|Once you're here: Renting a Car|
Renting a Car
Firstly, assess your needs in advance. What kind of car do you need and for how long? If you are thinking of spending a few days travelling in Singapore and then touring around the Malay Peninsular for another few days, it may be advisable to go for a more rugged car. However, if it is meant for travel within Singapore, an average Honda or Toyota will do.
Consider the period for which the car is needed. The weekly rate for most car rental companies apply for rentals of 5-7 days. It is usually lower than booking 7 days individually. If you think you need the car for at least 5 days, it is usually wise to book the weekly rate! In addition, it is important to note that the weekend rates are usually more expensive.
Secondly, scout around for the right companies that offer competitive rates for reliable vehicles. Call the companies up or ask your friends for recommendations. The worst nightmare is to have a car breaking down at your gate during the weekend just when you want to travel around Singapore.
Check out the rental rates of the various companies. Rental car rates can vary significantly across agencies at the same location. In addition, if you do not hold a local driving license, check that the companies accept international driving licenses.
Thirdly, inspect the vehicle well. You do not wish to pay for damages inflicted on the car by the previous user. Take note of the little perks that come along with the car rental. For instance, the car may be insured under the terms of the rental. This will spare you lots of trouble when mishaps happen.
Lastly, drive well and return the car safe and sound. A drop-off fee or charge is usually applied if you return the vehicle to a different place from where you picked it up. This fee is waived if the company allows "one-way drop-offs" at particular locations.
Car Rental Tips
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