Onsen Maigo – Extra – Renting car

When renting cars in Japan there are a few things to watch for.

日本租車要注意幾樣事情

 

1.Always get the complete insurance and make sure it includes NOC (Non-Operating Charge). 一定要保全險還要確定有包含NOC (營業損失賠償)

A common mistake people make is buying insurance and is then surprised when they have an accident to be handed a 20-30k bill. What about the insurance? A lot of times what’s termed full insurance only covers cost of repairing the vehicle. The rental charge company will charge a Non-Operating Charge to compensate for the time the vehicle is being repaired and could not be rented out.

一個容易犯的錯誤是買了保險出意外時卻收到兩三萬的求償單。保險呢?有很多保險只包含車子的維修。租車公司會另外要求賠償車子修理時無法租出去的損失。

 

  1. Don’t trust GPS navigation by phone number 不要太相信用電話號碼來導航

 

Usually GPS navigation in Japan works by inputting the destination’s phone number. The problem then is that the directory gets out of date and some places’ phone number leads somewhere entirely different from the location. If one is not careful one can easily become lost. Always manually double check the destination found by the GPS before getting on the road.

在日本通常使用gps導航時,輸入目的地可以用目的地(如旅館)的電話號碼。問題是資料庫未必準確,會有過時的資料,有些地點的電話號碼會導航到錯誤的地方。使用時若不小心很可能會迷路。上路前一定要手動確認gps導航的目的地地點無誤。

 

  1. Lookup Mapcode 用mapcode

 

The sure safe way of telling the GPS where to go is by inputting a MapCode. It is kind of like a long lat coordinate but specific to Japan. One should locate the location on a mapcode site like mapion (http://www.mapion.co.jp/) and get the mapcode beforehand, then feed the GPS the mapcode address.

gps導航比較穩當的方法是輸入MapCode。有點類似經緯度座標但只有日本在用。建議預先在mapcode搜尋網站(http://www.mapion.co.jp/)上找到地點記下mapcode,然後需要時再輸入gps。

 

  1. Always call the police and rental company 出事報警通知租車公司

 

If the rental car is involved in an accident, no matter how minor, even if no one else is involved and the car simply scratched a wall, one should always contact the police and the rental company to have the incident logged. If one does not contact the police and rental company then any insurances is voided and one may be liable for full damages.

若租車發生任何意外,不管多小,就算沒有撞到他人只是擦到牆,也一定要報警通知租車公司,不然買的保險會無效,可能會負擔全部損失賠償。

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