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Budget Rent a Car System, Inc. was begun in 1958. The founder, Morris Mirkin, opened it in Los Angeles, California; Julius Lederer became a partner a year later. The original goal was to be as budget friendly as possible by renting cars more cheaply than competitors, hence the name. The first location only had 10 cars; though by 1960, the headquarters were moved to Chicago, Illinois by a relative of Mirkin, who Mirkin had asked for help. The company began franchising the business soon after the move.

Budget offers rental cars at a budget price, but it also offers moving trucks and equipment, as well as supplies for moving. The company has free pickup for customers at some locations. Budget has about 2,700 sites around the world in over 150 countries. It has locations in major cities across the United States, from Honolulu to Baltimore, New York City to Los Angeles, and everything in between, such as Phoenix to Oklahoma City. Other major locations in North America include, but are certainly not limited to, Mexico City, Mexico, Tijuana, Mexico, Vancouver, Canada, Toronto, Canada, and Montreal, Canada. Around the world, you’ll find Budget locations in places like Belize City, Belize, Berlin, Germany, Tokyo, Japan, Auckland, New Zealand, Stockholm, Sweden, Istanbul, Turkey, and Kiev, Ukraine, just to name a few.

Budget has also been owned by Gibbons, Green, and van Amerongen, Ltd., Team Rental Group, and Cendant Corporation. Budget Group (as it was called under Team Rental Group) is currently under Avis Budget Group, one of the four companies that Cendant Corporation became. The Budget headquarters were moved to Lisle, Illinois in 1992, but Budget is currently headquartered in Parsippany-Troy Hills, New Jersey with Avis. Though the majority of Budget sites are company-owned, about 25% of U.S. locations are licensed out.

Cheaperthancars.co.za means what it says. Prices are very often cheaper than buying direct from car rental companies and here you can compare the prices and deals offered by rental hire companies like Budget with others. The same brands, better deals, and the opportunity to compare prices and cars.

All rates, unless specified allow free cancelation and we do not charge credit card fees, so when you do your comparisons check all the extra’s. We make it easy – just low prices all day 24/7 , with the best brands available.

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Here, you can search and compare the latest cheap rental car hire rates cheaper than what you can pay directly. For top brands you can pay less! Rates are fully inclusive or as described ! No credit card fees and free cancellations* in many instances. What you see is what you get. When comparing check all the extra’s put on by other operators. We make it easy for you – we just give you the best value with cheap car rental deals including the best brands, and latest car models, with more car rental pick up location depots, than anyone else around the world. So now South African’s can choose from over 30,000 pick- up points and depots Worldwide and of course, in South Africa.

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