How to Start Using ETC
How to Start Using ETC ～ A simpler life with ETC is waiting for you ～
ETC is a system for paying tolls by wireless communication between antenna on expressway tollgates and in-vehicle ETC equipment. (You can receive discounts such as "Time-restricted Discounts" using the ETC system.)
These are the steps to use ETC!
1. First, apply for an ETC card.
EYou can apply to a credit card company that issues ETC cards.
Deposit type ETC Personal Card is a card you do not need to use as a credit card.
2. Next, purchase in-vehicle ETC equipment and get it set-up.
You can buy in-vehicle ETC equipment at car and motorcycle accessory shops, and dealers. It is also necessary to set-up the equipment with information on the vehicle to be used.
Cars: List of set-up shops (Japanese link)
Motorcycles: List of set-up shops (Japanese link)
You can start using ETC once you have both the ETC card and in-vehicle ETC equipment.
You can't use dismantled or modified in-vehicle ETC equipment
Please have an expert shop, etc., install your in-vehicle equipment.
Please do not use in-vehicle ETC equipment that is dismantled or modified, only those sold by ETC equipment makers.
- * Please install in-vehicle ETC equipment according to the maker's instructions. Do not install by methods other than as instructed by the maker (using the lighter socket or a simple external power source).