Looking For A Budget Rental Car?

If you are looking for a budget rental car then there are a few things that you need to consider before booking the cheapest vehicle that you find. Much like other services in the travel industry the advertised cost is not always the whole picture.

When you see a price advertised more often than not it will include the following:

What Do Budget Rental Car Quotes Include?

  • Rental Cost
  • CDW – Collision Damage Waiver
  • TW – Theft Waiver
  • TP – Third Party Liability
  • Breakdown Assistance
  • Local Taxes

These are all of the manadatory costs that are needed to pay to drive your budget rental car away from the suppliers office.

What is often not advertised are the additional costs involved, some are optional but others like depoists are required for security, take a look below:


  • Rental Deposit: All rental companies require a security deposit, this can range from £100 to £1500 for standard cars.
  • Fuel Deposit: Most rental companies will now provide a full tank of fuel and require a deposit to cover this amount until the vehicle is returned full.


  • Excess Reduction: Can offer peace of mind and also reduce the amount of the rental deposit but it can cost upwards of £20 per day.
  • Young Driver Fee: If you are under 25 then you could be expected to pay upto £30 per day.
  • Mileage Charges: Most rentals come with unlimited mileage but this is not a given anymore, expect to pay upto 50p per mile over your set allowance.
  • Additional Drivers: While sometimes offered free of charge, a 2nd driver could cost you around £10 per day.
  • Child Seats: Expect to pay between £5 and £10 per day for a baby or booster seat.
  • GPS – Satellite Navigation System: Can sometimes cost upto £70 per week.
  • One Way Fee: Depending on where you are hiring these can be quite expensive.
  • Cross Border Fee: Sometimes free but can cost upto £250.

So Can You Actually Hire A Car On A Budget?

Yes you can hire a car on a budget if you do your research or speak to one of the experts here at Indigo Car Hire.

The quote in the image above is a genuine rental quote found today on our booking engine and it is extremely cheap for a 7 day rental. You can hire this car for £33.17 providing you are aged 25 to 99, able to leave a deposit of €600 EUR which is frozen on your credit card and agree to their fuel policy.

If you are under 25, do not want to leave a large deposit, need unlimited mileage or are looking to hire extras then you may benefit from looking at other options. Our reservations specialists are here to assist you and advise on the very best solutions when looking for A Budget Rental Car.

Call us on +44 (0)113 880 0748, email at sales@indigocarhire.co.uk, skype us or simply chat with us online and we can help no matter what your budget.