Should You Rent a Vehicle or Use Your Own?

May 26, 2020, 5:42

When you’ve got a big road trip planned or have some other project you need to take care of, you must choose between renting a vehicle or using your own. Many times, the answer isn’t clear, and you might feel unsure of what to do. Marcus Allard Truck Rental wants to help you in any way that we can. We believe that deciding to rent a vehicle can be beneficial. Here’s what you should consider before using your own vehicle. 

Miles Add Up Quickly

If you’re using your own vehicle, something important to remember is your milage. Going on a long trip of any kind can add up to many more miles than you initially planned. If you drive your own car, you may end up feeling restricted by knowing that you’re adding many miles to your car. This can impact the enjoyability of your trip and make you feel as though you can’t take any detours or side trips for fun. Plus, you can’t forget that you must make the trip back! Save your car from the unnecessary milage by renting a vehicle. It’s a guilt-free way to explore your destination without worrying about how many miles you’re adding to your vehicle. 

Wear and Tear

Long road trips are so much fun. They’re the perfect chance for you and your family to make memories and enjoy the scenery. However, all that driving strains your car. From driving on long stretches of highway to driving up and down hills, your vehicle will be put to the test as you go on your trip. In fact, the strain might impact your car’s resale value and end up needing to visit a shop by the time you get back. Avoid putting unnecessary wear on your vehicle by renting one of ours. 

Time and Energy

Some projects, like moving to a new home or transporting larger items, require a rental vehicle. Your car might simply not be built for the job. You must ask yourself if you’re willing to make multiple trips, or if you’d rather haul everything in a vehicle with a larger amount of space. Our box trucks and cargo vans are built with convenience in mind. You can fit everything you need in one vehicle so you don’t spend as much time loading and unloading your stuff. It’s safer, too, and you will be putting less at risk by securing it inside a vehicle that’s meant to haul big items like furniture. 


When’s the last time your vehicle’s had a tune-up? If you can’t remember, that’s a bad sign. You don’t want to encounter any issues while out on the road. Renting a vehicle is a great way to minimize your chance of problems. Marcus Allard Truck Rental maintains each and every vehicle carefully. We clean and inspect all of our vehicles after they are returned by the previous client. When you rent one of our vehicles, you won’t have to worry about breaking down or dealing with any other issues, giving you peace of mind. 

Rent a Vehicle From Marcus Allard!

As you can see, your best bet is to rent a dependable vehicle for your next trip. Marcus Allard Truck Rental provides all sorts of rental vehicles. Call us to learn how we can help!