3 Things to Consider Before Towing With a Rental

Planning to move or haul something around? You might be thinking about renting a pickup truck. However, with so many different types and models of pickup trucks available in the rental market, it can be hard to know which one is the right fit for you. Before you book a rental with Bay Area Auto & Truck Rental, take a moment to consider these three things before towing.

3 Things to Consider Before Towing With a Rental

1. Size Matters

Pickup trucks come in a variety of sizes, so take a good look at the size of the load you’ll be hauling. A midsize truck might do the job if you’re moving a few pieces of furniture and some boxes. However, you’ll likely need a full-size truck if you’re hauling larger items such as appliances or building supplies.

2. Check the Towing Capacity

If you need to tow a trailer or a boat, you’ll want to ensure the pickup truck you rent is equipped to handle the load. Check the towing capacity of the truck you’re considering and ensure it’s adequate for your needs. Don’t forget to consider any additional weight you’ll haul in the truck bed.

3. Consider the Fuel Efficiency

Pickups are not known for fuel efficiency, but some models are better than others. Before you rent a truck for towing, look into its fuel economy. Some newer models of trucks can get as much as 25 miles per gallon, while older models might only get 15 or 16 miles per gallon. The weight of your load will also play a factor in your gas mileage, so consider that before renting.

Find the Right Truck for the Right Load

Renting a pickup truck from Bay Area Auto & Truck Rental can be a great way to move or haul large items around town. However, before you book a rental, it’s important to research and ensure you’re getting the right truck for your needs. Need a vehicle just for getting around? We’ve got those, too! Come check out our lot in Dickinson, TX, before you rent any of our vans, cars, or SUVs. Have more questions about our vehicles? Give us a call at (281) 337-8395.