[Step-By-Step Guide] Zero Excess Insurance Coverage

[Step-By-Step Guide] Zero Excess Insurance Coverage

Want to enjoy our exclusive Zero Excess Insurance Coverage but have no idea how to purchase it?

We have prepared a step-by-step guide to help you get the best rental car insurance coverage in Singapore! 

Step 1: Click on Purchase Insurance once your booking has been confirmed.

Step 1-2: You can also purchase the insurance from your Booking Details page

Step 2: View insurance details, price, and click on buy now.

Step 3: Enter and submit your credit card information for the payment.

Step 4: Enjoy your Zero Excess Insurance Coverage

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5 Ways To Save Money This Holiday

5 Ways To Save Money This Holiday

Getting ready for the holiday? Here are 5 tips to help you save your precious money this holiday season!

1. Shop Early

The best way to save money this holiday is to do your holiday shopping as early as possible. As the holiday draws near, most stores will start to increase their prices, something up to 30%. This is what we call Holiday Surcharge. By doing your holiday shopping as early as possible, you can avoid all these surcharges.

Eg, A log cake from Prima Deli cost $24.90 during normal period. During Christmas peroid, the price increased to $49.90. A 100% increase!

2. Shop Online

While brick and mortar stores allows your to see and feel the products first hand, they are usually more expensive as well. Online channels such as Amazon and Taobao usually carries the same item at a much cheaper price. While most of these online channels provide a free shipping option, they usually take sometime to reach you as well, so plan your shopping list early.

Eg, Buying a Nerf Rival toy as a Christmas gift, local Toy R Us sells one at $200 SGD, Amazon sell one at $115 SGD, with free 21 days shipping.

3. Watch Out For Key Sales Date

What if you are late to the party and the surge pricing are already in place. Worry not, there is still ways that you can get your shopping done at a slightly reduced price. Look out for key holiday sales date. Most stores usually let go of their excess products at a reduced price those dates. Just don’t be late as they sell out really fast.

Eg, Black Friday, Cyber Monday

4. Alternate Travel Locations

The year-end holiday is one of the most popular vacation period. Airfares are usually really expensive during the period. But not all vacation spots require you to fly, some of them are within driving distance. Places like KL, Malacca, Penang are some of the most popular travel location in the region and you can easily reach them just by driving. So save your airfare and start driving!

Eg, KL, Legoland, Malacca, Penang, Phuket(yes, you can drive all the way to Thailand)

5. Rent Your Car On Drive.SG

If you plan on driving to your travel location but you don’t have a car. Renting one will be your best solution. However, same as all other services and products, there will be surcharges to car rental during these peak period. So, why not rent a car without surcharges on Drive.SG? From now to 30 Nov, you can enjoy $0 surcharge when you rent a car on Drive.SG. Book your vehicle now using the link below and maximize your savings this holiday!

Eg, Renting a Toyota Altis for the holiday long weekend

Usual: $320 + $100 (surcharge) = $420

Promotion: $320 + $0 (surcharge) = $320!

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Top 3 Car Rental Tricks For This Holiday

Top 3 Car Rental Tricks For This Holiday

Planning to rent a car this holiday? Here are 3 car rental tricks for the holiday

1. Book Your Vehicle Early

During peak periods, car rental prices will increase due to additional surcharge. The surcharge amount is usually an additional 35% on top your rental fees. To avoid these charges, you should always try to book your vehicle early.

2. Compare Rental Prices

There are so many car rental companies in Singapore. As such, prices for similar car models tend to differ between companies. It can be a daunting task if you were to manually call each company to get the best deal. This is where Drive.SG can help. Drive.SG allows you to easily compare prices for the same car on a single page so that you can get the best deals easily.

3. Keep An Eye Out For Promotion

As we are approaching the year end, car rental companies have begun promoting their Christmas and New Year packages. At Drive.SG, we help you keep a lookout by working with our rental partners to get the best prices. On top of that, Drive.SG is offering additional discounts for early bird rentals. Be sure to visit our Year-end Promotion Page and be notified for any discounts / offers.

Drive.SG will be having a special year-end promotion this holiday season. Book your vehicle on Drive.SG before 30 Nov 2017 and enjoy $0 rental surcharge. In addition, if you book your vehicle before 19 Nov 2017, you get an extra $5 off your daily rental fee ( minimum of $300 rental fee applies ).

So head over to our Year-end Promotion Page and book your year-end ride now to enjoy all the savings!

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Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2017

Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2017

It's that time of the year where our Muslim friends in Singapore starts to prepare for Hari Raya Puasa.

If you’re looking to rent a car to travel around during the holiday, here’s a quick gudie on what you need to know about renting with us during this Hari Raya Puasa.

During this period, as everyone travels to visit their friends and family, there will be an influx of people heading to Malaysia or visiting in Singapore with their families.

Quick Background on Car Rentals during Hari Raya Puasa

Photo by William Cho under Creative Commons with Commercial Usage.

These are some things that you might want to take note of when it comes to getting around during the Hari Raya Puasa period if you don’t own a car.

  • First, it’s hard to use public transportation during this period, as many people are also doing their own visitations, this means that public transports will be very crowded.

  • Secondly, it will also be harder to get a cab during this period as a lot of the drivers will be on holiday as well. Which means standing longer under the sun.

  • Thirdly, a typical cab can only sit up to 4 passengers which make it inconvenient for bigger family as they might need to get 2 different cab just to accommodate the whole family.

  • Finally, the demand for rental cars during this period will be sky time high for this period. Many people will be looking to rent a vehicle to avoid public transportation to transport their family.


We’ve compiled a list of the frequently asked questions that we have received from our customer.

