Avon Rent A Car-Truck-Van only exists in Los Angeles and does not allow one-way rentals, which limits its usefulness to all but a handful of people in need of truck rental services. For those that are in the area and are looking to make a local move, the company is rather affordable and they are likely to be able to provide you with most of the things you will need to make your move.
Like Elite Truck Rental, the company is localized in one area, this time Los Angeles, but unlike Elite Truck Rental, Avon Rent A Car-Truck-Van does not offer one-way rentals. You can take the car out of state, even out of country, but at the end of the rental period, you will need to return it to where you checked it out. This means that most renters will choose to limit themselves to a local trip to avoid doubling the drive time of their move and greatly increasing the cost as they drive back to return the vehicle.
This company offers a rather limited array of truck rental services. If you need a moving truck, pickup or van, they have you covered with 10, 16, 17, 20 and 24 foot trucks, refrigerated trucks, flatbed trucks, pickup trucks and both cargo and passenger vans.
Unfortunately, this is about the full extent of their moving services and the company does not offer storage pod moving, self-storage, packing/unpacking or loading/unloading assistance. They also do not offer moving trailers or auto-trailers.
While the truck rental services company can help provide you with padded blankets, boxes and a dolly, you will need to get any tie-downs, tape and bubble wrap on your own because they do not offer these materials. Be sure to plan accordingly if you decide to go with this company, particularly if you are just renting a pickup truck.
When it comes to local moves, Avon Rent A Car-Truck-Van has the best price we have seen for the small-sized moving truck. While the $90 price tag sounds high, it is actually a bargain as your first 150 miles are included with the cost of the truck. If you exceed this, you will be charged a very low rate of $0.24 per mile, meaning traveling with these trucks is far cheaper than it will be with just about any of the competitors vehicles. Also, this rate covers up to three drivers, which is a bargain in itself.
Just for the sake of price comparison, we estimated the cost of renting a moving truck from the company for 10 days and driving it for 3,000 miles. While the $1152 price tag is a very competitive rate, it is important to remember that this would not be a one-way move, so you would either have to double the mileage to return the vehicle or travel half the distance in the first place. For this reason, the company is still not one you would want to consider for a long-distance move. On the other hand, if you needed a long-term rental around the Los Angeles area, the company could be a great option for you.
It is important to note that the company does not offer any additional liability coverage on their vehicles, so you should call your insurance to check on your coverage prior to booking.
When it comes to customer service, this company is severely lacking. In fact, they were the only truck rental services company to have an attitude over the phone, although they do seem to be fairly busy, which can contribute to phone operators being short with potential customers. Regardless, they do not offer a guarantee, pick up service or moving tips. In fact, the only service they do offer in this area is roadside assistance, which is pretty critical for a company of this type.
For local moves in Los Angeles, Avon Rent A Car-Truck-Van is a good option and almost certainly your cheapest choice. If you???re planning anything more elaborate or need more services than they offer, you will probably need to look to different truck rental services.