Whether you’re renting a truck from Ability Rent A Car for work or to move, it’s important to keep it clean. Protecting the rental and returning it in good condition is always good practice. This is especially true of the truck bed, which can be easily damaged. So, here are some tips on how to protect the bed and keep it looking like new, even after you’ve used it.
Cover It Up
One of the simplest ways to protect your rental truck bed is by covering it up with a blanket or other material. This will help prevent scratches from any items you’re loading and unloading. Additionally, if you’re moving furniture or other heavy items, a blanket provides extra cushioning. Just make sure to use a thick blanket or tarp that won’t tear easily—you don’t want any holes or rips forming in the middle of your move!
Tie Down All Loads
No matter what you’re transporting, it’s essential that all loads are tied down securely. If not, items can shift around and cause damage to both themselves and the truck bed. To avoid this problem, use straps and tie-down rings (if available). This extra step ensures all loads stay in place during your move. It also helps to load heavier items first, so they don’t slide off during transport.
Clean Up Afterwards
Once you’ve finished unloading all of your items, take some time to clean up any dirt or debris left behind. Sweep out any dirt and dust with a broom, then follow up with a damp cloth to ensure that there are no stains remaining on the interior walls of the bed. By taking these steps now, you can save yourself from having to pay for any additional cleaning fees upon returning your rental vehicle!
Pick Up Your Clean Rental Today
Here at Ability Rent A Car, we take pride in ensuring every rental that drives off the lot is clean. But we also need your help keeping it that way. Not only are these tips great for trucks, but they can also apply to any of our SUVs and minivans. If you’re working or moving here in Houston, TX, and need a clean rental, give us a call at (713) 224-5489 or request a quote online.