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Budget Car & Truck Rental & Sales

Vehicle sales, rental, details & body work all for the right price, plus quality customer service

At Budget of Cedar Rapids, you're sure to find a great deal. 

Whether it's renting a car, truck or van, buying a vehicle or bringing in a car of your own to trade in, detail or repair, you're in good hands at Budget of Cedar Rapids. 

Just like the name suggests, Budget offers a wide variety of services and pricing to fit any customer's needs.

"We're extremely laid back here at Budget," said owner Dan Callahan. "We're not pushy and we're not going to hound you. We want you to have a relaxed experience when visiting Budget.  We're going to present the best option we can offer you. Whether it's a vehicle you're buying, a fair rental rate, or if your car is being detailed and/or having body work done, we're going to give you the best price possible."

Budget offers a variety of makes and models for customers to choose from — both in rental and sales — including cars, SUVs, trucks, vans and more. After being rented for a period of time, the vehicles will be transferred over to the sale lot and be made available for purchase. 

"It's funny, people say they don't want to buy a car from a rental place, but if you're going to buy a used vehicle that's a couple years old with 30 to 40,000 miles on it, there's a good chance that car came from a rental fleet," Callahan said. "The difference is, when you buy a car from our lot, I've had that vehicle from day one. I can also show you all the service records of that vehicle and how that car was treated." 

The buying process is "very relaxed — no pressure," Callahan said. 

"You can take any car for a test drive by yourself or with your family members, come back, and if you have questions we'll be more than happy to answer them for you," he said. "But we're not going to ride in the car with you, not going call you multiple times afterwards. We allow you to make your decision on your own — we have great vehicles for an even better price." 

Don't forget to take advantage of Budget's "hidden secret" — the detail and body shop in the back. 

"We've got four full time detailers in back with over 60 years of experience combined," Callahan said. "We not only detail vehicles for our sale lot but also for customers and, believe it or not, other dealerships."

Budget offers a range of options and packages to make detailing affordable. Callahan said packages range from $90 to $200, depending on what you're looking to have done.

"Whether you want just the interior done or an exterior car wash or you want the full package, we've got multiple options to choose from that range from minor washes to buffing and paint touch up," Callahan said. "You're going to get an excellent detail at a very reasonable price. You shop us around and we're probably $20-40 less than anybody else for similar detail packages." 

If you can't be without your car for a few hours, Budget offers a free shuttle service and, of course, rental vehicles to choose from. 

"Most of our business is word of mouth," Callahan said. "We take everything off of how we treat our customers. We make sure they want to come back. So we treat them the way we'd want to be treated."

Budget Car & Truck Rental & Sales
5040 Council St NE 
Cedar Rapids, IA 
(319) 294-8400

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