Car rentals in Shimoda: All you need to know
You want a great vehicle to take you around Shimoda whether you're going for a business or pleasure. Check out the famous sites around town and pull up in front of the best restaurants in Shimoda. We've collected your most popular questions about car rentals in Shimoda. Keep reading to see how to get the best rates on your ideal vehicle.
How do I find a great deal on a car rental in Shimoda?
We always try to get you the best deal. However, you can try to do a couple things to keep your next rental affordable. Make sure to:
- Compare and contrast weekly and daily rates from all the different suppliers
- Book as far in advance as possible. You will usually save more and get the car of your choice
- Educate yourself on any cost for fuel policy, additional drivers, and mileage limits. This way you will know the actual cost before you rent
- Don't get more car than you need. Normally, the smaller the car, the lower the rate
Even a little knowledge can go a long way to getting you the most savings.
What rental companies have retailers in Shimoda?
From global names like Ace and Enterprise to budget-friendly brands like Payless and Fox, CarRentals.com has some of the best brands in the business. Look through the online reviews to help you figure out which one is best for you.
What type of rental car should I get for my trip to Shimoda?
That all depends on your needs and what you'll be doing when you visit Shimoda. If you're having trouble picking the right car, be sure to go over our table below. We've compared the most popular categories for you:
|Car Type||Best for||Category Includes|
|Full Size SUV||To take on any kind of terrain and sightseeing||Jaguar F-Pace, Hyundai Santa Fe, or similar|
|Full Size||Families with suitcases and a need for space||Hyundai Sonata, Ford Fusion, or similar|
|Hybrid||Those that want to get the most miles per gallon on their trip||Toyota Prius, Honda Civic, or similar|
How old do you have to be to rent a car in Shimoda?
Normally, the age limit for renting a car in Shimoda is 21—the same as it is across most of the country. If you are under 25, you might also need to pay a surcharge. Be sure to read over the rental agreement to figure out what the exact rate is before you reserve your rental.
Is insurance required to rent a car in Shimoda?
Almost all countries require driver's insurance. You may be able to pay for temporary insurance with the rental car supplier.Many major card issuers, like MasterCard or Discover, offer some coverage; however, there are usually restrictions. For example, you may not be covered if you book a luxury or larger vehicle. Make sure to check car rental company's policy before you decide.
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 search for a gas station close to your rental car supplier
|Policy Type||Policy Description||Advantages||Disadvantages|
|Full to Full||There will be a full tank of gas when you get your automobile. Use as much petrol as you need and then refill the tank when you drop the vehicle off when you are done. 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. 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 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 receive the car with a full tank and return the car with an empty tank. Check with the supplier to see if they will refund you for any unused fuel||You won't have to search for a gas station before you drop-off your car||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 collect the vehicle, and you won't have to refill the gas when you drop it back off||You refill your tank yourself, so you can shop around for the cheapest local prices||You'll have to get some gas before you do any serious driving|
What fuel policy should I get?
At CarRentals.com, we recommend a full to full policy. You should get into your vehicle with a full tank, and you will want to return it filled up. If you want to save some money, find a filling station before you bring the car back.
Should I get unlimited miles when I rent a car in Shimoda?
If you want to check out all that Shimoda offers, you're going to want unlimited miles. You won't have to worry about extra charges if you decide to drive all over Shimoda. Read the fine print to be sure your mileage is actually "unlimited."
Know before you go
Make sure you check out a few things prior to leaving the lot. You should take time to:
- Look over the car and make certain there is no damage or scrapes. If you notice any, write it down on your paperwork
- Inspect the trunk to see if the spare is properly inflated and the jack and lung wrench are there
- 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 radio or entertainment features. It's best to limit any unneeded distractions when you are navigating a new region
Book your Shimoda 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. No matter who you're traveling with, CarRentals.com has a vehicle that can suit your requirement and not break the bank.