At Drive lah, we take pride in our community of hosts who provide exceptional car rental experiences. In our continuous pursuit of excellence, we have analyzed the data to understand the factors that set our superhosts apart from other hosts on our platform. In this comprehensive report, we will delve into the key metrics we examined and unveil the insights that contribute to the success of our superhosts. Moreover, we will provide valuable tips for hosts to aspire to become superhosts and elevate their car rental experience on Drive lah.

Average Price Score:

Pricing plays a vital role in attracting guests and optimizing earnings for hosts. Our recommended price score ranges from 0 to 10, with 10 indicating the highest recommendation. Superhosts consistently achieve an impressive average price score of 8.7 to 8.9, showcasing their ability to set their car rental prices within the recommended range. Regular hosts, while not far behind, have an average price score of 7.8. This slight difference suggests that superhosts possess a deeper understanding of optimal pricing strategies, which can lead to higher earning potential.

To enhance your pricing strategy, consider the following tip:

Value-based pricing

Consider the unique features and benefits of your car and price it accordingly. Follow the price range suggestion provided by Drive lah as a benchmark. We have arrived upon this range after plenty of research on the data available in the Singapore market along with past history of what has worked for our hosts. 

Add-on benefits

Highlight any additional services or perks you provide to justify a higher price.

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Average Monthly Earnings:

Earnings are a significant motivating factor for hosts, and our superhosts excel in this aspect. On average, superhosts earn an impressive monthly income of $1650. Some superhosts even reach extraordinary monthly earnings ranging from $4000 to $12000. In contrast, regular hosts achieve an average monthly income of $204, with the highest earnings falling between $1000 and $4000. This substantial disparity highlights the ability of superhosts to maximize their earning potential on the Drive lah platform.

To enhance your monthly earnings, consider the following tip:

Optimize your listing

Ensure your listing is well-detailed, attractive, and stands out from the competition. High-quality photos, accurate descriptions, and comprehensive amenities can increase guest interest and bookings.

Guest communication

Promptly respond to guest inquiries and be proactive in addressing any concerns or questions they may have. Establishing good communication builds trust and encourages positive reviews, leading to more bookings.

Rating Distribution:

Guest ratings provide valuable feedback on the overall car rental experience, reflecting the quality of service provided by hosts. Superhosts consistently deliver outstanding service, with 25% of them receiving 5-star ratings. In fact, an impressive 75% of superhosts maintain ratings between 4 and 5 stars, indicating a high level of guest satisfaction. Moreover, none of the superhosts have ratings below 4 stars. In comparison, regular hosts face more challenges, with only 46% receiving 5-star ratings, while 30% fall below the 4-star mark.

To enhance your guest ratings, follow these tips:

Cleanliness and maintenance

Ensure your car is clean, well-maintained, and in excellent working condition. Regularly service your vehicle and address any issues promptly.

Clear communication

Set clear expectations with guests regarding the condition of the car, pickup/drop-off instructions, and any specific rules or guidelines they need to follow during the rental period.

Personalized touches

Go the extra mile to make guests feel special. Consider providing small gestures like a welcome note, a bottle of water, or a local guide to enhance their experience.

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Availability Distribution:

Maintaining a high level of availability is crucial for hosts to attract bookings and provide a seamless experience for guests. Superhosts exemplify their dedication to availability, with a notable percentage exceeding the 60% mark. Among superhosts, 12% keep their cars available for booking 70% and above of the time, while 47.5% and 24.5% maintain availability levels of 60% and 50% respectively. Remarkably, none of the superhosts have availability below 40%. In contrast, regular hosts face challenges in maintaining availability, with 46% having availability below 40%.

To improve your availability, consider these tips:

Planning and scheduling

Set a clear schedule for when your car is available for bookings. Regularly update your availability calendar to ensure it accurately reflects your car's availability.

Longer booking durations

Consider offering longer booking durations, such as weekly or monthly rentals, to attract guests who need extended use of a car.

Block off personal use

Plan your personal usage of the car around guest bookings. By proactively blocking off dates when you need the car for personal use, you can maintain a consistent availability schedule.

Booking Acceptance Rate (BAR):

Our superhosts consistently demonstrate a high level of professionalism and commitment by accepting a significant number of booking requests. Notably, 35% of superhosts maintain a perfect booking acceptance rate of 100% or above. Furthermore, 37.5% of superhosts accept more than 90% of the bookings they receive, while an additional 15% maintain an acceptance rate above 80%. Superhosts' dedication is further highlighted by 7.5% accepting 70% and above of the bookings, and 5% accepting over 50%. Importantly, none of the superhosts have an acceptance rate below 50%. In contrast, regular hosts face challenges with acceptance rates, with only 10% achieving a perfect BAR of 100% and 62% falling below a 50% acceptance rate.

To improve your booking acceptance rate, consider the following tips:

Timely response

Aim to respond to booking requests and inquiries promptly, ideally within a few hours. A quick response shows your dedication and responsiveness as a host.

Clear availability

Ensure your availability calendar is up to date and accurately reflects your car's availability. This will prevent potential clashes and allow you to accept more bookings.


If you need to decline a booking, provide a polite and clear explanation to the guest. It's important to maintain open lines of communication and offer alternative solutions whenever possible.

Summary of what sets superhosts apart

Based on our in-depth analysis, several factors distinguish our superhosts from regular hosts on the Drive lah platform. Superhosts excel in areas such as pricing strategies, earning potential, guest ratings, availability, and booking acceptance rates. Their commitment to these key aspects results in higher guest satisfaction and increased earnings.

Superhosts set themselves apart by ensuring their price is right, i.e. the Drive lah recommended price (link to calculator), offering great service as you can see in high ratings, high availability of their car and always accepting booking requests.

As a platform, we encourage all hosts to learn from the success of our superhosts and strive to enhance their performance in these critical areas. By focusing on optimal pricing, maintaining availability, and maintaining a high booking acceptance rate, hosts can unlock their full potential and elevate the car rental experience for guests on Drive lah.

In conclusion, Drive lah's superhosts embody the epitome of excellence in the car rental industry. Their ability to consistently deliver exceptional experiences to guests sets them apart from other hosts on the platform. By following their footsteps and implementing the insights gained from this analysis, all hosts have the potential to reach new heights and achieve remarkable success on Drive lah.