Wellington Truck Hire - Things To Consider

Renting a truck for your move can be a daunting task if you don’t know what to expect because you haven’t used a rental before for previous moves. There are several factors you’ll want to consider that can save you money, time, and hassles compared to using other companies or other methods of moving your belongings from one location in Wellington to another. So, what should you know before you hire a truck rental? Well, there are a few considerations you’ll need to know before you choose a truck hire Wellington.

  • Space needed for various trucks – With all the various sizes you’ll find in truck rentals from a small truck to a large one, you’ll want to know the amount of space you’ll need to manoeuvre the truck in the roads and drives for your old home and your new one. You’ll need more space for the bigger trucks so you won’t hit other cars or create other problems like blocking the roadway for passing vehicles. You’ll want to look at the straight distance and the angles that you’ll need to make turns with the furniture truck.

  • All associated costs – There are variety of costs you’ll want to consider when it comes to renting a truck in Wellington. Larger ones cost more than smaller trucks. You’ll need to pay for the amount of time you’re using the truck, which means you’ll need to know how long it’ll take you plus some buffer room for your move. Then, you’ll want to consider the distances you’ll travel to make the full circle from and back to the rental company you choose. Finally, if you choose to use some of their moving accessories, you’ll face the added costs for their usage during your move like a dolly. Each of these can add up rather quickly so doing some research beforehand can save money for you in the long run.

  • Travelling distance for your move – Because you’ll be paying for the distance you travel while using a truck rental, you’ll want to consider different routes to find the shortest one from all points of your travel. You’ll also want to ensure that you have the right size truck. If you happen to get a smaller one than you need, you’ll be creating more distance for yourself because you’ll be making an extra trip or two to get all of your belongings to their new home. You’ll also want to consider the gas you’ll use for the move since that’s also something you’ll need to pay for and will be affected by the distance you travel. These trucks aren’t known for fuel efficiency like smaller cars and SUVs are.

  • Time of year for your move – Different times of the year mean different rates that you could pay for the rental of your furniture truck. Summer months are a time when many people are making the move to new locations since young ones are out of school and there’s usually more free time in the summer than in other months. Because of this, demands are higher for these truck rentals than at other times of the year. You can also save money by checking into any specials that a rental company is offering during the season you’re wanting to move to keep your costs down even more.

When you’re wanting to make a move within or to the Wellington area, you’ll find that there are plenty of ways you can accomplish this. One of those ways is through the use of a rental truck. When you’ve made the decision to use one, it’s hopefully because you’ve considered some of the things mentioned above and realize that the rental truck will work for you in those terms because those considerations can be met with a rental truck in the size you need.

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  • We don’t charge credit card fees on payments
  • We don’t charge for additional driver - You can have as many as you want
  • All hires come with 24hrs AA roadside assistance
  • All hires come with free basic insurance for 25+ y/o drivers and you can reduce your excess if you wish to do so
  • We have 10 branches nationwide. Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington & Christchurch
  • We have a wide range of vehicles – from trailer and trucks to minibuses and utes
  • You can get instant free quotes using our online quoting/booking system
  • If you are driving far we can offer you vehicles with unlimited kms
  • One way hires available to Auckland, Hamilton, Wellington and Christchurch 


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