Car rentals in Sendai: All you need to know
A Sendai car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to check out all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the region has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Sendai. Keep reading to discover how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Sendai?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your next rental. Make sure to:
- Read the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental as far in advance as possible
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they generally are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you may save more with a longer rental
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Sendai?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the online reviews to help you figure out which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Sendai?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what you'll be doing when you visit Sendai. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Sendai?
Typically, the age limit for car rentals in Sendai is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an extra fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the terms to determine what the exact price is before you book your rental.
Does Sendai require rental car insurance?
When cruising through Sendai or the rest of Japan, you'll need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Most countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim coverage through the rental supplier.
The major credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, and Discover) will generally provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, like not covering larger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Sendai.
What is the fuel policy for Sendai rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.
You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We usually recommend that customers choose the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Sendai?
If you wish to check out all that Sendai offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Sendai. Go over the fine print to be sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get going on your Sendai vacation, make sure you go over a few items before you leave the lot. It's worth the time to:
- Walk around the car and determine if there is any dents or scratches. If so, write it down on your paperwork
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Figure out how to work the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Sendai rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Sendai has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Sendai.