Car rentals in Kashima: All you need to know
A Kashima car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You can explore all the sights, and even see what the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about car rentals in Kashima. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a bargain rental car in Kashima?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab the cheapest rates. Simply enter your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the most wallet-friendly packages Kashima has to offer. You can also:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups or drop-offs at airports, which typically cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and book in advance
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Kashima rental car.
What rental companies have agencies in Kashima?
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 online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Kashima?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Kashima. If you're having a bit of trouble deciding, make sure to read over our chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Luxury||If you really want to go all out on your vacation to Kashima||Cadillac, Audi, or similar|
|SUV||Large groups who want to navigate Kashima together||Toyota RAV4, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Economy Car||Easy to park and have great gas mileage||Fiat 500, Nissan Versa Note, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Kashima?
Usually, to rent a car in Kashima you must be at least 21—the same as it is across the rest of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read through the rental agreement to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Does Kashima require rental car insurance?
When driving in Kashima or the rest of Japan, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require the driver to have insurance. You might be able to purchase additional insurance through the rental car dealer for your trip, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually provide some coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you travel to Kashima.
What is the fuel policy for Kashima rental cars?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. If you refill the tank before you return your car, you won't be charged a refueling cost||You only need to replace the fuel you used. Used a half of a tank? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't need to pay for any gas you didn't use. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll pay for a full tank and return the car with the tank empty. Several rental car companies offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a petrol station near your rental drop-off location||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you won't need to fill the tank back up when you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to find a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. You simply bring the car back with the same amount of fuel you got it with. Just be sure you make time to shop for the cheapest gas prices.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to check out all that Kashima offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Kashima. Read the fine print to make sure your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Tips before you leave the lot
Before you begin on your Kashima adventure, check out a few items before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect the vehicle and determine if there is any damage or scrapes. Be sure to make note of it on the paperwork, or you may get charged for it
- Make you have a properly inflated spare tire, lug wrench, and jack in the trunk
- Get familiar with the controls of your 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 navigating a new city
Book your Kashima rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Kashima has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be cruising between the well-known restaurants, world-famous landmarks, and all the amazing sites in Kashima.