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Towing Issues: Car towing, small claims court, expired registration
small claims court, expired registration, appeal processes: depends on the state and even the city you are in as many have regulations which control towing, and appeal processes. If you do not have any other choice you can always take the property management to small claims court if you think you were wronged....

Towing Issues: Connecticut: Can I Abandon this Towed Car?, tow company, storage fees
tow company, storage fees, tow companies: The tow company can auction your vehicle and attempt collections if you do nothing but in most cases cost the tow company more than the vehicle was worth. It s best not to abandon the vehicle and figure out some solution with the tow company for proper disposal....

Towing Issues: car towed, mall security, towing company
mall security, towing company, parking space: - motorcycle parking only means just that, motorcycles only. Just like handicap parking is the for handicap and no parking signs mean no parking. - Can a business tow a car if it isnt posted that it *could* towed? Depends on the situation, property,...

Towing Issues: chp towed car after found wrecked and abandoned, storage fees, tow company
storage fees, tow company, vehicle owner: CHP is not responsible for the towing and storage. The vehicle owner is responsible regardless if they have liability insurance or full coverage. I would have your friend contact the tow company and make arrangements to resolve and pay the fees, as the...

Towing Issues: Damage during/after Repo, repo company, side fender
repo company, side fender, auction location: Are you referring to ADESA in Moody Al? I would recommend sending a letter (certified) to both Wachovia and the repo company. If you can get a copy of the condition report from ADESA that would be good. You also need to inform Wachovia and the repo company...

Towing Issues: Damage to Impounded Vehicle, towing company, troy michigan
towing company, troy michigan, premises: Most tow companies have procedures for damage claims. Hopefully the damage was brought to the attention of the tow manager(photographed and documented)before the vehicle left the premises which helps support and resolve the situation quickly as possible....

Towing Issues: excessive towing charges and fees by the city, city of costa mesa ca, costa mesa ca
city of costa mesa ca, costa mesa ca, city of costa mesa: What was the $200 fee for? If it was a fine then they can charge you that for the expired registration. As for the fees charged by the towing company if it was a police impound then the fees should be regulated and you would need to contact the PD to see if...

Towing Issues: Damage during/after Repo, habitual liar, crg
Towing Issues: Damage during/after Repo, habitual liar, crg, drivers license

Towing Issues: towing in apartment complex, california department of motor vehicles, wheelchair symbol
Towing Issues: towing in apartment complex, california department of motor vehicles, wheelchair symbol, department of motor vehicles

Towing Issues: My Guest's car towed today bydemand from HOA Pres., nearby neighborhood, car driveway
nearby neighborhood, car driveway, hoa board: There are several web sites and associations that may be of some help to you. Indiana has a towing association. This is their web site: www.indianatowing.com There is also the TRAA: www.towserver.net And there is a web site where lawyers actually handle...

Towing Issues: HOA Towing Question/Clarification, santa clarita california, inoperable vehicles
santa clarita california, inoperable vehicles, oversized vehicles: I must say this is one of the better written and detailed questions I have had in a long time. It s refreshing but I digress. Personally I think you already know the answer. The manager isn t enforcing the parking regulations. Since it s private property there...

Towing Issues: ILLEGAL TOW & SPOTTER, tow truck company, truck dispatcher
tow truck company, truck dispatcher, tow company: I would recommend looking for predatory towing on google. There are several good web sites dedicated to this which have referral links for attorneys. As for the citations, only law enforcement can attach a fee for a citation. A third party is a civil action...

Towing Issues: Illegal towing in an HOA apartment complex, small claims court, storage fees
small claims court, storage fees, towing company: You can request the information in writing, advising them that you intend to pursue legal action and if they wish to be excluded from it they need to provide you the information. If not you will have to get a subpoena for the information and may have to include...

Towing Issues: Is it illegal to charge a drop fee in CA?, parking enforcement officer, tow truck driver
parking enforcement officer, tow truck driver, tow operator: I haven t heard of a field release before but that doesn t mean it doesn t exist. I would think a drop fee would be in order if the vehicle was hooked or lifted and the tow operator didn t move the truck yet. The drop fee would have to be paid right then...

Towing Issues: illegal towing, hypothetical question
hypothetical question: If this is a hypothetical question then avoid the situation and put the valid the sticker on the plate. If it s not then it would have been your responsibility to inform all parties involved before the tow. If that wasn t done reimbursement will be difficult...

Towing Issues: Junk car removal, junk car removal, auto recyclers
junk car removal, auto recyclers, salvage auto: Contact a few reputable salvage auto recyclers in your area. They will have all the necessary paperwork to properly dispose of the unwanted vehicle without the title. Most recyclers will walk you through the process but make sure you receive receipts or other...

Towing Issues: LosingMyCar, financial repercussions, 2002 audi a4
financial repercussions, 2002 audi a4, audi a4: Unfortunately in some states, California being one of them, towing companies are able to charge the owner of a vehicle if they do not pick the vehicle up. This is a bit ridiculous, but they can and do. If you can pay the towing, which they are entitled to...

Towing Issues: liability, nut shell, lawyer
nut shell, lawyer, lawyers: well, depends on the courts and laws of your area. But in a nut shell (Not a lawyer here) if the vehicle is illegal then the chances of you being charged and your liability is very high... The courts, lawyers and others tend to look for any reason to...

Towing Issues: parking permit towing, sierra ridge, unattended vehicles
sierra ridge, unattended vehicles, police issue: If I understand the correctly the reason for the tow was the permit was expired. Since the permit was expired the vehicle was in violation and can be removed from the property. In regards for the procedures for notifying the residents varies from property...

Towing Issues: police impounded, police impound vehicles, illegal activity
police impound vehicles, illegal activity, timely manner: This question is better suited for an attorney. I have seen police impound vehicles (regardless of who owes the vehicle) that were used in conjunction or suspected of illegal activity. Also, they have held vehicles as long as necessary to complete their investigation...

Towing Issues: police involvement in parking lot tow, police involvement, disorderly conduct
police involvement, disorderly conduct, baltimore city: It really depends on the situation and many factors are involved. In other words it s not a yes or no answer. If the police were threating to arrest you I would think it would be a matter of disorderly conduct. Then again more information is required...

Towing Issues: posting of Restrictions on Parking, different point of view, sign states
different point of view, sign states, park vehicles: The biggest problem is the vehicle being parked on private property especially after business hours. From the property owner or manager s (or acting agent in charge of the property) point of view the vehicle was trespassing and had no reason or official business...

Towing Issues: Rack and pinion damaged, tow company, flatbed truck
tow company, flatbed truck, resolution program: My suggestion is contacting AAA about the situation. Since this was a motorclub call, AAA has a good resolution program for damage claims. AAA may suggest towing the vehicle to one of their approved repair faculties for further inspection. If the repair shop...

Towing Issues: Your Repo book, fly by night, repossession industry
fly by night, repossession industry, repossession agents: My book was published in 1997. Nothing has changed with the exception of a few laws that we have started using to actually pursue criminal charges against debtors who refuse to surrender the collateral. The only other thing that has changed is that most vehicles...

Towing Issues: recker, dodge 2500 diesel, ford f550
dodge 2500 diesel, ford f550, tow trucks: Well it sounds like the front of the dodge was over the capacity of the wheel lift you were using. That is a common problem where you are fully extended and trying to pick up a heavy load. And the front of a 3/4 ton truck with a diesel engine is very heavy....

Towing Issues: repo, thomas investigative publications, repossession industry
thomas investigative publications, repossession industry, investigation association: Virginia is a self-help repossession state. You can repossess secured collateral as long as you do not breach the peace. I was not able to find anything on the license requirements in Va. I am in the process of putting together a certification program through...

Towing Issues: TOWING ILLEGALLY, apartment complexes, wrecked car
apartment complexes, wrecked car, towing company: I think you have a legitimate gripe. I would start with sending the complex a registered letter requesting a copy of their towing policy and a copy of the notices that they allegedly posted. It would be best if you show up in person so they don t have time...

Towing Issues: Tow from Apartment complex missing sticker, fairfax county virginia, towing companies
fairfax county virginia, towing companies, lien holders: You may also want to check with the PD in many states towing companies are required to notify the local PD anytime they tow a vehicle. In most cases towing companies are not allowed to request tag information. It is against the law unless they are trying to...

Towing Issues: Tow Laws, california dmv, gov pubs
california dmv, gov pubs, language signs: yes there are sign laws with require signs to be posted. The most common and useful section of the California DMV vehicle code is VC 22658 (link below) http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc22658.htm Now in regards to signs in front of each space...

Towing Issues: Tow truck rates, tow company, hook up
tow company, hook up, tows: some places charge hook up and mileage both ways, some one way, while others charge by the hour. its generally up to the tow company owners to determine what they charge and how they do it. It all depends on where they are as in some states towing...

Towing Issues: Towed from a legal parking spot, place thanks, parking tickets
place thanks, parking tickets, good luck: The problem is you owe money for fines and fees that were not paid. Most cities will impound vehicles that have fines and fees that are past due or have outstanding balances. In most cases the fines and fees due to the city are pretty significant. They can...

Towing Issues: Towed vehicle from highway, storage fees, wrecked vehicle
storage fees, wrecked vehicle, motor clubs: well there is a lot more to this question than you have listed here. First of all any wrecked vehicle left beside the highway will generate more calls to the police requiring them to keep responding... So a lot of time they remove the potential hazards...

Towing Issues: Towing a 1990 Jeep Wrangler, jeep wrangler, tow dolly
jeep wrangler, tow dolly, driveshafts: I believe your year Wrangler (if 4wd) has a transfer case that can be manually shifted into neutral which can be flat towed (4 wheels on ground) without damage. I suggest referring to the owner s manual for proper procedures for flat towing. Another option...

Towing Issues: Towing a 1990 Jeep Wrangler, jeep wrangler, dinghy towing
jeep wrangler, dinghy towing, tow dolly: As you can tell by the different answers you have gotten from different web sites, there are varied opinions about Dinghy Towing. I specialize in wrecker related towing issues and not dinghy or dolly towing. If I were going to tow this jeep I would put it...

Towing Issues: Towing, legal answer, doot
legal answer, doot, place of employment: Even if your employer only leases or rents the property he still has the right to have vehicles towed since he is in charge of the property. It is just like when you lease or rent a residence. If you have a union or some type of system established to file...

Towing Issues: Towing damaged emergency brake, brake car, tow company
brake car, tow company, emergency brake: Most disclaimers are not worth the paper they are written on. A towing company cannot just say they are not responsible for actions that they take. Having a sign saying not responsible for theft in their lot is different, but towing a vehicle properly is their...

Towing Issues: Towing from HOA's, santa clarita california, inoperable vehicles
santa clarita california, inoperable vehicles, oversized vehicles: This is an issue that you will unfortunately have to discuss with the manager. Only the HOA or property manager can authorize a vehicle to be towed. From what you have told me then there should be no reason that he could not tow these vehicles. If nothing...

Towing Issues: Towing a Mini Cooper Clubman, 5th wheel trailer, mini cooper clubman
5th wheel trailer, mini cooper clubman, four wheels: You didn t say what year or transmission but I ll refer you to www.remcotowing.com for more information. Personally I would trailer it regardless of transmission or year. My reasoning is less wear and tear on the vehicle and the trailer offers protection from...

Towing Issues: Towing a Travel Trailer, 2006 toyota tundra, rear shackles
2006 toyota tundra, rear shackles, all terrain tires: That s a big trailer for a half ton truck. I am surprised how light it is and would check the true weight loaded up at a public scale. I would think by the time you load it up with supplies, water, propane, etc. it would be closer to 6 to 6.5k. Just don t...

