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Car rental insurance, excess and security deposits

We get how intimidating picking a car insurance product can be. The additional charges that are included in the price of hiring a car can be very confusing, these can include:

  • The cost of hiring the vehicle
  • Any extras (e.g. child car seats & sat nav)
  • Insurance costs

Stress Free Car Rental offers three options for car hire excess cover, basic, essential and premium and we help you find the hire car that suits you and your trip. You can review the details of these on the extras page of our website when making a booking.

Many hire car websites mask the insurance excess and security deposit costs in the terms and conditions. Customers are then shocked when the cash is taken from their debit card account or the amount is held on their credit card. We think this is unfair and can really hinder your plans which is why we work differently at Stress Free Car Rental.

Why choose us?

We don't call ourselves Stress Free Car Rental for nothing! We aim to make the vehicle hire procedure as easy as possible.

When you complete your booking with us you will receive a confirmation email with all of your rental details included. Confirmation emails include directions to the car rental pick up location and opening hours. If your rental includes car hire insurance, all of the documentation will be attached to the email

When you book a rental car with Stress Free Car Rental you'll always know how much you're paying beforehand - no hidden costs, no scary fees.

Booking couldn't be easier, there are filtering options and everything possible has been explained with key information detailed in each section.

Just let us know and we'll sort everything out - it really is that, well, stress free!

Picking up at the airport but not sure what your flight number is? It's ok! - you can complete your booking now and add the flight number to your booking later on. Including your flight number will help the car rental company to wait for you if the flight is delayed. You should review the T&Cs to understand what to do if your flight is cancelled or delayed.

Save on your car hire in Japan by booking your car in advance. Take some time to review the various different prices.

You'd like to pay by debit card? Need an extra driver? No problem. We have all of the options on our website including great prices for add ons such as child seats and Toll pay devices. We provide options to pay with a debit card at most locations. You can use the filters on the website to quickly and easily find them

Free Cancellation! You're able to cancel your vehicle rental and get a refund up until 48 hours prior to collecting your car.

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Would you like to hire an SUV, a people carrier, minivan or convertible at Japan?

We compare prices on a wide selection of vehicle categories. Whether you’re looking for a small car to run around town, or perhaps a large SUV, a people carrier or a convertible for a road trip around | Japan, we’ve got you covered.

Driving with lots of bags? Want to take a lot of stuff on your trip but not quite enough to require a van? Perhaps one of our estate cars will fit your requirements. We compare estate car deals from all of the brands you can trust in Japan.

If you're travelling with 2 large bags, we suggest taking a look at a rental in our Large Car category. Large category cars have lots of of room for 4 or 5 people along with 2-3 large suitcases and a couple of smaller bags.

If you can't find a people carrier, minibus or car that you'd like to rent, or if you have any enquiries about trunk space or car seat config, please don’t hesitate to contact the team at Stress Free Car Rental.

Trying to find a car rental that's extra special when you are in Japan? Stress Free Car Rental's Prestige Car Hire category compares deals for premier car brands such as BMW, Range Rover and Mercedes.

Need transport for more than 5 passengers? Stress Free Car Rental includes a large variety of people carriers available in Japan that easily accommodate 7 or 8 passengers. If you're travelling with more than 8 people (or for 8 passengers plus a lot of luggage) we suggest taking a look at our range of rental minibuses.

Travelling with a lot of passengers in Japan? Whether it’s a big family holiday or a golf vacation, we compare 12 seat and 15 seat van and minibus prices from a vast array of minibus and van rental companies.

From smaller SUVs such as the Rav4 or Jeep Renegade to larger SUVs like the Nissan Rogue and Ford Expedition , we include a wide selection for you to compare on the site before booking your rental in Japan.

Feel the wind in your hair whilst you road trip around Japan in your convertible car rental. Stress Free Car Rental finds cheap deals on convertibles of all sizes from Mustangs to Fiat 500s.

Driving tips for your car hire at Japan

Before commencing your trip take some time to get used to the car and its controls. This is especially important if you normally drive a manual gearbox on the other side of the road.

If you'd like to drop off the vehicle in a alternative place to the location you collected it from, all additional one way fees are already included in the pricing detailed on the site.

