Ride Now’s Car Rental Guide to Renting a Car
Ride Now Guide to Renting a Car

Ride Now’s Car Rental Guide to Renting a Car

Renting a car in Singapore for the first time can be a daunting process, especially with the horror stories about car rental scams floating around on the Internet. It should not be though, if you follow Ride Now’s Car Rental Guide as you embark on your car rental journey.

1. Choose a reliable car rental firm

2. Evaluating your needs

        • Type of car
            • Obviously, rent to your needs. If you are renting a car to travel to Malaysia, consider renting a more comfortable car. While it might be more expensive than a basic car, the cost is worth it to make your journey better.
        • Short or long term rental
            • Short term rentals are typically defined as a few days or up to a month’s rental, rental price paid in full. Long term rentals have multiple invoices which span across a few weeks or months.
        • Some car rental firms provide additional insurance which reduces the amount your have to fork out when an accident happens. Do ask if they have Collision Damage Waiver plans!

3. Collecting your car

        • Make sure you have a full video of the rental car in the original rented condition. Regardless of what the service staff says or draws on the board, do safeguard yourself and take your own photos or videos to avoid future misunderstandings.
        • But also, do own up if you have damaged the vehicle, rental companies which have good service will not overcharge for a minor damage. Better companies have publicly listed damage prices which are transparent and serves a s a general guideline on the cost of typical damages. Look out for those.

4. Driving your car

        • Make sure you are familiar with the basic car functions. If in doubt, get the service advisor to do a simple run through on where the buttons are. For example, the unlock button, the petrol cap button, the hazard light button.
        • Ensure that there is no foreign dashboard lights lit. If there are, do take a picture and inform the rental company about it. They will advise further on your next course of action. For example, an overheated engine will have a red thermometer indicator lit on the dashboard, ignoring that will cause the engine to heat up and crack the engine block. When smoke can be seen coming out from the hood, it is already too late.Take a look at this list of driving tips we complied to help fellow drivers on the road.

5. Returning your car

        • Again, check the returned vehicle with the service advisor. If there are any damages which are not made by you, cross reference with your original pictures.


There you have it! Our Ride Now’s car rental guide on being smart when getting car rental in Singapore.

But if you are really afraid of car rental scams, do consider renting from Ride Now Car Rental instead. Take a look at our endless stream of positive reviews. We are a company that focus on customers. Trust us and rent worry-free.



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    Charlton Song

    I had rented from this company for 4 years. Up till today, the company staff, Travis and team did not... read more

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    aldon chua

    5-star service! Travis attended to me quickly and promptly, and the entire car rental process - I got a Honda... read more

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    Mad Go

    Highly recommend to rent from them, quick and efficient service. Travis and team are very responsive as well to possible... read more

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    Zuoen See
  • First time renting a car, was met with good and fast service in clarifying any doubts and with the car.... read more

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    Meng Wee

    First time renting a car in Singapore and ridenow experience was fantastic. Travis is a wonderful guy who is very... read more

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    Great information, and best quick replies!! (compared to some other car rental companies i texted)I recommend (:

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    De Day

    Good place to rent car especially for probation driver.. Wide selection of cars to choose from.. Price was affordable n... read more

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    Firdaus Asnan
  • Good place to rent car especially for probation driver.. Wide selection of cars to choose from.. Price was affordable n... read more

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    Firdaus Asnan

    First time renting from an actual automobile company, as I've always been using car-sharing services. They are transparent with their... read more

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    Jay Zee

    Really friendly and earnest people. Their service was quick and gave very good advices too. Will definitely be my preferred workshop.

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    Jason Wong

    RideNow is reliable and a pleasant rental experience. I collected the car with the friendly customer service lady and the... read more

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    Christine Teh
  • The experience was really good from pre booking to post booking. Process was smooth and the car I rented was... read more

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    Khai Cher Lim

    I have been using Ride Now for years now. Travis and his colleagues including his technicians have been really helpful... read more

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    Daniel Poh

    Initially booked for 3 days as it was my first time renting. I was amazed by how quick the services... read more

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    MID BS

    Initially booked for 3 days as it was my first time renting. I was amazed by how quick the services... read more

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    yayaya lol
  • Recommended by my friend to visit this place and I have to say the service is indeed top notch. Staff... read more

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    Jasper Goh

    Wonderful experience. Fair pricing, hassle free, good follow up.

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    Joel Junjie

    Royston and his team of mechanic did a great job in servicing my car.I bought a 2nd Prius C and... read more

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    lim yong sheng

    Experience techs and good service.

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    Kelvin Teh
  • Efficient, fast service, overall a pleasure dealing with pinpointing and fixing issues with the ride. Good pricing too. Highly recommended!

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    Pravin Lokarajan

    Very honest and detailed company to work with. Keep up the good work!

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    Chester Koh

    Great service. Immediate help from hotline given received when I faced trouble!!

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    Shawn Lee

    Great service

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    Roger Luo
  • Rented a van from Ride Now. Team was very fast at checking the van. Good condition, competitive pricing and clean... read more

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    Jason Goh

    First time bring car to Ride now for 60k servicing instead of the PI appointed workshop. Very pleasant experience there.... read more

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    auron goh

    Did all my servicing at this workshop. Trustworthy and transparent. After I changed vehicle, I went back again to get... read more

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    Anthony Lim

    First time trying to rent a car in Singapore and managed to get in touch with Travis from Ride Now.... read more

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    Nelson Ng
  • Been renting with them for over 3 years keep changing car whenever I want 🀭. Big thumbs up to Travis... read more

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    Mohamad Hanifi

    Very friendly and responsive customer service team with impeccable service. Thank you Travis and team once again!

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    Bryan Wong

    Highly recommended. One of the best if not the best car rental in SG. Travis is the guy to look... read more

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    Javin Lim

    I was recommended by a friend to try Ride Now. Have a great experience with the service. The rental details... read more

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    Dickson Lim
  • Driver was polite

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    abdul aziz hamid

    The best place to rent a car.. Been renting car since the day i got my license.. Friendly, socialable and... read more

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    hondaboy 08

    Best workshop ever , trustable and it's very affordable . Recommended

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    Recommended by a friend. Rented from Ride Now for the first time and had a wonderful experience. Car was very... read more

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    Muhd Fikri Fazil
  • Cars are very well maintained and excellent customer service going all out catering customer's request!

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    Ryan Lee

    Professional, friendly and honest..
    1. Decide to rent a Toyata Axio for 3days. Reasonable price offered. Mr Travis promptly reply all...
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    Samer Soride

    So far so good, returning the car was fast and easy, the lift to the place is the huge ass... read more

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    Doge LeShibe

    Travis is a great help! The office and garage is clean . Friendly staff .

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