When it comes to traveling, there are two ways to enjoy the beautiful scenery your destination offers; either you go for public transportation or rent a private vehicle wherein both have its own advantages. While the first option (public transportation) can be enjoyed without thinking about topping up of gas ─ whenever the gas meter hits the low level ─ and the expenses of car maintenance and repairs, we can’t set aside the fact that driving for your own can make the most of your itinerary. With that being said, there are many tourists who consider renting a car in Singapore, that way, they can go to places they want to explore, for instance, some of the famous spots in the Lion City: the Merlion, Sentosa, Gardens by the Bay, Marina Bay Sands, and so on…
In case you’re planning to rent a car in SG, here are some helpful tips you should take in mind for a hassle-free trip.
1. Choose a trusted car rental company
Before you drive a rented car in Singapore, one of the most important things to make sure is whether you are allowed to drive in the country. With that, it means passing the requirements needed including having more than a year of driving experience in Singapore.
On the other hand, if you will are to hire a private car driver, make sure that the driver you are going to pay for rent has a Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational License, given that it is prohibited for an unlicensed private driver to provide hire services.
As for looking for a rental company, since there are plenty of car rental service companies in the country, it is suggested to research in order to have enough knowledge about the trusted ones in Singapore. Some of the budget and reputable car rental services include Asia Express Car Rental, Eazi Car Leasing & Marketing, All Trust Leasing, Drive.SG, Lion City Rentals, My Car Rentals, Swee Seng Leasing, Exclusive Limo & Car Rentals.
Note: Please do note that we do not promote the mentioned car rental companies, they are only listed as a reference for future tourists who will visit Singapore.
2. Look for the car that fits your preferences
Once you have verified the legality and security among the several car rental companies in Singapore, the next step you should do is choose the car you preferred the most. By doing so, you can be able to enjoy more fun and wonderful trip provided that you are driving the car of your choice.
In addition to renting the car which fits your needs, it is also important to take note that car rental fee varies depending on whether the rental is made on weekdays or weekends. Plus, if you want to be assured about car rental, might as well book in advance.
3. Make sure you are covered by private car insurance
As mandated by the Motor Vehicles Act in Singapore, it is a requirement for every vehicle, including private cars, to have car insurance, which covers can cover the rental cars from the risks of third-party liability.
Moreover, it is suggested to check and confirm the validity of auto insurance in order to cover for personal or property damages should there be unwanted events to take place.
Should you need professional help for quoting among the several insurance companies, Autoshield is one of the best provider of car insurance in Singapore. Give us a call via our customer service hotline 6385 0777 or by sending SMS to 8588 9191, 8686 9991, 8688 9991, 8588 9991, 8866 9991, 8868 9991, 8668 9991.