Budget Rent-A-Car Complaint - Beware the Fuel Purchase Option
I recently rented a car from Budget Rent-A-Car. At the Budget counter when I picked up my rental car, the agent told me about the fuel purchase option. In fact, she encouraged me to get it because the price per gallon was less than what local gas stations were charging. It made sense, so I got it, at a cost of $35.62. What the agent did not disclose was that there were a variety of taxes and surcharges that go with the fuel purchase option. When I returned the rental car, I was hit with $10.40 in additional (undisclosed) charges for the $35.62 fuel purchase. That's 29% of additional charges! So I ended up paying $46.02 for a tank of gas for a little Toyota Matrix! Beware!!!