Towing Issues: Trailer Hitch on Jeep Wrangler, jeep wrangler, boston whaler
jeep wrangler, boston whaler, axle ratio: I can t say since I haven t seen one personally but suggest a reputable trailer dealer in your area for further inspection. Most hitches have the weight limits stamped into them or at least a sticker with information. If you find the weight ratings on the...

Towing Issues: i was a towed guest, guest question, sign ordinances
guest question, sign ordinances, tow away zone: If I understand correctly, you are specifically referring to a posted sign stating the rules and consequences for improperly parked vehicles. Most HOA s have the R%26R s stated in the contract for home owner s given notice of such parking enforcement. Some...

Towing Issues: towing 2000 gmc 4/4 on dolly, tow dolly, home magazines
tow dolly, home magazines, sized vehicles: the tow dolly might not be able to SAFELY CARRY the weight of the vehicle. Most are rated for smaller import sized vehicles. But this is not really my area of expertise, check out some of the motor home magazines online for more information. ...

Towing Issues: towing, tow operator, road hazards
tow operator, road hazards, visual indication: I need more information to properly answer the question but generally vehicles just don t drop off the tow truck. Was the vehicle in a wreck with damaged suspension components? As for your vehicle being defective, I am curious. Give more information with the...

Towing Issues: towing, wrecker driver, other vehicles
wrecker driver, other vehicles, towing company: Yes, they actually can tow a vehicle, especially if someone leaves the property. You can google predatory towing to see if there are any issues with these types of problems already in this area. The BBB is actually a good start, but when it comes down to...

Towing Issues: towing in apartment complex, handicap placard, americans with disabilities act
handicap placard, americans with disabilities act, california dmv: Well California has about a thousand laws regarding towing vehicles from private property, and you can find then on the California DMV web site. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm BUT, the issue I see in your question is the one where there...

Towing Issues: towing a car, tow truck driver, parking permit
tow truck driver, parking permit, steering wheel: Sometimes it s necessary to unlock a vehicle to prevent damage and secure the steering wheel. Also, parking permits are the issuing authorities property and have the right to redeem them if necessary. Some vehicles can be towed without entering them but others...

Towing Issues: towing in ct, tow fees, tow companies
tow fees, tow companies, everyday driver: I guess I don t understand the questions correctly, appeared to be unregistered . I would say this is more of a yes or no question, it is or isn t. Also, i have the proper stickers in the window and the driver claimed to not see it? . What exactly couldn...

Towing Issues: towing Honda CRV, honda crv, tow dolly
honda crv, tow dolly, front wheel drive: You didn t specify year or transmission type but generally front wheel drive versions, regardless of transmission type, transporting the vehicle with the front wheels in the dolly will be fine. I m not sure about the 4wd drive versions but wouldn t suggest...

Towing Issues: towing issues, feet in the fire, fire lanes
feet in the fire, fire lanes, town ordinances: when I answer questions about towing laws and signs I tend to generalize some answers. State laws like the one above are good examples of what is supposed to be done. But like any laws, I can not find all of them online or even current ones due to the...

Towing Issues: towing from private property article24 code 16, prince georges county, prince george county
prince georges county, prince george county, proper terminology: Definitions vary from state to state. In Texas, if a tow truck is touching a vehicle it is considered attached. In most states if the tow truck or any of it s equipment (ie straps, chains, wheel lift etc) is touching the vehicle then they consider that attached....

Towing Issues: truck towed, tow truck company, mobile home park
tow truck company, mobile home park, tow truck driver: If you were parked illegally then there is not much you can do about it. The wrecker service is entitled to charge a fee if they dispatch a truck to a call. Most times it is only if they already have the vehicle hooked up, but all towing companies charge something...

Towing Issues: Vehicle towed from Private Apartment Lot, Parking Permit not visible, apartment management, apartment manager
apartment management, apartment manager, private apartment: It appears the problem that created the tow was the placement or viewing of the permit. My suggestion is finding a suitable viewing solution of the permit with the apartment complex and towing contractor so this problem doesn t happen again. I personally think...

Towing Issues: wheel lift towing, oil pan, tow truck
oil pan, tow truck, spacer: well in regards to you question on a device which will cushion the oil pan from the contacting the wheel lift there is a device called pan pillow which is available from www.awdirect.com But you can also keep the wheel lift tighter against the tires...

Towing Issues: fire lane towing question, fire line, fire lane
Towing Issues: fire lane towing question, fire line, fire lane, fire lanes

Towing Issues: Starting a towing and recovery business, ebb and flow, informal relationships
Towing Issues: Starting a towing and recovery business, ebb and flow, informal relationships, company trucks

Towing Issues: Towing Car Fees - pay or not?, florida law, private property
Towing Issues: Towing Car Fees - pay or not?, florida law, private property, county official

Towing Issues: fire lane towing question, fire department emergency, family dwellings
fire department emergency, family dwellings, fire lane: Attached is a copy from a county statute but it references the California motor vehicle code. Maybe this will help you. The Fire Department is authorized to direct installation of approved signs or other approved notices for the identification of fire...

Towing Issues: Starting a towing and recovery business, recovery business, business question
recovery business, business question, wrecker: If you choose to start a towing business you will have to consider the equipment (roughly 15-20K per truck for a used wrecker) and you will need a rollback and a wrecker. Insurance is costly and there is no guarantee you will get work as getting on a rotation...

Towing Issues: Tow, local police department, towing company
local police department, towing company, google: I definitely would contact the local police department and file a report. Depending on what state you are in it may be considered theft. If not. at least fraud. If you have a witness I would pursue it. You can google predatory towing and see if there are...

Towing Issues: Towing Car Fees - pay or not?, collections agency, outrageous fees
collections agency, outrageous fees, towing companies: I am guessing it was towed without your consent, which depending on the circumstances is legal in most states. Unfortunately more and more states are allowing towing companies to charge the registered owner of a vehicle that is impounded these outrageous fees....

Towing Issues: towed vehicle, wrecker service, tow truck driver
wrecker service, tow truck driver, tow yard: I don t understand why the vehicle was towed. Is the vehicle damaged where you cannot drive it? Did you ask for it to be towed? By their lot, you mean the wrecker service s lot? What state are you in? Why are they asking for $10,000.00? What type of truck...

Towing Issues: towing, tow truck driver, sunbelt rentals
tow truck driver, sunbelt rentals, concord nc: Yes, you are correct. A towing company must have a signed authorization to tow a vehicle from private property. I would suggest contacting the general manager from Auto Zone and telling them the story. Advise them that the manager was trying to blame the towing...

Towing Issues: Bungee straps, seat mounts, rear wheels
seat mounts, rear wheels, semi tractor: ah rubber bungee straps can be used but they flex to much to be of real use. Best method is a 1 inch ratchet strap though the wheel in 2 different places 7 and 4 work best, and then hook it to seat mounts... Or the old standby, rope though the door...

Towing Issues: Failure to Notify, vehicle impoundment, california dmv
vehicle impoundment, california dmv, us post office: not sure what to say, but the comments about 2 day notice is out of context I believe. After all the tow company is required to get that information from California DMV and they have procedures and paperwork to do in order to get the info (Thanks to privacy...

Towing Issues: Fire lane, fire lane, fire lanes
fire lane, fire lanes, georgia code: Title 40 chapter 6 of the Georgia code has all the laws concerning parking and fire lanes. I cannot however find any specific requirements for the markings of said fire lanes. I would recommend going to the courthouse and searching for the information and...

Towing Issues: Failure to Notify
Towing Issues: Failure to Notify

Towing Issues: tow company refuses to release motorcycle, towing company, chp
Towing Issues: tow company refuses to release motorcycle, towing company, chp, vins

Towing Issues: towing of recovered stolen car, small claims court, tow company
Towing Issues: towing of recovered stolen car, small claims court, tow company, tow yard

Towing Issues: vehicle abandonment, 10s
Towing Issues: vehicle abandonment, 10s

Towing Issues: Hazmat, osha niosh, tows
osha niosh, tows, propane truck: OSHA, NIOSH and DOT have regulations regarding towing of haz mat loaded vehicles. If you are not Haz-Mat certified you shouldn t even tow one. If the Fire Department or Haz-Mat team was there then you charge what you normally charge. If you had to do any clean...

Towing Issues: illegal tow, tow truck company, high school kids
tow truck company, high school kids, department of consumer affairs: Ok this happened in NYC if I am reading this right. As a general rule everywhere, the City owns and controls the parking on streets and authorizes private tow companies to remove vehicles, or uses their own department to do that. Yes NYC has its own tow...

Towing Issues: inquiry about towing, small claims court, neigborhood
small claims court, neigborhood, vehicle owner: If you are the property owner then you have the rights to have illegally parked vehicles removed, but if you are just a renter - tenant then you do not have the rights unless it is spelled out in your rental agreement. Now as to state laws regarding this...

Towing Issues: Legal towing?, dmv web, california dmv
dmv web, california dmv, gov pubs: Well California has many laws regarding towing and as such you might check out the California DMV web site and read about towing from fire lanes. Reason I say that is in most mobile home complexes the roadways are designated fire lanes and California does...

Towing Issues: Is it legal for a tow truck driver to break into your car to tow it?, release brakes, tow truck driver
release brakes, tow truck driver, toyota prius: Well as a rule, tow companies have equipment to use which allows them to tow vehicles without having to get in and release brakes and such. They are called DOLLIES Now that being said, some companies are lazy and will attempt to unlock cars and release...

Towing Issues: Maximum Car Storage Fee, legal paperwork, storage fee
legal paperwork, storage fee, storage fees: as far as I know there is NO MAXIMUM on storage fees. As long as the vehicle is taking up space in the tow yard then it collects storage charges. Now when the tow company files a lien and get the legal paperwork to dispose of the vehicle after the lien sale...

Towing Issues: in mass have u ever heard of???, gps unit, oil pan
gps unit, oil pan, eyelet: this gets into legal issues, which I tend to shy away from, but it is not uncommon for company owners to make drivers responsible for equipment lost, or invoices - money missing. Now theft is a different story in my mind as generally a police report is...

Towing Issues: missing property, seattle pd, small claims court
seattle pd, small claims court, tow yard: Seattle PD is supposed to do any inventory, at least they used to when I towed up there many years ago. Now as to legally and responsible for the missing property a small claims court would most likely have to decide that, as you have found each is blaming...

Towing Issues: release a car, storage fees, tow company
storage fees, tow company, loop hole: lets see, your vehicle was towed because you did not have a license then you were towed for breaking the law. Now some states (you did not tell me where this happened) have rules regarding vehicle releases and those are what will affect the answer here....

Towing Issues: Sergeants Towing, sergeants towing, apartments in portland
sergeants towing, apartments in portland, steve preston: well first of all, I used to work for Sergeants and Steve was a good person to work for. Now as to the issue, I have to say that some conditions such as yours tend to have some things such as the police officer saying that you should park wherever......

Towing Issues: Sign posting, solid answers, driveaway
solid answers, driveaway, harrassment: well a sign, crudely made or professionally made does CONVEY the restrictions and as such depending on the city or state laws (again no important information provided) it might be legal. Some places do not even require signs, and others have specific sizes,...

Towing Issues: Stolen or towed ?, losses, insurance
losses, insurance, ownership papers: I really have no answer for you, as it sounds as if you broke many laws and as such are now having to pay the penalty. Work on getting everything legal would be great idea. Get insurance, get LEGAL PLATES. Then pay the towing fees... That or surrender...

