Customer Reviews for Empire Car Rental
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Testimonials from recent customers of Empire Car Rental
I couldnt find a truck close to my home so had to drive 30kms to this location. That being said, Uhaul was very accommodating to ensure I was comensated for my extra kms and the on-site staff at this location were fantastic.
I originally was reserved at 1668 Queen St w in Toronto but the office was under attended, especially considering end of month movers and the attendant was very slow. I was a half hour late for pick-up and there were already 10 people in front of me. After the attendant disappeared for 15 minutes, I decided to go to Mulock as I had used them before and found the experience quick and professional. I will only use this facility in the future.
Remove tripping hazards (metal cables and construction debris) from the area near the rental vehicles. I injured my foot on an exposed metal cable when getting into the Uhaul vehicle.
*** Staff friendly & easy to work with. A+ ***
-Location is a literal dump. Cannot emphasize this enough. Zero pride of ownership. Trash everywhere. Small, congested, muddy lot on dead end street. Old mattresses, building debris and a man with a shopping cart picking thru it all... Wish I were exaggerating. Pass on this location.
Lot and trailer office is in very poor condition.
Booked the rental for noon first thing in the morning. Called the office to confirm they received my booking and they said "Yeah, yeah!" in a snarky way. I showed up at 11:50am and no one is there. I called the number written in pen on the trailer and Fred said he will be about 10 minutes. He finally arrived at 12:20pm. Not cool. I only did 23km total and he charged me $11.98 for gas. I do not recommend this location for woman as it is not a safe neighbourhood, the office (trailer) has no washroom and the areas where the trucks are located is just gravel. You literally feel like you're in a garbage dump. Strange place for a U-Haul location.
The process was quick and easy, however I was surprised to only have the van for 4 hours. The van was not very clean. There was garbage in it from a previous rental. Was also surprised to see the gas reading close to 3/4 on my bill when in reality there was more like 7/8 to full on the guage.
Always exceptional customer service at this location.
Nothing at all. Expierence was excellent!
Customer service was good. Representative was friendly. :)
Truck was dirty and air conditioning did not work.
Location looked like a trash heap...literally. Piles of garbage everywhere.
I would not return to this location.
My daughter dropped off the truck, no feed-back.
location is unappealing, the gravel lot, the trailer, all of it.
the staff member was great - called us to see if she had time to get to another Uhaul location to assess our eta. Much appreciated!!!
Had a message that oil change was needed staring at me the whole time. Why the continual beeping when driver's door was open? (Ignition and lights were off.) Person handling rental was just fine, though.
The chains were dragging on the ground
I had to wait an hour to pick up the truck. This meant I had only 1 hour to move a 2 bedroom house into a condo as the elevator was booked for only 2 hours.
-van needed to come back hours before I had pre-arranged or I was told I'd be charged late fee!
-Van was filthy and not maintained well.
-area looked extremely sketchy at pick-up
-only one person working for a wknd of 1st of month (he was swamped!!)
-not good service at all overall
-will definitely post online about poor service
a bit hard to find. the information and address on the site did not match the location. overall the agent was friendly and professional.
Very hard to find, in a scruffy lot with broken down and abandoned other vehicles. All the u-haul vehicles were fine though.
Ray called the day before and had everything well set up.
When we got the truck it was just as advertised. It worked wonderfully.
The van was very dirty( mud caked) hard to see out window and no washer fluid in van. We were charged for going 87 km over the 149 km pkg rate, but only in fact went 18 km over. We have called to leave message. Hopefully this will be resolved. The uhaul representative we dealt with in person was very knowledgeable, kind and helpful.
The location is very difficult to access and its lot is small. The service, however, was excellent!
Ray is excellent to work with. Very disappointed that the business may not continue.
Excellent service and amazingly easy and convenient. Thank you U-Haul!
The location itself is a little difficult to find and looks a bit sketchy. However, the employee working there was super friendly and very fast to process our pick-up!
Nice crew. Helpful and friendly. The place is pretty rough though. More like a junkyard. Personally I could care less - but cleaned up with perhaps a paved lot and less wrecked cars it might attract more business. Better for the U-Haul brand in Canada. No comparison to the US pickup location. A million miles aprt I'm afraid. What's up Canada U-haul?
