Trips that would be Better with a Rental Car
Road trips! Who doesn’t love a road trip? Even if you go on a road trip in Singapore or across the straits to Peninsular Malaysia, it can be a pleasant experience when you have the freedom to decide where you want to go, whenever you want using your short-term car rental.
Although the island’s public transport is considered one of the best and most affordable systems among 24 major cities around the world, the level of freedom provided by a rental car is par excellence. In fact, renting a car for road trips can be better than hiring a designated driver or taking a taxi.
How do I benefit from a short-term car rental?
As a traveler, you will want to see almost everything that’s accessible to you. The following are reasons why you should rent a car for your trips.
You get to save a lot of time
While Singapore’s public transport network covers almost every part of the island, you will need to spend a lot of time waiting for the train or bus to take you where you want to go. This creates a sort of a time limit for you to explore your destinations.
Rather than spending your time waiting for your train, bus, or taxi, renting a car would be better if you don’t want to rush anywhere and yet have time to see everything you went for. After all, the time you spent sightseeing is not wasted time.
It guarantees your safety
You might think that it’s safer to take the train, bus or taxi, but accidents can happen anytime, anywhere. This is because taxi and bus drivers are often tired as they have been driving all day. Imagine yourself driving a car or a bus for 8 hours without sufficient break – it can be tiring.
Instead of taking public transport, renting a car for your trip will guarantee your safety as well as the people you travel with. Besides, you get to purchase travel insurance depending on the duration of your trip.
You get to save money
Road trips can be expensive if you don’t plan your transportation well. Sure, the island’s public transport may offer cheaper rates but it doesn’t get you directly to your destination. Think about the extra costs you have to incur if you want to visit someplace that’s out of town using a shared vehicle or taxi.
Instead of using public transport, why not rent a car for your trips in Singapore? Besides, you get to select from a range of car rentals available to fit your travel party. You also get to split the rental cost among your travel party – making it more affordable to travel.
It will be fun
What’s a road trip without some car karaoke or random stops? When you use public transport especially the train or bus, you’ll be asked to keep your voices down so as not to interfere with the announcements.
However, with a short-term car rental, you get the freedom to sing in it, play games to decide who’s to drive next, etc. After all, this is what road trips are all about – having fun with your travel companions.
These are just some of the benefits you get when you rent a car for your trips. Moving on, we will discuss your responsibilities when you get the keys to your rental car.
What are my responsibilities towards the rental car?
There are a few things you need to be responsible for while you hold the keys to your short-term car rental. Among them are:
Maintaining the car’s condition
Before you head out on your road trip, you should inspect the interior and exterior of your rental car to avoid being held liable for damages you didn’t cause. Once that’s done, it’s entirely on you to maintain the car’s condition throughout your trip. If you have doubts, take photos of your car from every angle as they will come in handy.
Ensuring that you adhere to road rules
Road rules exist for a reason – to protect everyone and anyone on the road. When you adhere to the road rules, your road trip will be more fun and safe. After all, running a red light or endangering people’s lives on the road will only land you in hot waters with the authority.
Cleaning up after yourself
Before returning your rented car, make sure to clean up after yourself – all the extra items you brought along to make the trip a fun one along with your trash. Not only is it the right thing to do, but it’s also the most appropriate behaviour if you don’t want to get side-eyed by your car rental agent.
By being responsible for your road trip, you will have a great time exploring the island with your family or friends. Here are some of the scenic routes that are accessible by car:
∙ Mount Faber
∙ Bayfront Avenue
∙ Kampong Lorong Buangkok
∙ Lim Chu Kang Road
∙ Marina Coastal Expressway (MCE)
∙ Mount Pleasant Road
∙ Tanah Merah Coast Road
At Edmund Vehicle Rental, we provide short-term car rental services to help alleviate your travel blues worries during this pandemic. If you’re keen on renting a car from us, simply contact us at (65) 6250 3339 or email email@example.com.