Sometimes it's intimidating at first to drive in a foreign country, just relax and you'll soon find yourself acclimatised to the differences. Enjoy your vacation

If you are given a fixed penalty fine when driving in Japan the car hire company will take this amount from the credit card you have on file. If this is the case you will be informed via email when this has been processed

it can be a good idea to have some loose change available in the vehicle to pay for toll roads. Many toll roads accept credit cards but it's better to have loose change just in case

if you're planning to drive across a border into another country, be careful to check the conditions of rental for any cross border fees and to let the car hire provider know. If you fail to do so there is a possibility that you will not be insured if you are involved in an accident or the car is stolen

When driving in a different country lots of countries have very strict regulations relating to alcohol consumption when driving. To be safe, we suggest not to drink any alcoholic drinks at all when driving your rental

When driving on the opposite side than you're used to be extra careful of traffic circles.

Frequently asked questions about Japan car hire

Can I cancel my rental in Japan if I change my mind?

Yes, you can cancel your booking with a full refund anytime up until 48 hours before you collect the car.

Is the car hire fully insured?

Car rentals in Japan are usually fully insured with an excess amount. You can either purchase Essential cover for the excess or choose Premium cover to reduce the excess amount to zero. We clearly explain all of the insurance details every step of the way.

What's the most economical fuel policy for car rental in Japan?

All of our rentals in Japan include a full to full fuel policy. You'll pick the car up with a full tank of fuel and be asked to leave a small deposit for fuel when you collect the car. The deposit is refunded when you return the car with a full tank.

Are there any hidden charges in your prices for car rental in Japan?

We work hard to ensure that the prices you see on our website for your car rental include all costs. Including anything you need to pay when you collect the car in Japan

What do I need when I collect the car in Japan?

To collect your car the lead driver should present a Valid driver's license, Passport or National Identity Card, Credit or debit card in the lead driver's name, Home and local (hotel, villa etc) address and a Booking confirmation email. Any other requirements at collection will be clearly explained in your booking confirmation email.

Why Stress Free Car Rental is different

There's a huge amount of reasons why we're different from our competitors but to start, it's important to understand that Stress Free Car Rental was born out of our own frustration with the process of renting a car.

Stress Free Car Rental won't be beaten on price. Our car hire price match promise means that if you find the same hire car at a lower cost, we'll match it.

Car hire providers we list on the website include big vehicle hire providers like Europcar and Hertz there are some companies we know will not give you the experience or price that you deserve - so we do not list these on the website.

The reason we decided to do things a bit differently is because we got annoyed with seeing customers being hit with unexpected fees and thought we could provide a more transparent service.

Stress Free Car Rental collects millions of cheap car hire deals at 1000s of car rental locations to source amazing offers and make booking them on our website as fast, simple, simple, fast and Stress Free as it can be

Pricing includes added fees that other car rental websites don't usually include - this makes sure that our process is as straightforward as it can be.

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Picking up your Japan Car rental using a debit card.

We accept American Express, Visa or a Mastercard debit card or credit card provided by a bank or credit card company when hiring through us.

If you've included Essential or Basic Cover for your rental, it usually means that you will have to have a credit card in the name of the lead driver when you collect the car. You’ll usually be given the option to buy a top up policy by the rental company at the collection desk, this then allows you to use a debit card in the name of the lead driver.

You can book using a number of different currencies including US Dollars (USD), British Pounds (GBP), Euros (EUR), South African Rand (ZAR) and Canadian Dollars (CAD).

Would you like us to take payment with a method other than credit card or debit card? Feel free to get in touch to let us know. We’re open to ideas re how to improve our service and make booking your car rental a Stress Free experience.

It's important to consider when deciding if you'd prefer to use a debit card when collecting your car, car hire companies sometimes hold an insurance excess on the lead drivers credit card, the hold can be a significant amount of money , if you choose to pay using debit card this will be debited from your account and not returned until weeks following completion of your rental contract.

Most of the Japan car hire brands we include on the website accept a debit card when you pick up the rental; but sometimes these do have special conditions associated to them. Be sure that you understand the T&Cs if you'd like to use a debit card at the desk when collecting the car.

Don't forget that frequently car hire partners that will allow debit card on collection are not as cost effective as car hire companies that accept credit card only.

We’ve made it incredibly simple on our website to view which car rental partners do accept a debit card. Just use the filters on the second page to compare which car rental companies can accept your preferred card type at the collection desk.

Very often, rentals that come with the Premium Cover option will allow you to use a debit card when you pick up the car with no extra charges. You can view if a debit card is accepted, along with the different car rental security deposit and insurance options on the extras page of our website booking process.

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