Frequently Ask Questions

We carry a full line of FORD vehicles, ranging from eco-friendly (and swift) sedans and crossovers, to work trucks, cargo vans, passenger vans, and full-size SUVs.



See a full lineup here.

  • Minimum age 25 (age 21-24 some restrictions apply)
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Major credit card or Debit/Check Card (some restrictions apply)
  • Proof of current, full-coverage auto insurance (see the Renter’s Insurance Requirements section below for more details)
  • All documents must be in the renter’s name

Additional drivers must meet the same requirements as the primary renter, and must provide their information in person, prior to the rental. An additional fee of $10/day per person will be added.
Renters on the same insurance policy will not be charged additional drivers fee, provided they meet the renter requirements.

Debit & Check Card: Minimum $250 plus the amount of the rental.
Credit Card: Minimum $150 plus the amount of the rental.
No deposit is required for Loaner Rentals.

– Debit Cards will be charged the full rental amount, plus a deposit of $250. The deposit is refundable upon return, less any additional charges incurred, such as fuel or unpaid tolls).
For example, if your one-day rental costs $45.98, your debit card will be charged $295.98.

– Major credit cards will be authorized for the full rental amount, plus a deposit of $150. The deposit is released upon return, less any additional charges incurred, such as fuel or unpaid tolls).

Use of debit & check cards is restricted to the following vehicles: Focus, Fusion, F-150 single cab, and C-Max. Pre-paid Credit Cards are NOT accepted.

10%. Rentals longer than 30 days are taxed at 6.25%.

We hope not. Please see the following policies to stay free of fees: Fuel, No Smoking/No Pets, After-Hour and Sunday Returns.

– At this time, we do not offer this service.  See *Renter’s Insurance Requirements*

Take advantage of our “night-drop” during non-business hours! We provide sealable, fillable envelopes and a secure deposit box to place keys for off-hour return.
Please note: rental agreements will be closed and billed immediately upon open for the following business day.
Although we have a secure and monitored lot, Renter Liability must also extend until opening, the following business day.

Coming Soon… We’re working on getting returns, and your invoice, down to the exact minute. Agreements will be closed as of the time you park on our lot. Please ask an agent to tell you more!

Ensure your safety, and immediately report the incident/accident to the police, if necessary. Obtain all the information possible, including the Police report number and notify BAATR of the event as soon as you are reasonably able. For your safety: Do not drive a damaged rental car. Report all service notifications or other warning lights to BAATR immediately. If the vehicle is stolen, report the theft to local law enforcement immediately, then to BAATR.

– Toll passes are standard on each vehicle. You’ll be charged $.50 per toll, plus the actual toll cost. *See Tolls & Toll Passes.

One-way rentals are not allowed. All vehicles must be returned to 2800 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX 77539.
Special exceptions may be granted, if necessary for insurance claims.

– We proudly offer unlimited mileage on all loaner and retail rentals.

Driving is restricted to the contiguous US, vehicles may NOT cross into Canada or Mexico.

We do not provide car seats with our rental vehicles. However, the LATCH system is standard on all vehicles, and available in most rear seat positions.

NO Smoking is prohibited, and we love animals, but not in our vehicles.
A minimum $200 fine will be charged for smoke odor or animal hair.

– Some of our vehicles are equipped to tow. Please ask a Customer Service Representative for more details. See our Towing policy below, and consult Ford.com to check vehicle specs based on model & year.

BAATR is located inside McRee Ford, at 2800 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX 77539.

Bay Area Auto and Truck Rental Renter Policies

  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Minimum age 25  (age 21-24 some restrictions apply)
  • Major credit card or Debit/Check Card (some restrictions apply)
  • Proof of full coverage insurance (see the Renter’s Insurance Requirements section for more details)
  • All documents must be in the renter’s name
  • Additional drivers must qualify with the same requirements as renter and must be present at the time of rental; an additional fee from $10/day per person will be added.
  • Renters on the same insurance policy will not be charged additional drivers fee, provided they meet the drivers requirements.
  • Debit & Check Card: Minimum $250 plus the amount of the rental.
  • Credit Card: Minimum $150 plus the amount of the rental.
  • No deposit is required for Loaner Rentals.
– Applicable refunds will be processed at the time the rental agreement is closed. Depending on your bank, we’ve learned it can take 2-5 days to receive your funds.
  • Use of debit & check cards is restricted to the following vehicles: Focus, Fusion, F-150 single cab, and C-Max.
  • Pre-paid Credit Cards are NOT accepted.
  • 1 day = 24 hours
  • 1 week = 7 days
  • 1 month = 28 days
  • Fees begin at the time the agreement is opened, and 1-hour grace period is enforced upon return.
  • Your vehicle will have a full tank when you leave out lot. Please return the vehicle with same level of fuel.
  • A charge of $5.25/gallon will be added to any vehicles returned with less fuel than at the start of the rental.
  • Smoking is prohibited, and we love animals, but not in our vehicles.
  • A minimum $200 fine will be charged for smoke odor or animal hair.
  • Take advantage of our “night-drop” during non-business hours! We provide sealable, fillable envelopes and a secure deposit box to place keys for off-hour return.
  • Please note: rental agreements will be closed and billed immediately upon open for the following business day.
  • Although we have a secure and monitored lot, Renter Liability must also extend until opening, the following business day.
  • Coming Soon… We’re working on getting returns, and your invoice, down to the exact minute. Agreements will be closed as of the time you park on our lot. Please ask an agent to tell you more!
  • One-way rentals are not allowed. All vehicles must be returned to 2800 Gulf Fwy, Dickinson, TX 77539.
  • Special exceptions may be granted, if necessary for insurance claims.
– None – Seriously.
Driving is restricted to the contiguous US, vehicles may NOT cross into Canada or Mexico.
5. Prohibited Uses. The following uses of the Vehicle are prohibited and constitute material breaches of this Agreement. The Vehicle shall not be used: (a) by anyone who is not an Authorized Driver or not licensed to drive, or by anyone whose driving license is suspended; (b) by anyone under the influence of alcohol, prescription or non-prescription drugs; (c) by anyone who obtained the Vehicle or extended the Rental Period by giving us false, fraudulent or misleading information; (d) for an illegal purpose or in the commission of a crime; (e) to carry persons or property for hire; (f) to tow an object in excess of the 2,000 pounds, unless specifically approved by notation on the Face Page, or to push anything; (g) in a race or speed contest; (h) to teach anyone to drive; (i) outside the United States or Canada, or outside the geographic area described elsewhere in this Agreement, if any; (j) on an unpaved surface; (k) when the odometer has been tampered with or disconnected; (l) when it is reasonable to expect you to know that further operation of the Vehicle would damage it; (m) if applicable, by anyone who lacks experience driving a vehicle with manual transmission; (n) to transport an animal (other than a service animal); (o) to carry more passengers than the number of existing seatbelts; or (p) by anyone sending or reading an electronic message, including text (SMS) messages or emails, while operating the Vehicle. Smoking is prohibited in the Vehicle. PROHIBITED USE OF THE VEHICLE VIOLATES THIS AGREEMENT AND VOIDS ALL LIABILITY AND OTHER INSURANCE COVERAGE (WHERE PERMITTED BY LAW)
We do not provide car seats with our rental vehicles. However, the LATCH system is standard on all vehicles, and available in most rear seat positions.