U-Haul Moving & Storage of Birmingham

2236 reviews

540 Valley Ave   Birmingham, AL 35209
(Two miles West of Vulcan)

(205) 942-6833

Hours

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

Contact Us

(205) 942-6833

540 Valley Ave
Birmingham, AL 35209

Hours

  • Mon-Thur: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Fri: 7 am - 8 pm
  • Sat: 7 am - 7 pm
  • Sun: 9 am - 5 pm
  • Free towing inspection
  • 24 hour customer return

Testimonials From Recent Customers

Customer feedback is extremely important to us. We use these reviews to guide our efforts and improve our service. Everything that follows is direct from our customers, without any filtering or editing on our part.

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Rating:
5.0

Brandon was friendly and efficient! This was one of my best experiences with truck rental. Covid precautions were in place and Brandon sanitized the cabin of truck just before handing over the keys.

SUSAN S. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

ALESSANDRA L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brian C. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Brandon W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Hafid P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Glenn S. 
Rating:
5.0

Online check in was great. Person checking us in onsite was quick, nice and professional.

Kenimer P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Nathaniel M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

GEORGE S. 
Rating:
4.0

Fast, friendly, efficient service.

Donald W. 
Rating:
1.0

Don't over charge no one else card

Jamie M. 
Rating:
5.0

Great service!

VERNESSA C. 
Rating:
5.0

Current management and staff are amazing! Truth be told - this location has always had great management and staff. But the current manager and the young man who checked me out - best in the business!! Kind and always willing to help! Customer service is critical and the manager & young man exemplify this. Please - if there is a way to recognize both of them, please do! Moving out was emotional and they were so kind.

EMILY H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

Tell your customer the return policy instead of just giving them the keys. The vehicle was returned on time but I still lost almost seventy dollars just to be told that there was nothing I could do.

TIANA W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tamara H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

TIAWANNA R. 
Rating:
1.0

Tried returning the van on my app but couldn't figure it out. It was acting like I was picking up the van not dropping it off. Because I couldn't figure out the app, I was charged a $20 after hours fee which is ridiculous

Wiley C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MARIA M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tamara H.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Daileen B. 
Rating:
4.0

Fast and efficient service. Great access hours and a really convenient location.

jeff l.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

In and out. I told the person that the left front tire I believe through a weight as the truck had vibrations. Also the belt was screeching a lot when vehicle was accelerated.

Michael W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

SANJAY S. 
Rating:
3.0

What you can do to improve for the next customer is make sure all of the equipment they reserved or purchased is giving to them.

LeDreshia J. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

BRIAN C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Tommie M. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Med T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

He wasn't friendly but he wasn't rude. He definitely got the job done. Me personally I don't care if you are friendly just as long as you aren't rude. He wasn't rude at all, very helpful and got the job done.

catherine p.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Matthew M. 
Rating:
4.0

Secure, well-maintained, pest-free facility with friendly, helpful staff. My only issue is with the main U-Haul call line (not this location): I moved out on rent day and they refused to refund any of the rent, so I ended up paying the full month's rent for one day.

ELIZABETH E.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The van smelled terribly and looked like someone vomited in the van. The seats were dirty. This was the worst van rented. The staff was excellent.

CHINYERE J. 
Rating:
4.0

Nothing

JAMES F. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mark K. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Michael S. 
Rating:
5.0

Add GPS in your vehicles

James L. 
Rating:
4.0

This was not our original drop off location. We were going to drop off in Jasper, AL but the location said they lost their contract 2 months prior (somehow still showing on your reservation software as a good location). There was not answer at other locations in Jasper we tried to contact, so due to time constraints we drove the truck back to Birmingham to the location we originally wanted to pickup from . I will never use u-haul again! Nightmare

Tom F. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

THOMAS D. 
Rating:
5.0

The worker inside was hustling! He was doing a great job.

charles A. 
Rating:
5.0

Very convenient and clean.

Martha S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Initially my order was at 28th street north Birmingham, al. I placed an order on Wednesday September 25th and received my confirmation. When I got to the uhaul store at 8:55 am because they were suppose to open at 9:00 am No one showed up u til 9:25 am. Also, I proceed in the store and was told they did not have my size truck available so I wasted an hour in a half trying to rent a truck when my moving people showed up on time and I had to pay them for the hours I was running around trying to find a truck. This was a horrible experience. They sent me to the valley avenue location where I was treated well.