Towing Issues: TOW LINES, yellow paint, bad joke
yellow paint, bad joke, tow lines: Ever been Fishing ? Ever catch ALL THE FISH??? sorry for the bad joke but it applies here. Just because you parked there before does not mean it is right. Generally if a curb or area has yellow (caution) or Red (NO) paint then it means there...

Towing Issues: Tow fees, mobile home park, tow dollies
mobile home park, tow dollies, small claims court: there is a big difference in California of rates charged for towing. Now let me explain a few things here which you bring up. First of all, each CHP office has rates which apply for tow companies in their area. And the rates change from area to area. ...

Towing Issues: Tow regulations, tow company, parking garage
tow company, parking garage, state laws: Generally if the tow company removes the vehicle then they do all the lien paperwork to dispose of the vehicle and that includes notifications and state paperwork to do it legally. Now if your city has no specific rules about signs then you will have to...

Towing Issues: Are Tow Trucks exempt, tow truck driver, tow companies
tow truck driver, tow companies, tow trucks: there are sometimes waivers in laws for Emergencies and unfortunately I am not able to find the laws in New Jersey where they would be exempt. BUT the laws do generally require that all the people in the front seat of a vehicle be secured by seatbelts. ...

Towing Issues: Towing due to HOA in Harris County, Texas, single family houses, harris county texas
single family houses, harris county texas, deed restriction: I really wish that I had real solid answers for you, but when dealing with a HOA you have additional rules which they can make up at will. Now if they say that no blue cars on Tuesday then its the rule. But most HOA s tend to make rules for QUALITY OF...

Towing Issues: Towing when paid to park, puc office, small claims court
puc office, small claims court, downtown oklahoma city: Well if the space is not really marked very well then you might have a great small claims court case. But cones do not really mean much and that will be what the judge could rule. Now if this lot is attended and the attendant did not say anything about...

Towing Issues: tow company refuses to release motorcycle, california highway patrol, rosemond california
california highway patrol, rosemond california, tow yard: Sounds like you need to get CHP and the impounding agency involved with the tow company. It sounds like you have done everything required to get it released, paid the fees and got the paperwork. If he is not letting it go then he could be breaking the...

Towing Issues: tow fee, tow fee, storage fees
tow fee, storage fees, tow company: as a general rule the vehicle owner is responsible for towing and storage fees. But if the vehicle is real trash you might have to pay to have it removed. If that happens, you might see if the tow company will refund your money if the owner picks up the vehicle....

Towing Issues: towing, tow truck drivers, tow truck driver
tow truck drivers, tow truck driver, bouncing on the bed: Ok, slightly lost here. Are you a tow truck driver trying to figure this out? Or did you buy a truck from someone which has no tires on the rear end? So many possible answers to this, that I could list about a dozen ideas. But if you get tires...

Towing Issues: towing, toyota fj cruiser, 2007 toyota fj
toyota fj cruiser, 2007 toyota fj, soft tops: U-Haul has a section where you can fill out the information on your vehicle and see if they WILL ALLOW your vehicle to pull their trailers. I know that certain vehicles have restrictions, No soft tops, and some like explorers are not allowed at all...

Towing Issues: towing, tow company, tow411 net
tow company, tow411 net, wrecker: Darren, there are about a million issues and possible answers to your question. I can not really answer it and provide what you are expecting. Best advise I have is to check out other towing forums for more information and if you do not have any towing...

Towing Issues: towing company regulations, tow company, towing companies
tow company, towing companies, towing company: aahh if I understand this question right, it appears that some vehicles are illegally parked and the tow company is using a different name on trucks. They might have several companies in the corporate structure (we have 4 different companies in our corporation)...

Towing Issues: towing from establishment that serves alcohol, leon county florida, tallahassee area
leon county florida, tallahassee area, strange laws: Well it might seem that it is a bad idea to tow vehicles from bar parking lots, but it happens a lot all over the country. Now as to legal laws which prohibit that, I really have no idea of any laws which say that, but there are a lot of strange laws and...

Towing Issues: towing in houston tx, tow company, tdlr
tow company, tdlr, tow trucks: your bank also offers 24 hour banking, but the inside of the building is not open 24 hours a day / 7 days a week. Now what you run into is that a tow company office is open like any other business. Plumbers are not in the office 24 hours, but are rather...

Towing Issues: towing laws, storage fees, underground tanks
storage fees, underground tanks, law references: Well I really have a problem answering this as you did not tell me what city or state it happened in and as such I can not provide specific law references for you. But gas stations have big problems with vehicles left there as its a lot of one person does...

Towing Issues: towing of recovered stolen car, aaa roadside assistance, san diego county sheriff
aaa roadside assistance, san diego county sheriff, tow fees: Well as much as I agree that you were a victim twice , once by the thief and then by having to pay the tow fees, I really have to ask if you think that the tow company should buy the trucks, and pay for a storage yard and office and tow stolen vehicles for...

Towing Issues: UNAUTHORIZED VEHICLE TOW/PATROL TOWING, assitant manager, christmas eve
assitant manager, christmas eve, exterior paint: well California has a ton of laws and rules regarding towing vehicles and as such the DMV does regulate towing to some extent. They have a great web site with all the laws and such, and I will post the link at the end of this answer so you can search for information....

Towing Issues: Vehicle towed by someone else, small claims court, mechanics liens
small claims court, mechanics liens, storage fees: unfortunately the vehicle owner is responsible for towing and storage fees, but it sounds like the person who did the work was a repair shop or at least trying to be one. Now, legally they can have the vehicle removed from property they own or control,...

Towing Issues: My vehicle 4x4 was towed and has extra problems, chevy blazer, tie rod
chevy blazer, tie rod, steering column: I really doubt that the damage is related, as there would not be anything which would affect the steering unless they used an old sling type tow truck and managed to hook a tie rod which would cause the wheels to be out of line due to a kinked rod. The...

Towing Issues: vehicle abandonment, haliburton ontario canada, storage lien
haliburton ontario canada, storage lien, foot storage: Canadian laws are a bit harder for me to follow, but I do not believe that you can have it towed off for scrap yourself as you do not own the vehicle, or have a title or towing and storage lien on it. So as I understand the laws up there you would be charged...

Towing Issues: vehicle towed, visitor space, sign states
visitor space, sign states, political correctness: Since I do not know where this happened I can not try to point you to specific rules, regulations and laws, since you did not tell me where it happened. So I will list general answers and thoughts here. Well if you were a visitor and you attempted to...

Towing Issues: wait time, tow truck driver, tow company
tow truck driver, tow company, time question: well it all depends on the reason that you have to wait. Generally in your rates you should have a standby time charge, but if you are waiting for a customer to arrive if you got there early then it really is not a good idea to charge for it. And likewise...

Towing Issues: Car Towed from Hawaii Cul De Sac, pearl city hawaii, honolulu area
pearl city hawaii, honolulu area, cul de sac: I keep referencing a statement I heard about why people get tickets or get towed when in crowds and such, as it tends to apply. EVER BEEN FISHING ???, EVER CATCH ALL THE FISH ??? Now I might be wrong, but in relation to all the other vehicles, was...

Towing Issues: Car towed from gated apt complex, apt management, california dmv
apt management, california dmv, dmv web: Ok, from reading the question, it seems to me that the vehicle was towed illegally with a bad authorization from the other tenant. I am sure you have checked the California DMV web site and read section 22658 which covers this issue. The person who called...

Towing Issues: Paying for Towing When I Never Got Towed., tow truck driver, washington state patrol
tow truck driver, washington state patrol, washington state laws: Well its been over 20 years since I worked in the Seattle area so I might be a bit off on Washington State laws, and I wish to say that each City can and some have adopted the rates set by Washington State Patrol for towing vehicles. Those rates are hourly...

Towing Issues: Posting of Amount Charged, credit card receipt, tow company
credit card receipt, tow company, towing company: as a general rule, in most places the rates have to be posted in the office, visible to customers which detail the fees charged for the services. That works in 99 % of the US. Now it sounds as if they did follow the law which I can find online, but...

Towing Issues: Towed in Tampa, small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, license plate: Well I would of asked to see pictures of the violation, so that you could establish the reason for the tow. If you were in 2 spaces then yes it would be a legal tow, but how far over would be a question.. 1/2 an inch, 1 foot, somewhere they have to have...

Towing Issues: my vehicle was towed and I was arrested., houston police department, tow company
houston police department, tow company, notification letters: if I understand this correctly you were arrested by the police and your vehicle was towed. Now if you called the Houston police department I am thinking that you were arrested by the Houston Police Department and that is why you called them. But if some...

Towing Issues: apartment tow, small claims court, storage fee
small claims court, storage fee, apartment: pay the fees and depending on the city you are in, you might have the rights to a tow hearing... Otherwise the chances that you might loose your car is good. The towing fee is there and there is a daily storage fee which increases each day. Now depending...

Towing Issues: Car towed from public lot, caution tape, tow company
caution tape, tow company, warning signs: ok, got a question here. How did you know that it was a public parking lot ??? was there a sign which said so? Reason I ask is that in many cases (and questions here) I see that people read ONE SIGN and do not look around for others... Was this...

Towing Issues: Claiming vehicle w/ pink slip not in my name., tow company, legal address
tow company, legal address, california dmv: well I am not sure exactly what the procedure is on this, but I would think that California DMV would be able to change the information and title with a copy of the legal papers giving you the vehicle (the will or probate paperwork) Now if the tow company...

Towing Issues: car dolly towing, car dolly, scrap vehicle
car dolly, scrap vehicle, junk vehicle: it all depends on the laws of your state regarding moving unlicensed vehicles. Some will allow for the use of a dolly where you have 2 wheels are on the ground, and some will require that you have all wheels off the ground. I wish I could help with an...

Towing Issues: dayly truck reports, carrier safety regulations, motor carrier safety
carrier safety regulations, motor carrier safety, federal motor carrier safety regulations: when you are driving a commercial vehicle, you have to follow the US DOT laws which are spelled out in the FMCSR (Federal Motor Carrier Safety Regulations).. Now Utah might of adopted different regulations but I would check out the FMCSR (the green book...

Towing Issues: Fire lane parking, private ambulance company, fire marshal
private ambulance company, fire marshal, ambulance service: I would say no on the parking of the ambulances in the fire lanes, BUT remember the same fire department and police department which enforce the rules are also serviced by the ambulance service. It seems unfair but I am not sure you can get things done...

Towing Issues: Towing Damages, small claims court, tow company
Towing Issues: Towing Damages, small claims court, tow company, radiator

Towing Issues: Illigal Parking at private property, visiting nurses, reply thanks
visiting nurses, reply thanks, illegal parking: I would love to provide specific information regarding towing in the Chicago area but they have and keep changing the rules all the time. But since you have a sign up already, you might just have to have a contract with a tow company and then have vehicles...

Towing Issues: can they keep my car, grand theft auto, towing company
grand theft auto, towing company, owner operator: I really do not have much of answer for you, since this seems to be a very strange that someone decided to tow your vehicle with only a quote request... I am not sure where this is headed in court but it seems to be a bit on the favorable side for you....

Towing Issues: keeping the title, pinto wagon, miami beach area
pinto wagon, miami beach area, ford pinto: Each tow company has policies which covers the payment of fees for towing and storage. Now I am not familiar with the Miami Beach area contracts, but that does not really sound right to me. Tow companies in some areas are required by contracts to pay...

Towing Issues: The legal way of having vehicles in disrepair removed from my rental home, tow company, disrepair
tow company, disrepair, rental agreement: It sounds like you are trying the legal ways to get the vehicles removed. The letter is the first step. Next check with a local tow company and see what they tell you that needs to be done. I did find this article from a paper out there which also...

