Kelston, New Zealand (PressExposure) November 27, 2009 -- You are moving to your new house that requires moving all things from a needle to a piano. Bringing all the pieces to your new house can be a tedious task. To make things easier, renting a truck is the best option. It is always a stressful activity to relocate to a new place and start afresh. If you are towing large loads over distances then it can be a headache for you.
To rent a truck can prove to be quit cost effective. It is best when compared to multiple trips back and forth with your own vehicle. It all depends on your financial condition. If you can spend a handsome amount then you can opt for door to door service. This will relieve you from the whole work of relocation. But in case you are on some budget, Auckland van rental services are the best.
Auckland Trucks are well maintained. There is no question of their malfunctioning or breakdown in the mid of the journey. Some of the features that should be taken care of:-
To make it easy to load and unload the different items, check if it has loading ramps with it.
To protect furniture pieces from damage, use furniture pads during transportation.
To safely secure your loaded items, tie it with down straps.
Anyway, your relocation process can be less stressful through following tips:
Demand and Supply: Book your truck in advance. Their demand is high on week days, festive seasons and end of the month. Research the companies. And you will find that their price varies from day to day, from month to month, from state to state. Better get an early reservation. Truck rental companies are more likely to give you a lower price if they know they still have half a dozen trucks vacant on that particular day.
Inspection and Understand: When you start filling the rental form, inspect the truck thoroughly. Look for dents, scratches, rust, latches and locks on the doors as well. This will help you in documentation and you will not be charged for the damage latter. Know the size of the truck in advance. Make sure that you have understood every clause of the agreement.
Insurance: Most of the companies offer optional insurance to cover the vehicle. This includes accident insurance, limited loss and damage waivers and cargo insurance. Go for the insurance coverage of the vehicle.
License: If you are driving yourself or hiring a driver, check that the license is updated.
Test Drive: Go for 30 min test drive on your truck to know if there are any oil leakages and any other problem relating to tyres, brakes, speedometer or windshield.
Lastly, get copies of all of the important documents from the rental company. This includes the rental agreement, a truck inspection sheet and any other paperwork that is suggested.