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Program Details


Introduction to the Long-Term Rental Program:

Thank you for your interest in our Long-Term Rental Program. We are pleased to offer you an alternative to the headache and hassle that takes all the fun out of car shopping and ownership. Our program offers you the flexibility that no other vehicle purchase or lease can match. The long-term rental program truly offers options for any lifestyle, business, or budget.

  • The program consists of a renewable monthly contract, where you initially sign up for a minimum of two months. After two months, you may continue to rent for as long as you’d like to stay in the program; exchanging vehicles when necessary.
  • This is not a lease.
  • The vehicle’s registration will never be in your name.
  • You will not have a large down payment.
  • You will not be locked in to one vehicle for years.

You will have several vehicles to choose from, as well as the option to change makes and models whenever an exchange is due.

*Please note – This program is ONLY available for New York, New Jersey, and New England Residents.*

Requirements to Enter the Program:
  1. Complete an MVR (motor vehicle form): All possible drivers of the vehicle must complete and return our “Driver Record Release Form” in order to be approved for rental. Drivers over the age of 25 will have certain insurance requirements and drivers between 21 and 25 years of age are permitted on company rentals if authorized by and insured through their employer, or provide enhanced insurance requirements, plus a $100.00 per month surcharge. International renters will be charged a $100.00 per month surcharge.

  2. Provide Confirmation/Documentation of coverage through your carrier using our “Coverage Evaluation” Form: Please email or fax the Coverage Evaluation to your current auto insurance provider. Have them review and complete page 1 in its entirety so you can determine how your current coverage will convey to the items listed. At this time, Avis will not provide insurance for this program. We have a list of preferred insurance agents for your convenience. Once you/your insurance agent complete page 1, you can complete pages 2 and 3 of the evaluation. The Coverage Evaluation MUST be completed in full in order for us to set up your customer account. 

  3. Provide Proof of Insurance Coverage on our vehicle: Now that you have confirmed coverage with your carrier, our vehicle must be added to your policy and our company must be listed as the additional insured and loss payee for our vehicle. The carrier MUST list our vehicle’s VIN number (VIN will need to be updated at every exchange). After the VIN has been added, you will need to provide proof of coverage via a certificate or binder of insurance (ID cards or declaration pages are not sufficient).

  4. Provide monthly payment information: We ONLY accept major credit cards for payment (Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express are all acceptable). Your first month’s payment is due on the day you pick up your vehicle. **WE DO NOT ACCEPT BANK ISSUED DEBIT CARDS.**

  5.  A Deposit of $1,500 or the first months cost of rental – whichever is higher. The deposit is refundable upon exiting the program pending there are no outstanding damage claims/balances still owed to us. We can only take the deposit via major credit card. 

  6. Once you pick up a vehicle, you must keep it for at least two months before returning or exchanging it.

Additional Vehicle Services:

Beyond the Long-Term Rental Program, we also have a used car sales department.

Budget Car Sales:

Our sales team sells all our long-term rental vehicles once they are returned, as well as vehicles acquired by trade-ins. If you enjoy the vehicle you are renting, you have the option to purchase it from our sales team once the vehicle reaches the 12,000 to 15,000 mileage limit. This option has become very popular among long-term renters over the years.

To inquire about purchasing your rental, or to discuss other options currently for sale, please contact: 

Matthew Wagner, Sales Manager, Budget Car Sales of Harrisburg: 717-461-8172 (O) | 717-576-1937 (C)

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