Car rentals in Kumamoto City: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Kumamoto City whether you're going for a business or pleasure. See the top sites around town and park in front of the best restaurants in Kumamoto City. We've collected the most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Kumamoto City. Read on to find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
Where do I get a great deal on a car rental in Kumamoto City?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to get the best rates. Just type in your travel dates and scroll down the variety of car rental companies, choose the top rental locations, and find the best offers in Kumamoto City. You can also:
- Read the mileage policy to prevent any surprise expenses
- Book your vehicle as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs if possible; they generally are pricier
- Compare weekly and daily rates; you may save more if you rent the car for longer
Even a little rental car know-how can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental suppliers have retailers in Kumamoto City?
From budget-friendly brands like Dollar and Thrifty to global names like Avis and Enterprise, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the online reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Kumamoto City?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this town means you're bound to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Those looking for a little adventure off the beaten path||Ford Edge, Jaguar F-Pace, or similar|
|Full Size||For big groups that want better fuel economy than an SUV||Chevrolet Impala, Toyota Camry, or similar|
|Compact Car||Great for driving in busy cities||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Kumamoto City?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Kumamoto City is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. However, you might need to pay a surcharge if you're under 25. Be sure to read through the supplier's terms to find any additional fees will be before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Kumamoto City?
When driving around Kumamoto City or the rest of Japan, you will need insurance. Many suppliers need proof of insurance before you rent a car. The majority of countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy 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 typically offer coverage. However, many of them have restrictions, such as not covering large vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Make sure to find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Kumamoto City.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to search for 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 pick up your automobile. Use as much gas as you want and top it off when you return your car when you are done. 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? Then you just fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any gas you didn't use. You won't pay more than local fuel prices and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Ask the supplier to see if they'll refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search 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 won't have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you don't need to refill the gas before you bring the car back||You refill your 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 suppliers offer a variety of fuel policies. However, the stand-out winner is usually full-to-full. It simply means returning the car with the same level of gas as you got it with, so you'll never pay for anyone else's road trips through the Kumamoto City.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Kumamoto City?
Unlimited miles is a good choice if you decide to do a little sightseeing or visit a lot of clients all over Kumamoto City. You can drive wherever you like and not incur additional charges. Review your policy to see if there are any restrictions.
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Kumamoto City trip, be sure you check out a few things before you leave the rental lot. It's important to:
- Inspect your car and be sure there is no dents or scratches. If so, write it down on the paperwork
- Check the trunk to see if the spare is inflated and the necessary tools to change it are there
- Get familiar with the controls of your car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable working the radio or entertainment features. You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city
Book your Kumamoto City car rental today
Use CarRentals.com to get yourself the best wheels Kumamoto City has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, famous landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Kumamoto City.