MARKEETA J. 
Rating:
2.0

I made a reservation, but the day of, what I had reserved was not available. Because of the smaller truck I had to make an extra trip so extra money

Polly G. 
Rating:
5.0

The staff was very friendly!

Randy P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Rosharon W. 
Rating:
5.0

Great experience with the young man. Keep him there we need, more good employee's like him.

KIM M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
1.0

If I am rating this solely on our check in experience - then it was great. The staff were very friendly and helped show us where our unit was and was very helpful in showing us the size options of the units. Fast forward to a week later - my husband drives over to drop off some items at the unit. Our code isn't working and he's confused as to why. Turns out we were "moved out of the system", our code was cancelled and a lock was put on our unit. Absolutely no notice whatsoever. Had we not shown up today our unit would have probably been sold, cleaned out, etc. And all of our belongings gone. Is it customary to move someone out without any notice whatsoever?!? He ended up having to resubmit all our information and start a new contract since our other one had been cancelled out. Thankfully we showed up today or who knows what would have happened.

Staci R.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The contactless pickup was very difficult. I would not use that method again. It would have been much more simple and easy to just go in the store and check in.

Timothy K. 
Rating:
5.0

You guys are doing a great job.

Adams J. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

scott B. 
Rating:
5.0

Natasha was outstanding!

isabelle r.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

The van smelled like smoke a lot. This made it feel dirty. It was clean however. The staff was decent, however, they did not have very welcoming communications. Mainly just plain communication.

DEVIN O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David C. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

SHEMERE A.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

EDWARD L. 
Rating:
5.0

Excellent Service!

Michael M. 
Rating:
5.0

This young man did a wonderful job. Please he went on and beyond the call of duty. He is the type of young man that can represent other young man and woman.

KIM M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

seth C. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David G. 
Rating:
4.0

Nothing

LAQUITA B. 
Rating:
5.0

Excellent customer service

jeremy M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

STACEY B.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gloria W. 
Rating:
5.0

Improve security in the parking lot (it's in a rough neighborhood)

john O. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Angie H. 
Rating:
5.0

The sale person was very nice and was working hard to make everyone happy.

VALERISA G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Thaddeus M. 
Rating:
1.0

I moved out a month and a half ago and informed the manager and they still tried to charge me. I'm not sure of the business you're running, but placing charges on a closed out unit is ridiculous. You should be ashamed of your staff.

Eric G.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Nothing but keep up the good work

Jermaine F. 
Rating:
5.0

The gentleman that worked the front office went out of his way to create a pleasurable experience and helped thought the process from start to finish and made sure I was satisfied.

Ron V.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Chris R. 
Rating:
5.0

I wish I have got the young name but he was Awesome

angela s.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

maurice T. 
Rating:
3.0

If I walk in to a U-Haul to make a reservation at that U-Haul the person at the counter making the reservation to tell the person purchasing the reservation that they scheduled it for different location. If that makes sense.

Herman M. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

rebecca C. 
Rating:
3.0

Computers were down. It took over an HOUR to check-out. Ugh.

Willis D. 
Rating:
5.0

My only critique is that I needed a furniture dolly but they did not have one available. U-haul switched my pick-up location on Saturday before my Monday move. If you are going to switch, you should ensure all the rented equipment is on hand.

William K. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Grover B. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Santana T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

gregory G. 
Rating:
5.0

Brandon was helpful, professional

gregory C. 
Rating:
2.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Randall D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ashley G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Renee B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Jeffery B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

richard B. 
Rating:
5.0

Had issues with vehicle during trip which wasn't fault of this location

NORMAN P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Ulysses O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Gilberto P. 
Rating:
5.0

The staff were very helpful and friendly. The after hours check-in process was also very simple (even though I am technology compromised LOL).

Julia H. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Stephanie L. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

David I. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Erin B. 
Rating:
3.0

Good attitude. Working hard.

