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Myths Debunked! What You Thought You Knew About Car Rental in Singapore.

Nov 30,2020

With the ownership of cars being such a luxury in Singapore, it enables the spout of alternative ways of commuting. Many assume that if one is unable to afford a car, certainly car rental must be way more expensive! These are some of the myths debunked about car rental services in Singapore, enabling you to obtain a clearer and more accurate understanding of car rental services


Here are some of the myths debunked about car rental in Singapore. 


Myth 1: Car rentals Are Only For Expats. 

One of the most common misconceptions about car rental in Singapore is that this service is only suitable for expats. No doubt, Singapore does have a rather efficient public transport system. But sometimes, nothing beats the convenience of driving. Most car rental companies in Singapore allow you to rent a car with a foreign license and thus many do hop onto the bandwagon to optimise the convenience and comfort a personal vehicle provides. Whether you are a local or an expat, simply be between 23 to 65 years old, provide a driving license and have more than 2 years of experience driving and WALA! Your dream rental car awaits! 


Myth 2: Car Rentals Are Way Too Expensive! 

Yes, it is common knowledge that car rental is relatively more pricey than the conventional car ownership, but by how much? We have done a rather extensive breakdown of the price components in an article comparing Long-Term Car Rental vs Car Ownership. With knowledge, herein lies the ability to decide what works best for you and your finances. 


One GREAT advantage: you need not fork out the hefty COE price or take a car loan should you decide on a car rental package. 


TL;DR: It all depends on WHY you purchased/rented the car. As long as the convenience gained justifies the price, perusing car rental packages to suit your individual needs may be a viable option. 


Myth 3: Car Rental Poses Restrictions On My Rental Experience 

With car rental, you can choose your preferred vehicle model and preferred duration of rent. 

Sounds too good to be true? Here’s the caveat: speak to the sales representatives and book your short term car rental or long term car rental vehicle early to ensure that the model you fancy within the fleet of rental cars is still available at time of rental. 


Moreover, a good car rental company will be able to provide you with the ability to customize your car rental experience. From having an in-build GPS, to Bluetooth functionalities, to having extra space in the boot, smart parking sensors and child-friendly Isofix, the customizations for your individual needs are endless. No doubt, there is a car for everyone; and anyone! 


Myth 4: The Process of Car Rental is a Hassle. 

We hear all too many horror stories about the cumbersome process of the endless paperwork that comes with renting a car. Well, this worry is only a thing in the past. With paperless options of viewing the car and contract signing, the car rental process has never been more smooth sailing. Contactless payment methods like (e.g. bank transfers, contactless credit cards or PayNow) allow for a hassle-free, safe and secure mode of payment.  


Car breakdown? Car Accidents while on Rental? Fret not as most car rental companies provide 24-hour road-side assistance for these unexpected events. A replacement rental car would be provided to you in the meantime. Motorcar Insurance is provided in the car rental package plan, along with the ability of taking our vehicles for a drive up to West Malaysia. With all these perks built into the car rental plan, car rental no longer becomes a hassle. 


Car Rental Services at BizLink Rent-A-Car Pte Ltd.

BizLink Rent-A-Car Pte Ltd. provides a range of budget car rental services that suit your individual or corporate needs. Whether it is a short term car rental or a long term car rental, or even a request for a chauffeur drive service, our team is dedicated in serving you, providing you with the best car rental experience. To know more about our rental fleet and services that we can provide, please do not hesitate to contact our friendly sales associates at BizLink Rent-A-Car Pte Ltd at +65 6285 6616 or at and they will strive to understand your preferences and work out the most suitable rental package for you.