In Malaysia most citizens own a car and did not think of renting a car. Usually car rental is more common among tourists, or if there is a special event.
Most of car rental company located in kuala Lumpur and you can find them easily on local newspapers or magazines.
Some basic terms and conditions to rent a car:
- RM400.00 as security deposit is required (refundable after minimum of 3 days and maximum of one week once the car is returned, provided there is no illegal parking, summons, or damages found).
- Booking is required to be made at least 2 days in advance before you pick up the car.
- Booking fee required to be paid 2 days in advance at least equivalent to the amount as security deposit which is deductable from the rental but not refundable.
- Photocopied Driving Licence & Identity Certificate/Passport.
- Guarantor is required just in case you are not contactable.
- Delivery charges are as below:
- Between 5-10km: RM80.00
- More than 10km: RM100.00
Car Rental Company
|Car Rental Malaysia||
+6012-382 7589 | +6012-631 7158
|Sime Darby Car Rental||
+603-77181266 (within Malaysia)
|Mayflower Car Rental||
|Orix Car Rentals||
|IPRAC|| 603-2287 4118 | 603-2287 4119
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What are your age and license requirements for renting a car
Drivers must be above 23 years old and in possession of a valid local or international driving license with qualified driving experience of at least one year. Probational license holders will not be accepted.
At the airport or car rental office
Review maps and other visitor information before leaving the rental car area or other location. Reading a map while driving is dangerous and can indicate you are unfamiliar with the area. Always ask for directions before leaving the rental counter.
At airports, rental car plazas or other transportation terminals, do not leave luggage unattended. If there is more than one person in your party, assign someone to stay with the bags. Only the renter and any additional drivers are required to rent the car.
Your rental vehicle
Familiarize yourself with the vehicle’s safety equipment, including hazard lights, windshield wipers, the spare tire, seat belts and door locks. Always be alert to your surroundings and know how to reach your destination prior to your departure.
Make sure the vehicle always has plenty of gasoline.
Don’t stop if a passing motorist tells you that something is wrong with your vehicle or if someone bumps you from behind. Pull into the nearest service station or well-lit public area. Call the police.
At stoplights, leave plenty of room between your vehicle and the one in front of you in case you must pull away quickly. Always keep doors locked and windows rolled up when driving or when parked. Keep valuables in the trunk or in the locked glove compartment.
Learn emergency vehicles’ signals. Police lights are red and blue. Do not stop for flashing white headlights alone. Do not resist in the rare event that a stranger demands your valuables. Your well-being is more important than your belongings. Always use seat belts. It is the law and may save your life in the event of an accident.
Don’t pick up hitchhikers under any circumstances. Always be aware of the pedestrian traffic around your vehicle. Always park in a well-lit area. Have car keys in hand and check in and around the car before entering.
Don’t take shortcuts to save time or exit expressways prematurely to save tolls. Tolls are a nominal charge, change is available at many booths, and your safety is most important.
Use automated teller machines only in busy, unobstructed areas and count your money inside the car with the doors locked.
Stay secure in your Vehicle
If your car malfunctions on a major thoroughfare, lock the doors, turn on the hazard lights and wait for the police to arrive. If someone offers help, have them call the police.
Don’t pull over to assist what may appear to be a disabled car, even if someone tries to wave you down. If you have a cellular phone, call the police for them.
Drive to a service station or store if you need information or directions. Casual street-corner directions are the surest way to get lost.
The safety of you and your passengers is most important. However, remember that personal safety is your responsibility. Do what you think is best under the circumstances. Above all, stay alert and be cautious.