If you have a load to haul and you don't own a truck or trailer, you may wonder how much does it cost to rent a U-haul car? The rate that you will have to pay depends on such factors as how far you'll need to travel, your point of origin, your destination, and the size of the U-haul you'll need. Fortunately, U-haul rentals represent one of the cheapest ways to move.
- Get a quote. The only way to know how much it will cost to rent a U-Haul truck, van, or trailer (U-Haul doesn't rent cars.) is to get a free quote. You can do this in person, online, or by phone, letting the U-Haul agent you speak with know whether you are traveling one way or will return the U-Haul to the location from which you pick it up. For round-trip rentals, the agent will likely need to know the size of the equipment you will need and how long you plan to keep it. If you need to rent a U-Haul for a one-way trip, he may need to know how far you will be traveling, the date you need the equipment, and the size of the cargo van, truck, or trailer you will need. With this information, a U-Haul representative can give you an accurate estimate.
- Choose your equipment. The size of your equipment will influence how much you have to spend. A cargo van or pickup truck will usually be the cheapest option. Next comes U-Haul's ten-foot truck followed by the fourteen- and seventeen-foot trucks. Trucks that are above twenty-four feet are usually the most expensive. If you opt for a trailer, cost will depend on the size of this piece of equipment as well. Be careful, however, to be sure you can fit everything you need to move in your U-Haul. It is easy to overestimate what you can fit.
Consider your options. U-Haul offers both round-trip and one-way rentals. You may think that choosing to rent a U-Haul for a one-way trip is more expensive. However, this is not always the case. Since U-Haul charges mileage for round-trip rentals, this can sometimes be cheaper than the one-way flat rates that are offered.