Renting a motorbike/scooter rules in Cebu city- FAQ
Do I need a driving license to rent a motorbike in Cebu city, Philippines?
Yes, you need a valid motorbike driving license to rent a motorbike in Cebu city, Philippines. You can not drive a motorbike or scooter in the Philippines with your car driving license. When having a foreign driving license, you can drive up to 90 days after your arrival to the Philippines. Please check with the local police station regarding your driving license or visit the LTO office in Cebu city.
Driving rules of scooter rental in Cebu City
You must carry your valid driving license with you at all times. Be advised that a picture or a photocopy of the driving license is not valid. If the police stop you, they will take the scooter from you and it will cost you 15,000 pesos to get the scooter back. You might put in jail as well. Do not leave your actual driving license with the motorbike owner. Wear a helmet and ‘closed’ shoes while driving the scooter. Your front light, backlight, and signal light should work at all times. You should obtain a copy of the motorbike registration and the rental contract before you leave the owner’s location. The registration should be valid and not expired.
The questions you must ask the motorbike owner before leaving his/her location
If you are renting a scooter in Cebu city, You must ask the owner the following questions:
How does the scooter start? How does the handle lock work? How to open to the gas tank? What type of fuel to use for the scooter? Some scooters are very complicated to lock and unlock. You must learn everything before you leave the owner’s location.
Where should you rent a scooter in Cebu city?
There are many rental shops in Cebu. you can find all the rental shops’ locations and their terms and requirements on the Book2wheel website. You can also read the customers’ reviews before you rent from the specific owner. This will give you a good idea of whom you are renting a scooter in Cebu city.
Should I leave my passport with the owner when renting a scooter in Cebu city?
You do not have to leave your passport with the owner. You can leave a deposit instead. Some owners can give you their motorbike for a deposit of 200 USD to 300 USD. You can also find owners on Book2wheel.com who do not require your passport. The owner keeps a deposit to cover possible damages on the scooter that are caused by the renter. A small scooter in the Philippines costs from 1500 USD to 2500 USD.
Why rent a scooter in Cebu using the Book2Wheel motorbike sharing website?
Book2wheel is a website that connects you directly with motorbikes owners. We do not own any of the motorbikes. If you rent through Book2wheel, we can help the managing disputes between the owner and the renter. We have staff on the ground who can follow up if something went wrong. Also, we advise you to rent from owners who have good reviews. We have been working in the Philippines since 2016. We are well aware of the motorbike rental companies and owners which have good behavior.