What Kind of Driver Are You? Discover Your Driving Personality Type and the Esso Fuel Rewards You’ll Need

What Kind of Driver Are You? Discover Your Driving Personality Type and the Esso Fuel Rewards You’ll Need

In this compact city-state, getting from point A to point B is always an adventure. On Singapore roads, you’ll often encounter a diverse mix of drivers—from the professionals navigating the city’s traffic during peak hours to the laid-back souls leisurely exploring its windy roads at the coasts. Not to mention, motorcyclists weaving through our streets and cyclists pedalling along add to the colourful driving landscape. 

Your driving habits can reveal a lot about your personality. Say you’re stuck in a stationary traffic jam for 30 minutes now, do you crank up the radio and practice your belting skills or do you just get…cranky? 

Understanding your driving personality type isn’t only for fun, it can be a game-changer when maximising your fuel rewards. For instance, for everyday drivers who prioritise savings and efficiency, fuel rewards that offer discounts, cashback, or loyalty points can significantly contribute to their cost-cutting goals. 

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As an Esso Smiles member, you’ll reap a wide variety of benefits, including savings from fuel discounts, exclusive promotional offers and lucky draws, accumulating Smiles points to redeem rewards, and more. And to really get the most out of your Esso Smiles membership, the DBS Esso Card sets you up for additional discounts, rewards, and savings.

Curious to uncover what’s your unique driving personality type? Take our quiz to find out!

Results: If you answered…

Mostly A’s: You’re the “Spontaneous Wanderer “! 

You’re the free-spirited, “carpe diem” kind of driver, spontaneity is your driving force, and you’re always ready to hit the road at a moment’s notice. Your vehicle is your trusted companion for those impromptu outings, be it a last-minute beach trip, a weekend getaway, or simply a drive to explore the hidden gems of Singapore.

Get the most out of your Esso Smiles membership on the enhanced Esso app, where you can redeem rewards flexibly, from instant fuel redemptions to car washes and partner offers anytime, anywhere—the perfect companion to your spontaneous lifestyle. To find the closest station to you, use the station locator in the Esso app. 

For even more savings, consider signing up for the DBS Esso Card. If you’re a first-time DBS Esso Card cardholder, or an existing customer reapplying who cancelled over 12 months ago, you can enjoy a one-off S$120 cash rebate. All you have to do is spend a minimum of S$180 nett on fuel per month for 2 consecutive months from the date of card approval. This sign-on promotion is valid until 30 April 2024. Terms and conditions apply.

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Fuel Savings at Esso
Up to 21.6%
per S$10 charged outside of Esso
1 Smiles Point
per 1 Litre of Synergy Fuel
1 Smiles Point


Mostly B’s: You’re the “Efficient Explorer”! 

Driving is a big part of your everyday life; You’re always looking for new ways to maximise your savings. Your vehicle is not just a mode of transportation but a financial asset. You’re the kind of person who understands that every turn of the key and every mile on the road has a financial implication. You’re constantly looking for strategies to make your driving experience more cost-efficient.

With the DBS Esso Card, you can remain committed to making the most of every dollar spent with up to 21.6% fuel savings when you fuel up at Esso with the DBS Esso Card: 

Example of savings calculations based on S$180 nett fuel (S$219.51 gross fuel) spend at Esso service station(s) per calendar month In percentage In dollar value
Instant fuel discount  18% S$39.51
Additional savings (with min. S$180 nett fuel spend at Esso per calendar month from now till 31 December 2024, awarded into the DBS Esso Cardmember’s Card account) 3.6% S$8
Total fuel savings 21.6% S$47.51

Terms and conditions apply

Note that the 18% instant fuel discount is not applicable for Mobile Wallet payments such as Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, and Google Pay. It is also subject to change without prior notice so we’d recommend checking on-site for updates.

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Mostly C’s: You’re the “Chill Commuter”! 

You’re probably the everyday driver—your vehicle serves as a reliable companion in your daily grind, taking you through familiar routes and providing you with the convenience you need. Let us guess, you’re also the go-to designated driver within your social circles and at home. Your friends and family trust you to ensure their safety after a night out, knowing that you’re the one who’s always ready to take the wheel. 

With the DBS Esso card, your purchases let you convert your spending to Smiles points in and out of Esso stations. Smiles points can be used to redeem rewards like a Mobil 1 service package to get your car maintained at the Mobil 1 car care workshops. The maintenance service is meant to help prevent engine wear and breakdown for optimum engine performance.

Here’s what you will earn
Fuel purchased at Esso 1 Litre of Synergy™ fuel = 1 Smiles point
Other retail spend Every S$10 charged outside of Esso = 1 Smiles point.

No matter which type of driver you are, the Esso Smiles Driver Rewards programme and DBS Esso card are designed to go hand-in-hand to provide drivers with convenience and savings. Visit Esso Singapore for more information and sign up as an Esso Smiles member. Check out Esso’s other promotions here.


This post was written in collaboration with Esso Singapore. While we are financially compensated by them, we nonetheless strive to maintain our editorial integrity and review products with the same objective lens. We are committed to providing the best information for you to make personal financial decisions with confidence.