Having a car to use is the ultimate expression of freedom. Being able to go anywhere, at any time is a kind of independence afforded to the more mobile. Renting a car is a good way to experience this at a low cost, especially if you are overseas on a holiday or on a long-term job posting. However, it can also turn out to be an unpleasant experience if you do not understand the fine print of the contract on a comprehensive level. Do not forget to do a quick scan of the details as the fine print may result in a rude shock involving hefty fees that could have been avoided. To shed light on these hidden costs, here is a list of some of the common fees.
With its well-refined, majestic lines, a Mercedes car has always evoked desire in both drivers and passengers alike. The epitome of a superior, classy, almost aristocratic continental car, Mercedes has always been particularly adept at turning heads, from the understated elegance of an A-class to the stately S-class. However, the exclusive standing which it confers to its owners comes with a lofty price tag. Owning a Mercedes often costs more to acquire, when compared to Japanese makes of the same vehicle class. There is a premium on the cost price, servicing and repairs are likewise more expensive. A routine servicing for Mercedes under Service A and B costs between SG$250 to SG$500, while major servicing costs up to SG$1,200.
Interest rates are rising, COE prices are up, inflation is soaring and oil prices increases are simply merciless. For some businesses, these hit particularly hard, especially those where transportation is a main or even ancillary part of work and owning a fleet of commercial vehicles is crucial. These transportation costs comprise expenses associated with the movement of raw materials, finished goods, or retail products to customers and businesses. Direct costs such as fuel, maintenance and payroll are the primary components but also indirect costs like support vehicles and structures, distribution networks, and other overheads.
The brands that are synonymous with short term car rentals have long been household names. When most people think of such short term car rentals in Singapore, names such as Hertz, Avis and Europecar are likely the first that spring to mind. Having been founded in 1918, 1948 and 1949 respectively, these names hold a lot of cache and are amongst the weightiest in the industry. Their business networks span the globe and seem to be at every airport and in every major city, ready to serve clients’ every need.