Car rentals in Matsuyama City: All you need to know
You want a great car to get around Matsuyama City whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Explore the famous sites around the area and park in front of the popular restaurants in Matsuyama City. We've collected your most frequently asked questions about renting a car in Matsuyama City. Keep reading to discover the dos and don'ts of booking a rental car.
How do I get a bargain car rental in Matsuyama City?
CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best price. But, there are ways to get an even lower price on your upcoming rental. Make sure to:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid airport pick-ups or drop-offs, which can cost more
- Determine ahead of time how much mileage/fuel you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Matsuyama City rental car.
What rental suppliers have outlets in Matsuyama City?
From budget-friendly brands like Thrifty and Budget to global names like Hertz and Sixt, 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 you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Matsuyama City?
That depends on how many people you are traveling with and what activities you want to do in Matsuyama City. If you're having trouble deciding, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||Business travelers who want a little luxury as they cruise Matsuyama City||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Large groups who want to navigate Matsuyama City together||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Matsuyama City?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Matsuyama City is 21. Please note, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under the age of 25 or for larger or higher category cars in particular. Read over the terms to determine what any additional fees is before you book your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Matsuyama City?
When cruising through Matsuyama City or the rest of Japan, you will need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy temporary insurance through the rental agency.
The major credit cards (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will usually cover your car rental. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering larger vehicles like premium models or some SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Matsuyama City.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers give you a choice of fuel policies. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The gas tank will be full when you get your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you want and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off. 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, it's only necessary 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 refueling charges if you don't fill up the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll receive the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Several suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to check with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you bring back the car||You usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect your 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 have to fill up before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy do you recommend?
Most rental car companies give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we encourage bringing the car back filled up. To avoid any added expenses, fill up your tank before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to see all that Matsuyama City offers, you are going to want unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Review the fine print to be certain your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Before you get started on your Matsuyama City vacation, check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should:
- Check out the car and make certain there is no dents 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
- 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 Matsuyama City rental car today
Maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center, maybe you're traveling solo, or maybe you're bringing your partner or kids. No matter who you are traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can fit your requirement and not deplete your travel piggy bank.