Rufus O. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Robin N. 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

DUSTIN MERLE B. 
Rating:
5.0

The guy that worked there was very efficient and professional. He got the truck, dollies and pads very fast. Great product

ROBERT C. 
Rating:
3.0

The guy who range up my rental put my drop off location easily 35 miles across town when there were location much closer to my destination

garry M. 
Rating:
5.0

Super experience

Patricia P. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Andy C.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Janet G. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

MARTIN E.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

robert E. 
Rating:
3.0

You guys never told me have extra charge for drop after hours . You guys charge me $20.00 extra , I reserved for 24 hours and used for 4 hours only drop in the night full tank gas and pay overnight service ????? Never see in my life . Very disappointed

samuel P. 
Rating:
3.0

I did not receive my dolly or appliance mover. As a result it took us much longer to move everything and had to keep the truck over night. I would like to be reimbursed for those. Thank you.

Katelynn T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Bryan K. 
Rating:
3.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

jamika W. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

JERALD C. 
Rating:
5.0

Lower the weekend rate.

clifford Q. 
Rating:
5.0

Shaun very hard worker very professional Mr. Hicks helped in every way he could also.

Sharron R. 
Rating:
5.0

No improvements.

MADALINE G. 
Rating:
5.0

Shandon was wonderful in helping us with our moving process. Their were a lot of people dropping off their trucks and he made sure we were taken care of in a timely fashion. He went above and beyond!

Taylor L.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

jessica C. 
Rating:
5.0

Shandon was great in helping us with our moving process, he went above and beyond in helping us. Will recommend!

Chuck P. 
Rating:
5.0

Staff was extremely friendly and helpful! Will definitely use again!

kaci H. 
Rating:
5.0

So easy. Helpful. Professional. Second time using this facility.

Steve D. 
Rating:
1.0

I was charged for 2 rental periods because I wasn't told that no one would be at the store when I returned, nor was I advised about self return. I also didn't receive any of the pads I was charged for. I will be filing a complaint.

ERIC D. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Mary A.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
2.0

I felt terrible for the one young man that was working on a Saturday with a line of frustrated customers who were waiting to pick up their rentals at this location. Several customers including myself had received emails and texts saying to pick up our guaranteed rental at this location; however, the equipment that we rented was NOT available. The only thing the person working could tell us to do was to call the call bank number. We were on hold for a long time prior. EXTREMELY frustrating and time consuming. I know it was a break down with UHAUL in general, and not the poor kid working. I received several emails all with the correct time, rental equipment, etc., but the pick up location kept switching!!! I went with the latest one, and it was not there!!!!!

Heather B. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Greg G. 
Rating:
5.0

Great Customer service. The two people that were that checked me in were great fun to work with on my first moving truck rental. And the guy that I turned my truck in to was great as well. The only name I remember is the Lady name Natasha cause we have the same first name. But everyone was great. Thank you so much.

Latasha W. 
Rating:
1.0

See the call in complaint I initiated customer care service awful employee staff awful the whole experience was awful never going to use U-Haul get I'm going to Penske and too bad I've used U-Haul all my life

Jeffrey H. 
Rating:
5.0

The staff was very helpful in addressing my issue with missing equipment that I couldn't return, parking the trailer and how to contact UHaul to get assistance to resolve my dispute with the originating dealer.

kimberly D. 
Rating:
5.0

Precise Movers were absolutely the worst. They were 2 hours late. I only booked them for 3 hours. Due to the movers being late I was unable to complete my move, and the return was an hour over due.

Cole T. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

TIMOTHY H. 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

linda k.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Brandon, your on-site person was knowledgeable and friendly.

Clifford q.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Desiree T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Brandon, the general manager, was very friendly and helpful. The unit was clean and easy to access. Overall great experience.

Audrey C.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Kimberley P.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Customer did not leave a comment.

Iris P.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
3.0

Smooth move out! But 100 pending from truck rental should have been released immediately as I was told by staff it would be same day.

Shana M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was great

HOWARD K.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great experience! Thank you🤓

denise t.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Everything was perfect!

HANS-GEORG W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

It’s a wonderful convenience to be able to rent a truck and store at the same location. I would recommend UHaul on Valley Avenue in Birmingham. Moving is awful but UHaul made it better.

DOTTIE S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great and friendly staff..

BRUCE E.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

My unit was on the back side adjacent to woods. It was a bit spooky to go back there when nobody was in the building, but I open carry for extra protection, so we had no problems.

