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Car Hire in Kuala Lumpur

Car Rental in Kuala Lumpur

This information is correct as of July 2015.

Where to rent a car in Kuala Lumpur

Car rental companies are a dime a dozen within the central business district of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, and travellers will not have a hard time looking for the services that they need and want. Most car rental companies can be found in the area of Chowkit, Kampung Attap, Pudu, and the surrounding areas, in Petaling Jaya, and in Pelabunan Klang. Some of the said car rental companies include local Suria Car Rental, MBR Car Rental, Sports Direct.com, Mayflower Car Rental, Insas Pacific Rent-a-car, Car Rental Kuala Lumpur, Green Matrix Car, H&Z Car Rental, and many others. International/major ones meanwhile include Europcar, Hertz, Avis, and others. Some of them have offices in the airport for easy access as well.

What to expect when renting a car from Kuala Lumpur

Road quality in Kuala Lumpur is currently at its peak nowadays, primarily due to the thrust of the government to improve on the transportation around the area. This has produced good quality roads; however due to this, most travellers around the city now prefer driving and has induced traffic jams. Traffic is usually very heavy between 8:00-10:00 in the morning and late in the afternoon until early in the evening, so make sure to avoid these times at all costs. If it can't be avoided though, just pack in some patience and drive carefully.

The advancements also created a complicated web of expressways, and although they are efficient, they can be a bother to travellers who will be driving for the first time in the city. This can be remedied by having a chauffeured car to begin with, or at least have GPS/maps within your rental vehicles. This way, you may safely navigate the area without getting lost, or without asking for directions, especially if you cannot speak in the local language. When it comes to parking, do not park on roads within the busy districts such as Bangsar or Bukit Bintang as other cars might lock the vehicle in and park next to the space. Covered parks are preferable, although some who would do not wish to pay for parking fees can simply park a few yards away from the main streets – on the off beaten paths – and just walk back.

Getting to your destination

Brickfields
A small town and residential neighbourhood located just outside central Kuala Lumpur, Brickfields is dubbed as 'Little India' due to its high concentration of Indian businesses and residents. It is also the site of several temples and churches, and of interesting architecture that are actually pretty to look at.

Brickfields can be reached by driving from central Kuala Lumpur through the Jalan Damansara and on to Jalan Tun Sambanthan.

Taman Tun Dr Ismail
An affluent district nestled within the vicinity of Bandar Utama, Damansara Utama, and Mutiara Damansara, Taman Tun Dr Ismail's main attractions are its boathouses and lively markets that are frequented by both locals and visitors alike.

Taman Tun Dr Ismail can be reached via the SPRINT/E23 going to the direction of Jalan Damansara to Pinggiran Zaaba.

Mont Kiara
Mont Kiara is a posh district right outside of central Kuala Lumpur. It is known for its many high rise residential condominiums, office complexes, and its shopping areas.

Mont Kiara can be reached by taking Jalan Damansara and Jalan Duta/Jalan Tuanku Abdul Halim to Jalan Kiara. Take the E23 exit from here, and then continue to Jalan Kiara to the destination.

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