Kwikcar is a peer-to-peer car-sharing community in Malaysia. Kwikcar facilitates the hiring of privately owned vehicles by providing a platform for listings, bookings and payments, with cars ranging in class from economy to luxury.
Car owners can offset the costs of financing and maintaining their own vehicle by sharing their asset through the Kwikcar community.
Because you’re renting cars from private car owners, you can get much better value-for-money than renting from agencies with large overheads. Plus, you get a huge amount of choice and can negotiate convenient pick-up and drop-off times and locations.
The sharing economy is the way of the future. The world has enough cars, but so many of them are under-utilized. Meanwhile, there are lots of people who need access to a car for a period of time—sometimes in the very same neighbourhood! Kwikcar is creating a harmonious community of people who can make money from their under-used assets, benefiting the renters who get cheaper car rates and keeping money in the local economy.
Before renting or listing a car, you will need to provide your ID and bank details so we can verify your identity. This can take up to 24 hours, so make sure you do upload your details as soon as possible. If you are listing your car for rent, we will also need to verify that you are the owner.
Unlike some car-sharing platforms, Kwikcar is free to join. However, rentals rates vary depending on the type of car. Vehicles on Kwikcar are up to half the price of traditional car rental companies – check out the Renter page or download our app to see our rates!
How much you earn largely depends on the Vehicle you decide to share, as well as how frequently and how long you share your Vehicle for. Check out our car owner's page to check out how much you could earn!
We accept cars manufactured from 2010 onwards. Cars manufactured prior to 2010 will be considered on a case-by-case basis. All cars are subject to a stringent vetting process to ensure we have the types and quality of vehicles our customers demand.
You must be at least 21 years old and hold a current full driver’s license that is valid in Malaysia. You must also provide proof of identity when registering on the App. For more information, please refer to our Terms of Service and other policy documents.
If your driver’s license is issued by a country listed as recognised for the purposes of driving in Malaysia, you are permitted to drive in Malaysia (usually for up to 3 months from your arrival date) without additional permits. However, if your license is in a language other than English or Malay, it must be translated and approved by the embassy of the issuing country. For more information, see Acceptance of Foreign Driving License on the JPJ website.
Don’t forget to provide a photo of your passport together with all other license verification documents.
Note: Residents from foreign countries who are staying in Malaysia long-term are encouraged to contact the Malaysian Road Transport Department to determine how to convert their foreign license or acquire a Malaysian driver’s license.
Your documents are stored securely on the Kwikcar server. They are only viewable by the administrator who verifies your identity, and cannot be extracted from our server. We are also compliant with the Malaysian Private Data Protection Act 2010, which means we do not share or disclose your details unless it is related to Kwikcar (i.e. insurance purposes).
The Kwikcar team is energetic, passionate and committed. We love to have fun, but are dead serious about providing a premium service with our car-sharing platform. We’re always on the lookout for interns and executives who are eager, motivated and who thrive under pressure.
Check out our current vacancies on the Careers page.
Kwikcar is a non-traditional rental platform which helps Renters find Vehicles ranging in class from economy to luxury, with availability varying by location. If you don’t drive often enough to justify the long term commitment, but still want the freedom to drive yourself affordably, Kwikcar provides you the solution!
There’s only 4 easy steps to get you on your way! It will only take a few minutes and you have the option of using your Facebook account, or using your preferred email address. Once that is done, all you need to do is verify your mobile phone number, provide proof of identity and you’re good to start searching for the Vehicle that meets your needs!
Upon confirmation of the Booking, the Renter will receive an email detailing the Vehicle’s location and time of pick-up. It is also a good idea to keep in touch with the Owner to make more convenient or suitable alternate arrangements.
It is important to inspect the Vehicle for any pre-existing damage, and note it on the app’s Handover Process. You may also wish to capture mileage and fuel information for future reference.
The length of time varies depending on how far in advance you make the Booking request. It is dependent on when the Owner responds to your request, as such we generally advise that you make a Rental request at least 3 days in advance.
