Car rentals in Mizusawa: All you need to know
A Mizusawa car rental gives you the opportunity to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even find out what else the rest of the area has to offer. We've gathered your most popular questions about renting a car in Mizusawa. Find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a rental car in Mizusawa?
You are on your way to getting the best deal on your car rental with CarRentals.com. But, you can do a couple things to keep your upcoming rental affordable. Be sure to:
- Check the mileage policy to avoid any surprise expenses
- Book your rental car as far in advance as you can
- Avoid airport pick-ups; they tend to be more expensive
- Compare daily and weekly rates; you might save more with a longer rental
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Mizusawa rental car.
What rental companies have outlets in Mizusawa?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Sixt, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Mizusawa?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Mizusawa. If you're having a little trouble choosing, be sure to read over the chart below. We have compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||Best for families who want comfort and to fit in all their luggage||BMW X3, Ford Edge, or similar|
|Full Size||Need extra room and comfort, but with better handling and gas mileage than an SUV||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those looking for a fuel-efficient vehicle||Honda Civic, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Mizusawa?
Generally, to rent a car in Mizusawa you must be at least 21. However, there might be an additional charge if you're under 25 or for higher category rentals. Go through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Mizusawa?
When cruising through Mizusawa or the rest of Japan, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier needs proof of insurance before you pick up your car. The majority of countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to purchase interim insurance through the rental agency.
The major credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will usually offer coverage. But many of them have restrictions, such as not covering bigger vehicles like trucks or SUVs. It is best to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you head to Mizusawa.
What are the different fuel policies?
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 close to your car rental supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you pick up your vehicle. You can use as much fuel as you want and top it off when you return your car 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. Used a quarter of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only pay service 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 an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't have to find for a gas station before you return your car||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you collect the vehicle, and you don't have to fill the tank back up when you bring the car back||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to fill up before you go on a long trip|
What type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most rental car suppliers give you a full tank policy. At CarRentals.com, we suggest returning it with a full tank of gas. If you want to save some money, it is best to find a filling station before you return the car.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Mizusawa offers, you are going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Mizusawa. Go over the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Before you get going on your Mizusawa adventure, make sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the rental lot. You should take time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and make sure there is no dents or scratches. If you notice any, write it down on the paperwork
- 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 to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Mizusawa rental car today
Use CarRentals.com to get the best wheels Mizusawa has to offer. Before you know it, you'll be driving between the well-known restaurants, renowned landmarks, and all the must-see sites in Mizusawa.