education and economic development, as other travel-related support services.
Planning a trip abroad can be stressful, whether you're traveling for business or leisure. One thing is for sure, you will need a rental car. Act as your own tour guide and see the sights at your own pace, or be sure that you make it to your morning meetings on time. Navigate the streets of London with ease with a rental car from Budget and you will never have to wait for taxis or tour buses again. Rely on Auto Europe for all of your car rental needs while traveling abroad and rest assured that you're getting the best rental rates available. All you have to do is call us toll-free at 1-888-223-5555 and make your reservation, pick your Budget rental car up at the London Heathrow Airport and start your adventure! No matter where you need to go, we'll help get you there!