If you're a car owner in Singapore looking to make some extra money, hosting your car on Drive lah is a fantastic option. Drive lah is a peer-to-peer car-sharing platform that allows you to rent out your vehicle to others when you're not using it. This guide will walk you through everything you need to know to get started, from the types of cars eligible for listing to the insurance coverage provided.

Eligibility of Cars on Drive lah

Drive lah accepts a wide range of cars, but there are specific requirements your vehicle must meet to be eligible:

- Fuel Types: Petrol, diesel, LPG, hybrid, and electric-powered passenger cars.

- Registration: The car must be legally registered in Singapore.

- Insurance Requirements: Your car must meet Drive lah’s insurance requirements.

- Title: It should have a clean title (not a “branded” or “salvage” title).

- Accident History: The car must not have been declared a total loss and should not have had three or more accidents in the past three years or claims amounting to $40,000 and above.

- Engine Capacity: The engine capacity should be less than 4500 cc.

- Safety and Maintenance: The car must meet Drive lah’s safety and maintenance standards.

Additionally, certain supercar models and specific vehicle types are not eligible for listing. These include motorcycles, construction equipment, farm equipment, limousines, passenger vans seating more than eight people, vehicles requiring a commercial license to operate, and vehicles designed primarily for off-road use.

Eligible Vehicles
Ineligible Vehicles
Petrol cars
Diesel cars
Construction equipment
LPG cars
Farm equipment
Hybrid cars
Electric cars
Passenger vans seating more than eight people
Passenger cars legally registered in Singapore
Vehicles requiring a commercial license
Cars with engine capacity less than 4500 cc
Vehicles designed primarily for off-road use

Registration Process and Required Documentation 

Registering your caron Drive lah is a straightforward process, and it’s completely free. Here’s what you need to prepare:

- Driving License: A soft copy of both the front and back of your driving license, along with a picture of you holding the license. Adding a passport is optional but recommended for additional verification.

- Profile Picture: A clear profile picture of yourself.

- Bank Account Details: Necessary for receiving payments when your car is rented.

- Photos of Your Car: 5-6 high-quality photos showcasing both the interior and exterior of your car. Make sure these pictures highlight the best aspects of your vehicle. You can reach out to our team or refer to Drive lah’s photography guidelines for more details. 

Can the Car Be Driven to Malaysia? 

You have the option to allow guests to drive your car to Malaysia. Under Drive lah’s insurance policy, the coverage extends to:

- Singapore, West Malaysia, and Thailand (within 80 km of the Malaysian border).

- Transit by Sea: This includes the straits between Penang and the mainland of West Malaysia, and the straits between Changi Point, Singapore, and Tanjong Belungkor, Johor. 

Earning Potential as a Host 

The amount you can earn depends on how often you rent out your car and the price you set. On average, if you rent out your car once a week, you could earn around $5000 a year. This can vary based on demand, the condition of your car, and how you price your rental. You can earn even more on a regular basis by joining our sticker program

Safety and Peace of Mind

At Drive lah, your peace of mind is a top priority. Here are some of the measures in place to ensure the safety and security of your car:

- Driver Screening: We have a robust screening process to verify drivers efore they can rent a car. This includes checking their driving history and ensuring they meet our criteria. 

- Insurance Coverage: Comprehensive insurance is provided for cars shared on the platform. For cars less than or equal to 12 years old, the coverage includes:

- Death or injury to third parties (unlimited).

- Damage to third-party property (up to S$5,000,000).

- Loss or damage to your vehicle from accidents (up to market value at the time of loss or damage).

- Loss or damage by fire or theft (up to market value at the time of loss or damage).

- Personal accident benefits 

- Medical expenses

- Towing services and windscreen cover.

For cars older than 12 years, third-party-only insurance is offered.

Handling Traffic Fines

Guests are responsible for any traffic fines incurred during their trip. If a guest receives a ticket, they can inform us if they plan to handle it yourself. If not, the credit card used for the trip will be charged the amount of the ticket, plus an administration fee if applicable. If the ticket involves a moving violation that affects the host’s license, we will assist in transferring the liability to the guest.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: How do I list my car on Drive lah?

A: Simply create an account on Drive lah, fill out the required information, and upload the necessary documents and photos of your car.

Q: Is there a fee to list my car on Drive lah?

A: No, there are no fees for listing your car on the platform.

Q: Can I choose who rents my car?

A: Yes, you have full control over who rents your car. You can approve or decline booking requests as you see fit.

Q: What happens if my car is damaged during a rental?

A: Drive lah provides comprehensive insurance that covers any damage that occurs during the rental period.

Q: How do I get paid?                                                                                                                  

A: Payments are transferred to your bank account after each rental period. Please ensure your bank account details are up-to-date in your profile. 

To sum up

Hosting your car on Drive lah is a convenient and lucrative way to make extra money without any hassle. With robust safety checks, comprehensive insurance, and the ability to control who rents your car, you can enjoy peace of mind while earning from your idle vehicle. So, if you're a car owner in Singapore, don't miss out on this opportunity to turn your car into a source of income. Register today and start earning with Drive lah!

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