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We here at Truck Me Rental offer a variety of different sized vehicles, from relatively compact cargo vans all the way up to large 26 foot long moving trucks and everything in between, which means you are never going to have to worry about finding the right sized vehicle – your options here are endless!
Tips to help your move go smoother with the best truck rental Seattle, Washington services
You are always going to have a tough time finding too terribly many people that get excited about the prospect of moving – actually moving their stuff physically, not necessarily uprooting and going to a new great place – and for a good reason.
Apparently, moving involves plenty of heavy lifting, lots of packing and sorting, and a tremendous amount of cleaning. Combine that with having to find the best truck rental Seattle Washington operation out there (like our own). Which provide you a rental truck that you can use safely, efficiently, and inexpensively and you’re talking about a lot of headache and hassle that most people just aren’t all that excited about dealing with.
As one of the premier truck rental Seattle Washington operations, however, we help people move every single day of the year and have picked up more than a handful of tips and tricks that can help you make things a lot easier. Included below are some of the most significant inside information bits we’d like to share with you, tips and tricks that will eliminate a lot of stress, a lot of frustration, and plenty of time that would have been otherwise wasted.
Let’s get right to it!
Choose the right sized truck
The most important thing that you can do when you are getting ready to work with a truck rental operation is to select the right sized vehicle for your specific needs.
You will, however, have to figure out exactly how much stuff you have to (how many rooms worth of stuff, anyway) and you will also have to think about the budget to work with. We recommend that each and every one of our clients choose a vehicle that is slightly larger than they expect to need. If only to cut down on many trips that have to be taken of risk that you may have to rent this vehicle for a second or third day – doing a number on your otherwise perfectly estimated budget.
Figure out which kinds of extras are included and which kinds of extras you will need to purchase
We always provide our clients here with as many extras as possible, making sure that our trucks are outfitted with trolleys and dollies, furniture pads and blankets, and a whole host of other additional features that a lot of competing companies charge for on a regular basis.
At the same time, you are going to have to think about purchasing the right packing supplies (heavy-duty boxes and tape) as well as any other moving supplies you may need to get yourself backed up efficiently and as organized as possible.
These kinds of extras often fly right under the radar of folks that are budgeting out a move, and it’s easy to see why. A lot of customers expect these kinds of extras to be thrown in all of the services they get from truck rental Seattle Washington companies, but that’s often not the case.
If you have any questions about the extras that we include – as well as any of the extras that may not be included in your rental estimate but are available to purchase from our company at a discount – make sure that you bring this up with our customer service representative before you sign on the dotted line. We will do everything we can to help you out as much as possible!
Get the deposit, and final bill sorted out ahead of time
Truck rental Seattle Washington companies are going to charge deposits up front across the board, though different companies are going to charge different kinds of deposits in you’ll need to know exactly what you’re getting into moving forward.
Most operations cost anywhere between 25% and 50% of the total bill up front and place the rest on a hold, whereas others will allow you to put down as little as 10% and then charge the rest when you come into drop the vehicle off.
Regardless of what the deposit is you’ll want to at the very least understand it fully ahead of time and then you’ll want to make sure that you know EXACTLY how much money you are going to be on the for when you come in to return the vehicle.
Different companies that offer truck rental services in the Seattle area then our own here sometimes include hidden fees and charges that they aren’t always completely transparent about. You won’t ever have to worry about those kinds of ugly surprises popping up on you when you choose to move forward with our Truck Me Rental services, but they are hidden charges that you’ll want to inquire about should you proceed with other operations.
Make sure that your reservation is squared away
It is always a good idea to plan out your move and reserve your moving vehicle as early as humanly possible, even if that means booking this kind of service six months in advance.
At the same time, you’ll want to stay on top of verifying that your reservation remains available when you book this far out in advance. Contact the truck rental company about 30 days before your rental is going to happen and then contact them another seven days ahead of this day to make sure that everything is getting the green light.
You don’t ever want to have to worry about rolling up on a truck rental agency and finding that your truck rental isn’t there even though you booked as far ahead in advance as you possibly could have. This isn’t ever a problem you’ll have to worry about what you choose to move forward with our truck rental Seattle Washington services, so that’s another big bonus!
Make sure you are comfortable driving the rental truck you have selected
Our cargo vans and smaller scale moving vehicles are relatively simple and straightforward to drive and not entirely unlike driving around in an oversized pickup truck or with a trailer attached to your vehicle.
When you start to talk about our 26 foot long moving vehicles, however, that is usually an entirely different animal than most people are used to driving around on busy roads and highways in the Seattle area, and you may not feel completely comfortable sliding behind the wheel of this kind of truck.
Make sure that you practice driving the vehicle in the parking lot of the Truck Me Rental offices before you sign on the dotted line and leave the facility. You’ll want to know that you are ready to go behind the wheel, that you are comfortable moving it in relatively compact spaces, and that you have no trouble reversing the vehicle as that is almost always going to be an essential part of the moving puzzle.
Should you feel uncomfortable behind the wheel of the vehicle that you have selected just let us know. We will find you something that you are more comfortable driving, or we can help you to find someone that may be available to drive the vehicle for you without any a headache or hassle there, either.
Contact us at your earliest convenience, and we’ll help you take advantage of the best truck rental Seattle Washington services around!