If you are like most people, boxes, tape, and wrapping material might be on your moving checklist. However, there are a lot of reasons why you should rent a car too. The top 4 reasons are:
1. To Save on Gas
If you are moving long distance, then all of your possessions are probably getting packed into a moving truck. You, on the other hand, probably have to drive yourself to the new place. Consider renting a car that gets better gas mileage than your own to save you money. The cost of gas required for a long trip can really add up!
2. To Preserve Your Car
Beyond getting better mileage, a rental car may be wise in order to help preserve the life of your own vehicle. After a long trip, you simply return your rental car and no longer need to worry about it.
Once your own car has made that long trip however, you may have some expenses. Driving your car long-distance puts your car at greater risk of having something go wrong from overuse, for instance. It also means you will need maintenance work, like an oil change, sooner. Every mile that you put on your car is one less mile that it will go in the future.
3. To Make More Space
Whether you're moving across town or across the country, there's a good chance that you won't have enough space for all of your belongings in your own vehicle. Keep in mind that there are some things you won't want to pack in the back of the moving truck –like personal items or your wardrobe for the next week.
If you are transporting your family to a new home far away, your car also might not offer enough space for a comfortable road trip. Many people get a rental car when moving to have more seats or trunk space. Consider renting a van, SUV, or another large vehicle.
4. To Have a Trailer Hitch
Your moving truck may not be big enough for all of your belongings. Or, maybe your moving truck will be making the trip a week or two after you do and you need to have several items on hand immediately. Whatever your case, it may be useful to rent a small trailer that makes the move with you. For that, you may need a rental car or van with a trailer hitch. To rent a car, talk with professionals such as Hertz Clifton-Passaic Rent A Car.Share