When you’re looking at a furniture truck for your house moving needs, you’ll find that these can be some of the best time savers and money. If you’re looking for options, you won’t find one cheaper than a truck rental to move your furniture and belongings.
However, there are some things you should know before you hire a truck for moving purposes. Here are four things that you’ll want to know before renting a truck from any company.
- Rates vary by season – Daily and hourly rates can vary greatly depending on the season in which you’re moving. Summer rates are typically higher than winter ones because the demand for truck rentals is higher. Though you may be able to score a cheaper rate during the summer months, you’ll usually find that the winter rates are even better because the demand isn’t there, which can save money in your budget for other things. So, you’ll want to shop around during the season you’re planning to move or even months before so you can lock in a cheaper rate when the time comes.
- Distance costs vary by company – The greater the distance you travel in Auckland or anywhere else, the more it’s going to cost you. The amount you pay per kilometre you drive can also vary from one company to another or if you drive more or less than a certain distance. You’ll want to calculate the total distance it’s going to take you to drive from the rental company to your old place, to your new one and back to the rental company. With that figure in mind, you can better compare the rates that multiple companies are charging and find the best one for you and your needs. Hireace offers unlimited kms as an option for long-distance travel like Auckland to Wellington or Christchurch.
- Parking space for the truck at either location – When moving house from one place to the next, you will find that a rental truck isn’t the smallest vessel in the world. They need space and plenty of it to back up to your current house for loading purposes and then you’ll want to do the same at your new house for unloading. You’ll also find that the bigger the truck, the more space you’ll need for reversing and manoeuvring the truck. This is something you’ll want to measure several angles and distances between curbs, especially when you live in an apartment. You don’t want to block the road or block people from getting into their cars. Hireace makes it easier for you to know the dimensions of the truck.
- Know what you’re booking – When you find the company you want to use, you’ll want to book your rental moving truck with them as soon as possible, but you’ll also want to confirm that the hire truck you’re booking is actually the one you want. You don’t want to come on the day you are set to pick up a large hire truck and find that you’ve been booked for a small one or vice versa. The mix-up or the misunderstanding can end up costing you way more than you’d want. So, double-check!
Knowing what to expect while renting a truck is the best way to prepare yourself for when the time comes to pick up your hire truck to start your move. With the four points above, you shouldn’t have any surprises when the time comes to move.
Give Hireace a call on 0800 00 11 22 and the staff will be happy to assist you