The Right Way to Rent a Lorry in Singapore
Often when people think of rental services, they think of renting cars, however, one of the more popular vehicles to rent are lorries. Lorry rental in Singapore can happen for many reasons, from moving of houses to being a transport method for event equipment. Choosing the right lorry rental package for yourself, however, can be rather confusing due to the multitude of variables to consider.
This is why we are writing this blog! In this blog, we are going to give you our 3-step routine to ensure that you get the best lorry rental experience possible!
The Rental Company:
We start with the rental company. If you are planning to rent a lorry, one of the first things for you to consider as a consumer is which rental company to engage with. Choosing the right company is crucial to your rental experience.
To find out which company is the best choice for you, you will have to find out the “legitimacy” of the company. So, what do I mean by “legitimacy”? What I am referring to is whether the company is legal and what sort of reputation it holds. Sounds complicated? Trust me it is not. All you have to do is a couple of simple Google searches and you will be able to find a rental company’s information and background history as well as its past customers’ experience and their reviews. Choosing the right rental company sets you up perfectly for an enjoyable rental experience so make sure to do your background research thoroughly.
Date and Time:
Anyone who has considered renting a vehicle in the past would know that last-minute bookings are less than desired. Not only might prices be higher, but the number of lorries available will also decrease significantly.
The logic behind this is simple. As said above, one of the main reasons why Singaporeans may look to rent a lorry is because they are looking to move houses. There are often peak periods where everyone looks to get their moving done, e.g. weekends, which means booking closer to the actual date of moving means most of the lorries will already have been pre-booked by fellow movers, leaving you with not much choice on what or when you can rent out a vehicle. This can end up in you having to reschedule your moving date to another time or even having to lengthen your moving duration, as you might be left with a lorry pick-up time in the afternoon leaving you with half a day to get your move done. Hence why you should always pick your date and book early.
Depending on your purpose of renting a lorry, the lorry size that you will require will differ. The frequent fear amongst consumers, especially first-timers, is renting a lorry that is either too small or one that is too big. Renting a lorry that is too small in storage size can be extremely problematic. It will mean that more trips will have to be made between the starting point and the destination, which leads to more fuel usage and consequently a higher cost. A good rule of thumb is to always slightly overestimate the lorry size you might need. However, the best way to decide on what lorry size you need is to consult the customer representatives on this matter. If you have followed step-one of our guide, then the likelihood is that you have ended up with a trustworthy rental company with great customer service. This means that their recommendations for an appropriately sized lorry will be more accurate and credible.
So, there you have it. Those are our 3 steps to having an enjoyable lorry rental experience. We hope that this blog post will help make renting a lorry easier for you. If you are looking to rent a lorry, Edmund Rental Company provides leasing of long and short-term commercial vehicles and cars, from pick-ups, lorries and vans to sedan cars and minibuses suiting our customer’s every need. Get started by contacting us.