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
  • 24 hour dropoff

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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

Rahman M. on 2/8/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

Miles move fast on truck, there not accurate

Edward C. on 2/8/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

When I tried to change drop off location i was given a hard time. It should not be that difficult to change location especially when i was trying to change it 2hrs after i picked up the trailer.

MUHAMMAD H. on 2/7/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Fatima was really knowledgeable and showed me how to use the equipment.

Susan A. on 2/7/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

remove food stuff from vehicles, communicate clearly with customers and honor the waiting queue.

Grealyn B. on 2/5/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

great service friendly staff. Great price for what i needed.thank you

KEVIN J. on 2/5/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I would like to rent trucks from your location more often due to my type of business, however I wanted to have some room for negotiation in pricing for the vehicle or milage rates based on the high number of rentals I can give you.

BARBARA P. on 2/4/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

When I dropped off the tow at this location, the individual seemed liked he didn't want to help get the car off the tow. His exact words were, 'you don't know how to take it off?' Then I was questioned about the condition of the tow, that was received damaged. Since I had insurance, they said that the damage wouldn't be held against me.

DEVONDA D. on 2/2/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was very friendly and I had a great experience.

DERON J. on 2/1/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Sales rep Dontee was awesome. Funny and friendly. Great Job Dontee and thanks again for your help.

ISMAEL D. on 2/1/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

I'm not satisfy for the service .

Shawnnette J. on 1/30/2016
Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

I rented a small truck I looked over the truck the passenger side mirror was broke when I returned the vehicle they tried to accuse me for the mirror they don't come out to look over the vehicle with the customers the I was charge 100$ telling me I drove 29 miles which I didn't .my experience was horrible I will not use that location again

Gregory K. on 1/29/2016
Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

All fuel tanks should be completely filled before renting. I filled the tank 7 gallons by accident and probably only used 1 or 2. Wasted my money on gas.

SOPHIA J. on 1/27/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The staff was very nice and warm

TICAIRRA B. on 1/26/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

I req a $19.95 rental van and adv that the move would take most of the day. GM Laneesha Harrison est 10 miles for the distance I agreed and to be safe adv I could have the truck back by 9pm. She stated we could drop the truck off after hours. However, Jan 22,2016 due to the pending blizzard I was contacted by a female rep who asked if we'd be able to bring the truck in sooner. I ad I would not and she stated that at this point (between 4:30 and 5pm) they were adv all cust to keep the vans/trucks until Sunday @ 9 am. I agreed and went about my move. Sunday Jan 24, 2016 I found the Uhaul i'd rented buried in snow, it was extremely difficult to dig out and harder still to get it out of the block as my street had not been plowed. I called on 2 separate occasions. The first I was connected with a female rep who advised that she only answered the phones when the University City location was backed up. She explained people had been calling all morning for a similar instance. She took down my message and advised that the assistant manager would be giving me a call. By 3pm Sunday, i'd still received no call so I called back and was connected with a male rep. I explained to the young man my situation and he advised that it would be ok to bring it in on Monday. I suggested they come tow the truck, the young man chuckled explained he was notating the acct and that I wouldn't get penalized for the weather. I was charged an additional $36.15 for an extra day that I was not responsible for. I called on Monday, Jan 25,2015 and spoke with a Donte who advised i'd need to speak with a manager in the morning. I called back Tuesday and spoke with a Gladys who advised that i'd be contacted by a manager later in the day to reimburse me for the charge. However when I spoke with a Fatima, who was not a manager she advised I was charged an extra day because I spent the morning shoveling out the UHAUL and brought the truck in around 3pm. Fatima who was not a manager has adv me to call on Thurs. to speak with one, i'm certain at this time another excuse will be made as to why I haven't been refunded my money yet.

CYNTHIA H. on 1/24/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was thoroughly pleased with equipment pick up and drop off I will always used U Haul at this location for my moving needs.

michael m. on 1/19/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

keep up the good work and great service. It's better than the last Uhaul location from which I rented

Katie B. on 1/18/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Laneesha (so sorry if I spelled your name wrong!!!) was awesome! Friendly, courteous....she scraped my windshield...when I asked for a scraper I never expected her do it for me. Wow. She's great! Thx!!!!

MARILYN B. on 1/17/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

The employees were very couteous and heloful

WILLIAM K. on 1/17/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

Make sure sun visor is connected on drivers side. It was not connected.

nettie l. on 1/16/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

The Dollie was not tied down when we picked up the truck. We noticed it when we were putting the items in. When we went to drop it off your employee started to charge us for use of the Dollie but we did use it. In the future have ur employee make sure they tie it down. We don't want to be blamed for using it and we did not.

Patricia S. on 1/16/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

I was very satisfied so.... Keep up the great work! Thank you!

frazeen m. on 1/10/2016
Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

When I called over the phone, I was told that a utility cart was reserved for me, but when I got there, there just wasn't one and I was told that a "reservation" didn't mean that there would be any assurance that it would be there for me. So what's the point of calling it a reservation then? Just saying. That was kinda silly. But the appliance dolly worked, and was good equipment, and I appreciated that. But the customer service was not that great -- felt rushed and unclear and mixed-message-y. They were nice. But unclear.

ANGELA W. on 1/10/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

Air out car. Previous smoker in vehicle.

DOUG L. on 1/10/2016
Rating: 4 out of 5 stars


ALMA M. on 1/8/2016
Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

. the lady working the front desk at 730am Thursday Jan. 6.2016 was very very pleasant very very helpful and informative, all smiles.??