Towing Issues: MILWAUKEE, WI CAR TOWED OFF PRIVATE PROPERTY- I LIVE THERE, citiation, city of milwaukee
citiation, city of milwaukee, tow company: I really have no answer for this issue as I can not really find much about Wisconsin laws for towing online. But as to the penalty payment listed I am not really sure if that is the towing fees or a TICKET FEE If it is towing fees then they are...

Towing Issues: Mistaken car tow, small claims court, storage fees
small claims court, storage fees, car tow: Well Louisiana tow companies are regulated by the State PUC office and as such the rates are set by the state. That being said, your son as legal owner of the vehicle is ultimately responsible for any towing and storage fees on the vehicle. Now as to the...

Towing Issues: need info, small claims court, city governments
small claims court, city governments, water pipes: and this was in Florida, Texas, Alaska, Guam or Timbuktu??? Since you mentioned your association I have to guess that you live in a HOA (Home Owners Association) development, I got bad news for you. Each HOA has the legal rights to create rules...

Towing Issues: overcharged, notification fees, tow yard
notification fees, tow yard, storage fees: Penalty fee ???? Ok lost here... But if the tow company tows you at the order of a law enforcement agency, they will charge either an hourly rate for the tow, mileage, extra equipment if needed or they will charge in a piece meal fashion. Hook up, towed...

Towing Issues: parking, gross vehicle weight, apartment management
gross vehicle weight, apartment management, legal answer: Heck if I know the LEGAL ANSWER as your lease - rental contract will be where the information is regarding parking vehicles. I know that in some Cities there are rules - regulations and laws regarding parking commercial vehicles or vehicles over a certain...

Towing Issues: police towed my car, police towed my car, abiding citizen
police towed my car, abiding citizen, safe keeping: Well once again, key information is missing here. First of all, lets look back at this a different way. You say you bought the vehicle and took it home where you parked it in the street it sounds like. Now even if you have it insured, it is not registered...

Towing Issues: Rear End Tow, front wheel drive, dead battery
front wheel drive, dead battery, rear end: it is possible if it was hooked up improperly then you might have had something damaged. Now since I am not there and can not see the vehicle or check out the damages I really can not say if it is damaged. You might take it to another shop and tell them...

Towing Issues: Retreiving Possessions After Car Towed, tax payer money, legal citation
tax payer money, legal citation, storage fees: Ok New Jersey has been trying to update all the rules regarding towing and some of the linked stuff below might not be correct or current. I am sorry but its been real hard to keep up on all the changes everywhere. This link will help you a bit with...

Towing Issues: Revoking Parking Privileges, tow truck driver, lease contract
tow truck driver, lease contract, rental lease: it would all depend on what is spelled out in the purchase - rental - lease contract. But it does tend to be in most of them from what I understand. Also there might be some state laws which apply and I am not able to figure out where this is happening...

Towing Issues: rates for having vehicle towed, flatbed tow trucks, florissant mo
flatbed tow trucks, florissant mo, towing service: well as a basic answer, yes all wheel drive or 4 wheel drive is more expensive to tow as it requires either the use of a dolly where the tow truck lifts one end and they place special wheel lifting devices which lift the other end. Or they use flatbed...

Towing Issues: removal of abandoned vehicle, wrecked vehicle, tow companies
wrecked vehicle, tow companies, wrecking yard: wow, you really have a problem... I am not sure what to say, but you might talk to the city and see what they say. There are zoning departments, or neighborhood betterment departments. And you can talk to a couple of tow companies and see what they...

Towing Issues: sold car years later got 2000.00 tow bill, tow company, california dmv
tow company, california dmv, martinez ca: aaaahhh the wonderful California tow bill from sold cars. I get to see that in the news and as questions here a lot. Did you keep any paperwork as to who you sold the vehicle to when you did sell it. Did you transfer the title and bring the information...

Towing Issues: Texas vehicle storage facility notice's, vehicle storage facility, storage lien
vehicle storage facility, storage lien, tdlr: Well I am betting that the agency which regulates towing in Texas, TDLR, would have a field day with fines if the rules where not being followed... There are tons of new rules, regulations and guidelines for Texas and I try to keep up but they change so...

Towing Issues: Towing of car from Budget rental location, budget rental car, budget rent a car
budget rental car, budget rent a car, final checks: Some thing does not sound right here to me. I used to tow from a Budget rent a car location after hours (in Portland Oregon) and it was real hard to say you did not see the person returning the car as they would be at the door of the building which is next...

Towing Issues: Towing Damages, aaa membership, oil slick
aaa membership, oil slick, tow company: Well in my opinion, there is a nice legal issue here. Yes you were on the bike but they were called to do the job and did not have the equipment to do the job properly and safely. Any good lawyer will have fun with this one. But I feel that you are not...

Towing Issues: Towing Drop Charge, dmv web, tow truck driver
dmv web, tow truck driver, condo in rancho cucamonga: Well the issues I see here are a few and the red curb is one. The fire lane is not just the width of the red curb. It tends to the the whole roadway in the area of the garages. I believe the size is like 15 feet or so of a fire lane in California and you can...

Towing Issues: Towing on private property, puc office, small claims court
puc office, small claims court, leasing agent: Well I am not sure if they LEGALLY have to provide you with the photos or copies of the contract, but if they were taken to court (such as Small Claims Court) then they would have to produce evidence to support that it was a legally authorized tow. It...

Towing Issues: tow, aaa card, small claims court
aaa card, small claims court, unlicensed vehicle: well I have little information on what is going on here as you did not mention the city or state in which this happened. Each city and state have different rules and regulations regarding towing. And then you say the vehicle was impounded, but you do not...

Towing Issues: tow from private property, tow driver, voice mail
tow driver, voice mail, jaguar xj8: wow this sounds like a can of worms here. I really do not know what to say other than take it to court and see what the judge rules. It sounds like the yard person is doing some rather GRAY AREA towing and if they are involving AAA in it, it gets...

Towing Issues: towed from a hotel?, tow rates, sign questions
tow rates, sign questions, tow point: well reading VC22658 is great and it has 99% of the answers you asked. As to the lot being full, sorry that happened and your view of the signs was blocked. Should the signs be 4 feet off the ground, or 6 feet, 10 feet, 20 feet or what. Should they be...

Towing Issues: towing, china on sunday, illegal parking
china on sunday, illegal parking: no idea of where this happened and what the laws of the city are there regarding parking. Could of the sign of been posted before but fell down, got stolen or what ever and the temporary sign put up to cover the issues till the original sign got replaced....

Towing Issues: towing a car parked on private property-suspended registration, unlicensed vehicles, expired registration
unlicensed vehicles, expired registration, condo complexes: Ah, I really would love to answer this question with specific answers, BUT key information is missing. First of all you did not tell me what city or state you are in, and that can affect the answer big time. Now, another factor is if you live in a ...

Towing Issues: towing laws in boston, hess gas station, tow truck company
hess gas station, tow truck company, conveniance: this sounds like one of those stories which could not possibly happen, but it does at times. Sounds like the tow company is not totally following the laws of the state. Now the state has at least one law I know of which is linked below regarding towing...

Towing Issues: truck damages with tow, tow company, dealer ship
tow company, dealer ship, ship shop: Well I really hate to say it but it will be hard to prove who did the damage in most cases. Now the tow company has looked at it from what I see in your question and so has the dealership. And the insurance company is involved and they are acting like...

Towing Issues: Vehicle Towed in Handicapped at Apt Complex, handicapped placard, small claims court
handicapped placard, small claims court, tow yard: Well, from what I see in the question your placard fell off the mirror and as such was not able to be seen. Now I am not sure of the legality of the tow, since you did not mention the city or state and some of them allow for the tow company to patrol - cruise...

Towing Issues: vehicle towed, dmv web, murrieta ca
dmv web, murrieta ca, dmv ca: Well I got to say that in most cities they have the 72 hour rule regarding parking on the street. The rule is so that vehicles are not abandoned on the streets. Those rules are usually found in the City Codes, and some are also state laws. I believe that...

Towing Issues: vehicle towing, mobile home communities, kitsap county washington
mobile home communities, kitsap county washington, mobile home park: with new management always comes new instructions of the rules That being said, I really hate to tell you that mobile home communities across the country are real pains in you know where in regards to towing issues. I have seen dozens of questions out...

Towing Issues: wheel clamping, puc office, colorado springs co
puc office, colorado springs co, small claims court: I have a friend in Colorado who has a tow company in the Denver area and from what I understand from him and from reading the laws which the Public Service commission (PUC) has in place to regulate tow companies this is what they do out there. The security...

Towing Issues: all wheel drive towing, seminole county florida, small wheels
seminole county florida, small wheels, tow yard: I want to say that first of all, I do not know what the prices would be for the tow, as law enforcement towing contracts all vary. So it would be hard to get that information. I did try a search online for the information and could not find any. Now as...

Towing Issues: Apartment Towing, illegal parking, arlington texas
illegal parking, arlington texas, property owners: that does sound a lot extreme but they as the property owners have the rights to do things like that. As to legal or not that would be up to a court to decide if it went that far and someone was towed. Now there is a state agency which regulates towing...

Towing Issues: Car towed when paid for parking, small claims court, parking garages
small claims court, parking garages, garage management: Ah the joys of parking garages and the issues with them. Well first of all since I am not there and have no real idea of any signs or policies of the business, I am going to cover a few general things here. As a rule when you park in a garage such...

Towing Issues: Colorado private property towing, puc office, colorado puc
puc office, colorado puc, ford pinto: Well Colorado does have regulations for towing and they are controlled by the Colorado PUC office... here is a link to the PUC office rules regarding towing and such, and you will find the rules in there but its part of the way into the section. (its 93...

Towing Issues: my car was towed, san leandro ca, fire lanes
san leandro ca, fire lanes, tow cars: Well as you read the VC which affects towing of vehicles, you noticed the section regarding fire lanes I hope. Double parking is illegal as you are not in a LEGAL parking space, and in most times you are in the aisle which in most apartment complex...

Towing Issues: car towed from my carport, small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, sticky note: well basic answer here is yes it is legal to tow if you do not have the required sticker You mentioned that at 4am you found out it was towed, I am guessing that it was towed sometime between 5pm (when the office closed) and when you found it gone. ...

Towing Issues: Driver Pay, job offer, tow truck
job offer, tow truck, minimum wage: Well fast math says that the $350 for 50 hours of work equals $7.00 per hour which is less then minimum wage... Now commission is very common in the industry and I wish to point out that every area is different in cost of living, so that affects the answer...

Towing Issues: Colorado private property towing
Towing Issues: Colorado private property towing

Towing Issues: Towed my car, legal ramifications, towing company
Towing Issues: Towed my car, legal ramifications, towing company, police dept

Towing Issues: Handicapped sign hanging from rear view mirror, rear view mirror, mother and grandmother
rear view mirror, mother and grandmother, 20minutes: unfortunately, when you live in a Home Owners Association (HOA) complex you will have different rules than just normal public complexes. Yes some people who run then, tend to develop power issues and become obsessive about it. If they decide that only...

Towing Issues: Hi, rental contracts, entrances and exits
rental contracts, entrances and exits, curbs: totally lost here. Depending on what City and State you are in there might be some laws which require signs to be posted. But as a general rule they are posted at the entrances and exits (in case you come in the wrong way) and that meets the laws in most...

Towing Issues: illeagally towed in ct, grandmother lives, dmv web
grandmother lives, dmv web, random person: Well to answer the last question, first the chances without going to court are slim to none. You have a better chance of having it 90 degrees on Christmas than getting a refund without court orders. Now there is a link from the DMV web site which has some...

