When Should You Rent a Private Car
Before the third-party car-sharing apps came into the picture, there was a time when there were many complaints about how expensive taxis were and how difficult it was to get them. It is no wonder then why this service was such a huge hit with its location-based function that made hiring on-demand drivers effortless for those who needed them. It also helped that the industry there was perfect for disruption.
The introduction of such services gave people more options to choose to rent a car from these apps or from car rental companies.
Third-party car-sharing apps vs Private Car Rental Cost
For GrabCar, the rates depend on the type of car and scheme that the driver signs up for. For example, some drive part-time, and use the car for private reasons afterwards whereas, some use the car to drive full time. You can choose to rent from hourly, daily, weekly etc. and the costs will change.
Similarly for private car rentals, they base their costs in the same way, however the companies make a difference as well for example, international car rental companies can be more familiar and well-known however, they will charge more as compared to local car rental companies.
If you already have a specific model or brand of car in mind, you can also go straight to car manufacturers and investors to rent a car from them.
Short-term car rental rates
A few factors that affect short-term car rental rates are the type of car, make and model, duration period and any peak surcharge (if applicable).
The shorter the rental duration, the higher the cost. Therefore you will end up saving more if you rent for a longer period.
Long-term car rental rates
On the other hand, if you are thinking of renting a car for longer than a month it is considered car leasing and goes by a different pricing structure.
Similar to short-term car rentals, car leasing is cheaper if you go for a one-year contract or longer.
4 situations when you need a private car
While Singapore has an excellent public transport system, there are still instances when private cards offer advantages that public transport cannot. The main benefit is its convenience.
1. Travelling with a large group
Taking public transport as a large group can be challenging and you might accidentally be separated during your journey. If you rent a private car, you can ensure that everyone is held accountable for and may even save money from otherwise, purchasing transportation cards so frequently when travelling from one destination to another.
2. Having an itinerary with many stops
Making numerous stops during your travels can be time-consuming and costly. This includes changing trains or buses, and waiting for them to arrive in between certain time intervals. It can also be tiring to make multiple stops in a single day especially when the places you wish to visit are out of the way of each other.
Renting a private car will then make things a lot more convenient and hassle-free for you.
3. Travelling with older people, young children or the physically disabled or injured
Using public transport usually involves numerous walking from each destination or train or bus stop. There can also be steep staircases that will be difficult for the elderly to climb or dangerous for children to do so alone.
Renting a private car will help these people have a much more comfortable and convenient experience when travelling.
4. To better control the pace of your stops
With a private car, you have more control over pacing your stops, however you want if you have multiple destinations to get to. This makes it more convenient to choose the more interesting spots that would like to spend more time in and not have to rush.
Rent a Private Car Today
Edmund Vehicle Rental Company has been providing leasing of long and short-term commercial vehicles and cars, since 1996. There are a wide range of vehicles you may decide to rent from such as, pick-ups (single and double cab), lorries (open, box, canopy), vans, passenger vans, mini bus, or sedan cars to suit every customer’s needs.
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