GrabCar has been around in Malaysia since last year May. Introduced by MyTeksi (also known as GrabTaxi), GrabCar’s paying system is strictly based in the distance travelled. Therefore there is no need to worry of overcharging due to reasons like taking a wrong route or heavy traffic, which gives it more of a competitive edge in comparison to other third party taxi-booking apps.
So if you are an avid user of GrabCar, here is a good news for you. The company has now upped their game in the taxi-booking app industry by making credit/debit card one of the modes of payment. Simply put, users now have the freedom of choice and convenience with the implementation of the cashless payment method along side its current cash payment system.
A pre-authorisation process is involved whereby there will be a hold of SGD1, but the hold will expire within a few days (depending on the bank) and no interest will be charged. Currently this development is still in the beta phase, thus the verification process uses SGD instead of MYR since the system was first introduced in Singapore.
We hope that this convenient mode of payment will successfully take hold in Malaysia so that they can launch the final version of the system. You can send your feedback to GrabCar at firstname.lastname@example.org to help them better improve their services and your rides. If you have any questions, you can check out their FAQ page here.