Car rentals in Saitama: All you need to know
A Saitama car rental allows you 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 collected the most frequently asked questions about car rentals in Saitama. Read on to see which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.
How do I find a bargain rental car in Saitama?
You're on your way to finding the best rate on your car rental when you use us. But, to get the most savings when you travel to Saitama you can do a few things. You can:
- Compare the prices of vehicles
- Try to avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can be more expensive
- Determine ahead of time how much fuel/mileage you may use
- Search and reserve as far in advance as you can
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Saitama?
In Saitama, there are 3 rental providers to pick from, like Hertz. Read through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for your next trip.
What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Saitama?
That all depends on your needs and what activities you want to do in Saitama. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to look over our chart below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Premium||If you really want to go all out on your getaway to Saitama||Infiniti Q50, Mercedes Benz CLA, or similar|
|SUV||Big groups that need room for all their bags||Chrysler Town & Country, Dodge Grand Caravan, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most mpg on their trip||BMW i3, Kia Optima, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Saitama?
Typically, the age limit for renting a car in Saitama is 21. However, you may find that there is an added charge if you are under 25 or for higher category vehicles. Read through the supplier's terms to determine what any additional charges will be before you rent your vehicle.
Does Saitama require rental car insurance?
Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim insurance through the rental car company.Several credit card issuers (MasterCard, Visa, American Express, and Discover) will offer coverage. But there may be limitations, such as not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Make sure to call and find out exactly what your credit card will cover and how much before you head to Saitama.
Are there different fuel policies?
Most suppliers allow you to choose which policy you want. Below is a list of the most common ones.You will need to find a gas station near the drop-off location
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||You'll have a full tank when you collect your car. You can use as much fuel as you like and top it off when you return your car when you are done. As long as you replace the fuel before returning the car, you won't face any extra fees||You only need to replace the fuel you used. 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 be charged refueling fees or service charges if you don't refill the tank|
|Full to empty (pre-paid)||You'll get the car with a full tank of gas and return the car with the tank empty. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to find for a gas station before you drop-off your car||You might pay more for the tank than you would filling up at a local gas station|
|Empty to empty||You may not have a full tank when you pick up the vehicle, and you won't have to fill the tank back up before you drop it back off||You fill the tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll need to locate a gas station shortly after you get the car|
What fuel policy should I get?
Most suppliers provide you a full to full tank policy. We recommend bringing your car back topped off. If you want to keep your expenses lower, it is best to fill up your tank before you bring it back.
Is it worth getting unlimited miles?
Unlimited mileage is a good choice for anyone who don't want to worry about watching the odometer their whole trip. You will just need to make sure there's nothing else in the small print that could add in extra costs.
Know before you go
Be sure you go over a few items prior to leaving the rental lot. It's worth the time to:
- Inspect your vehicle and be certain there is no damage or scratches. If so, 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 wipers
- Figure out how to work the entertainment and GPS (if available). It's best to limit any unnecessary distractions when you are driving around a new city
Book your Saitama rental car today
Maybe you're traveling solo, maybe you're bringing your partner or kids, or maybe you're carpooling with co-workers to and from the hotel to the conference center. CarRentals.com has the ideal car rental that can align with your requirements and not deplete your travel fund.