Car rentals in Nara: All you need to know
A Nara 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 region has to offer. CarRentals.com has answered your most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Nara. Read on to find out how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
Where can I find a great deal on a rental car in Nara?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to snag budget-friendly rates. Just type in your travel dates and go down the list of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the cheapest offers in Nara. You should also:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily 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
- Be aware of any cost for mileage limits, fuel policy, and additional drivers. This way you can make sure you know the actual cost before you book
- Determine what car you'll need for your drive. Don't rent more car than you need
Just following even a few of these tips can help you save big on your Nara rental car.
What rental suppliers have agencies in Nara?
From budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty to global names like Enterprise and Hertz, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which is best for your next trip.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Nara?
Whether you want a roomy family vehicle or a low-cost economy car, the sheer wealth of options in this city means you're certain to find an automobile that suits your needs. Some options include:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||When you deserve the best||Mercedes C-Class, Audi A4, or similar|
|Minivan||Family getaways where you need the extra room||Jeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
What age do you have to be to rent a car in Nara?
Usually, the age limit for car rentals in Nara 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 the supplier's terms to figure out any additional fees will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Nara require rental car insurance?
When driving in Nara or the rest of Japan, you'll need insurance. Almost every supplier requires that you show proof of insurance before you rent a car. Many countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to buy additional insurance through the rental car dealer, if you think your insurance won't cover your rental during your trip.
Many major card issuers, like Visa or American Express, provide some coverage, but there are usually restrictions. For instance, you may not be covered if you book a larger or luxury vehicle. Check the rental car company's policy before you decide.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will have to find a gas station close to 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 need and top it off when you return your car at the end of your rental period. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid 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 any you don't need. You can shop around for the cheapest prices and you'll only pay refueling 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 providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||There will be no need to go searching 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 will not have a full tank of fuel when you collect your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas when 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 type of fuel policy should I choose?
Most suppliers give you a full to full tank policy. We recommend returning the car topped off. For a cheaper rate, find a gas station before bringing the rental.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
If you plan to explore all that Nara offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You can drive as far as you'd like without worrying about additional charges. Read the fine print to be certain your mileage is truly "unlimited."
Before you leave the lot
Be sure you check a few items prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Walk around your car and make certain there is no dents or scrapes. If you notice any, mark it down on your 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
- Figure out how to work the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Nara 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. CarRentals.com has the ideal vehicle that can fit your requirements and not break your wallet.