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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    Joel Junjie

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    Pravin Lokarajan

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    Jason Goh

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    Nelson Ng

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    Mohamad Hanifi

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    Bryan Wong

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    Javin Lim
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    Dickson Lim

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    Muhd Fikri Fazil

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    Ryan Lee

    Professional, friendly and honest..
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    Samer Soride

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    Doge LeShibe
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    apai laziaf

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    Eugune Liow

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    Khai Oras

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    Muhd Ridhuan
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    Kelvin Tong

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    Jia Long Goh

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    Pamela Lim

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    wong hong sui
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    Wesley Biebster

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    Marcus Lincoln

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    Raymond Chen
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    Sivasothy Nanthagopal

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    Chin Kang Jie

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