Genoa Airport is well equipped with a variety of useful passengers amenities, including a wide range of efficient car hire companies, and Budget is one of these companies offering affordable car rentals. The airport has a single, multi-level terminal building, which handles all departure flights from the first floor and arrival flights from the ground floor. The second level offers a range of passenger facilities, while the top level is for airport administration offices. All the car rental counters can be found within the airport’s arrival area.
Budget Car Rental was established in 1958, and today has a global network of more than 3,400 locations. As their name suggests, Budget offers great cars at great value for money. Customers can enjoy a range of fully inclusive rates, pre-payment options and charge facilities designed to help save money. When renting from Budget, customers can also feel rest assured that they are receiving a safe and well maintained vehicle, as all vehicles are safety checked and cleaned before each rental. Budget’s fleet of vehicles is constantly upgraded, therefore you are guaranteed to receive only the latest model car.
Saving the environment is an important part of Budget’s policy, therefore they have ensured that they have a wide range of fuel-efficient and environmentally-friendly vehicles available to rent. Some of these superb ‘Green Machines’ include the Hyundai Accent, Ford Focus, Pontiac G6, Ford Taurus, Ford Escape, Nissan Altima, Toyota Prius and Ford Fusion. These vehicles can be renting directly from Budget’s website, at www.budget.com. They are easy to recognize as they are indicated by an EPA SmartWay leaf icon. In Step 2 of the car rental reservation process customers can choose one of these fuel-efficient vehicles. All Budget’s vehicles in the Economy, Compact and Intermediate categories are 100% SmartWay approved. If you would like to reserve a vehicle by its specific make and model, select ‘My Choice’ on Budget’s website. These are Budget’s collection of Street Fleet rental vehicles.
Budget offers a range of high occupancy vehicles especially for those customers who require an extra large vehicle, or extra large interior space within their vehicle. These cars are ideal for large families, or groups of friends who would like to travel together. An example of their largest vehicle is the Ford E350, capable of seating up to twelve passengers. It also features map lights, a V8 engine and anti-lock brakes. The Ford Expedition is an example vehicle in the Full-size SUV category, and can accommodate up to seven people. The Standard Elite SUV category features the Ford Explorer, and the Minivan category offers the Ford Freestar as one of its vehicles. Minivan vehicles may include an anti-theft system, remote keyless entry and powerful V6 engines. There is also the category of Premium SUV, with the Ford Expedition EL as an example vehicle, and these cars may include amenities such as satellite radio, Bluetooth/SYNC and keyless entry. In general though, all high occupancy vehicles include a compact disc player, dual airbag protection, safety rear door locks, rear defroster, power steering, air conditioning and cruise control, among many other useful features.
When collecting your rented vehicle from Budget, at Genoa Airport, ensure that you have all the required documentation available. Documentation includes your valid driving license, major credit card, reservation confirmation details, passport, and one extra form of identification, such as a utility bill. Budget does not always require an extra I.D, but it is best to be prepared just in case. Drivers from the UK should bring both parts of their drivers license. Major credit cards include those of American Express, Diners Club, Eurocard, Mastercard and Visa. Before driving away in the vehicle, the primary renter must sign a pre-rental inspection form. This document makes a note of all the minor scratches, dents or damages that were already present on (or inside) the vehicle at the time of rental, to ensure that you are not held liable for damages you did not cause. It is important for all customers to ensure that this form has been correctly filled out, and that no damages are left out of the report. The vehicle will be checked again once it is returned, and any new damages will be your responsibility.
All vehicles have a full tank of fuel at the beginning of each rental, and the customer may have a few options as to how the vehicle should be returned. Many renters like to pay in advance for a full tank of fuel, and then need not worry about re-fuelling the vehicle before returning it to Budget. If you don’t think that you will use all the fuel in the tank, you don’t have to pre-pay for a full tank, but then simply re-fuel the vehicle before returning it to avoid any charges from Budget. If you don’t have time to fill up the tank, Budget will do it for you, but you will need to pay for the fuel at the return location’s current per-liter refueling service charge, which will be more than at a conventional gas station.
Budget, at Genoa Airport, also offers extra equipment to rent along with their vehicles. Families with young children can rent a baby safety seat, or a booster seat. Satellite navigation systems can be rented as well, and these are wonderful to have if you are traveling in an area where you have not been before. They also usually have thousands of pre-programmed points of interest on the system, which will enable you to easily find the nearest hotel, gas station, restaurant, pharmacy etc.
More information is available on Budget’s website, or customers can contact their Genoa Airport location. They are open between 07:30 and 23:00 every day of the week, and customers should collect their vehicles from the Avis car hire counters.
Cristoforo Colombo Airport
Avis counter in terminal
Telephone Number: 39-010-6507280