Drive with Grab using your own car in 4 steps

When you drive for Grab, your car moves from being a depreciating asset to a smart choice. Because let’s face it, it is expensive to own a car in Singapore. And every minute it sits in your parking lot, is money lost.

What are the minimum requirements to drive with Grab?

Singaporean with valid PDVL / TDVL

Singapore PR employed under a limousine company

Minimum 1 year of driving experience

Own a 4-door car (Vehicle models are subjected to approval)


Grab Driver Training & Assessment:

From 8 June 2020, new and re-activating driver-partners (GrabCar & GrabTaxi) will have to complete 2 new courses & 1 driving assessment as part of our new onboarding requirements. This is to help uphold safety and quality levels of our transport services. Click here to find out more

Step 1: Conversion of vehicle

All cars that are intended to be used for private-hire purposes must be converted to Z10/Z11 classification. Z10 is for normal sedans while Z11 is for vehicles like SUVs and MPVs. The process is simple and can be done online at ONE.MOTORING, please follow the below step-by-step instructions:

  • Login using your SingPass ID and Password
  • Select: Ownership > Vehicle Scheme / Specifications > Convert My Vehicle Scheme > Conversion type: Passenger to Private Hire (Chauffeur)
  • Finally, make a payment of $100

Step 2: Purchase commercial insurance

It’s SAFE to drive using your own car when you’re Grabbing! When your car is commercially insured, you have peace of mind that both you and your passengers are protected in the event of an accident when you’re on a Grab trip.

FWD is the only insurer to offer private-hire drivers like Grab drivers the option to buy a car insurance online. FWD’s comprehensive commercial car insurance provides our unique 50% No Claims Discount lifetime guarantee and the best income protection. So you can be sure you’re covered on all fronts.

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After obtaining your commercial insurance, head to Vicom to obtain the Private Hire Decal and installation will be done after showing your Vehicle Log Card

Step 3:  Attend Courses / Activation

You’ll be required to complete the following courses & driving assessment as part of your onboarding requirements, where you will also be awarded individual certificates of completion:


  1. Vehicle Safety & Maintenance (Duration: 1 day)Safe driving practices and vehicle maintenance will help minimize repair-related expenses and keep your Grab journeys incident-free.
  2. Customer Service & Quality (Duration: 1 day)Providing good customer service will help prepare you for situations with various types of passengers and ensure a high level of quality service will still be upheld.


  1. Safety & Quality Driving (Duration: 0.5 day)
    Equipping you with defensive driving techniques and know-how to improve safety awareness and on-the-road reaction.
Upon completion of the 2 courses and obtaining a passing grade for the driving assessment, your next step will be activating your account with us


Activation is free. Documents required:

  • NRIC
  • Driving Licence
  • Proof of commercial insurance
  • Vehicle Logcard (Z10 / Z11)
  • Copy of Bank book/statement indicating name and account number
  • Taxi and Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (TPDVL) / Private Hire Car Driver’s Vocational Licence (PDVL)
  • Affixed Private Hire Decal on vehicle (Obtained from Vicom)
  • Certificate of completion for Vehicle Safety & Maintenance course, Customer Service & Quality course and a passing grade for Safety & Quality driving assessment

Note: If you don’t own a car, you can still drive with Grab using a rental car


Step 4: Get ready for success

Complete your driver app training online and you will be earning extra in no time!


Learn more about GrabCar and how you can start earning with us.

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