Renting a car can be a lot of fun, just plain fun. Car rentals offer the renter the opportunity to drive a car, truck or SUV that they normally would not or could not buy. Renting a car is for a weekend get away, to impress someone or just to have something different to drive for a couple of days are some of the most popular reasons to visit a rental company. However, as fun as it is to rent cars, there are some not so fun things that must happen before you drive it off the lot.
TIPS ON MALAYSIA CAR RENTAL OR LEASING – RENT CAR DETAILS
1- Keep in mind that most rental companies will not rent to any driver under the age of 23. If you fall under that magic number, you more than likely will need to get an older relative or friend to sign the actual contract for you.
2- You will of course, need a valid drivers license to rent the car. If you do not have a license, they will not rent to you under any circumstances. Most companies will also require you to reserve your car with the use of a major credit card, however, you can pay in cash if you would prefer.
3- You do not need to have personal auto insurance to rent a car; they will ask you if you would like to purchase their insurance for the duration of the rental contract. If, however, you have your own insurance policy, be sure to call your agent to see if you are covered during your use of a rental car. If your personal auto policy covers you, there is no need to purchase a policy from the rental company.
4- It is wise to call several car rental companies to inquire about prices, car availability and specials. Ask about options such as upgrades, pick up and drop off services, unlimited mileage and weekend versus weekly rental prices. Many companies will also offer special deals to customers who are members of other organizations (i.e. credit unions, warehouse clubs, etc).
5- After you have called around, found the best deal and reserved your choice car; it is time to pick it up. Be sure to have all of your personal paperwork with you, including your auto policy if you will not be buying theirs. Before you sign the contract, read through it and ask any questions you may have.
6- You will found cheap car rental company through local newspapers easily. Car rental services usually charges about RM50 per day for small compact car rate like perodua kancil up to hundreds of ringgit for bigger and luxury rental car. If you are travelling within city, better get smaller and economical car. Depends on which one suit your budget for car rent or lease.
FAQ ON MALAYSIA CAR RENTAL OR CAR LEASING
Q: What are your age and licence requirements for renting a car?
A: Drivers must be between 23 – 65 years old and in possession of a valid local or international driving licence with qualified driving experience of at least one year. Probational licence holders will not be accepted
Q: Are your cars insured?
A: Yes, they are. The insurance cover includes passenger liability protection and insurance cover of third party property damage usually up to RM 3,000,000.00 and unlimited for third party bodily injuries.
Q: Then, why do I have to take up Liability Reduction Option?
A: You are responsible for the vehicle you rent. Should anything happen to it, damage, theft the cost of repair or the cost of the car will be charge to you.
Liability reduction Option (LRO) reduces this liability to RM 500.00 or RM 2000.00 depending on the vehicle type.
Q: Can cars be delivered to a specified location?
A: Yes. However, delivery fees will be levied depending on the distance of specified locations.
Q: Can cars be dropped off at another Location?
A: Cars can be dropped off at another location nationwide. However, a repositioning fee will be levied in accordance with the distance of the location from the initial renting location.
Q: What are the modes of payment?
A: Most of car leasing company in Malaysia accepts the following credit/charge card:
American Express, Diners Club, Visa, and Master Card.
Q: Can another party pay for my rental?
A: Third party credit cards will not be accepted
Q: What should I do if my car breaks down?
A: You can call 24 hour assistance at Fastlane. The telephone number will be furnished upon your taking possession of leased vehicle.
Q: How do I get maps and directions?
A: Complimentary maps are available at all most of car rental counters.