Buying a parallel import. Is it worth it, and why?
All you need to know about buying a parallel import.
All you need to know about buying a parallel import.
Expert advice about car modifications and accessories and how they might affect your car insurance.
Here’s a rundown of Singapore’s top cheap cars to insure.
Top places to find free and cheap parking in Singapore
Many motorists continue to drive even when they have medical conditions. However, in order to be a responsible driver you should make sure it is legal and safe for you to do so.
With the different types of car insurance available, which type should you choose? Find out more about the options you have when it comes to protecting yourself and your vehicle
Singapore’s most affordable car insurance company? Budget Direct Insurance. It’s official.
As more Singaporeans renew their COEs, we ask which cars stand the test of time? Which cars make the best investment over time? Find out more.
Buying a used car in Singapore can give you a headache. We’re here to help. Find out the best places to buy depending on your needs and budget.
In most cases, when you get into an accident you would want to file a claim with your insurer. But there are times when it may be wiser to opt for a private settlement
Vehicle emissions tests. More acronyms, more changes and even more confusion. Here we try to make sense of the new testing procedures and how they will impact motorists in Singapore.
Increased fines and penalties for motorists in Singapore caught driving irresponsibly. Find out what this means.
The Traffic Police in Singapore has introduced new speed cameras and enhanced penalties to curb speeding
There’s up to $10,000 reward money being offered if you report insurance fraud. But how do you spot insurance fraud? Find out what to look out for.
Renewing your road tax in Singapore is a simple affair. Here we tell you all you need to know about it. Learn about the pre-requisites to doing it as well
All your questions about carpooling in Singapore answered, including car insurance matters and LTA guidelines. Get all the facts here.
While owning a car can be costly in Singapore, there are a number ways car owners can save on car insurance. Here are some quick and easy hacks to cutting the cost of your car insurance premium.
Overloading your vehicle can land you with a hefty fine and up to 6 demerit points. Check out these dashcam videos taken on Singapore roads to find out how not to pack your vehicle.
Most people think that being involved in a car accident can lead to a hefty increase in your car insurance premiums. However, there are exceptions to this rule.
It is worth renewing your COE? Find out what you will save by renewing your COE instead of buying a new or used car. Plus, how to renew your COE.
As an insurance company, it’s our job to help you buy the right car insurance. You want to know more about authorised workshops – we answer
Singapore motorists caught driving recklessly on camera have been blacklisted and banned from buying motor insurance with Budget Direct Insurance. It is all part of a wider initiative to encourage safer driving.
Car warning symbols explained for drivers on the roads in Singapore. Find out what they are and what to do when these cryptic warning symbols come on (stay lit and won’t go away.)
Keeping your car in good condition can increase its resale value by up to 20%. Here are some expert tips on how to get top dollar for your used car in Singapore.
Which is better value for money between the Toyota Vios and the Honda Jazz in Singapore? Which one should you choose? Get expert advice.
The Skoda Kodiaq in Singapore. Should you buy one? Get honest car reviews from Budget Direct Insurance.
When it comes to buying a secondhand car you want to make sure it’s not been involved in a previous accident. But what are the signs to look out for? Find out.
The best electric cars in Singapore. Is it time to come clean and go electric? Save the planet and your cash. Find out more.
If my car catches fire what should I do and am I covered? Expert advice. Plus see footage of a car fire in Singapore and how quickly it gets out of control.
Chinese cars are coming. What’s the latest news and will car lovers in Singapore benefit?
Need help after an accident with a foreign motorist? Expert tips here
Calculate the actual cost of your car. Car value depreciation explained.
Watch out! Car insurance fraud is on the rise in Singapore. The best ways to protect yourself.
Most car drivers think they are very skilled. The actual facts speak differently. If autonomous cars can decrease the risk of accidents caused by driver error, how could that affect your Car insurance?
Pay car insurance up front or in installments? How to make a smarter choice.
In simple terms, autonomous driving means that cars will be able to drive themselves without human input. So what’s it all about? And should you be worried or excited?
Autonomous driving means your car will be able to drive itself without human input. So what’s available now? We take a look at semi-automated functions that point the way to the future of autonomous driving
Do you enjoy driving? You’re showing your age. Autonomous vehicles are the way of the future. Although there is resistance. Everything you need to know here
The Audi A5 Coupe has received acclaim as one of Audi’s better-looking cars and this new version looks set to build upon those accolades. Here’s our honest road test.
The Alpina XD3 – what’s it all about? Here’s an honest road test.
The Audi A3 Sedan 1.0 – what’s it all about? Here’s an honest road test.
Stylish sedans for senior drivers. Our road tested top three from the experts at Budget Direct Insurance.
Sport cars for senior drivers. Our road tested top three from the experts at Budget Direct Insurance.
