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Things to consider before hiring a van in the Gold Coast

Author: Sarah James
by Sarah James
Posted: Aug 24, 2019

Taking a Gold Coast van hire can be made much more enjoyable if you take the time to look around for the best available deals. The base rate for most rental companies is about the same as it’s a very competitive industry.

Like all businesses, vehicle rental companies have their busy and quiet times and these can differ from company to company.

Consider doing these few things to get the best value on your van rental:

  • All the rental companies advertise online so it’s easy to ask them about their rates and conditions. Ask the about discounts, most companies offer discounts for locals and local travel. They also offer discounts for seniors, but you have to ask
  • Off peak times are the best for getting the best rates, you’ll probably find at least one company that will have a good promo deal that will suit your preferred times
  • Sometimes rental companies have vehicles that they need to send to another branch. If you’re doing a long distance move, then it’s worth asking if they have any vans they want taken to a location near where you’re going. They will usually give you a good rate as you’re doing them a service by returning the van
  • Measure or weigh your intended load or at least get a good idea of its overall dimensions. It’s not much fun if you find the van is too small for the load and having a huge van with a small load means you’re paying much more than you need. Fuel economy is also a big factor, having to make two trips can add considerably to the overall costs
  • Find out about any extras that are included and those you have to pay for
  • As your likely to have to pay using a credit card you are probably covered by insurance that goes with the card, but make sure first
  • By booking your van early you’ll find you have a much better selection of sizes and models. Often van rental companies get booked out and then you may be stuck with a van that is not so suitable for your requirements. You always have the option of changing the booking for free as long as you give 24 hours’ notice

Often smaller, locally owned and managed companies are more flexible with their conditions as well as rates than the large international companies. This allows you the option to make a deal with them that may suit you better than the standard package.

Smaller companies are big on customer service and often available outside normal business hours by negotiation. You may need the van dropped off at a certain location and time because of other commitments or time restraints; they will do that and also come and pick up the van when you’re finished. These services can often be done at very reasonable charges considering the convenience factor.

When considering a Gold Coast van hire there are a few factors worth taking into account other than just the total price. Getting the right van that suits your requirements and the times you want the hire are important. The quality of the company’s customer services also needs to be considered.

About the Author

Gold Coast Truck Rentals offer Truck, Pantech, Ute & Van Hire on the Gold Coast suburbs. We strive to maintain a hassle free experience for our clients, at an affordable rate.

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