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Renting private car

Postby lr » Mon, 30 May 2011 10:50 am

I'm about to rent a private car from its owner. I'm EP holder, less than 1 year in Singapore and hence will use my foreign DL.

I would like to ask the following:
- Do I need to have an official agreement with the owner?
- Is there anything specific to Singapore that I need to know with regards to private car rent?

Appriciate your advise.

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Postby sundaymorningstaple » Mon, 30 May 2011 11:03 am

Best advice? Don't do it.

Insurance coverage.

If you must, you better have a written agreement, but without proper insurance coverage, you could get your butt in a jam if your have an accident. Especially if you don't have any agreement. Nothing to stop the owner claiming the car was stolen.

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Postby lr » Mon, 30 May 2011 12:20 pm

Thank you for the advice, SMS

I will drop the idea in case there is any uncovered liability.

What I found so far was:

http://www.lta.gov.sg/motoring_matters/ ... rivate.htm

It does explain insurance requirements but unfortunately not the agreement part.
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Postby Calmday » Mon, 30 May 2011 1:22 pm

CYA especially around here. We lease from a “reputable company”

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Re: Renting private car

Postby 100plus » Mon, 30 May 2011 4:12 pm

lr wrote:I'm about to rent a private car from its owner. I'm EP holder, less than 1 year in Singapore and hence will use my foreign DL.

I would like to ask the following:
- Do I need to have an official agreement with the owner?
- Is there anything specific to Singapore that I need to know with regards to private car rent?

Appriciate your advise.


you may want to check out car companies that deal with expatriates, they do have short term rent/lease.

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Re: Renting private car

Postby carteki » Tue, 31 May 2011 10:27 am

lr wrote:I'm about to rent a private car from its owner. I'm EP holder, less than 1 year in Singapore and hence will use my foreign DL.


*****YOU NEED TO CONVERT YOUR FOREIGN DL TO A LOCAL DL*****

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Re: Renting private car

Postby bgd » Tue, 31 May 2011 3:26 pm

[quote="carteki
*****YOU NEED TO CONVERT YOUR FOREIGN DL TO A LOCAL DL*****[/quote]

That is true but you can drive on a foreign DL for the first year.

There can be quite a waiting list (months) so converting at earliest opportunity is wise

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 31 May 2011 4:21 pm

bgd wrote:There can be quite a waiting list (months) so converting at earliest opportunity is wise

What waiting list?

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 31 May 2011 4:52 pm

x9200 wrote:
bgd wrote:There can be quite a waiting list (months) so converting at earliest opportunity is wise

What waiting list?
I think that he is talking about taking the test. It takes a couple of months from the time you register till your test date.

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Postby bgd » Tue, 31 May 2011 5:27 pm

Indeed, I was talking about the test. For me it was 1.5 months from booking to sitting but I know people who have had a 3 month wait.

The actual conversion takes no time at all once you have a successful test result. The queue on the other hand....best to go very early.

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Postby x9200 » Tue, 31 May 2011 6:01 pm

Really :shock: ? Are we talking about BTT? How is it possible if this is a requirement just to continue Class 3 course?
IIRC only few years ago it was no more than 2 weeks.

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Postby Calmday » Tue, 31 May 2011 9:03 pm

I waited two months for the BTT. I guess Singaporean efficiency isn’t what it’s cracked up to be.
Just a little advice. Take a number for the conversion desk before you go in to take the test. It will save you some time.


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