Towing Issues: impound/storage fees on stolen car, district attorneys office, tow yard
district attorneys office, tow yard, everett police: Well unless there has been a huge change in the laws in Washington I am not aware of any laws regarding relief on towing charges for stolen vehicles. I do see attempts at laws to provide that on lots of City and State levels but it does not go far. Most...

Towing Issues: Private Property Tow Service agreement, tow service, north carolina virginia
tow service, north carolina virginia, tow company: Well I will answer your question with a question... WHAT STATE ARE YOU IN, as that is where I will direct you to the laws regarding the rules and regulations on towing vehicles from private property. California has many laws which cover towing, so does...

Towing Issues: Release of personal property in towed vehicle, tow company, tow companies
tow company, tow companies, insurance status: is this in Texas, California, Alaska or France ??? In some places they are required by law to release certain property without payment. But in others they can hold on to property in an attempt to get paid for the services they provided. Classic...

Towing Issues: repo rates charges leagally, repo company, repo rates
repo company, repo rates, work uniform: Well as much as I hate to say it but I do not have any answers for you on this question. Rates for the impound - repo are not uniform across the country, and each company had different policies and practices regarding releasing personal property. Your...

Towing Issues: Scooter damaged, flatbed tow trucks, tow truck driver
flatbed tow trucks, tow truck driver, tow company: Well I have to say that most people think that flatbed tow trucks are the answer to everything. But they are not and they can cause damage also. Not to mention that someone usually is on the bike on the deck of a flatbed while it is lowered into position...

Towing Issues: Stolen car towed, state dmv, storage charges
state dmv, storage charges, storage fees: well first of all, I am sorry to hear that her vehicle was stolen. But I am glad that they found it. Way to many vehicles never get found. Now I hate to say it, but the issue of insurance comes into play here a lot in this answer. Yes there are state minimum...

Towing Issues: Storage charges, tow driver, small claims court
tow driver, small claims court, law complaint: Well it sounds like some of the acts which happen in Philadelphia, Houston, or Chicago where the towers do tend to try and mislead customers. Now I hate to say it, but it sounds like you are faced with going to small claims court where you can try to recover...

Towing Issues: Tow Laws, tow zone, new york department of transportation
tow zone, new york department of transportation, tow company: wow, interesting issue, but I can not really find out the answer. A lot of highways have Service contacts which are bid (read the tow company pays for the rights to tow) and that is what the question is here. I found a link about the highway so that...

Towing Issues: Towed my car, small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, azelections: here is a link to an older news article I have saved for Arizona towing. http://www.azcentral.com/news/election/azelections/articles/2010/07/02/20100702arizona-towing-laws-details.html Now I really have no way to investigate complaints about towing...

Towing Issues: Towing, ford pinto, legal recourse
ford pinto, legal recourse, tow yard: Well now, lets see, you are buying a vehicle and have not got the title to it. You are using the other plates on it which are registered to the seller and you had it parked on the street in a totally different area when it was towed. If I got that right,...

Towing Issues: Towing/disabled logo, handicapped parking spaces, carte blanche
handicapped parking spaces, carte blanche, plague: NO, the handicapped permit does not allow you to park anywhere you want, but rather it says that you CAN LEGALLY PARK in designated handicapped parking spaces without getting tickets or being towed. It is not a Carte Blanche permit to break any laws...

Towing Issues: Towing from Private Leased Property, hoa board, gated townhome community
hoa board, gated townhome community, convents: What are the CONVENTS which your association has in force ???? That would affect this as in most cases (not sure about Texas) because a HOA functions like a small city in enforcing rules, which they make up and enforce. This vehicle sounds like an...

Towing Issues: tn towing laws, shell station, tow yard
shell station, tow yard, underground tanks: well I hope first of all you have paid to get your vehicle out, and that is done. Otherwise they are charging for each day that it stays in the tow yard. Now I really do not understand how you expect for the Shell station to let you leave a vehicle there...

Towing Issues: tow damage, kia sedona, tow driver
kia sedona, tow driver, tow companies: Well you have described what most tow companies do when using flatbeds. They tend to drive the vehicle on and off and due to the angle of the bed they tend to rub. And everyone thinks that flatbed towing is damage free. In reality it causes more damage...

Towing Issues: towed my car away, s high school, tow company
s high school, tow company, tows: well I understand your concerns about no signs and such, but Arizona does have some laws on both the state and city levels which deal with towing vehicles from private property. But in your question you mentioned that you were parked in front of a dumpster....

Towing Issues: towing, small claims court, oil spill
small claims court, oil spill, fire lane: you are always able to sue them in small claims court. But since I do not know where this happened I can not tell you if the tow company or property owner has the signs posted according to city or state law. But as a general rule, you will find the...

Towing Issues: towing, hyundai elantra, tow dolly
hyundai elantra, tow dolly, rear wheels: While this is not my area of expertise, I would be concerned with making sure that the Emergency Brake is off since it works on the rear wheels. As to the key, you can most likely leave it in the OFF position and even keep it in your pocket as the tow dolly...

Towing Issues: towing, manual transmition, dingy towing
manual transmition, dingy towing, drive shaft: This sounds like a question about towing a vehicle behind a RV which is not my area of expertise, but there are some web sites which provide that kind of information. Check out some of the motor home magazines online and they should have some information...

Towing Issues: towing & or auto transport, city business licenses, california dmv
city business licenses, california dmv, ra number: Well, you will need City Business Licenses, US DOT Numbers, insurance for the truck, cargo - on hook - garage keeper insurance. And then you got to jump though the state paperwork for sales tax, registering your name with the state and such. And then...

Towing Issues: towing and awd mountaineer, stranger things, accure
stranger things, accure, towtruck: highly doubt that any damage would happen but stranger things have happened... There is give in the vehicle and most likely the tires would slide more than really bite and hold. And there are other tricks to do this, such as using skates, go jacks, and...

Towing Issues: towing a camper, nut shell, tow capacity
nut shell, tow capacity, tow vehicle: well this is out of my area of expertise, but I can tell you that your Santa Fe weights in at 3800 pounds and you want to tow something that weights as much as your tow vehicle... Tow capacity is determined by several factors including the strength of the...

Towing Issues: towing for expired registrations, city of milpitas ca, city of milpitas
city of milpitas ca, city of milpitas, unlicensed vehicle: OK answers... 1) Police towing charge is for them to recover some of the expenses of them doing the paperwork and such for having the vehicle towed. Think of it as a HIDDEN TAX which you are paying (yes it seems like double payment of taxes for services)....

Towing Issues: towing fee dispute, small claims court, fee dispute
small claims court, fee dispute, towing company: Well depending on your state laws they can do that, but it will also take some court action for them to do that. Now as to your vehicle being towed, that sounds like your HOA had it towed under some of the convents - laws and as such they had to follow...

Towing Issues: towing fee and tow authorized by park ranger, port angeles wa, tow fees
port angeles wa, tow fees, mechanic friend: Good luck and hope things work out in your case. I would go check the WSP tow rates at a tow company so you can determine if the rates are to high or not. But then again, there might be a contract between the tow company and the park service which would...

Towing Issues: towing issue, tow companies, storage fees
tow companies, storage fees, storage yard: Well I hope that you are ok and all that, but ALL CAPS is considered yelling on the Internet. I know you are mad but !! Ok, lets look at this in a different light. First of all the tow company is a private business not a tax payer supported one like the...

Towing Issues: towing law, georgia public service commission, georgia public service
georgia public service commission, georgia public service, towing companies: Ah, I am not sure what is being asked here, as you say you had permission to park there and then got towed. Georgia does require that the property owner authorize the tow in writing before the vehicle is towed. And I am guessing that you talked to someone...

Towing Issues: towing from private property, bearer of bad news, storage fees
bearer of bad news, storage fees, tow company: Well I do not know what city or state this happened in, so I can not say if your vehicle was towed for being abandoned, unlicensed or what ever. Several different rules, regulations and laws can change this answer in so many ways. I know in some Cities...

Towing Issues: towing with trailer, truck axles, gross vehicle weight
truck axles, gross vehicle weight, medical cards: Yes, No and sometimes. Vehicle weight laws go with the GVWR and GCVWR which the federal government uses. The gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) and the gross combination vehicle weight rating (GCVWR) are what is the area they were talking about. ...

Towing Issues: a uestion on towing regulations?, craftsman tools, medicine bank
craftsman tools, medicine bank, personal belongings: Well I really am going to generalize the answer here as it does have several different issues in this question. First of all, not registered means that it is an illegal vehicle and according to the police and DMV, noone owns it... So you want to get...

Towing Issues: my vechicle was towed while i was out of town, dmv, state of california
dmv, state of california, paperwork: I really have no idea of what you can do to help solve this issue. I might check with DMV to see if you could add him to the registration. Or DMV might be able to advise you on what kind of paperwork would help show that he is able and legal to drive...

Towing Issues: How can a vehicle be damaged by a towing, tow company, dash board
tow company, dash board, tow truck: wow I really have no ideas or suggestions about this, as some of it seems impossible to happen as tow damage. The dash is separated from original settings???? What does this mean ??? Nothing that a tow company does with a hook up, be it with a flatbed...

Towing Issues: West Hollywood Tows Cars for Not Having Residential Parking Permit, parking enforcement officer, city of west hollywood
parking enforcement officer, city of west hollywood, california dmv: Yes drop fee s are legal and tend to run 1/2 of the impound fee. I know there are sections in the Vehicle Code where they discuss them... Towing for not having permits to park on residential streets, well that will not be in the STATE VEHICLE CODE but...

Towing Issues: Apartment hassle, rental lease agreements, small claims court
rental lease agreements, small claims court, agreement states: Sorry for the delay, but it sounds like you have some rules in there about abandoned - stored vehicles and they took it across the board in regards to your vehicle. Dirty or not, Junky or not, if they have that provision in the rental - lease agreements...

Towing Issues: Apartment Lot Towing, small claims court, tiny apartment
small claims court, tiny apartment, tow away zone: well it sounds like you need to try the small claims court route if you so desire. Its all the evidence which will make this case work. Pictures of the parking lot, including entrances. Try to show ANY SIGNS at all in the pictures, even if they are...

Towing Issues: appealing a tow hearing, storage fees, unlicensed driver
storage fees, unlicensed driver, state id: generally if you LOSE or do not have in your possession a physical drivers license then you are considered an unlicensed driver That is what they do, and the California 30 day holds are quite brutal from what I hear about getting them released early....

Towing Issues: Car Towed Out of A Ditch, dubois indiana, tow rates
dubois indiana, tow rates, tow truck driver: what are the maximum tow rates???? Well as far as I know the state of Indiana does not regulate tow rates, but then again there might be a local contact rate with the police department and tow company which will not be easy to find. Now in regards to...

Towing Issues: Can I call the tow truck to tow the car in my driveway?, san jose california, tow truck
san jose california, tow truck: I would call the police and see what they can do. After all it can be stolen or what ever. And is it ALL THE WAY in your driveway or park on the street? How long has it been there ??? I wish I could provide a better answer, but that is one of those...

Towing Issues: Damage to Landcruiser
Well from what you describe happened, it is possible that there is transmission damage to the vehicle. According to an ONLINE towing specification site, where they list the recommended towing methods the vehicle has to have the wheels all the way off the...

Towing Issues: Florida Tow Yards, inventory searches, wrecker services
inventory searches, wrecker services, owner driver: Well I would assume that they do a quick visual check of the vehicle for anything that is visible with out having to unlock the vehicle, open it up (great liability there if they get in it. There goes that bag of diamonds). And to check in a trunk, well...

