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 - 5:30 pm
  • Sun: 8 am - 3 pm


  • 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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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

JEFF S. on 3/29/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Keep up the Excellant Staff and Service

ERIC S. on 3/15/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Excellent customer service. Very knowledgeable and helpful.

VICTORIA P. on 3/6/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Still not happy about the whole situation

AARON B. on 3/1/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Staff was yelling at each other over who was supposed to bring extras out to the truck

Jackie H. on 2/25/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Need a jack for your pull behind trailer's. Way to heavy to lift up to the hitch. My husband has RA and was in pain after lifting. When we returned the trailer and asked for assistance there was only a young lady and the 80 year old owner. The owner lifted the trailer off the hitch and he wasn't in any better shape than my husband but he did it.

frank m. on 2/23/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

UHaul has ways been good to me with no problems. Trailer UV3548A door leaks. I had photographs and some furniture get wet. Luckily I checked on items and was able to dry without damage. Thank you

WILLIAM Z. on 2/16/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Gal at the check-in is very pleasant.

Elizabeth B. on 2/15/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The fuel economy meter did not work.

CATHENE M. on 2/3/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure the latch is not frozen shut upon customer's arrival.

Ron W. on 1/27/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

No improvements needed, it was a quick in/out return. Thank You.

Bret B. on 1/17/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Renting a trailer here was quick and easy. The equipment was well maintained, and the staff was pleasant and helpful. I will definitely rent again if needed.

Pengyuan W. on 1/15/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

It would be better if the glass parts on the truck are clean.

JEREMY R. on 1/9/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

We called ahead to see if we could drop the trailer early, they said absolutely but didn't inform us to leave the contract papers in a dropbox. Two days later we got charged for two extra days of having the trailer and when I called to inquire they were very friendly, helpful, and took the extra day charges back off without any hassles.

ROSS V. on 1/3/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Amy was especially helpful, thank you!

STEVEN C. on 12/30/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The gas gauge on my truck showed the gas cap was on the drivers side when it was in the passenger side .After 16 hrs of moving you dont want to re position a 26 foot truck at the gas station when you tired in 12 degree weather at night Had a great experience but when I realized it I thought please put the indicator on the correct side. Also could you make the dome light easier to find. Overall had great experience. .just 2 small things . Would rent there again

Mitchell D. on 12/29/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great service I was in and out very quickly!!

JUNE L. on 12/23/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fabulous service and met the owner, used to know my parents. Kind and very wise man.I would never rent from any other company in Ames...Honest, helpful and as a handicaped person, they even helped me in the drivers seat. I moved my things from Boone to F...... Storage in Ames. In one week I will move again to my new Apartment in Nevada, IA. Guess who I will Rent from? Why don't you have a rating system like....X, X , then Good, Better, GREAT! About time you do a historical rating...years in business...50..40..30..20..10. 5. 2...or Newborn owner. I am not kidding. I have moved at least 20 times in my 63 years. I can tell by the layout and condition of the trucks if I should rent there, Do you have an advisory team of customers...well YOU SHOULD! Thank you for your great service. Kindest Regards, June .Ames,IA 50010...until Jan 1 when I move 5 miles to Nevada, IA E mail: You need to be PROUD of your record...Get people like me to walk inexperienced people through the whole process of renting, driving, filling the gas tank, backing up, having a flat tire ( only happened once to me),, driving on snow and ice and driving in a big city. As I call it...Bring a Buddy with you! Just a suggestion... You are people helping...new renters...have a great experience...then they are lifetime customers, like me.

BENJAMIN K. on 12/22/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

This was a total disaster from the beginning. I was not told that I might have to go to a town 30 miles away to pick up a truck, but that is who called to advise they had a truck available. I then called directly to Buds (our local place) and he so graciously went to Ankeny to pick up the truck and bring it to Ames where we were originally supposed to pick it up. The person who called from Ankeny told me that we would have to pay for the additional miles and also tried to tell me the truck wasn't paid for yet, but I had paid with my credit card because my daughter was going to pick the truck up. My reservation also said we would drop the truck off in Ft. Dodge, but when I got the text confirmation, it said Eagle Grove, which, again, was 30 miles out of our way. I had to make another phone call to get it changed to the location that my reservation was for. Not impressed, whatsoever! I will definitely look elsewhere next time I need truck rental. Thankfully Buds Rental was amazing to us because the rest of the experience was awful!

Ronnie S. on 12/21/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Attendants were very nice and helpful.

ASHVIN P. on 12/16/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

We had good service at this location.

JAMES C. on 12/10/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Nothing, they were very friendly and helpful.

KYLE T. on 12/4/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Everything worked great! Thank you

JERRAD K. on 12/2/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great office, clean and well placed items incase you forgot something (ie: Blanket Rental). Would definitely recommend it again. They were also very helpful when we dropped off at the Marion location because that location was closed.