Last week we talked about the fact that anyone who feels a bit adventurous and wants to go for the DIY move can do just that with renting a moving truck. However, there is an issue that we didn’t address, but we are covering it today.
H2H Movers are experts in all things related to moving, so we have a lot of experience with trucks as well. And today we are going to give you some tips on what to do when your truck breaks down.
Keep in mind that the best way to avoid that is to simply hire professional movers for your next move. But we know that this won’t solve your breakdown problem if it has already occurred. So let’s get to the meat of the subject!
It All Lies In Prevention
Okay, let’s get this out of the way. The best way to deal with a truck breakdown is to not have to deal with one at all. You can do a lot to prevent that from happening.
Firstly, we’ve already mentioned hiring movers. But you don’t have to hire professionals for every single part of your move. You can simply get transportation.
Another thing you can do is research the rental company properly. Are there many accounts of their vehicles breaking down? If so, you should stay away.
Additionally, you can always negotiate with them about a breakdown option – meaning that they will deliver another vehicle to your breakdown location. Transferring everything from one truck to another is a difficult process though, especially if you are on your own.
Always remember – when renting a truck, you can demand to review its maintenance history and see when its last checkup was. You should be able to get info on how many times it’s been rented since then as well.
When signing your contract, always read through it. Sometimes they put clauses, which free them of any responsibility for breakdown repairs and so on. If something like that is in there, run away from such a company.
But What If You Are Already Facing The Problem?
Well, sadly, you cannot do much. If you haven’t reviewed your contract, you may still try to call the rental service and explain the situation. If they are honest, they should take care of everything. If the contract demands you to take care of such a situation, you are out of luck. You’d have to call for a tow truck and everything goes downhill from there.
One thing you SHOULD NOT do is to try to repair the truck on your own. Even if you have experience with such stuff, you may still be sued for unauthorized meddling. And if you end up damaging something, you will be in for a much bigger mess. So it’s not worth the additional headaches.
You see how important it is to not get a bad service to begin with. In the end, hiring professional movers is actually a peace-of-mind decision, which is definitely worth investing in.