Insurance companies like to talk and talk but at Budget Direct Insurance we believe our customers have far more interesting things to say…
Blue Thunder, Princess, Twinkie and The Scooby. Yes, really, these are popular nicknames we give our cars. What do you call yours? #beyonce loves hers.
The reasons why some parents still don’t buckle up
Get it right when buying a used car. Expert advice from Budget Direct Insurance
A hailstorm hit Singapore recently. But does your car insurance protect you against hail damage?
A full safety checklist for Singaporeans driving overseas.
Singapore may be well-known for its high-octane Formula 1 Night Race, but for the regular motorist driving at night is not without its own special risks.
Check out these inspiring dashcam videos of Singapore drivers doing good deeds that will help to restore your faith in humanity. Do send us your own dashcam videos too.
How to avoid distractions whilst driving. Stay safe with Budget Direct Insurance
This might surprise you about car insurance and flood damage in Singapore. Get the facts here.
These are the most common car accidents on Singapore roads. But does your motor insurance cover you? Get the facts.
Drive your dog to the best walking spots in Singapore. Here are 5 of the best places for dog walks on the Little Red Dot.
Don’t leave your dog in a hot car. Six minutes makes all the difference. Here’s how hot it can get in a car and expert help on how to protect your pet.
Want to save more money on your car? Tyre tips to keep you rolling.
Don’t buy your car insurance before you’ve read this!
Useful tips for Singaporean motorists faced with an emergency in a tunnel. From a car crash and breaking down, to running out of petrol. Here’s what you need to know.
Want to know which roads in Singapore experience the worst flash floods? Plus expert tips on how to handle your motor in a flood. Everything you need to stay safe.
Some car owners can be anxious about driving over the border because they are unsure what to do if they break down or have an accident. Budget Direct Insurance has it covered.
Don’t sweat the small stuff! Top 5 easiest cars to park in Singapore.
Will your next car be electric? All the details about who is driving the debate, and who is making the best electric cars on the market.
Dyson vs. Jaguar? Electric vehicles are set to take off, and new players are emerging. Who’s ahead, and what does it all mean for car buyers?
E-scooters are driving Singapore motorists and pedestrians round the bend. But it is hoped that new tighter regulations will see an improvement on our roads. Here is some jaw-dropping footage of e-scooter accidents caught on dashcam.
Want to save more money on your car? Car fluid checks to keep you on the road.
Want to save more money on your car? Wheel and tyre tips to keep you rolling.
Help and advice for a car insurance claim. Expert ways to protect from false claims
Your first driving lesson is a mix of excitement and anxiety. Here’s how you can prepare for yours.
Want to cut the cost of your son or daughter’s car insurance? Read this first.
With a little care you could get a much cheaper car servicing in Singapore. Here’s how.
Your new car needs lots of tender loving care. Go easy. Afterall, it cost you a small fortune. Here’s what you need to know to get the best from your new car.
Technological disruption is changing the way we live. Only a decade ago a chauffeur-driven car was a fantasy for most of us, but now with Grab it is an everyday reality.
The third generation Hyundai i30 range debuted in Singapore with the five-door hatchback variant, and is now joined by a wagon and most recently, a fastback coupe. Which one is right for you? Expert tips.
Get honest, no nonsense car reviews for Singapore motorists on a budget. Find out whether the Golf hatchback 1.0 series is a pint-sized powerhouse or a pushover.
Trust the Koreans to bring the drama and excitement from the television screens and into the cars that roll off their production lines. The Hyundai Kona. Should you buy one? Honest car reviews for Singapore motorists.
Your quick guide to how cars are priced in Singapore
Does the thought of bidding for your own motor’s COE fill you with dread? Yes, we get it but it’s not as difficult as you may think. You can also get yourself a bargain bid and potentially save thousands. Next time, don’t ask your car dealer to do it. Follow this easy step-by-step guide to COE open bidding.
You may be confused as to how car insurers calculate the cost of your premium. We look at some common factors insurance companies use to set the cost of your car insurance.
What are the costs of owning a car in Singapore in 2019? We do a full breakdown of all the costs involved including buying a new motor and the yearly running costs such as petrol and road tax. Get the full details.
Singapore citizens, PRs and foreigners are now required to make online applications for their qualified driving licence. Here’s an easy guide to getting your driving licence online.
Put simply, a hybrid car is one that runs on two powertrains, an electric motor and a regular engine. Both work seamlessly in various situations to offer maximum fuel efficiency, hence ‘hybrid’. Awesome!
One day, a bored chef put together a croissant and a doughnut. The result? The Cronut. The planet could have done without it. But hybrid cars? Better for us, and our planet’s health. So what are the benefits?