MIKE T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
2.0

Payed for a month at a time through my debit card. Three days into my final month, I moved out of unit. Uhaul would not refund the remaining 27 days. Not Good! Bad on Uhaul!

Charles D.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Will use again!

Renea B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Best storage place in town

Ashley L.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

We've used our storage unit for a few years until we could free up more space in our basement. We always found the facility clean, well maintained, accessible, and staffed by friendly folks!

CHRISTINA S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
3.0

Had reservations for a 10x10 unit. I was told that reservations do not count. Luckily a unit was available . It was smaller and we struggled to make it fit. What's the point of making a reservation

Karen N.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Clean and very helpful.....

Allison M.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
2.0

Poorly managed , only talked to someone answer calls that was not at the location

James H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

The Staff were very friendly and helpful. I would diffidently use this place again should the need arise.

Rita B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

worked to help as much as possible.

Charles D.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
3.0

My husband and I had a reservation for a 10x10 unit. When we got there I was informed that no 10x10 unit was available. I was offered a 7x10. What is the point of having a reservation? Disappointing.

Karen N.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

I was told that I had 24 hours access to my storage unit, but I didn't.

Jamar J.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

All of the staff were courteous.

Kimberley L.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Lakita was helpful, friendly, and patient with a good personality and attitude. She did a good job.

THRACIE P.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Extremely professional and courteous. Completely satisfied and would use again. Thank you

Tree of Life min w.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

The people were very nice.

detra s.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
4.0

The storage unit inside was a little further from the door than I had expected but it was ok.

Kimberley L.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Staff want very helpful, very polite and patient.

PEGGIE W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Customer service was excellent. Kim was quick, showed me to my unit and explained everything very well. I will refer any friends and use them again!

Haley Y.  |  First Impressions 
Rating:
5.0

Great experience!

Carie W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great facility.

RICHARD M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Friendly staff!

Brian M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

U guys cheated and lied to me, they were very unprofessional. I have a lawsuit out on u guys for selling my goods. I tried to come in and pay but was not allowed u will be hearing from my lawyer

darryl h.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
1.0

The Managers at this location are "HORRIBLE". These 2 female managers are married and both have very unprofessional & disrespectul attitudes. Dealing with this U-Haul disgusted me. I rate an "F".

Louis H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
2.0

Kim was EXTREMELY rude has no respect for the handicapped I was a blind patron and it was always something with her. I only stayed one month.

Eddie A.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

it was great

Wesley W.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

I had a very good experience, as the person who helped me was very knowledgeable and explained everything.

ROGER M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

This facility has been used by us for the past 3 summers. It met all our needs. We have been pleased. Now, your truck rental service is something altogether different. Horrible, horrible, horrible.

Anita L.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great facility for our needs. Easy access and supportive staff made our years of storage to support two students convenient and helpful.

DAVID J.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

This was the second summer we used this uhaul facility to store my daughters college stuff. Nice staff. Clean facility. We have been confident that our stuff is safe and well taken care of.

Joseph F.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Very nice facilities and friendly and attentive staff. This is 2nd time using these facilities for summer storage and continue to have great experience. Thanks!

David M.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Worked well for our summer needs of storing college furniture for our student

Kyle K.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Great location! Close to Samford.

Tripp H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

You needd to fix your drinking fountain. NO WATER!

Steven H.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

very friendly staff

MELISSA S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The jentleman in the front desk was very friendly and helpful. Alway going above and bellond to assist the costumers. I’m very pleased with the outstanding service. God Bless you all.

JESUS R.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

N/A

Takia S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
4.0

originally reserved a 5x10x10 and it stated it could fit up to 1200 sq feet and a 1-2 bedroom apartment. I lived in a 800 sq ft apartment and it would not fit. Guy who helped me was great though.

Essence S.  |  Reservation 
Rating:
5.0

Great facility.

Tanner T.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Very friendly staff.

GEAN V.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

The staff was wonderful. The staff was very helpful and friendly.

dian s.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

gone do business again soon.

Larry S.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

Thank you for being a great staff

Rose B.  |  Overall Experience 
Rating:
5.0

was very happy to have a nice safe area and equipment to use

Cynthia R.  |  Overall Experience 
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