December 20th, 2018 - 1:30 PM
Need to tow a car with a Budget® trailer rental?
If you’re thinking about renting a Budget trailer to tow your car, there are a few things to consider. Take a look at the different types of equipment Budget offers, learn how towing can impact your move and explore towing alternatives to make sure your move will go smoothly.
December 17th, 2018 - 2:07 PM
Will a ReloCube hold all of my belongings?
If you’re interested in using ReloCube containers for a move, you might be wondering how much you can realistically expect to fit in each container. While it’s easy to picture the CubeTM filled with boxes stacked neatly, its compact design may make it more difficult to imagine furniture and other large items fitting inside. But don’t let the size be deceiving — you might be surprised by how much a ReloCube can hold!
December 12th, 2018 - 11:19 AM
Using Budget® coupon codes to save on your truck rental
Before using a Budget coupon code for a discount on your truck rental, it’s important to know what the coupon covers and what expenses you’ll pay for in full. Let’s take a look at what coupons are available, how they work and see an example of using one.
Want to know more about Budget? Check out these frequently asked questions about Budget truck rentals.
December 5th, 2018 - 9:35 AM
Options for towing a car
One of the things you have to figure out during a move is how to get your vehicle to your new home. If you’re using a service where someone else drives the moving truck, it’s simple — you’re free to drive the vehicle yourself. But, if you’re considering a self-move in a rental truck, towing the vehicle may be your only option. Before taking on this challenge, be sure you’re prepared to drive an unfamiliar truck with a trailer or dolly attached and that your budget can handle the additional costs (fuel usage, liability coverage, tow gear). Explore the towing options below:
December 3rd, 2018 - 10:56 AM
U-Haul® Truck gas mileage
One of the most common questions people have with a U-Haul rental is the fuel usage. Compared to a personal vehicle, trucks get poor gas mileage — but what MPG do they actually get? Each truck gets different gas mileage, and several factors can play a role in the actual fuel efficiency (towing, driving habits, etc.). And since fuel costs aren’t included in the rental fee, it can be a big concern. Find out the gas mileage of each truck, along with some factors that may also play a role in fuel use during a move.
November 30th, 2018 - 8:23 AM
Breaking down coupons for U-Haul®
It’s always smart to search for coupon codes and discounts when buying anything online. But while coupons are great for saving money on a particular item, they don’t always guarantee you the cheapest price on the product or service you’re actually looking for. This is especially true when it comes to moving: not all savings are created equal. If you’re looking to get the lowest rate on a U-Haul truck, take a look at some current U-Haul discounts and then see how those potential savings compare to an alternative like U-Pack®.
November 28th, 2018 - 8:03 AM
Finding a one-way cargo van
If you’re moving from a small apartment or just a few things from a larger home, you may be considering one-way cargo van rental since they’re smaller and easier to drive than a large moving truck. And you might think they would be more affordable as well. However, finding one to rent for a long-distance move may be difficult. Take a look at the offerings for one-way cargo vans, and then take a look at another simple way to move a small amount.
November 27th, 2018 - 11:17 AM
Do you need rental truck insurance?
We’re familiar with purchasing insurance to cover our homes, vehicles and families, but is it something that needs to be added to a rental truck? The answer depends on your needs, which company you choose and the insurance policies you already have in place. First, it’s important to note that most truck rental companies don’t actually offer “insurance.” Instead, they offer liability coverage and waiver options. In some cases, your auto or homeowner’s insurance policy may also provide coverage while your items are packed into the rental truck. Take a look at common options available with truck rental, and read some suggestions for what to ask your personal insurance agent.
November 19th, 2018 - 8:53 AM
Finding truck rentals with unlimited mileage
If you’ve ever taken a long road trip, you’ve probably noticed that the actual distance is longer than the mileage listed online for the trip. In most cases, the extra distance comes from missed exits, making stops and taking unexpected detours. But when you’re traveling for a move in a rental truck, things like picking up and returning equipment also factor into your total mileage — which makes finding a rental company that offers unlimited miles so appealing.
Take a look at the different mileage policies from each of the big truck rental companies and learn how much extra distance can cost.
November 6th, 2018 - 9:51 AM
Important information about rental trucks and car seats
Did you know the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) recommends children 12 and younger ride properly restrained in the back seat? There are a few different reasons for this: primarily, it helps reduce the risk of accident-related injury by 33% and it helps protect children from airbag deployment. But what should you do if you’re riding in a vehicle that doesn’t have a back seat (like a rental truck)? Keep reading to learn what the government and some rental companies recommend, and get info about alternative moving solutions.