Step into a Hyundai now and you’ll find a car that’s a world apart from its predecessors. So what is the Hyundai Avante, or Elantra, like? Here’s an honest road test.
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If you are married or in a domestic partnership, do let your car insurance company know about it. By revealing this, you may be able to obtain lower premiums on your car insurance policy.
Premium petrol is expensive in Singapore. Find out if your car really needs it. Expert motoring tips from Budget Direct Insurance.
The C-HR a Toyota. Should you buy one in Singapore? Honest car reviews from Budget Direct Insurance. We tell it like it is.
Hybrid cars are hot. As are crossovers, which are selling like hot cakes, except with a higher price tag! Now, say hello to a new combo – the shapely Kia Niro. So what’s it all about, and should you buy one?
Tips and advice to help you make the best choice and get your license
Guide to making a success of your driving course from Budget Direct Insurance’s own learner driver
Tips and advice to help you relax and pass your practical driving test.
Worried about getting your driver’s license? Our very own learner driver shows you how.
Manual cars in Singapore are cheaper to buy and run than automatics. So, should you opt for manual over automatic?
Is the Mitsubishi Attrage the new Lancer? Not exactly, but as an everyday car, the Attrage has its appeal. Here’s an honest road test.
New car seat research. Need to know for Singaporean parents with newborns
New driver? Top 6 tips to keep you safe on the road in Singapore.
The Infiniti Q30 – what’s it all about? Here’s an honest road test.
The Kia Cerato K3 is blessed with sophisticated good looks. But what else does it have to offer? Get no-nonsense car reviews from Budget Direct Insurance.
Off-peak cars. Only spotted at certain times in Singapore. What actually is an OPC, and why would you get one? Advice from Budget Direct Insurance.
The Opel Mokka X - what’s it all about? Here’s an honest road test.
Protect yourself from classic car problems with these expert tips.
Get it right when buying a car in Singapore. Expert advice from Budget Direct Insurance
Carparks that drive Singaporeans round the bend.
Budget Direct Insurance’s easy guide to transporting your pet
Leaving a child or pet in the car, either out of negligence or for the sake of convenience, can be potentially fatal. This is because of the dangers posed by heatstroke and suffocation.
Singapore motorists take extra care while driving during Ramadan. Fasting can affect the body. Get expert tips on driving safely while fasting.
The most attention-grabbing orange thing since Donald Trump, and arguably the most shocking thing to come out of Great Britain since Brexit. Say hello to the Range Rover Evoque Convertible. Rugged and roofless. So what’s it all about, and should you buy one?
In the Philippines dangling items in cars are considered a dangerous distraction and are banned. In Singapore we love to decorate our car interiors. But what are the risks?
Want to see crocodiles, monitor lizards, herons, kingfishers and even sea otters? Here’s a quick road trip planner for a #singapore adventure
Want to save more money on your car? Expert car hacks right here.
Researchers found that, senior drivers do not present a safety hazard. They analysed whether elderly drivers cause more crashes or not and found the following hard truth…
Sleek station wagons for senior drivers. Our road tested top three, from the experts at Budget Direct Insurance.
Prep your car before Singapore’s monsoon season begins. Expert tips. Plus find out where the latest flooding prone hotspots are.
From 2019 all new learner motorists in Singapore will have to undergo a simulation training test before they can get their driving licence. Get the facts here.
We look at Singapore’s safest neighbourhoods plus the country’s most crime prone areas including those where you’re most likely to get your car stolen.
On the busy roads in Singapore you may encounter five types of drivers - do you recognize yourself?
Find out what the impact of lifting car warranty restrictions is having on Singapore motorists. Is it good news? Get the latest here.
How to check if you have a traffic offence across the border.
An app called Parking.sg lets you pay your parking on your phone, charging your credit or debit card. It will alert you when your paid parking time is nearly up and you can extend your stay easily.
Singapore safe drivers make a saving on their car insurance. Find out exactly how much you can save by driving carefully.
Impatient and inconsiderate Singapore drivers are caught on dashcam. Find out what not to do when you’re in a hurry. Some good lessons for all of us.
Smoking in cars. What is the law in Singapore? And what are the dangers? Budget Direct Insurance answers your questions and clears the air.
We quite like the Toyota Vios but does your wallet? Full details on running costs including insurance fees.
Crossover cars for senior drivers. Our road tested top three from the experts at Budget Direct Insurance.
The Toyota Corolla Altis is one of the most popular cars in Singapore. Altis lovers will be delighted to know that their favourite car has now received a mid-life update to its 11th generation model. So what’s it like? Here’s an honest road test.
The Toyota and Honda are Singaporeans favourite car makes according to a new report. Find out how much they cost to buy including car insurance. Plus get expert tips on which one you should choose.