Towing Issues: Car Towed Out of A Ditch, police call, insurance company
Towing Issues: Car Towed Out of A Ditch, police call, insurance company, business days

Towing Issues: "Illegal Tow", professional towers, nut shell
professional towers, nut shell, two spaces: in a nut shell the answer is yes... There are some tow drivers / companies who have been caught doing things such as moving vehicles which are legally parked into a position where it is illegally parked. Now pictures are worth a thousand words and as...

Towing Issues: Illegal towing?, small claims court, vehicle owner
small claims court, vehicle owner, neighbor: Illegal tow? not really as the vehicle was parked illegally. Follow that part? Now as to the manager - owner knocking on doors trying to find the vehicle owner that is more a courtesy then a requirement. How far and how long should they look. One...

Towing Issues: How is my information obtained from towing?, letter combination, drivers seat
letter combination, drivers seat, stooge: Well I am not totally sure here on how they got all the information such as your name and address. They could of opened the vehicle and got the information from the registration or even from a letter which was able to be seen though the window. You would be...

Towing Issues: Lien Fees, small claims court, return receipt
small claims court, return receipt, tow company: You did not mention the State this happened in, and I can not provide specific information for you on laws which could apply, so generalizing information and answers here for you. In many states, the Lien paperwork has to be started within a certain time,...

Towing Issues: i'm being sued for towing and storage fees, storage fees, tow companies
storage fees, tow companies, owner california: in many states, there are laws which allow for tow companies to sell your vehicle for what ever they can get at auction and then go after the balance of the towing and storage fees from you, the vehicle owner. California, Florida are 2 of the states which...

Towing Issues: Police Impound, storage fees, police claim
storage fees, police claim, police report: Yes they can impound the vehicle and hold it till they determine that it is either involved in the crime or not. Sometimes that can take weeks. And if it is or contains evidence then it can be a lot longer till you get it back. And you can also be liable...

Towing Issues: Question of Legality, domino s pizza, tow trucks
domino s pizza, tow trucks, pizza delivery: well this does not look like there is a real question in here. First of all, some tow trucks only require the time it would take to shift from reverse to drive as the time it takes to grab and lift a vehicle and then move it out of the space and down the...

Towing Issues: rediculously high towing & recovery charges, arizona highway patrol, salome arizona
arizona highway patrol, salome arizona, highway robbers: Well I really hate that this happened to you, but there are several things which affect this answer. First of all, Arizona does have some regulations in place for controlling prices on towing. But most of them are set up for cars and light pickups. ...

Towing Issues: Tow fees and proceedures., interstate commerce commission, tow truck driver
interstate commerce commission, tow truck driver, tow fees: Chicago has its major issues with WRECK CHASERS and fly by nite operators... It sounds like that is what happened to your daughter, and it is fairly common there. And some of the operators have got down right mean or even physical to get the tows. Many...

Towing Issues: Tow Trucks, tow truck driver, tow trucks
tow truck driver, tow trucks, open ended question: I am really at a loss here... Lots of open ended question here. Unmarked tow trucks ? Well lets see it might be a repo truck which is generally not marked very well if at all. No License Plates, well it could have a temp tag on it, or one of many...

Towing Issues: Towed from my lot., storage fees, vehicle owner
storage fees, vehicle owner, overhangs: the only issue I know of is the shared part of where the vehicle was sitting... Its like the tree which overhangs the fence. The person in charge of the property can trim or remove what ever is overhanging. Now if the vehicle is towed, the vehicle...

Towing Issues: Towed from public street, claimed by apartments, parking enforcement officer, apartments seattle
parking enforcement officer, apartments seattle, tow yard: Well in order to get the vehicle back, you will have to pay the fees, or get a court order to release it. This sounds like a property rights issue where someone is wrong, specially if the property records show that it is public property and right away......

Towing Issues: Towed in spot with no meter, small claims court, clifton ohio
small claims court, clifton ohio, claims case: well a picture does help a lot when you go to court. I can not however tell you how the judge would rule as that is the key part here. Evidence is the key and you have some if not all of it, I am just answering given the information provided. ...

Towing Issues: Towing, grand prairie tx, tow dolly
grand prairie tx, tow dolly, drive wheels: Well this is one of those questions which I tend to avoid answering as there are tons of factors in it. But I have to say that all 4 wheels off the ground is best, then the second best is to have the drive wheels off the ground. That would be loading it...

Towing Issues: Towing in Alabama, alabama code, grassy areas
alabama code, grassy areas, insted: I enjoyed the talk we had on the phone and I was glad to help with your issues, and as you see the laws we talked about will work in regards to the signs being posted. Check out the Alabama Code sections 32-13-1 and 32-13-2 for the needed notices...

Towing Issues: Towing Company holding belongings hostage, puc office, personal belongings
puc office, personal belongings, tow companies: in a nut shell, yes and it is a very common practice. Reason being, is that in some cases where the vehicle is junk or wrecked and totaled, the most valuable item can be the tires - rims, stereo or personal belongings. After all, you want your belongings...

Towing Issues: Towing damage, tow company, tell tale signs
tow company, tell tale signs, flatbed truck: Sorry about the delay in answering but it has been real hectic at work lately.. Contrary to belief and all that, a flatbed tow truck can do more damage to a vehicle than towing it with a regular tow truck. That is due to the angle of the deck when it...

Towing Issues: Towing Laws, wicomico county maryland, speed limit signs
wicomico county maryland, speed limit signs, storage yard: well first of all there might be signs at the entrance to the community which state that on street parking is prohibited. That is usually enough of a warning notice to comply with the laws of notification. But then again I am not there and it would be...

Towing Issues: Towing in mall parking lots., florence mall, split hairs
florence mall, split hairs, florence ky: you are split hairs here as in your definitions.. Employees of stores in the mall are considered mall employees in many cases and as such are parking further out by regulation than customers do.. The practice happens a lot, and generally after some warnings...

Towing Issues: Towing without proof of notification, guest vehicles, master deed
guest vehicles, master deed, state laws: Well I have to say that State laws will come into play here in regards to notice to motorists. Signs which state that vehicles illegally parked will be towed, and where they are to be located. Generally the entrances to the complex is where signs should...

Towing Issues: Towing and storage fees, state insurance commissioner, small claims court
state insurance commissioner, small claims court, storage fees: When a vehicle goes to the body shop there are sometimes different rules about storage and the lien process. And notification is generally considered when you are asked if it can be towed to the body shop or you tell them to take it there. It sounds...

Towing Issues: tow a ford van with LS, small claims court, ford van
small claims court, ford van, transmission damage: well I was just throwing out a question as to why it was towed in a rhetorical manner. It sounds like the tow company might have to be contacted and see what they say about this issue. That is where I would go now. And remember that if they deny...

Towing Issues: tow place holding my truck, chevy blazer, money
chevy blazer, money, shopping: that is what I have heard, but I have not really had the time to fully research the issue. It sounds strange to me, after all what kind of power or hold would they have to get you to send the money? I will have to get further down my research list,...

Towing Issues: towing, local police department, tow company
local police department, tow company, good answer: depends on state laws, and the paperwork in hand. Each case is different as some states say you have 72 hours to transfer paperwork, others 30 days. And a lot of other issues come into play here, as the tow company will want to establish who the legal...

Towing Issues: towing laws, brown mackie, small claims court
brown mackie, small claims court, boise idaho: Well each space does not have to have a sign in it in order to have vehicles towed from them. Generally there are signs at the entrances, which define what kind of parking is allowed. Now Boise has some laws regarding towing from private property which...

Towing Issues: towing question, puco ohio, puc office
puco ohio, puc office, magnetic signs: Ohio is a state which has a hodgepodge of laws which really do not make a lot of sense most of the time. Ohio PUC office regulates towing, but only if the tow company leaves the city limits of the town it is licensed in. As to marking the tow truck,...

Towing Issues: towing tagged cars, homework questions, traffic hazard
homework questions, traffic hazard, illegal parking: well it again depends on state laws, as the vehicles can be classified as abandoned vehicles. Some of them are towed within 24 hours, some go to 72 hours before they are towed. And then there are vehicles which are considered a traffic hazard which tend...

Towing Issues: my trailer was towed.., storage fees, love seat
storage fees, love seat, recliner: this kind of depends on the rules of the complex as to defining abandoned vehicles and things like that. I can not really say what the actual rules are, as all you said was you moved FROM CALIFORNIA and that means I only have 49 more states to guess...

Towing Issues: Wrongfully charged for non-tow
Well from what I see here, you were overcharged... California DMV are the ones who are supposed to be taking care of the violations via fines and penalties. I think that you can file a complaint with them. And you do have the rights to go to small claims...

Towing Issues: Additional towing charges, tow fee, towing company
tow fee, towing company, tows: Well it sounds funny to me also, as I know Connecticut is regulated and as such the charges have to be followed. Now it does not matter if I understand that the rates say towing is 88.00 or 800.00. Keys or no keys this falls under non consent tows and...

Towing Issues: aaa Contract, emergency road service, aaa clubs
emergency road service, aaa clubs, tire jump: well AAA is divided into about 100 separate clubs, operating under the AAA name. Each State has one or more AAA clubs and as such you will have to contact the division which operates in your area. Then you will have to get ahold of the vendor relations...

Towing Issues: I believe an illegal towing, small claims court, tow yard
small claims court, tow yard, illegal parking: well depending on the location (City and or State) will be the answers for if it is legal or not... Now giving a warning is not real good and effective, as it does not solve the problem of illegal parking. The vehicle is still there and that is the whole...

Towing Issues: Car towed, broken gear shifter, mercury marquis, tow truck driver
mercury marquis, tow truck driver, small claims court: Wow, repo a 1993 mercury and it sounds like they tried to pop the column and get it to start or shift out of gear. (I used to call them north Portland keys when I worked in Oregon) Now it sounds like the tow company is responsible to me, and the finance...

Towing Issues: car towed from condo, license plate numbers, nissan altima
license plate numbers, nissan altima, san marcos ca: And the question is ???? First of all, I hate to say it but at times, mistakes happen and your vehicle might have been towed by mistake if you were parked legally in a valid space which was not reserved for someone else. And if the permit was visible then...

Towing Issues: car towed in fire lane, traffic control device, california dmv
traffic control device, california dmv, dmv ca: The tow company does have to have a signed authorization in order to tow vehicles. Some companies do patrol under the contracts, but that is a gray area of the law... But the California laws on fire lane parking are out there online... I have a link...

Towing Issues: car towing, plain junk, strange rules
plain junk, strange rules, tow company: best for you to call the police first and have then check it to see if it is stolen or whatever. That way at least one base is covered in that CYA issue. Then talk to a tow company or 2, as see what they suggest in removing it. You should not be charged...

Towing Issues: Fire lane towing, mobile home park, dmv web
mobile home park, dmv web, california dmv: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm check out this section of the California DMV web site where you can look up the rules about fire lanes. Also check out sections 22500 (fire lane towing) and 22658 towing rules - regulations... Its a lot...

Towing Issues: handicapped van parking in front of our shop., handicapped parking permit, local police department
handicapped parking permit, local police department, 20min: well, I wish I had an answer for you which would be specific and have all the answers but since I do not have any idea of where this is happening and that means that I have no idea of city, county or state rules and regulations which would apply. Now this...

Towing Issues: Is it an illegal tow ?, mobile home park, dmv ca
mobile home park, dmv ca, california dmv: Read the California DMV laws and check out what is legal or not. http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/vc/vc.htm Also pay attention to section 22658 http://www.dmv.ca.gov/pubs/vctop/d11/vc22658.htm I am going to say though that relocating a vehicle...

