Car rentals in Himeji: All you need to know
You want a great car to take you around Himeji whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the top sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Himeji. We've collected the most popular questions about renting a car in Himeji. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How can I get a bargain car rental in Himeji?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are a more ways to increase your savings. You can:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually get the vehicle of your choice and save more
- Check the mileage and fuel policies. You don't want to be surprised with any added costs
- Decide the car you'll need for your vacation. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Himeji.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Himeji?
From budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Himeji?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Himeji. If you're having trouble deciding, make sure to go over our chart below. We have compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury or Premium-class||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Himeji||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Himeji together||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What's the age requirement to rent a car in Himeji?
Generally, the age limit for renting a car in Himeji is 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read over the terms to discover any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Himeji?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You might be able to buy additional insurance through rental car supplier for your trip, if you know your insurance won't cover your rental.Several credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger automobiles like premium models or some SUVs. It is best to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Himeji.
What are the different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find an open gas station near your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you get your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off at the end. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only pay for the fuel you use. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to refill half of a tank, and therefore avoid paying for fuel you don't need. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only pay service charges 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. Check with the rental car provider to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||There will be no need to go searching for a gas station before you bring back the car||You might pay a higher rate for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas when you bring the car back||You refill your tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump prices||You'll have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
At CarRentals.com, we suggest a full to full policy. You pick up your rental topped off. But, 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 fuel prices to refill it. For a cheaper rate, 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 Himeji?
If you want to explore all that Himeji offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Himeji. Read the fine print to make sure they are actually "unlimited."
Before you drive off
Before you get started on your Himeji trip, make sure you go over a few things before you leave the car rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any dents or scratches. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- 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 entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are navigating a new area
Book your Himeji rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Himeji has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the highly-rated restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Himeji.