Car rentals in Chiba: All you need to know
You need a great automobile to get around Chiba whether you're going for a business trip or a vacation. See the famous sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Chiba. We've collected the most popular questions about car rentals in Chiba. Keep reading to find out the dos and don'ts of renting a car.
Where do I get a bargain car rental in Chiba?
You're well on your way to finding the best deal on your car rental when you use CarRentals.com. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Chiba you can do a few things. Make sure to:
- Read through the mileage policy to avoid any surprise fees
- Reserve your vehicle as far ahead of time as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they commonly are more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more if you rent the car for longer
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Chiba rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Chiba?
In Chiba, we have 5 rental car suppliers to decide from, like Hertz. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Chiba?
That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Chiba. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to read over the table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Families looking for adventure in the back-country||BMW X3, Ford Explorer, or similar|
|Full Size||If you plan on doing plenty of touring and want a comfortable ride||Infiniti Q50, Hyundai Sonata, or similar|
|Compact Car||When saving money is a top priority||Toyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Chiba?
Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Chiba is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to go over the supplier's terms to discover what the exact price will be before you book your car.
Will I need insurance to get a car rental in Chiba?
When driving in Chiba or the rest of Japan, you will need insurance. Many suppliers require that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you are concerned your insurance won't cover you while traveling through JPN.
Although many of the major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, give some insurance, there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you get a luxury or larger vehicle. Be sure to check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the fuel policy for Chiba rental cars?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will have to find an open gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your automobile. Use as much gas as you wish and top it off when you return your car at the rental dealer. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank of fuel upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Some rental car companies provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay a more expensive price for a tank upfront then going to a local station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't need to fill the tank back up before you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll need to find a gas station as soon as you collect the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
We recommend a full tank policy. You receive the car topped off. If you return the rental with less than the amount you received it with, most companies will charge a premium, and sometimes up to 3X the amount of current gas prices to refill it. To avoid any added expenses, it is best to find a filling station before you bring your car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Chiba?
Unlimited miles is a great option if you decide to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Chiba. You can drive wherever you like and not incur extra charges. Review your policy to see if there are any limitations.
Before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Chiba adventure, be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out the vehicle and be certain there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Check the trunk to determine if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new region
Book your Chiba rental car today
Maybe you're traveling with your partner and kids, or carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. Maybe you're traveling solo. CarRentals.com has the ideal rental car that can fit your needs and not break your wallet.