5 Things to Check Before You Leave the Lot in Your Rental Van

June 29, 2021, 12:24

Renting a vehicle is often a more affordable and convenient solution as compared to using your own. Our rental vehicles at Marcus Allard Truck Rental offer high towing capabilities and sufficient payloads to make your trip a success. However, before you leave with your rental van, be sure to consider these five aspects. If you have any questions, be sure to contact our team. 

Examine the Exterior and Interior of the Van

Our team goes to great lengths to ensure your rental van is ready to go. We thoroughly clean and tidy up the inside to make sure there are no leftover items from the previous client. Likewise, we do regular maintenance and check for issues before we rent them to our clients. That being said, it never hurts to take an additional look. An extra set of eyes can find something potentially problematic, even if it is highly unlikely you will. Take a look at the wheels for proper air levels, make sure there are no dings on the doors or bumper and let us know if there is any debris on the inside. You may also want to take photos for record purposes. In the small chance there’s an issue, we’ll take care of it for you. 

Review Your Paperwork

Review the terms and conditions of your rental. We rent our vehicles by the day rather than the hour so you can return it at your own pace by the end of the day. Take a look at the paperwork as you sign it to ensure you agree to the pricing, the duration of the rental period and the kind of vehicle you are renting. Keep this paperwork with you along with your driver’s license and payment. 

Get Familiar With the Vehicle

Before you set out on your adventure, whether it’s across the country or simply to the other side of town, familiarize yourself with the vehicle. Take a look at the controls, the features such as radio, windshield wipers and AC, and let our team know if you have any questions. It’s best to do this while you are still in the lot since you can easily ask our team members for more information. 

Get Organized

There are a few things you need to keep track of: your paperwork, payment and keys to the vehicle. It’s very important you do not lose the keys, so plan ahead on having a spot where all of the important items will be located. You will also need to determine your route, parking spots and other potential obstacles along the way. Getting organized is one of the most effective ways to make your trip a success, so be sure to do this fully. 

Take it For a Test Drive

Get a feel for the vehicle. Drive it around the lot, or down the street in back to know what it’s like before you set off. This also gives you another opportunity to check for problems before you leave. 

Call Us Today

With these tips, you can make your trip a success. Get started by calling Marcus Allard Truck Rental.