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

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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.

FAQ

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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Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2015

Best Deals for Hari Raya Puasa Car Rentals 2015

We're now open for Hari Raya Puasa bookings (Updated 2016)

From rental car packages from 4 days to 7 days, from sedans to large MPVs, rent a car for this Hari Raya Puasa from Drive.SG. On top of that, our promotion for this year’s Hari Raya is out to start it off.

Book before 22th May 2016, and you'll get to save $68 on any Hari Raya Puasa Car Rental that's above the minimum of $800 spending. That's right, we're giving our loyal customers $80 off Hari Raya Puasa Cars. So just head over to our microsite to compare our packages from 50+ Partners, it's really the easiest way to rent a car in Singapore this Hari Raya Aidilfitri. Start browsing our Hari Raya Rental Cars. 

Click here to browse Hari Raya Cars

 

Why Rent for Hari Raya?

With a car, you could avoid the heat in Singapore while visiting family and friends in Hari Raya. Those days of looking to avoid staining your new clothes while waiting in the heat for a cab would be gone.

Got a big family? It's always more convenient to drive your family from house to house with our MPVs.

So rent a car this Hari Raya period to conveniently visit your loved ones, be it in Singapore or to be driven to Malaysia to visit your relatives across the causeway this festive weekend. At Drive.SG, there's a car that you can find for every occasion and for every need this festive weekend and at affordable packages from $655+ at the cheapest.

We have cheap Hari Raya packages available for hire at every price at whatever need that you have. Just head over to our microsite for you to compare all our available Hari Raya Rental Packages.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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Sewa kereta bersama Drive.SG di Hari Raya 

Hari Raya sudah dekat! Apakah anda sudah merancangkan kegiatan untuk mengeratkan silaturahim bersama keluarga dan rakan-rakan? Kami menyediakan pelbagai pakej sewa kereta untuk perayaan Hari Raya Puasa anda, mula dari pakej 4 sehingga 7 hari dan pelbagai jenis kereta seperti kereta sedan, hatchback dan MPV. Sewa kereta dari Drive.SG untuk meraikan Hari Raya Aidilfitri anda bersama-sama dengan keluarga tercinta!

Tempah sebelum 15 Jun 2015 dan jimatkan $80 untuk pakej Sewa Kereta Hari Raya kami jika perbelanjaan anda melebihi $800. Kunjungi laman web kami dan bandingkan pakej kami yang terdiri dari 50+ rakan kongsi. Drive.SG menyediakan cara termudah untuk menyewa kereta di Singapura untuk meraikan Hari Raya Aidilfitri anda.

 

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Apakah keuntungan daripada menyewa kereta di Hari Raya?

Dengan kereta, anda dapat mengelakkan daripada panasnya cuaca Singapura ketika melawat keluarga dan rakan-rakan anda di Hari Raya. Tiada lagi rasa khuatir jika pakaian baru anda ternodai kerana menanti teksi di cuaca yang panas.

Keluarga anda ramai? Akan lebih mudah dan seronok jika anda memandu keluarga anda dari rumah ke rumah dengan MPV kami.

Ingin melawat keluarga di Malaysia? Tiada masalah! Drive.SG juga menyediakan kereta yang dapat dipandu ke Malaysia untuk segala acara anda, dengan pakej yang murah mula dari $655+. Carilah pakej kereta yang anda inginkan di laman web kami.

Selamat Hari Raya Aidilfitri!

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Car rental for SEA Games 2015

Car rental for SEA Games 2015

With the whole of Singapore gearing up for major celebrations (SEA Games 2015 & SG50) this month, the fluidity of the roads in Singapore would surely be affected. What do we mean? Well, public transportation will be packed to the brim, and large hordes of people will be lining the streets trying to hail a cab/taxi.

Drive.SG has a simple solution for you - rent a car or hire a chauffeur!

If you...

Can drive and have a working knowledge of the roads of Singapore (maybe not as familiar as a taxi driver, but still passable).

Renting a car would be the next best solution to your transportation problems. Think about it...

Our public buses & MRTs are going to be packed with people venturing out to catch the SEA Games in action. Those unable to get onto public transport will likely be lining the streets hailing cabs/taxis. Taxi apps will see a huge increase in network traffic. Likelihood of you getting a cab in this mess? Slim.

Moreover, do you REALLY want to grab a taxi during peak periods with additional surcharges looming over you? We wouldn't.

Rent a car instead!

YOU do not have to rely on someone else to get around Singapore. YOU can be in charge of your own schedule!

Renting a car gives you much more flexibility and control over your schedule.

Planning to catch a few SEA Games matches in a day, but realise it's happening all over Singapore? Do that easily with a rental car! All you need to worry about is getting to your destination. Let Drive.SG provide you with the wheels to drive around Singapore.

 

If you...

Are unfamiliar with Singapore's roads and modes of transportation. 

While Singapore's public transport is quite top-notch, you still need time to get used to our system (as a tourist, you might not have the luxury of time).

Save yourself the hassle - hire a chauffeur! Let our experienced chauffeurs worry about getting you to your destination.

If English is not your native tongue, let us find you a chauffeur who speaks your language. He can be your guide around Singapore as well.

All you have to do is - sit back, relax, and enjoy the ride!

For this upcoming June celebrations, rent a car or hire a chauffeur with Drive.SG. We provide you with the means to find the best car rental deals in Singapore, and compare the prices all in one place!

Browse cars now!

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Answers to our most frequently asked questions

Answers to our most frequently asked questions

To help improve your experience on our site,  we have mined all your most pressing questions and answered them. Read this entry before proceeding to do your booking for ease of use on the site.

Q: Where are you located?

A: We are located in Ubi, but collection of the car occurs at the place you rented the car from. i.e. If you rented a Toyota Vios from Urban Motors, collection will be at Commonwealth.

To check the location of the car, look at the last box on the bottom right of your screen.

Similarly, when you want to book by car model, we provide a dropdown list of all the companies with that particular model. You may choose to book your car according to location just by selecting the one that is nearest to you.

To make things easier, here is a breakdown of all the locations our partners are situated.

East

West

Central

 

Q: I'm a probation driver, 18 years old. Can I rent with you?

A: Yes you may! We have 2 partners who rent to probation drivers. However, do note that each partner has their own terms & conditions. Remember to read the 'Important information', 'Mandatory charges', and 'Add-ons' tabs.

 

 

Q: Can I rent on a weekend?

A: Although most companies do not open on weekends (Saturday & Sunday), we have a select few partners who are either open for half a day on Saturday, or are open throughout the weekend.

Saturday-Half day

Weekend Rental

 

Q: Can I change the stipulated collection time?

A: It is not advisable to change the timing as it has already been set, but yes, we can help you change your collection time earlier or later as long as it is within the company's operating hours. However, do note that if you request for the change at the last minute, we might not be able to make the requested changes in time.

Remember to take note of the collection times in the 'Booking & Confirmation' page!

 

Q: Can I enter Malaysia with the car?

A: For entry into Malaysia, remember to check out the 'Add-Ons' tab in the booking page.

This window would state how far in Malaysia you are allowed to go. Furthermore, additional charges are applied per day. Select the amount of days you will be in Malaysia, and the charges will be added to your total sum accordingly.

Please be advised that the 'Entry into Malaysia' charge is an additional surcharge added to your rental fee. You need to select the add-on for the charges to be applied. It is not automatically included in the rental fee.

 

We hope you have found this guide useful. For additional enquiries, you may still contact us via the appropriate channels. Also, did you know we have a dedicated online chat system? Our ever-friendly Carson would be more than happy to assist you through the entire booking process.

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