The Toyota Wish is one of Singapore’s favourite MPVs. What’s it like? Here’s an honest road test.
We all know electric cars are the future but we also have valid concerns about reliability, battery lifespan and access to charging points. But one car might just be the nudge we need. Check out the new Renault Zoe.
Is it an offence in Singapore for a driver to use their handphone whilst stationary at traffic lights? Find out what the law says when it comes to using your handphone in your car.
The Volkswagen Tiguan – an eager, well-equipped SUV. Here’s an honest road test.
What are the penalties for driving without car insurance in Singapore? Is it worth risking? Find out what happens if you’re caught out.
Acronyms such as COE, VQS and PQP can be mind boggling. Here is an easy guide to help make sense of the basics of your Ceritificate of Entitlement (COE).
Being prepared is half the victory. More advice for common car troubles
Find out all you need to know after a road accident and the process involved in making a car insurance claim in Singapore. Your expert guide.
While generally law-abiding, Singaporeans seem to be taking road safety for granted. According to a survey, they appear to seize any opportunity to violate traffic rules
Windscreen repairs can mean your car is out of action while you figure out how to pay for the damage. Here’s expert help.
Women in Singapore are safer drivers than men. And there’s no disputing the facts and figures that show women have fewer accidents. It means they pay less for car insurance too.
Some of the worst car accidents in Singapore have involved pile ups. What can we learn from this type of crash?
Some of the worst car accidents in Singapore have involved rivers. What can we learn from this type of crash?
Want to switch car insurers and get a better deal? Steps to take when you decide to switch to a different car insurer.
It's well known that here in Singapore we are a nation of gadget geeks. And the last two decades have seen extraordinary rollouts in auto innovation designed to make getting...
When it comes to putting children in car seats we still fall short here in Singapore. Far too often youngsters are seen sitting on parents’ laps, not a child car...
Air-con on full blast, stop-start driving in the city streets… Cutting down your fuel bill in Singapore isn't easy. But there are ways to make sure your car is getting...
Despite reports of some drivers deliberately going out of their way to obstruct emergency vehicles, most Singaporeans do want to help. Thankfully the majority of Singapore motorists are keen to...
Want to save more money on your car? Expert car hacks right here.
Want to save money on your car? Expert car hacks right here.
Most of us like to think of ourselves as pretty good drivers, don’t we? Many of us passed our driving test with flying colours, sailed through our theory test and have...
Want to save more money on your car? Expert car cleaning hacks right here.
Singapore tops the list when it comes to expensive cars. One accolade we could do without! Don’t skip on car maintenance to try save. Five ways to avoid turning your car into a money pit.
As an insurance company, it’s our job to protect you from things that can and do go wrong. Autonomous driving is a thing, and it’s only going to get bigger. What does it mean for you?
Common used car problems and how to spot them. Expert tips here.
Want to protect your investment when buying a used car in Singapore? Expert tips here.
Protect yourself from used car problems with these expert tips.
Want the best advice on buying your first car? Expert tips here.
Car insurance excess in Singapore. Your quick guide.
Get it right when buying a car in Singapore. Expert advice from Budget Direct Insurance
In Singapore we drive on the left. We have our colonial history, specifically the Brits, to thank for this as they brought their driving habits with them. But what about everywhere else? How to survive a holiday while driving on the right
From Sago Street to Rotan Lane…Where do these Singapore street names actually come from?
Want a secluded cuddle in your car with the one you love? Best places in Singapore to enjoy some alone time this Valentine’s Day. Zoom zoom!
Singaporeans motoring overseas. Do you need an international driving permit? Quick guide here
The Jaguar F-Pace – what’s it all about? Car guru Ben Chia investigates
Beat kiasu drivers and save money on insurance. Find out how.
Road tax disc news from the LTA. Declutter your car windscreen from February 15th 2017. All the details here.
If the movies have taught us anything it’s that agents can be expensive. They don’t always tell the truth and spend a lot of time in super cars and casinos.
Need help with options for your 10 – 15 year old car? Expert advice from Budget Direct Insurance
The Nissan Pulsar – what’s it all about? Car guru Ben Chia investigates
An Off Peak Car (OPC) is a smart, cost-cutting option that bring motoring expenses right down. Your easy guide to OPCs.
Tailgating in Singapore could land you in court and lead to a driving ban with thousands of dollars in fines if a serious collision occurs as a result. We reveal the dangers and how to deal with them safely
The Jeep Grand Cherokee – what’s it all about? Car guru Ben Chia investigates
We love flip-flops in sunny Singapore but don’t wear them whilst driving. Top 3 dangers revealed.
Being prepared is half the victory. Advice for common car troubles
Some of the worst car accidents in Singapore have involved dangerous driving. What can we learn from this type of crash?