Don’t get stuck renting a truck
Chances are you don’t have a spare truck parked in your driveway or at a mate’s house. Yet chances are at some point in your life you’re going to need to rent one for a move or relocation anyway.
In the ever-expanding market of hire vehicles, finding cheap moving trucks for rental can seem both easier and more complicated than ever. On the one hand, the internet has put any number of companies within a few types and swipes of the finger. On the other hand, with numerous companies all seeming to offer the best rental truck deals, it can be hard to know which company–and which truck–is right for you.
Like using any supplier or business, you want to deal with an honest team with a reputation for quality service and reliability. So, how do you find the right rental truck company for you?
To help take the stress out of your search and decision, we’ve drilled down on the three things to consider being hiring a rental truck so you can avoid getting stuck down the line!
What do you need?
Seems a bit obvious, doesn’t it? The truth is that not all trucks are the same and not all customers’ requirements are the same either. Of course, it’s not hard to find a cheap moving truck for rent nowadays but the initial cost saving might be completely wiped out if you end up hiring a truck that doesn’t suit your purposes.
Ask yourself, ‘what do I need?’ and really give it thought. Evaluate why you need a truck, what you’re transporting, where you’re transporting it to, and how many times you’ll be driving between your old house, office or home and your new destination. The more details you include about your specific requirements, the better position you’ll be in to find the right truck rental solution for you.
‘A truck’s a truck, though?’ I hear you ask. Some truck rental companies may only offer one or two types of trucks, if that. At Andy’s Auto Rentals, our fleet of trucks ready for hire includes a range of options. From 14-pallet Tautliners to 3-tonne flatbeds, and from fully refrigerated trucks to 8-tonne flatbeds, there’s a variety of different options in truck type and size. Taking into consideration your situation and thinking about relevant factors will ensure you make the smart choice with your truck hire.
If you’re not sure what the difference between the Auto Pantec and a 12-pallet truck is, you can always give our team a call anyway!
Check the entire deal
Most people, understandably, focus solely on the price of a rental truck when evaluating different deals. Due to the competitive nature of the truck rental market, it’s not too hard to find cheap hires. However, there’s more to consider than just the advertised price. A good deal will likely save you money down the line, while a subpar deal will seem appealing when signing on the dotted line but sting you later with unexpected add ons.
Take our free delivery and pick up service, for example. There’s a lot of value to be gained from having a member of the Andy’s team drop the truck you need, where you need it, when you need it. Or take our book-now and pay-later option, which frees you up to budget your move according to what suits you. Last but not least, our no cost and hassle free accident protection cover means that if something should happen on the road in one of our vehicles, you won’t have to pay extra!
When you start to consider all of these great extra add ons and features of a deal with Andy’s Auto Rentals, you’ll soon discover that our truck rental deals offer a lot more value than just the competitive, transparent and affordable prices we offer.
Look for specials
Once you’ve identified what sort of truck you need for your specific application and you’ve narrowed down the choices to find the best deal to offer you maximum value, the last thing to consider is how to supersize your savings.
Different companies offering cheap moving trucks for rental promote different sorts of specials. It’s worth picking up the phone or shooting off an email to find out what sort of offerings are available as well. As a general rule though, here are a few ideas to help you know what to look for.
Certain businesses provide discounts for bookings made online rather than over the phone. If you know what you need and the dates and times you need the truck for, there’s no reason why a quick online booking can’t be used to save you some dollars and cents.
Many industries, not just the truck hire industry, offer refundable and non-refundable bookings within a designated period of time. Of course, like with all of our ‘specials’ ideas, not every single truck rental company will offer refundable bookings to begin with. For those that do, they may offer a lower rate if you’re happy to commit to a non-refundable booking. Just make sure you check that all your booking details are correct!
People move and relocate throughout the year but there definitely periods that are more popular. The deep cold and rainy winter is often a time some people may choose to delay a move, if possible. School holiday periods are also popular times to move for families. Timing your move wherever possible for a less popular period is one way to ensure you get a lower rate than normal. Plus, there may even be seasonal offers or specials too!
Days of the week
Another important point to note that not many people realise is that weekend rental rates for trucks are normally higher than the rates on any given weekday. Like the seasonal fluctuations outlined above, this is to reflect the increase in demand for truck hires. If you’re able to time your move to a weekday rather than a weekend you could save a significant amount of cash.
One last tip for maximising savings is to book your truck hire as early as possible. This puts you in the best position for getting a low rental rate. Last minute bookings are likely to attract higher rates and cost you more. Of course, sometimes this is unavoidable but if it can be avoided booking early is best!
If you want to have a chat to our team about what special offers and rates are currently available, make sure to call us on 0753 024 127.
Let’s get trucking!
There’s renting a truck and then there’s renting a truck! At Andy’s Auto Rentals, we’re committed to helping our customers find the right vehicle at the right price. We take great pride in the reputation we’ve built for fair, competitive prices coupled with personable, friendly customer service.
So, if you want to find out more about what to consider when renting a truck or have any questions about cheap moving trucks for rental, get in touch with us today.