Buds Rentals & Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

Buds Rentals & Storage (U-Haul Neighborhood Dealer)

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1817 E Lincoln Wy
Ames, IA 50010

(515) 233-9330

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Standard Hours

  • Mon-Sat: 8 am - 5 pm
  • Sun: 8 am - 3 pm

Special Operating Hours


  • Free towing inspection
  • 24 hour dropoff

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Moving Truck Rental in Ames, IA at Buds Rentals & Storage

Moving to or from Ames, IA, 50010? Get FREE truck rental rate quotes at Buds Rentals & Storage. U-Haul rental trucks are specifically engineered from the ground up to assist moving families, not freight. Our moving trucks have more safety features than other moving trucks in the industry including gentle ride suspension and high visibility mirrors to assist the driver. Whether you are moving a smaller apartment or a large four-bedroom house, U-Haul truck rentals in Ames, IA will provide you with the moving truck rental you need to get from point A to point B. Find the perfect size moving truck to assist with your move, U-Haul is home of the $19.95 rental truck!

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Available Trucks

Simply click on each moving truck shown above to view individual truck specs including: safety features, towing capacity, fuel economy and of course, the available space-per-truck size. Each rental truck is individually priced to help save you money, time and energy on your move to or from Ames, IA.

Cargo vans and pickup truck rentals in Ames, IA

U-Haul cargo van rentals and pickup trucks in Ames, IA are perfect for home improvement projects, deliveries and other small loads. Rent cargo vans or pickups to save money on local moving or deliveries. Cargo van and pickup truck rentals are popular with local business, college students and smaller housing moves in Ames, IA, 50010. Our moving van rentals include air conditioning, rub rails to protect your belongings and come equipped with a hitch to tow a trailer rental. U-Haul is the home of the $19.95 cargo van rental in Ames, IA, reserve a van for your moving needs from Buds Rentals & Storage!

$19.95 Pickup truck and cargo van rentals


  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Gentle-Ride suspension
  • Fuel-efficient V-8
  • SRS/air bags

Customer reviews

Maureen D. on 11/17/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Online booking was easy--but I do not like the "opt out" programming for the extras (boxes, blankets, etc). Seems sneaky. Regarding the actual rental, customer service at the site was excellent and the process was quick and easy. Truck was in great shape. Excellent experience (and I am not shy about complaining). Really, really happy.

PETER V. on 11/2/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

It was fine. I didn't think of anything to improve on. Thanks.

Jennifer K. on 10/13/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I am not pleased at all about the fact that the U hall I rented was missing a gas cap. And when I did my walk around check the vehicle list, making sure there was a gas cap was not on my check list.

David K. on 10/1/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Too far from my home. But, the staff was great and no waiting!

COURTNEY L. on 9/29/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I got to drive an hour to pick up this uhaul, it was reserved in west des Moines. Terrible experience.

Richard B. on 9/6/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Smooth, pleasant transaction.

ADAM C. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

They are not good with communication. They called me on a Friday to pick up my van when I has scheduled to pick it up on Saturday. When I asked if they had a van for me to pick up they said no, yet the still wanted to know if I was going to pick it up then. The frustration of the rental experience was beyond anything I have seen. When I was getting the furniture blankets, the guy that took me to them handed me a bag and when I reached out to grab it, he just dropped it on the floor. Thankfully I won't have to work with them again.

SHAWN W. on 9/2/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Luckily I inspected the truck before signing papers. Was told not to worry about doing an inspection since I was purchasing insurance. I found a deep gouge at the top above the "mom's attic" and missing rivots. Shouldn't that had been caught and marked with stickers before renting, at some point? I would have given an "excellent" rating had this not have taken place.

MADAN KUMAR M. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Good location and customer service.

THOMAS A. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Almost every truck in a three county area was rented because kids were still moving back to school. The person who answered the phone at this location was patient and polite and even had a 10' truck for us. (Although we wanted a 16'). We still made it work and were grateful to get any truck even though we had to drive 40 miles to get it. Thanks UHaul. You have a great employee at that location. Tom Alex, Des Moines, Ia.

GEORGE W. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Our stuff was wet when we opened trailer it leaked some where not sure where

TIM B. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My pickup location was changed to this location which was an hour drive from my house. Other then that everything was great.

MARK R. on 8/31/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This is the second time I have used Bud's Service Center to rent a trailer. The trailer I rented yesterday was extremely old (1982), so I wasn't comfortable the entire time I drove with it hitched to our trailer. Bud seems to have a surly disposition, and yesterday I saw him arguing with another customer. I have had the same perso hook up the trailer both times, and both times he went into great detail about his personal life. This made it difficult for me to break away so I could go home and start loading the trailer. I'm not sure if I would use Bud's Service Center again.

JOE V. on 8/29/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Very quick drop off and check in process.

LAURIE K. on 8/25/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

smooth and easy return process.

Ray H. on 8/21/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

In and out in 5 min.

CATHY H. on 8/21/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Very helpful and friendly. Very clean and inviting.

Andrew W. on 8/19/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Provide more staff. The poor young woman behind the counter was swamped, the gentleman who attached the trailer was surly, and there was *no one* to un-hitch the trailer and move it. I ended up un-hitching it myself and I'm far too old for that. A poor experience.

Aubrey O. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I was originally supposed to pick up in A Des Moines location but the truck was not there even though I reserved it a week earlier and had to drive from west Des Moines to the Ames location to pick it up and my reservation information wasn't even there. Ames office was nice and helpful but overall not happy about having uhaul pick up take as long as it did and isn't acceptable when I made a reservation that said the truck would be at the specific location. Not sure about using uhaul for my next move based on this experience

Emily G. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

We did not go during store hours so we didn't see inside, but the customer service representative on the phone was very helpful.

CURT H. on 8/18/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The place was very congested - hardly room to find a place to park. Beyond that, staff were helpful and everything went well.

SARAH B. on 8/16/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

They need to really make sure to call about pick up times. Though they had my correct phone number and email address, I was never given a pick up time the day before I was moving. They told me they "tried to contact me," but since I was next to my phone all day in areas with good reception (and had no missed calls) I am skeptical. Moving far away is hard enough, and this added to my stress.

DENNIS R. on 8/13/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

they went out of their way to make it a nice experience as I came @ 45 miles to pick up truck. very nice people.

MICHAEL M. on 8/4/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nothing. I was a great and easy experiance.

Tao W. on 8/4/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

great experience. polite staff and reasonable charge.