Instead of letting cars go idle, Drive lah is letting private car owners monetise it by renting their cars out.

Published 2021-02-02 17:29:40

Three years ago, Dirk-Jan ter Horst wanted to rent a car to drive up to Malaysia for a few days during the Chinese New Year holidays.

“I tried my luck with a traditional car rental company (and) it was very inconvenient to find a car to rent for those specific days as the rental company only opens during working hours and are closed on public holidays.”

“This meant that I had to pick up the car a day earlier and return it a day later in the morning and I had to pay for (these extra hours),” lamented the 39-year-old Dutch national.

He added that he had to bear additional costs for driving to Malaysia, as well as pay for add-ons like a GPS navigation system and a child seat.

The troublesome booking process and hefty costs made him think about how he can revolutionise the car rental experience in Singapore.


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