Once the Owner approves your request, and you have made successful payment, the Booking is confirmed. A confirmation email will be sent to you with all relevant details (e.g. the Vehicle particulars, it’s location and the time of pick-up and drop-off).
Kwikcar advocates the use of a full-to-full petrol policy, this means a full tank is provided by the Owner, and the Renter also returns the Vehicle with a full tank. If this is not the case, Kwikcar reserves the right to charge the Renter a fee of RM3 per litre of petrol to return the car to its original petrol level.
It is important to make a complete inspection of the Vehicle’s condition and report it to the Kwikcar mobile app during the Handover Process. By reporting on the Vehicle’s condition beforehand, the Renter is assured that they will not be held liable for existing defects.
You are able to return your Vehicle at any time you wish up to 30 minutes after your Booking ends. However, do note we cannot refund you for the time you did not use the Vehicle. Additionally, you can liaise with the Owner to decide upon a more convenient return time or location.
The Handover Process mitigates the chance that this will occur. Upon return the Owner accepts the condition of the Vehicle, and if any damages are not noted at this time then you will not be held liable.
Kwikcar currently partners with Allianz for insurance coverage for Vehicles on our platform. As part of the coverage, all rentals come with: 24/7 Road Side Assistance including minor roadside repair i.e. flat tyre and Personal Accident Benefits.
At Kwikcar we encourage the use of a full-to-full petrol policy. This means that both the Renter and the Owner will not encounter any surprises with regards to fuel level. If the Renter leaves the petrol tank unfilled, Kwikcar reserves the right to charge fuel at RM3 a litre.
Owners can offset the costs of car ownership – not only are cars expensive to buy and maintain, but also they depreciate in value over time – Kwikcar provides a platform in which car owners can earn money.
It’s important to remember that Renters on the platform are never anonymous and the security measures we undertake ensure that only the safest drivers are accepted to Kwikcar. In addition, we also have a rating system to help keep the community in safe and friendly.
Ultimately it is the Owner that controls who can rent their vehicle, this along with Kwikcar’s partnership with Allianz Insurance, and our pre-rental screening and review ensures peace of mind for Owners.
You can share your car for as short as 1 day (24 hours) and as long as 365 days (1 year). The length of your rental will depend on the Renter’s booking request and you have the final say on whether or not you’d like to accept the booking.
You are responsible for keeping your car in good condition. We expect your car is serviced in accordance with manufacturer guidelines and whenever necessary, you are able to provide a service record history for inspection by Kwikcar.
Every Booking is required to undergo the Handover Process on the Kwikcar app, in which both Renter and Owner agree to the initial condition of the Vehicle. If the Renter does not agree to the condition of the Vehicle and lodges a compliant with Kwikcar, you may be liable for cleaning charges.
The Renter will be held responsible for any violations that they incur during their Rental. The Owner is required to submit a copy of the summons to email@example.com within 2 weeks of the Booking’s conclusion.
We strongly urge Owner’s not to cancel Bookings unless necessary. Furthermore, you are only able to cancel a Booking up to 24-hours before the start of the Booking. Once the 24-hour time period has passed, no cancellation is possible.
Renters are responsible for replenishing the petrol they have used during each Booking. We recommend that each Vehicle starts with a full tank of petrol to avoid any complications.
In the event that the Vehicle is not returned with the same amount of petrol, the Renter is liable to reimburse the Owner, however the Owner must provide a receipt for the fuel within 30 minutes of the Booking concluding.
To maximise your car’s potential earnings, ensure that you take high quality photos of your car, and provide as much pertinent information as you can regarding its location, features and capabilities. We advise that you respond to enquiries in a timely manner and also keep your car in good condition.
Kwikcar enforces a 24-hour cancellation policy. Renters who cancel their Booking less than 24 hours before the scheduled pick-up time will still be liable for full payment of their Booking.
Please see our cancellation policy for further details.