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Car rentals in Shimane: All you need to know

A Shimane car rental allows you to go where you want, when you want. You'll be able to explore all the sights, and even see what else the rest of the area has to offer. CarRentals.com has gathered the most popular questions about car rentals in Shimane. Find out which vehicle is perfect for your trip, and how to get the best rates.

How can I get a great deal on a car rental in Shimane?

CarRentals.com always tries to get you the best rate. However, there are a more ways to increase your savings. Make sure to:

  • Compare the prices of vehicles
  • Avoid pick-ups and drop-offs at airports, which can cost more
  • Know ahead of time the amount of mileage/fuel you may use
  • Search and book as far in advance as you can

Just following even a few of these tips can help you save on your Shimane rental car.

What rental suppliers have retailers in Shimane?

From global names like Enterprise and Sixt to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Read through the reviews to get an idea of which meets your needs.

What types and makes of rental cars are on offer in Shimane?

That depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Shimane. If you're having difficulty deciding, make sure to read over the table below. We've compared the most popular vehicle categories for you:

Car TypeBest forCategory Includes
Luxury or Premium-classIf you really want to treat yourself on your vacation to ShimaneInfiniti, Mercedes Benz, or similar
MinivanFamily trips where you need additional roomJeep Grand Cherokee, Nissan Quest, or similar
Compact CarWhen saving money is a top priorityToyota Yaris, Nissan Versa, or similar

What's the age requirement to rent a car in Shimane?

Usually, the age limit for renting a car in Shimane is 21. However, you may find that there is an added fee if you are under the age of 25 or for higher category vehicles in particular. Read over the supplier's terms to find what any additional fees is before you book your rental.

Do I need insurance to rent a car in Shimane?

Most countries require the driver to have insurance. You may be able to buy interim coverage with the rental car supplier.Many credit cards (American Express, Visa, MasterCard, and Discover) will cover your car rental. However, there may be limitations, like not covering larger vehicles such as trucks or SUVs. Be sure to call and find out what kind of coverage is offered before you travel to Shimane.

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 need to find an open gas station close to your rental car supplier
Policy TypePolicy DescriptionAdvantagesDisadvantages
Full to FullYou'll have a full tank when you get your car. You can use as much fuel as you want 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 costYou only refill the amount of fuel that you've used. If you only use half of a tank, you'll only have to 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 if you don't fill up the tank
Full to empty (pre-paid)You'll pick up the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Some suppliers offer a refund for any unused fuel. Be sure to verify with them beforehandYou won't need to find a fuel station near your rental drop-off locationYou usually pay more for a tank upfront then you would going to a nearby gas station
Empty to emptyYou will not have a full tank of fuel when you pick up your vehicle, and you don't have to refill the gas before you bring the car backYou fill the tank yourself, so you won't pay more than local pump pricesYou'll have to get some gas before you go on a long trip

What fuel policy do you recommend?

We usually advise that customers opt for the full-to-full policy. This policy is the most straightforward, and you simply top off the tank before you bring it back.

Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shimane?

Unlimited miles is a good choice if you plan to do a bit of sightseeing or visit several business associates all over Shimane. You can cruise as much as you want without incurring added charges. Review your rental agreement to find out if there are mileage restrictions.

Tips before you leave the lot

Be sure you go over a few things prior to leaving the lot. It's important to:

  • Check out your vehicle and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
  • 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, and note how to turn on the lights and windshield wipers
  • Get comfortable operating the entertainment and GPS (if available). You don't want any unneeded distractions in a new city

Book your Shimane car rental 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 vehicle that can suit your requirements and not deplete your travel piggy bank.

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