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.



  • UPS LAH THIS TRAVIS SEAH! rented a car in February for a month expecting 30 days but only after I... read more

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    Wesley B.
    25 Feb 2020

    Very honest company with no hidden cost and GST. Top notch service to your employee: Travis Seah. He is very... read more

    Raymond C. Avatar
    Raymond C.
    22 Jan 2020

    Attention and the service level were really great for a first timer.

    Sivasothy N. Avatar
    Sivasothy N.
    31 Dec 2019

    Rented a Hyundai Avante 1.6A from Ride Now, great service and experience, car ran well without any issues and was... read more

    Chin K. Avatar
    Chin K.
    20 Dec 2019
  • Have rent a few time with ride now. Great and friendly service! for sure will get back to them?

    Jason N. Avatar
    Jason N.
    12 Nov 2019

    Have rent a few time with ride now. Great and friendly service! for sure will get back to them?

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    jason n.
    11 Nov 2019

    Well mannered people working there!! Travis is very professional and easy to deal with.. Hassle free booking and the refund... read more

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    Nurul .
    05 Nov 2019

    Highly recommended. We faced a bit of issue and Yong helped to send a replacement car all the way to... read more

    Muhammad S. Avatar
    Muhammad S.
    02 Nov 2019
  • Fast and efficient service. Whenever you need a car urgently, they will try and accommodate for you. Clean and well... read more

    Anaqi A. Avatar
    Anaqi A.
    31 Oct 2019

    Had a great experience renting cars from Ride Now. Their counter staffs are friendly and approachable, especially the lady which... read more

    mrsnowflakey Avatar
    21 Jun 2019

    easy and fast admin.
    car was clean!

    Vincent L. Avatar
    Vincent L.
    03 Jun 2019

    Great experience with Travis & team. Rented a Toyota Axio, got a good price and the condition of the car... read more

    Vasanth N. Avatar
    Vasanth N.
    22 May 2019
  • Process is smooth and car condition is excellent. You won’t regret renting from here! Have been renting twice so far ^^

    Avier K. Avatar
    Avier K.
    16 Apr 2019

    Honest car rental, no hidden costs, no tricks and gimmicks. Has the option of a CDL to reduce liability.
    I rented...
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    Mervyn W. Avatar
    Mervyn W.
    03 Apr 2019

    positive review Amazing service, the workshop is right next to the office, which gave me the assurance that the car will be... read more

    Sarvin S. Avatar
    Sarvin S.
    08 Mar 2019

    positive review rent more than 8 times from them if i not wrong. the staff who serve me was super friendly. esp... read more

    Vincent S. Avatar
    Vincent S.
    28 Feb 2019
  • My go to car rental place! Travis knows the specific cars me and family prefers! hahaa technicians and staffs are... read more

    Farah F. Avatar
    Farah F.
    28 Feb 2019

    positive review Excellent customer service and cars are in tip top condition. After sales service is superb as well. Thumbs up to... read more

    Muhammad S. Avatar
    Muhammad S.
    21 Feb 2019

    positive review They all work as a team. Has been very satisfied with their service?

    Art'z A. Avatar
    Art'z A.
    21 Feb 2019

    positive review Excellent Service !!
    Not only their staff are friendly but their cars too. Cars are well maintained by their mechanics.
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    Thiru V. Avatar
    Thiru V.
    19 Feb 2019
  • Excellent Service !!
    Not only their staff are friendly but their cars too. Cars are well maintained by their mechanics.
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    Thiru s. Avatar
    Thiru s.
    19 Feb 2019

    positive review good service

    Feigou T. Avatar
    Feigou T.
    16 Feb 2019

    The go-to for car rental! Cars might be slightly older but they are definitely in good condition. Their team will... read more

    Junxiang B. Avatar
    Junxiang B.
    14 Jan 2019

    positive review Good service provided from Travis from RideNow. Rented a 523i with nice paintworkz n good condition. Thanks Travis n RideNow.

    Steven K. Avatar
    Steven K.
    09 Jan 2019
  • positive review Rented a car over the weekend and the service was really good! Very prompt replies and friendly staff. Car is... read more

    Jasper G. Avatar
    Jasper G.
    21 Dec 2018

    Rented twice, today will be the third time! Extremely good cars and service! Smooth and transparent rental company. Travis is... read more

    Charles Z. Avatar
    Charles Z.
    29 Oct 2018

    positive review Nothing but excellent and warm service from Travis and team. Ultra accomodating! If you're looking for a no-nonsense car rental,... read more

    Brandon Y. Avatar
    Brandon Y.
    28 Sep 2018

    positive review Prompt replies by Travis. Staff serving the counters are nice & friendly. We booked a car for driving into Malaysia... read more

    Aini S. Avatar
    Aini S.
    17 Sep 2018
  • positive review impressive service provided by the team. my on lease car got stalled recently and a very quick response from them... read more

    Sheikh Z. Avatar
    Sheikh Z.
    28 Aug 2018

    Decided on a Friday morning to rent a car for the weekend (Friday-Monday) and was web surfing before I came... read more

    Soon K. Avatar
    Soon K.
    27 Aug 2018

    positive review Rented a Honda Jazz and got upgraded for free to a Nissan Sylphy by Travis. Great service, friendly staff, convenient... read more

    Isabella T. Avatar
    Isabella T.
    08 Aug 2018

    Rented a manual car and it was awesome! Price was good with the condition of the car! Prompt replies and... read more

    Ahsanul A. Avatar
    Ahsanul A.
    26 Jul 2018
  • The hiring process was smooth and fast. No hidden cost and everything is transparent. Travis and his colleagues were also... read more

    Charles L. Avatar
    Charles L.
    23 Jul 2018

    1st time rented a MPV with Ride Now - Car Rental Singapore. Highly recommend. Affordable price. Smooth transaction. P plate friendly?

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    Suhana M.
    05 Jun 2018

    I have rented car twice with ride now and have to say that they are the best car rental service... read more

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    Desmond F.
    15 May 2018

    Rented their car and was super impressed by their prompt responses and easy transfer of fees. The car was also... read more

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    Azfar A.
    30 Apr 2018
  • Ride Now is a team of Professional, customer oriented and friendly staffs. Rental rates are competitive and their cars are... read more

    Gowrish S. Avatar
    Gowrish S.
    23 Apr 2018

    Great vehicle Great staff Great explanation Great service from them, will gladly rent from them anytime anywhere if I need... read more

    KokCai H. Avatar
    KokCai H.
    16 Apr 2018

    One of the better car rental companies in Sg!
    Quick replies from Travis and smooth collection and return processes. Will recommend...
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    Danial A. Avatar
    Danial A.
    16 Apr 2018

    Chance upon this web online, Travis served me with everything he good! Good customer service and great cars! Gem not... read more

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    Jonathan P.
    15 Apr 2018