Flux is a new subscription service in Malaysia offering you the use of a car without the need for you to shell out a large sum of money or commit to a multiple year loan to buy one. Flux is an all-inclusive monthly car subscription service which offers all the benefits of having your dream car without the drawbacks. There is a range of cars from its garage for you to pick for your personal use. While it sounds similar to car sharing services, with Flux, you get to keep the car in your driveway or parking spot, which is almost like owning it.
This service also helps to reduce the hassle of trading in or selling your car once you are bored with the current one as you can opt to switch to another in the Flux stable. And you can switch back, or switch to another one, if you change your mind or requirements. Basically, you don’t need to have multiple cars in your driveway, just a Flux subscription will do.
Flux members just need to pay a monthly fee to drive a car of their choice without commitment. In essence, there is no downpayment, no debt, and no problems.
The ‘no problems’ bit is explained below.
How Flux Works
Flux members can choose a car of their choice from www.driveflux.com and subscribe to a specific car in the website. Cars currently available range from the Toyota Yaris to Honda City to Kia Sportage to MINI Cooper to BMW 630 GT; either new or pre-owned. All its cars are independently inspected to determine that each and every one is maintained to the highest standards and free of major accidents and flood damage.
Once you have selected a car, you then choose a subscription plan which starts at month-to-month for total flexibility or up to three years for best value. Subscription plans indicate how long members intend to use the Flux service, and not a specific car as you have the privilege to switch to another throughout your subscription period. You can also choose a mileage package i.e. Lite, Standard and Unlimited which offers a monthly maximum of 1,250 km, 2,000 km and cap-less mileage respectively. The Lite package is offered at no additional charge.
Additionally, Flux offers a concierge service to help manage all your car-related administrative and maintenance matters. This includes yearly document renewals along with planning and execution of periodical service and repairs. This will free up your time, especially on weekends.
Moreover, Flux vehicles are fitted with a telematics device which ensures your safety and security. Should your car be involved in an accident, the telematics device will send for emergency services to your location so that medical attention is received as soon as possible. Flux has partnered with leading automotive insurers for comprehensive protection and 24/7 nationwide roadside assistance to ensure your safety and assist you in every step of the post-accident process. It can also aid in the recovery of the vehicle and your belongings in the case of theft.
A key benefit of Flux is the freedom to switch cars after a minimum of one month of use with just a standard switching fee. Following a switch, you pay the monthly rate for the newly chosen car. Flux is the only service able to offer this level of flexibility at these prices, to give its members the the best value possible.
And just in case you have seconds thoughts on the vehicle you chose, Flux offers a 3-day Risk Free Return policy and will work with you to find a car that best meets your needs.
The Flux service is open to subscription by Malaysians and non-Malaysians, as long as you have a credit card issued in Malaysia, local mobile contact number and are above 25 years of age. International driving licence holders are also accepted.
“It’s unbelievable that in 2019, the only financially attractive way a Malaysian can have access to a car 24/7 all year round is through a hire purchase loan. Because buying a car, a highly depreciating asset, is probably the worst financial decision a household can make. From my time in Silicon Valley, I observed first hand how the tech industry was disrupting the mobility space. In essence, consumers are being empowered to make better decisions with less compromise,” said Aziz Ayman, Founder & CEO of Flux.
“I founded Flux to challenge the status quo and offer a better alternative to the conventional car loan, here at home in Malaysia. At Flux, we are excited to pioneer a new means to access all the benefits of having a car in your driveway, without the costs. We are proud to challenge the conventions of car ownership, working collaboratively with the leading local automotive groups. Together, we offer you freedom of choice, at unparalleled convenience. In short, Flux is the simpler way to ‘own’ your perfect car,” he added.