Car rentals in Okayama: All you need to know
An Okayama car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You can check out all the sights, and even see what the rest of the region has to offer. We've answered the most popular questions about car rentals in Okayama. Read on to see the dos and don'ts of car rentals.
Where can I find a bargain rental car in Okayama?
CarRentals.com makes it easy to grab budget-friendly deals. Just enter your travel dates and go through the variety of rental car suppliers, pick the top rental locations, and find the best packages Okayama has to offer. You can also:
- Compare and contrast daily and weekly rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You'll usually get the car of your choice and save more
- Check the fuel and mileage policies. You don't want to be surprised with any additional costs
- Decide what car you'll need for your trip. Don't get more car than you need
These tips can help you save even more on your next car rental in Okayama.
What rental companies have retailers in Okayama?
From global names like Enterprise and Hertz to budget-friendly brands like Budget and Thrifty, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Scan through the reviews to get an idea of which is best for you.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Okayama?
That depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Okayama. If you're having difficulty choosing, make sure to go over our table below. We have compared the most popular types of vehicles for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Ford Edge, Kia Sorento, 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|
|Compact Car||Couple or two friends who plan on doing a little sightseeing||Chevrolet Spark, Vauxhall Corsa, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Okayama?
Generally, to rent a car in Okayama you must be at least 21—the same as it is across most of the country. Additionally, many suppliers charge an added fee if you are under 25. Be sure to review the rental agreement to find what the total is before you reserve your rental.
Do I need insurance to rent a car in Okayama?
Insurance is always needed, no matter where you're renting a car. However, your current car insurance may cover you. Additionally, if you pay using your credit card, the card's policy may also insure you. Keep in mind, these policies may not cover you 100%, and you'll need to add it to your booking for Okayama. Look into it before you book and, if it is needed, you can conveniently include it at checkout.
What is the difference between all the fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Here is a list of the typical policies.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||The tank will be full when you collect your vehicle. Use as much petrol as you wish and top it off when you return your car. Just make sure to refill the tank before you return the car to avoid a refueling cost||You only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. Used a half of a tank? Simply fill it back up to full. You won't be paying for any fuel you didn't use. You can fill up at any station you want and you'll only be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You pay for a full tank upfront and bring the car back with the tank empty. Many providers provide a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to confirm with them beforehand||You won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off location||The supplier usually charges a higher rate for the fuel than a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You won't have a full tank when you pick up your 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 need to locate a gas station as soon as you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Many rental car suppliers offer a range of fuel policies. However, full-to-full is our stand-out winner. 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 want to explore all that Okayama offers, you're going to need unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Okayama. Review the fine print to make sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check a few things before you leave the car rental lot. You should take time to:
- Check out your 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
- Familiarize yourself with the car. Adjust the mirrors and seats to your liking, and figure out how to turn on the lights and wipers
- Get comfortable operating the navigation and entertainment. It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new area
Book your Okayama 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 car that can fit your requirements and not break the bank.