Towing Issues: illegal tow of vehicle, small claims court, contempt of court
small claims court, contempt of court, probable cause hearing: short of paying the tow bill yourself and then going back to court to get repaid, the wait for the other person to pay will most likely be a long one. And I hate to say this but a lot of people even if they lose in court tend to not pay till it comes time...

Towing Issues: Maine police impound storage fees, storage fees, vehicle subject
storage fees, vehicle subject, vehicle owner: Many cities have contracts with the Police departments that they tow for, and I hate to say it but its hard to find those rates without physical trips to that area. Now if the vehicle is involved in an investigation then you will kind of be at the mercy...

Towing Issues: property in towed vehicle, illinois commerce commission, storage fees
illinois commerce commission, storage fees, tow company: IN 99% of all cases the contents of the vehicle are held with the vehicle until towing and storage fees are paid. There are some exceptions on things, like bank records, medicine, things like that. Now you did not mention who had it towed, a police department...

Towing Issues: REPOSSESION, wheel drive car, repo company
wheel drive car, repo company, street tires: Well, the Repo field is one where I really do not know all the answers, but I have seen and heard from many people I know in the industry that there is a different attitude in towing the vehicle. JUST HOOK IT ANYWAY YOU CAN AND WE WILL DEAL WITH IT LATER...

Towing Issues: Towed from an NJ private property without signs, small claims court, prevention act
small claims court, prevention act, side streets: Well at the risk of sounding rude or anything, I really have to ask why you thought you could park on someone elses property and not suffer any penalty?? Would you allow anyone to park in your driveway ??? I know that New Jersey does have a lot of...

Towing Issues: Towed vehicle, gov pubs, storage fees
gov pubs, storage fees, lien holder: Well California has great laws regarding towing vehicles, liens, and responsibilities of vehicle owners. I would hate to say it but you most likely going to have a battle for not being responsible for some if not all of the towing and storage fees. ...

Towing Issues: Towed vehicle in Hawaii, waipio hawaii, small claims court
waipio hawaii, small claims court, tow away zone: Well if you feel that the laws were broken then you always have the right to take this though the small claims court system. If the laws says that signs have to display certain information or be placed in certain places then it would be in violation. But...

Towing Issues: Towing 2000 Ford Mustang Standard Shift, tow dolly, drive wheels
tow dolly, drive wheels, ford mustang: It should not affect the alignment - camber at all, but then stranger things have happened. If you are that worried about the vehicle, a tow dolly which only lifts one end is not a good idea, as the best way would be to use a car trailer where the whole...

Towing Issues: Towing Company Damaged My 2002 Toyota Camry XLE, 2002 toyota camry, cvc 22658
2002 toyota camry, cvc 22658, toyota camry: wow, lots of info here... The best thing is to keep really good documentation on everything happening, and who you talk to at the tow company and other places. Repair quotes and stuff need to be kept and all that. You get the idea... Now as to a few...

Towing Issues: Towing Damage, small claims court, front end alignment
small claims court, front end alignment, tow company: Now I am not there and can not see the vehicle and look at things underneath it, but it sounds like the tow company might have done a bad hook up and damaged some part of the steering - suspension parts. Police tow or not, the tow company did TOUCH THE...

Towing Issues: Towing Damages, small claims court, communication attempts
small claims court, communication attempts, tow company: Well if you are not able to contact the tow company via phone, you can always try sending them a certified, return receipt requested letter detailing the problem, the damages, and repair costs and ask them to respond and repair the damages. What this...

Towing Issues: Towing violation municode Hallandale Beach, FL., shell gas station, pembroke pines police
shell gas station, pembroke pines police, cashier check: Sorry for the delay in answering, but I have read, read and reread your question here. It does sound as if the tow company was taking advantage of the distance involved and your not being there. But I was not there so I really do not know. Now as...

Towing Issues: towed or stolen, indiana bmv, hamilton county court
indiana bmv, hamilton county court, repair estimates: Well sorry to hear that you ran into a problem with government efficiency I personally think that tags via mail is not a good idea. But its one government agency supporting another (post office)government office. Now as to how to get your money back,...

Towing Issues: towed vehicle and charges, police contract, 3rd person
police contract, 3rd person, state of emergency: State of Emergency or not, they can legally charge for each and every day that the vehicle is in their custody and care. Reason I say that is that they are responsible for its safety and as such they have costs due to space rent (got to pay for the land),...

Towing Issues: towing fee, prime commercial areas, mileage charges
prime commercial areas, mileage charges, tow fee: Well first of all the tow company generally is called via the management of the apartment complex to remove vehicles which are deemed illegally parked. So that is where to look for who called in the order to have it towed. Now in some states (you did not say...

Towing Issues: towing and impound, tow truck operators, seattle pi
tow truck operators, seattle pi, tow company: Well, I can not say that your issue is new or unique. Numbered or marked spaces always have issues with snow and ice, and even leaves... Now that being said, the rates in Washington are generally in line with the rates authorized by WSP for towing. (Makes...

Towing Issues: want to tow a 92 Toyota 4 runner, drive wheels, toyota 4 runner
drive wheels, toyota 4 runner, free position: Ed this is one heck of a loaded question... Best advise I can give you about towing vehicles with a tow truck, (hope this is a wheellift tow truck not a sling truck) would be to lift the drive wheels off the ground. Generally rear wheel drives get towed...

Towing Issues: Car got towed for no reason, small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, law enforcement agency: Small claims court would be the way to go, as in many cases there are no appeals processes in place within the law enforcement agency to contest the tows. Remember that documentation is the key here in going to court or even appealing the reasons for the...

Towing Issues: Car got towed for no reason, jesus garcia, police policies
Towing Issues: Car got towed for no reason, jesus garcia, police policies, 4th amendment

Towing Issues: tow yard wants pink slip to car, tow yard, summerlin las vegas
tow yard, summerlin las vegas, storage fees: as the registered vehicle owner, he is responsible for towing and storage fees. Yes that means he can surrender the title (pink slip) and in some cases the charges will be dropped. In other cases he gives up the title and pays some of the towing fee. ...

Towing Issues: Was my car Illegally impounded?, license plate tags, fire lanes
license plate tags, fire lanes, parking stall: Sorry you got towed, but most every apartment and condo complex will have provisions in the leases forbidding back in parking. Now I have heard many reasons for it, and some make sense and some are just crazy.. But best understandable reason I have heard...

Towing Issues: Unlawful garage towing in Arlington County, car license plate, falls church virginia
car license plate, falls church virginia, small claims court: This question gets asked all the time. Hanging tags are a blessing and a problem when it comes to use. First they get in the way when driving and cut your viability. So you take them down and put them somewhere they are hidden or not visible to see the...

Towing Issues: Lien laws, one of the lucky ones, lien laws
one of the lucky ones, lien laws, towing company: I am sorry to say that you are not one of the lucky ones who can do that. As far as I know, Arizona has that provision in its laws but it has a lot of conditions before it applies. Washington State has - had a promissory note which you signed and then...

Towing Issues: lockouts during private property tows, tow company
Towing Issues: lockouts during private property tows, tow company

Towing Issues: Tow Passengers, loaner car, wrecker
Towing Issues: Tow Passengers, loaner car, wrecker, cargo area

Towing Issues: Giving your Vehicle Informtion to a Tow Company, antenna ball, pittsburg ca
antenna ball, pittsburg ca, antioch ca: Well I hate to say it, but if you live in a HOA (Home Owner Association) development then the rules and regulations (called Convents there) are different and they can generally do what they want to. If they say that only purple cars with a Jack in the...

Towing Issues: Involuntary Towing, tow truck driver, price risk
tow truck driver, price risk, tight space: ok there is a ton of stuff in this question with goes unanswered. But in a basic sense, yes any vehicle can be towed from any location, but it might take more work, equipment and time which can affect the price. Risk of damage happens ANY TIME A VEHICLE...

Towing Issues: is this an illegal tow?, tow truck drivers, drag marks
tow truck drivers, drag marks, cruise patrol: is it an illegal tow? Lets see you were parked in the lot which from your statement requires stickers. Since your sister lives there, she should have a copy of the lease - rental agreement which should state the parking regulations. So she did not notify...

Towing Issues: lockouts during private property tows, brevard county florida, tow truck driver
brevard county florida, tow truck driver, property tows: I am not aware of any specific laws in your area regarding entering vehicles to make them towable But ethically, it is wrong. What about the bag of diamonds or bank deposit which is in the vehicle. You enter the vehicle you can steal it or worse yet...

Towing Issues: need help, tow trucks, tow company
tow trucks, tow company, california oregon: I do not know why questions come in asking for answers if it was legal when the questions do not provide the basic information needed to help provide answers. I know that in some STATES, there are lien processes which are based on value of the vehicle....

Towing Issues: RV towed by city of Santa Clara, dmv web, city of santa clara
dmv web, city of santa clara, holiday inn express: Well, sorry to hear this. But I have to say that California has many laws regarding towing of vehicles, both by Police and from private property. One of them is a Value based lien process which provides a shorter time before disposal of the vehicle....

Towing Issues: repo pronlems, tow truck driver, tow driver
tow truck driver, tow driver, ohio apartment: Well there is a huge difference in laws between towing for illegal parking and towing due to failure to pay (REPO) of a vehicle. And I really hate to say it, but Ohio also has some very strange rules and there is a huge issue with finding them online...

Towing Issues: Tow Passengers, tow company, hagerstown md
tow company, hagerstown md, tow truck: Well I am not aware of any law prohibiting the passengers in a towed vehicle with the exception of in California. BUT morally, ethically it is wrong. And unsafe in my eyes and most likely any police officer. But with that being said, I can not understand...

Towing Issues: can't get my personal items out of my towed car?, state puc, towing company
state puc, towing company, day before yesterday: In many cases, state laws consider the vehicle contents to be included in the vehicle processing for lien purposes. Now it does sound legal to me, and I have to say that towing in Massachusetts is regulated by the state PUC - PSC office and as such that...

Towing Issues: towing, west jordan city, property owner
west jordan city, property owner, crystal ball: loaded question here, and I know there is a lot more than you have said here. If you live in a house which you rent then the property owner is the own who can have vehicles towed, other than the police department. Best thing is for you to call the...

Towing Issues: towing?, flat tow, east phoenix
flat tow, east phoenix, impounds: I am wondering about the OTHER 50.00 in that price??? Now as to going into other cities and doing tows, that is generally allowed in most cases, but some locations have rules where the vehicle has to stay in the same city it was towed from... But...

Towing Issues: unlawful posession/illegal tow
WHERE????? Come on now, how can I answer questions like this with no information provided. But if you do not register the vehicle and have the information on file, then how do they know it belongs there. If it is registered then the chances of towing...

Towing Issues: Wrongfully Towed by the City, fire hydrants, small claims court
fire hydrants, small claims court, tow yard: well snow emergency towing is something that I have not run into (guess I did not live in the right areas) but I understand the concepts of it. Even if you did park on the OK side, you would still have to meet requirements for that area, such as loading...

Towing Issues: holding car for ransom, tow yard, holder in due course
Towing Issues: holding car for ransom, tow yard, holder in due course, tow company

Towing Issues: holding car for ransom, pinal county az, tow yard
pinal county az, tow yard, vehicle inspector: sorry for the delay, but Arizona has some strange laws and yes you are able to get a vehicle out of the tow yard without paying, but its like a note to pay deal... Now as to how to do it, I am not totally sure, but I have this one link saved which tells some...

Towing Issues: crookied towing, lien laws, crusher
lien laws, crusher, belongings: 2 weeks and its gone??? That does not sound right, and I have to also ask where this happened. The laws in each state are different and yes the lien laws (rights to dispose of vehicles) vary also. Something does not sound right on this, and I know...

