If you’re moving in the near future, you’ve probably already thought about renting a moving truck. These rentals make moving much more convenient by allowing movers to relocate all of their belongings to their new homes without having to take several trips. Renting a truck can be confusing and stressful. Here are a few tips for renting a moving truck:

Check For Previous Damage

When you show up to pick up your moving truck, be sure to walk its length from front to back and around every side. You’re looking for any damage already present on the truck in order to report that damage to the rental company. Ensuring that both you and the company are familiar with the truck’s condition before you take it will prevent additional charges later if the company finds the damage after you’ve had the truck and, therefore, assumes that you caused it.

Consider Truck Drivability

Whether you’re driving your moving truck across the country or just across town, you should always consider which one will be the easiest for you to drive. Moving trucks come in various sizes and transmissions, so always double check that you’re getting what you need. You don’t want to accidentally book a manual transmission truck if you only know how to drive an automatic.

Consider Your Insurance

The ideal insurance for your move will cover the vehicle, your liability, and your belongings. Truck rental companies often offer insurance, but you should also contact your own automotive insurance provider to learn the details of your policy.

For more help with renting a moving truck, see part one, where we discussed the importance of considering truck size and truck capabilities. If you’d like additional help with your move, please contact Ocean Moving and Storage. Our moving services include packing, local moves, long distance moves, and more.