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

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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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Cargo vans and pickup truck rentals in Philadelphia, PA

U-Haul cargo van rentals and pickup trucks in Philadelphia, PA 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 Philadelphia, PA, 19139. 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 Philadelphia, PA, reserve a van for your moving needs from U-Haul of University City!

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

Customer reviews

MELBA T. on 8/4/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I did not expect to pay so much for the milage also other fees..other than that I will use your company again ...Thanks U -haul..Ms. Mel

TODD S. on 8/4/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

There was no direction when I arrived so I waited 15min to hand someone my keys an be ushered out the door. This location sucks, it was an unorganized mess and the employees there were also not helpful.

SAI V. on 8/4/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

came in at 9 for a 9:15 reservation and waited for 1hr to get the truck... there was only one person working and she was friendly, but the wait was ridiculous and not returning here again.

Robert D. on 8/4/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Make sure that they truck are in working order I had to pay two people to give me a jump on your truck and then you didn't want to pay me back for that

Sarmad S. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

there was only person at the reservation desk. even though everyone at the line had a reservation, it still took 1 hour 8 minutes to get to the desk. a second person at the desk would be great. we also turned in the truck after the close, and it was a pain to park it in the lot as due to the unclear instructions folks only parked halfway thorough the return area.

REBECCA N. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I rented a uhaul from 7am Friday morning to 7pm Saturday night. I called to make the reservation over the phone. I then confirmed the reservation over the phone 3 separate times. I had to be out of my apartment by 11am on Friday and then I did not get the keys to my new house until 1pm Saturday. I received multiple confirmation emails showing that my reservation was from 7am Friday to 7pm Saturday. On Friday morning when I went to go pick up my uhaul, I was informed that I could only have the truck until 2pm on Saturday (only 1 hour after I would get the keys). How on earth was I supposed to unload a 20 foot truck and return it in one hour? I ended up unloading all of my stuff onto the front lawn before 1pm so that I could get the truck back in time. I was not informed of the change in my reservation until I was at uhaul picking up the truck. Lakisha was extremely rude; she shouldn't have a job working with people. This was a miserable experience, and if I had known about the change in my reservation in advance, I would have cancelled it. I will not be using this uhaul again.

JOHN D. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I had an issue with my mileage, I was charged more per mile than originally quoted. Ms.Harrison took care of my issue and credited me back the difference. I would definately use this location sign in the future.

YOUNG L. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

My order/reservation was changed by someone from this location. I have asked to confirm reservation for AT (Auto Transport Trailer) but he actually reserved a new AV (5×8 trailer), makinh things quite confusing.

PAUL B. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Pick up was scheduled at 12th & Washington Street location, but equipment was unavailable due to U-Haul computer error, Waited on line four times, and manager at that location was somewhat rude. Manager at University City location (Laneesha) was extraordinarily helpful.

JENNIFER G. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Our pick-up experience was as easy as possible. We were not thrilled to have to drive halfway across the city to pick up the trailer, but each individual location (U City and Hunting Park) was professional and easy to work with, so we didn't mind as much.

JUDY P. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

nothing I can think of because everyone was very friendly and helpful

DARRYL S. on 8/3/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

More service attends would be a good help vans that have cd players over all the service is good I'll use that location again

NORA J. on 8/2/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Have a line if you check in online.

ROGER B. on 8/2/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

This was not where I wanted to drop the equipment off. If I rent equipment again I will be sure to get the drop off location I requested. 40 minute out of my way was not what I wanted after a 2 long days of moving.

PATRICK M. on 8/1/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

My reservation was not held twice in the same day. I called the night before to reserve a seventeen foot truck. The next morning, someone called me and offered me a pickup truck, as there were no other trucks available. I asked the rep how a reservation wasn't held. I declined the pickup truck. He hungup on me, and later I found out that he canceled my reservation completely. Later in the morning, I went to the dealership to investigate. I asked a rep to hold for me a seventeen foot truck for the afternoon. In the afternoon, I called to confirm my reservation, only to learn that the rep had never reserved my truck. I would suggest that Uhaul maintain a percentage of trucks to cover trucks that aren't returned. If on average, five percent of vehicles aren't returned when due, then add five percent to your existing fleet. Trucks that are not returned, are producing money anyway, as customers will pay for the additional rental time. Having extra trucks set aside for trucks not returned will ensure that no one has the negative experience of a broken promise- reservation mishonored. Word of mouth regarding a negative business experience, is much more devastating than the positive effects of a good experience. Anyone can take a reservation, but it takes a good company to actually hold and honor the reservation. I believe this strategy may help Uhaul to become a better company.

SCOTT K. on 8/1/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Great location with great customer service for both pick up and drop off. Truck was clean and fully fueled.

Julio F. on 8/1/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Too many additional costs.

UCHENNA N. on 7/31/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

All of the associates were super friendly and helpful.

Karthik R. on 7/31/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

If you have more than 1 person at the front desk for pickups/dropoffs, please use more than one person to handle them when there is a line. Thanks.

WILLIAM K. on 7/31/2015
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I reserved a 24 foot truck, on Saturday morning August 1, 2015 at the location above, however I received an email that I could pick up a 20ft truck in West Philadelphia at 3pm on August 1st. This is an unacceptable change. I needed a truck first thing in the morning and a 20 foot truck is insufficient for moving my home. I am requesting the $50 guarantee Uhaul offers when the truck is not what I reserved. I called the main customer service line and was spoken to rudely and then hung up on. I reserved another truck and was assured it would be what I needed, however, when I received the information about it I found out it was a 17 foot truck at another far location. This is completely unacceptable.

Kevin Q. on 7/31/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was fabulous, everyone was in an available and jovial mood. I really appreciated how comfortable they made me and understood what might be confusing. The only issue I had was that when I arrived, I was told the gas tank was not full. I went to the gas station, filled it up, came up, and was told it was still empty. I ended up paying for the under filled gas tank. I didn't understand how that happened..

MIN L. on 7/30/2015
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

I was bummed out by the fact that there were so many costs that drove the price up to $80! I guess I expected to spend less money based on the "Starting at $19.95!" sticker on the side of all your trucks. Just tell me up front it's going to be $80.

YULLIO W. on 7/30/2015
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Not one thing

Nathaniel H. on 7/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

More counter staff

Jane C. on 7/29/2015
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

The customer service rep that I worked with was fantastic. The truck itself had a bunch of warning lights on, something about checking the tire service maintenance something or another, but it wasn't a problem for driving it.