Getting movers to help you with a move in and out of a home can be expensive. If you want to reduce costs and are willing to do some heavy lifting a truck rental can help you save costs.
But before you rush into getting a truck rental, there are a couple of things you should know about renting a moving truck. Some of the things to consider include the size of the truck to hire, how to get the best deals, how to pack your belongings in the truck, etc.
If you want to know about the best way to rent a furniture truck, this article will provide you with stress-free solutions for your next truck rental.
What truck size do you need for your move?
Can you imagine how terrible you would feel to find out on your moving day that the truck hire you got was too small? It would be devastating! Before you decide on which size of truck to hire, you should know the size of your belongings and ensure you have precise measurements. This will help you determine which truck will be best to hire.
Most truck rental companies have several types of truck sizes to suit your belongings and can help you determine what size will help get the job done. If you want to book a furniture truck in Auckland Auckland Vehicle Rentals has several options for your move.
If you still feel skeptical about the size of the truck to hire, you can go ahead and rent a large truck if your budget permits it.
When is the best time to book a moving truck?
With booking any vehicle, timing is key. You should always book a truck a couple of weeks or months in advance of your moving day. If you are not in a hurry to move and would like to get the best deals on truck rental, you should consider moving during the off-season where trucks are in less demand.
Have an idea on how to drive a truck
The safety of your lives and belongings is in the way you drive the truck. If you have never driven one, take time to practice and if you have, it’s okay to still practice. Before signing the rental terms of the agreement, ensure that you are comfortable driving the size of truck you want to hire.
Do your research on the route you will be using, considering low bridge overhangs, roundabouts, T junctions, and other detours. Prior knowledge and practice will prepare you for the drive. If you still don’t feel like you can easily maneuver a moving truck, you can always opt out for cargo vans.
While we hope for the best for your move, it is important to cover all grounds in a situation of mishaps or accidents during the trip. Before you rent a truck, ensure that your belongings are insured and confirm with the rental company whether or not you need extra coverage.
Make final and precise plans for moving day
As you draw closer to moving day, you should be fully prepared. Some necessary things to consider include:
- What route you will be using.
- Make sure your driver’s license, credit cards, and other important documents are close to you.
- Taking note of existing damages on the truck rental. Take pictures if you must to avoid being blamed or charged wrongly.
- Before you drive off, ensure everything in the vehicle is functioning efficiently, this includes ramps and any other extra moving equipment you hire.
What to take note of on the return
Before returning a truck rental, ensure it is in the same condition that it was given.
It is also important to remember to refuel the truck rental before returning. Be sure to also inquire about the type of gas the truck should be filled with. At Auckland Vehicle Rentals, all vehicles are given a full fuel tank and need to be returned full. Additional charges apply if we have to do this for you.
If you are moving cross country or within the city, these tips are very much applicable. We hope this helps prepare you for your next move.
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