Expat Car Leasing, Rental & Chauffeur Malaysia

Relocation support for all your employee mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Malaysia

With the foreign professional in mind, we can provide corporate or relocation company paid vehicles in Malaysia. We have included auto insurance and roadside assistance in the lease payments. The employee/expat will work with their own Personal Car Shopper, who will assist them with all their questions, provide quotes and ensure hassle-free delivery of their new car.

Direct Billing Service: ExpatRide will pay for the vehicle on behalf of the expat employee and invoice the employer or the relocation management company.

Note: It is unfortunately not possible for the expat to pay for the vehicle directly to our local partner with our program.

Flexible Lease Terms

12 to 36 months lease agreements. We offer Malaysia’s most competitive and flexible leasing program. Lease option is available with a minimum of 12 month’s lease period at competitive rates. Flexibility in choice of vehicle model – Choose from brand new or existing vehicles. 24-hour emergency and breakdown assistance and maintenance are included in the lease.

No Down Payment

Only 3 months refundable security deposit

Expat Auto Insurance

Insurance included with Collision Damage Waiver, Excess Waiver & Theft Waiver

24-hours Emergency Service

24-hours emergency service hotline and breakdown service nationwide. Replacement car during service.

We can assist you in all of Malaysia

All major cities and all smaller cities, we’ll be there for you: Kuala Lumpur, George Town of Penang,Ipoh Johor Bahru, Malacca City, Kota Kinabalu, Kuantan, Alor Setar, Tawa, Sandakan and the list goes on…

Contact us for more information

Fill out the contact form below and we will guide you through the options and the process.

Frequently Asked Questions

  • What features are included in the lease agreements?

    The following features are included:
    • Brand new vehicle
    • Unlimited mileage
    • Maintenance
    • Replacement car during car service
    • Road tax
    • Insurance coverage
    • 24-hours emergency service hotline and breakdown service nationwide
    • Sales tax (6 % STT)

  • What is the time-frame for car delivery?

    It depends on the car you choose. The delivery will be within 60 days, subject to stock availability from manufacturers

  • Is there a down payment to start the lease?

    No, however, we require a 3 month refundable security deposit.

  • What kind of insurance is included in the lease?

    The following is included in the insurance:
    Collision Damage Waiver, Excess Waiver & Theft Waiver
    The deductible is RM 1,000 - 3,000 depending on size of car

  • What is required to start a lease?

    The following is required to start a lease:
    1. 3 months Security Deposit (monthly rate times 3)
    2. Stamp Duty (will provide once you choose car)
    3. Copy of Passport & International Driving License
    4. Lease Agreement (to sign upon agreed)
    5. Vehicle Schedule (to sign upon agreed)

  • Can I use my foreign driver's license for my lease in Malaysia?

    Your foreign driver's license is valid for 2 months. At that point, you can turn to your embassy in order to obtain a Malaysia driver's license.

  • Is ExpatRide specialized in only supporting expatriates, or is it available for short-term and domestic needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employees’ transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

  • How can ExpatRide support our corporate relocation service needs?

    We work with you to establish a global mobility program for all aspects of car transportation. Aligning customary transportation across continents, budgets, allowances, self-pay, approved vehicles, individually tailored solutions, and centralized direct billing arrangement across all services.

    If you with a Relocation Management Company. We can support and implement the plan mentioned above together with the RMC, including coordinating expense management for your employees, thus utilizing the relocation support services infrastructure already provided to you by the RMC. We work with all the major RMCs and Destination Services Providers.

    Please see more information on our “Corporate page”

  • What payment options do you offer

    We offer the following payment options:

    - Bank payment
    - Credit card payment (3,5% transaction fee is added)

    Invoicing can be done in AUD, EUR, GBP, SGD or USD.

  • Do you support Global Mobility HR with their expats’ transportation needs?

    ExpatRide’s primary focus is on workforce mobility services. It includes all employee transportation needs, be it short-term international assignments or long-term and permanent moves. We can assist employees moving domestically and internationally.

    For your employees we offer the following services:

    - Airport Transfer
    - Rental Car
    - Daily Chauffeur Service
    - Car Leasing

Practical Information on Driving in Malaysia

Speed Limits

The maximum speed limit: 110 Km/h,
Mountainous areas and near urban centers: 90 Km/H

Kids in Cars

Children below 135 cm must use a child restraint system. Parents are advised to choose the right car seats according to the height and weight of their children

Minimum Age

The minimum driving age is 18 years.


Drivers are always to carry while driving, a valid driver’s license, registration documents and insurance documents.

Phone & Driving

The offence of using a phone while driving a vehicle is now considered a non-compoundable offence. This means that offenders will be required to make a court appearance before a magistrate to settle individual cases, as opposed to the compounds that are usually paid to avoid such appearances.

Alcohol and driving

Don’t do it! Under the existing law, drunk driving is only subject to Section 45A (1) of the Road Transport Act 1987 which provides for a fine of not less than RM1,000 and not more than RM6,000 or imprisonment not less than 12 months

Expat Auto Insurance

Third party car insurance is compulsory for all drivers and if you’re a car owner, you’ll need to purchase motor insurance before you’re able to renew your road tax. However, it is always advisable to purchase a comprehensive insurance plan which offers you the most protection possible in the case of an accident.

Seat Belt Laws

The driver and passengers must all wear a seat belt.

How to exchange to a Malaysia driver's license

Drivers can apply for a Malaysian Driving License through any Road Transport Department Office or directly to the Road Transport Departments Headquarters in Putrajaya.

The relevant application form (JPJL1) must be completed and submitted with the following:
• The original and a copy of the current, valid driving license
• An English translation of the driving license if necessary
• The original and a copy of the driver’s passport
• An authorized letter from the Embassy if the original driving license is not computer printed

Automatic Conversion of a Foreign Driving License

This is for applicants whose driving license was issued from a country which has a bilateral agreement with Malaysia.
Please see more details on the website of the Ministry of Transport Malaysia

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance many makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands in Malaysia

Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford,Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Opel, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, BMW X1

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

- Jochen from Germany, VW Tiguan

We are here to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Malaysia
    • Competitive interest rates
    • Choose from many makes and models
    • Online and phone service saves time and hassle with visiting dealers
    • Intercultural assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals etc.