Like I said nice crew though.
I was redirected to this lot after i requested and confirmed at a lot closer to my location. it took me three hours out of the way to drop off this truck in the city traffic. The uhaul person that called me to redirect me to this lot was supposed to e-mail me the address and never did. Overall very disappointed with the experience. will NOT use uhaul again.
All good. The online info beforehand was very useful and covered most of our questions. The fellow in the office at Empire was very good, with clear instructions, and the whole process was easy. Cheers!
I rated the location as excellent because it was close to my apartment. However, the location itself looks like a disaster area. IIt needs to be paved!! Also update your office. A trailer!! Is that the best U Haul can do?
The service I got was terrific. It's too bad the guys there work in an inferior environment! I'd quit.
I booked a 20ft cube van on Monday, received a confirmation. When I arrived the 20ft was not available, I had to settle for a smaller one.
After patiently waiting for 40 mins for the individual at the desk to attempt to get their computer system to accept my order, I got impatient as I had 'paid' movers on the clock waiting. I did not expect to was as much time as I did as well, the smaller unit meant that the 'paid' movers needed to do 2 loads, costing me an extra $100. The 17' cube van was just a little too small for the last items, unfortunately.
Halfway through the move, I was called and told that my credit card didn't go through and against my better judgement gave it out to an individual over the phone. The location could benefit from organization and planning, it appears they have the tools but don't use them.
To date the worst rental experience ever. Zero customer service and Zero conflict resolution abilities.
There was a mix up with my mileage, and they were great about fixing it. I also had a problem last time I was there, but again, they were very apologetic and helped me instantly. I have experienced a few technical issues with them, but their customer service is fantastic and I would surely recommend this site.
Staff was courteous and professional. Very convenient. Lot could use some maintenance (potholes). Vehicle was clean and ran very well. I will definitely use this location again.
Time booked online not honoured.
Fuel surcharge added incorrectly.
Mileage not recorded correctly despite feedback provided at time of pickup. Correction was made to mileage, but receipt shows 10km too much.
Fuel gauge seems to be functioning incorrectly. Put 40L of fuel into a 151L tank, which equals approx 25% of tank, or 1/4 tank. Gauge showed that I used approx 1/32 of the tank, yet gauge barely moved when I added 20L to tank. I doubled my fuel to get it back to original level, yet was still charged extra.
On-location staff provided prompt, efficient service, but the location itself is very spartan. Please consider investing for a permanent building and paved lot.
The attendant was very friendly and helpful. However, furniture dollies, although reserved in advance, were not available. The attendant was able to reserve them at a nearby location; however, I had to do a separate run to that location on another day, to return the dollies.
The truck's cabin was not clean at all; the door locks could not be locked with the key. Front wheel alignment appeared to be off: the truck would bounce side to side while driving in a straight line. The dirty cabin and the misalignment negatively impacted the overall impression.
The trailer was fairly clean and well maintained; the ramp operated properly.
Asked for a dolly and moving pads in advance and when I picked up the vehicle nothing was available.
I was a little bit apprehensive of renting from this location due to the reviews but this location was great. First of all the location is easy to find. This was also one of the friendliest rental experiences I've had. I was greeted worth a smile and by name. I will definitely be returning for my next rental.
The truck have bi problem s running OK but the pick up location look like homeless farm ... But that OK l got the job done
I confirmed the reservation online, when I arrived at the location -which is a dirt lot- they told me they were just about to cancel my pick up of the vehicle. I had a dolly reserved online and the clerk initially told me that they had none and that I was on my own. He took no accountability and was not helpful at all until I insisted that he call his supervisor. It turned out that there were in fact dollys on the lot but they were in the back of a vehicle. Following this fiasco which probably wasted nearly an hour of my time, I was informed that I could not leave my car parked on the lot for the day. He suggested that I park illegally at the restaurant lot nearby. I ended up finding street parking about 3 blocks from the Uhaul location. After all this I have been charged more than $30 for gas, when I did indeed fill the tank before returning it. So, overall a terrible experience and a rip off.
Passenger side mirror inoperative.
Quick check out, invoice was promptly emailed with not surprises.
This location is great! The guys is very nice and helpful.