Thinking about renting a car in Singapore? Whether you are planning a road trip, managing a few deliveries, shifting homes, or running errands, here are a few tips and tricks you can use to get the most out of the Drive lah car-sharing app.

What is Drive lah

The largest peer-to-peer car-sharing app in Singapore, approved by LTA connects car owners with renters. You can rent cars for 30-40% lower cost than most car rental companies in Singapore because of personally owned cars. Since they are owned by people, not rental companies, most cars are maintained well and are of great value. The trips are comprehensively insured by NTUC income and Tokio Marine to give you peace of mind.

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When you decide to rent a car from Drive lah, here are a few things you can do to make the most out of your booking.

Filter by Location

It is cost-effective and saves you a lot of time when you choose cars from your neighborhood. Look for cars near you so you can save time traveling to the pickup location.

Lookout for Newly Listed Cars

Most newly listed cars are offered at a discounted price for rental than other cars on Drive lah to boost sales for new cars. This is a great opportunity for you to save money and also take advantage of the offer period. Since cars are added to the platform every week, you will have no dearth of options.

Choose Cars with Instant Booking

Car owners have the option to keep their cars under instant booking or under manual approval. When you choose cars on instant booking, the confirmation happens automatically. If the car is available, it is booked for you. If the owner has opted for manual approval, you send the booking request and wait for confirmation. This can happen within a few minutes or hours. Why wait when you can book the car instantly?

Go for Keyless Access

Not in the mood to meet the car owner? If you are someone who just wants to unlock the car with your phone and start driving, then cars listed under keyless access are a great choice. You can unlock the car using the Drive lah app and follow the same process of pick up and drop off, minus the need to physically take or hand over the keys to the car owner.

Opt for Fuel Package

During your checkout process, you will find an option to add fuel to the booking. Guests who choose this option find it easier to return the car at the last minute or at the end of the trip. If you do not choose the fuel package option, the onus to return the car with the same level of fuel during pick-up time is upon you. Avoid running around to the gas station or doing manual calculations at the last minute.

In case you fuelled the car during your trip, all you have to do is upload the fuel receipt by the end of your trip and the fuel amount will be refunded to you.

Opt for Premium or Maximum Protection

For as low as $6/day you can save up to $4280 on your liability in case of an accident. For $18 a day, you can save you can reduce your liability to zero, and get complete peace of mind.

When you book a trip, it by default comes with Basic Protection. Under Basic Protection, a guest's maximum personal liability is $6420 ($3000 for section I and $3000 for section II. Both plus GST) in case of any accident/ damage. However, guests have two options to reduce their personal liability. Maximum protection and premium protection.

Maximum Protection Plan - For as low as $18/day, personal liability is reduced from $3000 per section to ZERO.

You save: $6420

Premium Protection Plan - For as low as $6/day, your personal liability is reduced from $3000 to $1000 (Section I & II each).
You save: $4280

Select any one of them while booking the trip or just before the trip starts from the trip page.

In addition to the above, you should also avoid last-minute cancellations to make the most out of your car rental :)

Last words

Rent a car for a day in Singapore or by the hour from Drive lah You can also choose cars for rental from Singapore to Malaysia. With hundreds of rental cars to choose from and thousands of happy customers, Drive lah is the best car-sharing and car rental app in Singapore.

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