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U-Haul of University City

U-Haul of University City

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4857 Chestnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19139

(215) 471-4137

(Btwn 48th & 49th)
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Standard Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm

Storage access

  • Mon-Sun: 7 am - 7 pm


  • Free towing inspection
  • Propane pay at pump

Moving Truck Rental in Philadelphia, PA at U-Haul of University City

Moving to or from Philadelphia, PA, 19139? Get FREE truck rental rate quotes at U-Haul of University City. 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 Philadelphia, PA 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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  • Automatic transmission
  • Air conditioning
  • Gentle-Ride suspension
  • Fuel-efficient V-8
  • SRS/air bags

Customer reviews

THOMAS J. on 4/14/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The employee handling our rental wasn't particularly professional. He wasn't overtly rude, but he did everything slowly (e.g. typing with with one finger) and was having a social conversation with his colleague much of the time. As a customer, I appreciate it when an employee shows that he understands that his customer's time is valuable by being more energetic about his work and being more attentive to the customers.

JOSEPH B. on 4/13/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The customer service was outstanding. Friendly, professional and very helpful. I dealt with the manager on the phone the day before pick-up, and he solved a problem of mine very well. The woman at the counter and the man in the lot were extremely helpful and nice. I would highly recommend this location. ( My wife was also very impressed)

TRACEE T. on 4/12/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Fix the computers

GERARLD C. on 4/8/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The lot is tight , and could be cleaned up a bit , but otherwise a fair price , good equipment and conveinent.

Alfred S. on 4/7/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Was able to pickup and return truck on time with no problem

PAUL E. on 4/6/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

The information I received, verbally, from the attendee (don't remember his name) was wrong across the board. He told me two pieces of information that were completely wrong and ended up costing me a small amount of money. First, agent told me the money purchased for the truck would hold until I returned equipment. It cleared that afternoon and barely left enough money in my account ($2400 charge) to keep from over-drafting as I hadn't transferred money yet. Second, I was told for this trip miles were irrelevant but somehow ended up with a $6 charge for extra miles they deemed necessary for the trip. BOTH of these issues were incorrectly stated to me several times and I'm too tired to take issue with them. The trucks were great, but the customer service was exceptionally poor.

louis n. on 4/5/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

More help

ROBERT H. on 4/3/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Staff was very helpful and pleasant.

Robert B. on 4/2/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great experience, made my move very easy.

MARY R. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Chestnut St was quit a distance for us. Uhaul accommodated us.

MARTINA G. on 4/1/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure your trucks are clean. Rented a truck that someone had spilled gasoline or either kerosine in. Unfortunately, I did not notice until I had arrived at my destination. All my belonging spelled like gas fumes. Won't be renting from there again.

BAHIYA B. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I was gone for one hour found out I didn't need the truck they still charged me $50

KRIZIA M. on 3/31/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The location was great. I have a comment about U-Haul in general, the accuracy and service during my moving weekend was a headache. From multiple "pending charges" over $160 on my account, to problems with the supplies on my order, and movers order as well. When I finally thought that my reservation was completed, they called me from the location(not University City) and told me that they wouldn't have the truck available. When you have movers scheduled, permits on the street, you can't delay your moving time 7 HOURS! After all, I;m pregnant 7 months, and I thought that if I had the baby early was in consequence to all this moving hassle. IN conclusion, next time, I'm moving I'll definitely hire a moving company with their own trucks, people, equipment, etc, and I don't care if I have to pay 50% extra.

selina h. on 3/30/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

nothing, great job.

ALEXANDER G. on 3/30/2014
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

Lines were exceptionally long for reservations and there was multiple miscommunications between cashiers and customers that caused such long lines. There are also no spots to park.

Peter J. on 3/29/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

There were a lot of people who returned on Monday at 7am. It was a bit difficult to find parking for the van so they knew that I was returning it. Otherwise everything was great, the lady who helped me was very nice and made sure to explain everything to me.

Travis C. on 3/28/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Extend office hours

YUVAL C. on 3/26/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

This is not the first time I am using UHAL and I do not expect perfect service. but today I was disappointing. The supervision of this location was not nice, did not respect his costumer, wanted to charge me for an extra day, and for $30 for fuel. I think that this is not appropriate! I will add his comments the the review.

MONICA W. on 3/23/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The customer service was fantastic! I recommend this location and when the need arises again this is the location that I will use.

Sara Z. on 3/23/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When I reserved it the quote that I got was about $20 shy of what it would actually cost. As far as I can tell, that was all various types of tax. Please adjust your system so that people know what they will actually be paying.

christopher o. on 3/21/2014
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Friendly service. Thorough help with hitching up the trailer. Checked safety connections, lights, advised me on safety. A trailer is a good deal if you have a hitch. I pre registered all of my info online like my DL and stuff so pick up was quick and drop off even quicker.

JIANG X. on 3/20/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

My contractor does not speak English, when he returned truck my card was charged cleaning fee $25, I did not find until I saw my receipt, you have my phone number, why not to call me firstly?

michael w. on 3/17/2014
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

Express checking was no problem, however i along with three other customers, had to wait in line for about 45 min to check our rentals in. This was uncalled for.

Nicole R. on 3/15/2014
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

the staff at this location are nice, professional, and overall my experience was good. but the cargo van i used was very damaged, dirty in the back, smelled like smoke, and the side doors did not close properly. their equipment clearly gets a lot of use, but i was glad i wasn't going for too many miles.

richard l. on 3/10/2014
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Thank you for being their when I needed you