Q1. Why are they all 5 days and 7 days packages? Are there any 1 day rentals?

Majority of the Car Rental companies in Singapore sell 5-7 days packages as these packages help to cover manpower constraints. This will give their own staff to do their own visitations. As a result, they will not be operating during the festive period.
It’s rare to find a single day rental company that is open on Hari Raya Puasa. There may be unlicensed private rentals but we advise against it due to a couple of reasons.

  • Unclear service agreements - It's fine when nothing goes wrong but it is unclear who is liable and what damages are to be paid if something does. Being unclear on what you've agreed on also leaves it to interpretation and they may hold it against you.
  • Insurance coverage - The risks of accidents and costs of repairs should already be calculated and accounted for as a business risk for all legitimate car rental companies. Hence, insurance helps them to mitigate the risks. Private rentals may not have the required insurance and it's also unclear how much damage would you be liable for.

Q2. Why are prices so high? Why is there a surcharge compared to normal days?

  • Instead of booking the rental car on a daily basis, you are required to book the car by a minimum package period of at least 5-7 days. This raises the total price.

  • Demand during the period is overwhelming hence all car rental companies increase their prices during these periods. Eg. Peak Hour Surcharges in Taxis

(To help you with the cost, Drive.SG is now giving Early-bird discount of up to $88 for Hari Raya Rental Packages)

Click Here To View Hari Raya Puasa 2017 Packages.

Tips for Renting in Hari Raya Puasa

Tip #1 Book Early

Booking Early means a wider variety of car models at all price points. More popular models or cheaper packages tend to get snapped up early. Larger capacity vehicles tends to be more popular as well.

Drive.SG is now giving Early-bird discount of up to $88 for Hari Raya Rental Packages until 23rd April.

Tip #2 Ensure you’re clear on what you’re renting 

On top of the confounding complexity for first time rentals, there are also additional considerations when it comes to Hari Raya Puasa. Here’s what you should specifically look out for especially when renting during Hari Raya Puasa.

  • Car Specifics

    • Does it cater to Probation Drivers? Does it allow Malaysia Entry?

    • Due to insurance reasons, some rental companies do not rent out to probation drivers or allow Malaysia Entry. Eg. Probation drivers are considered at a higher risk of accident, hence increasing the cost of insurance.
  • Package Dates

    • While majority of Companies only do week long packages, there are slight variations in their dates, usually a difference of one or two dates.

    • Be clear on what type of package dates are available. Eg. 23rd Jun to 30th Jun 2017 or 23rd Jun to 30th June 2017

  • Package Prices

    • The prices quoted would be based on a list that these companies should publish publicly. Always ask for the list, it’s usually priced based on car categories of that car rental partner.

    • Prices vary from partner to partner but usually are upwards of $650 for a 5-Days Package.

Tip #3 Be Clear on Additional Surcharges

  • Heading to Malaysia? Need a child seat? Having a second driver?

  • Be aware that these add ons are typically not included for most rentals and are payable on collection of the car (that way you can still change your mind if you decided not to go to Malaysia)

  • Premium partners may include some add-ons. eg. Second Driver but it's still a good practice to factor them when evaluating the different cars.


There are over 100 Car Rental Companies in Singapore, to call every car rental company on the models and rates available to make a full comparison is hard.

Of course, you can find most of these information consolidated on one website at Drive.SG's Hari Raya Puasa's Page, that would make it easier for you to decide which cars you’re looking to book.

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Top 3 Cars for All Occasions

Top 3 Cars for All Occasions

3 Cars Recommended for every occasion

  1. Lowest Insurance Excess
  2. Entry to Malaysia
  3. 1 Day Weekend Rentals
  4. Delivery to your doorstep
  5. For P Plate
  6. Lowest Rental Deposit
  7. Spankin' New Cars
  8. Cheapest Weekday Rates
  9. Cheapest Weekend Packages
  10. Collection & Delivery after 6pm

Top 3 Cars with the Lowest Insurance Excess

Insurance Excess is the maximum amount borne by the renter in the event of an accident. So the lower... the better. Here's 3 of our cars with the lowest insurance excess.

Top 3 Cars for Driving into Malaysia

When entering Malaysia, reliability and safety are paramount. Also, it doesn't hurt that these 3 cars also have the lowest surcharges for Malaysia Entry.

Top 3 Cars for 1 Day Weekend Rentals

Some partner companies don't operate over the weekends, here's some cars from our partners that allow you to rent and return on Sat/Sun

Top 3 Cars that deliver right to your doorstep

Delivery right to your doorstep. Applicable charges may apply for added service

Top 3 Cars for P-Plate Drivers

Congrats on passing! For new drivers, it's better to choose smaller cars since it's easier to handle and park. Here's our top 3 recommended cars for probation drivers.

Top 3 Cars with the Lowest Rental Deposits

Rental deposits are similar to how hotels require a hold on your card for your stay. While refundable when you return the car, often it's a consideration when the company only accepts cash deposits. Here are the 3 Lowest ones.

3 Newest Cars you can rent

Our partners often buy new cars and models to replace their fleet & who doesn't like that new car smell? Check out our 3 newest cars below.

Top 3 Cheapest Weekday Cars

Got a quick errand to run on the weekday? Grab a car that doesn't burst your budget and get stuff done. Here's the 3 cheapest cars for Weekdays.

Top 3 Cheapest Weekend Package Rental Cars

Renting over the entire weekend? Here's the cheapest weekend packages available from our partners.

Top 3 Cars available for Delivery/Collection after 6pm

Working late past operating hours? These partners below allow exceptions for delivery/collection after 6pm.

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