There are sooo many benefits to leasing or renting a car over buying one in Singapore. You can avoid a big down payment (usually at least 40%), get maintenance and insurance sorted out, and have access to replacement vehicles when your car is in for servicing or repairs. Many car rental companies in Singapore offer both long-term and short-term rental packages. This means that you don’t need to tie yourself down if you’re unsure of how long you’ll be living here or if you’re not sure if it’ll make financial sense. Because of the city’s good public transport, you may feel like you don’t need a car in Singapore. But there are plenty of places to explore off the grid, and having one will give you loads of flexibility, especially if you have kids. Here are some car companies to consider.
BizLink Rent-A-Car offers both short-term and long-term rentals in Singapore, with rental packages that include road tax, insurance and servicing, and roadside assistance in Singapore and Malaysia provided by AA Singapore. You can also request for GPS and child seats (chargeable) if necessary. Known for its excellent after-sales service (check out the testimonials on the website), the company also offers extra help to those who are new in town, such as guidance about where to purchase a cash card and how the ERP system works. Keen to drive into Malaysia for the weekend? Long-term leases can be driven there, while those on daily or weekly hires can do so at a surcharge of around $30 to $50.
You can take your pick from sedans, MPVs and SUVs from models including Japanese, Korean and Continental brands. Commercial vehicles are also available. And you can also choose to rent a new or second-hand car, with the latter starting from $1,600 a month, depending on the model and size.
Evergreen Rent A Car
Choose an all-in-one car rental package from Evergreen Rent A Car, and you can take your pick from top car brands including Toyota, Honda, Volkswagen, Hyundai and BMW. You’ll also be able to select from economy hatchbacks and sedans to SUVs, MPVs and luxury vehicles. The company offers both long-term and short-term rentals that include the all-important collision damage reduction, road tax, and maintenance and servicing costs. If your budget allows it, you can opt for a brand new car for your leasing package, or from the wide range of used cars in the fleet. New car models on offer include the Toyota Camry and Toyota Vios, while the Hyundai Elantra, Honda Vezel and Toyota Harrier are all among the used car range.
All rental cars come with unlimited mileage, comprehensive insurance coverage (with complimentary usage in Malaysia), 24-hour breakdown service in Singapore, replacement of tyres (wear and tear only) and battery, and a replacement vehicle during repair or breakdown. Cars also undergo regular maintenance. If you have more than one driver, the company won’t charge more for the additional drivers.
Avis Singapore offers a wide range of car rental packages; you can opt for long-term or short-term rental, with monthly and even daily arrangements. Daily rentals are perfect for one-off uses, such as when family is in town. They start from $90 per day, depending on the type of car and duration of rental. You’ll also be pleased to know that the short-term car rental packages include various benefits that longer-term leasers enjoy, such as theft protection, 24-hour breakdown assistance and collision damage waiver.
The company has a large fleet where you can choose from compact sedans to SUVs and luxury models, from brands such as Mazda and Toyota. If you’re in for a long-term lease, you’ll have the option to choose between a used or new car. Prefer to save some cash? Get a second-hand car (less than five years old) with a minimum 12-month lease and lower monthly payments. What’s more, the company is constantly rolling out special deals on rental packages; check them out now. They were also recently voted best vehicle rental and leasing company in 2019 by APAC Insider.
Wearnes Automotive Singapore
Offering a fleet of new and pre-owned cars, Wearnes Leasing under Wearnes Automotive Singapore caters to both short-term and long-term leasers. Car brands available include Infiniti, Jaguar, Land Rover, Volvo, Renault and more. Depending on your needs and budget, you can choose from sedans, MPVs, SUVs, luxury makes and even commercial vehicles for larger groups. The company also has electric vehicles, if you’d like to consider an eco-friendly option.
Short-term rentals (below 12 months) start from $105 a day. For a long-term lease, you can get a pre-owned car with a minimum one-year lease or a new car for a minimum three-year lease. The leasing package includes comprehensive insurance, road tax, maintenance, a replacement vehicle when servicing or in the event of a breakdown, and tyre and battery replacement if required. If you need some emergency help, the 24-hour Wearnes Assist programme is on hand in both Singapore and Malaysia for greater peace of mind. Besides regular rentals, the company also offers stylish wedding car options for your special day.