Towing Issues: Damage to splash shield, small claims court, parking curb
small claims court, parking curb, mazda protege: there are lots of things which can cause damage to vehicles, including if it was parked over a parking curb. When it would be lifted the other end would go down and that can cause it to be pulled loose or bent. There are a lot of things, including untrained...

Towing Issues: hook up book for tractor and trailers, light duty trucks, tow points
light duty trucks, tow points, tractor trailers: as much as I would love to say YES, but there is very little information about towing tractor trailers, motor homes, buses and such. Now there are a few places online where you can find information about towing vehicles.. check out www.towspec.com ...

Towing Issues: impound fees, mariposa california, gov pubs
mariposa california, gov pubs, release of liability: Well California has a ton of laws regarding towing, and the lien process. You can do a bunch of research with the link I will attach and you can also find answers that I would only be guessing at. Look at the lien process stuff and notifications sections....

Towing Issues: recovery, tow company, car crash
tow company, car crash, hourly rates: Yes in 99% of cases it is legal... There are at times contracts with law enforcement where the rates are specified and as such you might have a regulated rate based on flat rates, hourly rates, or any other kind of rates.. But think about this, the...

Towing Issues: Towing Extortion, small claims court, filing a lien
small claims court, filing a lien, release policies: very important information is missing here. Each City, and State have different regulations and they regulate pricing, release policies and such. Now this does sound bad, but most tow companies are closed on weekends. The office that is. But there...

Towing Issues: flat tow or dolly towing
Towing Issues: flat tow or dolly towing

Towing Issues: flat tow or dolly towing, tow dolly, flat tow
tow dolly, flat tow, 2005 toyota tacoma: this is not my area of expertise, but since it is a 2 wheel drive vehicle, that means that the rear end is the drive end, and you can load it backwards onto the dolly and secure the steering wheel so that it does not turn. You should be good to go that way....

Towing Issues: recourse for predatory towing, predatory business practices, legal recourse
predatory business practices, legal recourse, small claims court: If the tow company was patroling the lot for illegaly parked vehicles, and yours was towed, then it should of be authorized by Blockbuster either on an individual authorization or a blanket authorization contract. They can not just find vehicles parked...

Towing Issues: releasing a towed car to someone other then the owner, ford pinto, tow company
ford pinto, tow company, notorized: Well I really hate to say it, but that is generally the rules and regulations under which vehicles can be released. Would you want someone who says that its their car to be able to take your vehicle out of the impound yard even though they do not have...

Towing Issues: TOW MERCEDES, cl500, highways
cl500, highways, important information: YES, NO, MAYBE http://www.towspec.com/vehent/vehview.aspx?ID=1805 A lot of this question is missing important information. What was the reason for the tow, how far was it towed. Highways or local streets... The link above has some information...

Towing Issues: My car got impounded please help, valley police department, tow fees
valley police department, tow fees, johnathon jones: I am sorry that you got towed, and I will try to explain some of your question... In basic sense the HOLD can mean many things but in your case it most likely means that you will have to get it licensed and insured. I know that the inspection sticker...

Towing Issues: Illegal tow?, pierce county wa, bringing it home
pierce county wa, bringing it home, fourplexes: Washington state requires written authorization prior to towing, and that being said sounds like someone just dropped the ball.. Your case of Property ownership and management seems to be a huge issue here and will be the gray area of contention. ...

Towing Issues: illegal tow less than one hour after parking in CA, common interest development, lawful possession
common interest development, lawful possession, dmv ca: Sorry you hear you got towed. California has a ton of laws regarding towing and its amazing that everyone picks the 1 hour law section and tries to apply it to everything. Just as a note, it has a lot of sections where you can be towed imedieatly also...

Towing Issues: Indiana laws, indiana laws, lien html
indiana laws, lien html, tow companies: I would love to answer your question but its hard to find the proper laws and regulations in each state at times. It does seem to me that Indiana has a lien law which covers vehicles towed and as such I would check into that law. But you do have more answers...

Towing Issues: Looting contents of a vehicle?, storage yard, tow trucks
storage yard, tow trucks, other vehicles: Sorry to hear this happened after you were towed, but while its not a normal thing to have things come up missing, it does happen from time to time, Reason that I say that, is that there are some dishonest people in the world and while most do not drive...

Towing Issues: how to get on police rotation, nevada police, police dept
nevada police, police dept, pool: well best answer I have is to check with the local police you are trying to get on with. Each department has different rules and some have next to nothing for rules. Sorry I can not really help but this is such a loaded question, which I have no real...

Towing Issues: really high tow bill, tow yard, storage charges
tow yard, storage charges, storage fees: Cory, I would love to answer this question with an honest answer and help you but this tow is really more than just a tow... Let me break it down a bit more for you. First of all the vehicle was rolled over onto its side as you say and then it was...

Towing Issues: Release fo towed trailer, tow yard, processor error
tow yard, processor error, incompetence: Well I am not sure why it was towed but most likely it was towed under orders of an law enforcement agency. As to you contracting the tow company for the service, that is not a valid point under a police ordered tow or any other kind of non consent tow...

Towing Issues: towing 1970 VW bug, motorhome, wheel
motorhome, wheel: oh it could be a bunch of reasons... But generally even if the vehicle went into gear it should still start. I would look at ignition system parts, such as coil or things like that. Most likely it was on to long and might have burned out. Or there...

Towing Issues: Towing, tow yard, tow truck
tow yard, tow truck, car seats: well from what I read in this question, you were parked on the sidewalk (that s a no no) and you got towed after 10 PM. You caught the tow truck or did you? and you wanted the car seats out of the vehicle. Generally you are able to get some belongings...

Towing Issues: towing of my car, state registrations, real jerk
state registrations, real jerk, tow companies: well I have to say that I have been keeping up on the news relating to towing and it seems that Horry County has a ton of problems with tow companies not following what little bit of laws there were in place as of a year or so ago. That being said the...

Towing Issues: Towing from Condo complex, common interest development, dmv ca
common interest development, dmv ca, gov pubs: your homeowners - condo association should have in place a policy for towing vehicles which are illegally parked. Contact them and see what they say. Reason I say this is that California has about 2 trillion laws regarding towing and as such there are...

Towing Issues: towing and storage fees in va, storage fees, tow company
storage fees, tow company, virginia gov: well such a loaded question here. In some cases, the tow company is allowed to charge what it wants as a storage price due to the fact that is towed the vehicle as owners request, or as a non consent tow (IE Tow away from a parking lot) Then in...

Towing Issues: 24HR Tow company will not return my call, storage yards, tow companies
storage yards, tow companies, storage fees: I hope that you have got in touch and have your vehicle back. Sorry for the delay in answering as I have been busy lately... First of all, most every tow company is a 24 hour service in the fact that they take calls all the time. But the storage yards...

Towing Issues: excessive towing charge, ct dmv, mileage fee
ct dmv, mileage fee, connecticut public: I am not totally sure, but I belive that the Connecticut Public Services Department(or something like that) does regulate towing fees. You might check with them about it and see if they do regulate the rates. Now since you paid the fee of $219 you...

Towing Issues: Papa John's Driver truck towed
Towing Issues: Papa John's Driver truck towed

Towing Issues: unfair fee for towing my stolen car
Towing Issues: unfair fee for towing my stolen car

Towing Issues: Is it legal for a tow driver to share information about wrecked vehicles?, tow truck driver, tow driver
tow truck driver, tow driver, information on cars: I am not sure, but there are major privacy issues in what you are looking for and I know in Texas they have a ton of rules and regulations for tow companies and they would have answers... Look up TDLR in Texas and see what they say or call them and ask......

Towing Issues: Papa John's Driver truck towed, small claims court, handicap parking
small claims court, handicap parking, tow companies: small claims court would be his route to try and get some of the money back. BUT, I have to say that I regularly see delivery trucks (UPS, FED EX, Pizza, and others who think that they can park were they want and do their business... Now, I know that...

Towing Issues: police towing michigan, contracted company, tow company
contracted company, tow company, roadways: well in some areas the contracts are set up where the only company is the contracted company. But there is owners request but there are many considerations to that. if the vehicle is blocking the roadway and not able to be moved off the roadway, you...

Towing Issues: Proper Signage, traffic law enforcement agency, traffic law enforcement
traffic law enforcement agency, traffic law enforcement, tow truck driver: well, as I am a tow truck driver not a lawyer or judge, I have to say that it would all depend on the evidence you presented when you tried to get your money back.. First of all, I am wondering why you parked in that lot and got towed. Did you park there...

Towing Issues: unfair fee for towing my stolen car, tow yard, illegal parking
tow yard, illegal parking, tow company: well I can not really answer some of this as it depends on a few issues which I have no answers for. As to the law enforcement agency calling you to notify that the vehicle was found, I can see a few things which might affect it. First of all a lot of...

Towing Issues: AAA Certification Suspension (Driver), flatbed driver, evil empire
flatbed driver, evil empire, personal vehicle: Well as much as I would love to provide information and help for you, I am at a loss as to really what happened. The evil empire as many towers call it, has all kinds of rules and such, and can make life hard for anyone. Now as to your question, I guess...

Towing Issues: Towing Notification, baltimore county md, small claims court
baltimore county md, small claims court, tow company: as much as I would like to help, I think you are out of luck... A lot of tows for expired tags are based on physical and visual information... Your tags would say on the outside of the vehicle JANUARY as you said, but the paperwork which most likely...

Towing Issues: car was stolen then towed, full coverage insurance, tow yard
full coverage insurance, tow yard, tow company: Sorry to hear that you vehicle was stolen... Now as to your insurance, I am kind of guessing that you only have the bare minimum levels of insurance and as such have no coverage for theft. I really hate to say it, but it is your choice as to the level...

Towing Issues: Towing issues, s driver, private property
Towing Issues: Towing issues, s driver, private property, registrations

Towing Issues: Walk off towing, tow truck drivers, noble purpose
Towing Issues: Walk off towing, tow truck drivers, noble purpose, local governments

Towing Issues: mimi cooper towing, mimi cooper, sensor light
mimi cooper, sensor light, time mike: well, my best advise is to get a copy of the AAA tow manual and look at what is recommended. Also www.towspec.com is a great place to get information online regarding towing guidelines.. Now I know that it can be towed with a wheellift truck, and...

Towing Issues: p. p. tows, tow truck driver, small claims court
tow truck driver, small claims court, tow yard: get the apartment management involved in this.. they might have a bit of say in this. Now I do not know if they will be able to get it released at a lower rate or without paying. Never give up as they have a lot of clout in this. Remember that the contract...

Towing Issues: rear tow following an accident, 2006 bmw 750il, bmw 750il
2006 bmw 750il, bmw 750il, wheellift: I kind of doubt that it could have been as a result of towing. It most likely was due to the forces of impact in the collision. If it was towed from the rear most likely with an wheellift then they do not get to hook or stress on the front end. This...

Towing Issues: towing amount, illegal parking, mils
illegal parking, mils, elgin il: oh I can go into huge details on the cost of towing vehicles, but your question does not help me with the reason it was towed. If it was towed as a police ordered tow, then it generally is under a contracted rate for the services, which is established...

Towing Issues: Towing issue, chp office, small claims court
chp office, small claims court, company contracts: Well according the the police department - tow company contracts (each CHP office has different rates for the services) I can see the bill getting up there with the standby for the search. Remember that in most cases, the rates charged are based on an hourly...

Towing Issues: Towing issues, tow company, tow companies
tow company, tow companies, true florida: Yes it is true. Florida law allows for the drivers license to be suspended for unpaid towing bills from police ordered tows. (not able to find the Florida law right now) Now as to why you could not use your tow company of choice, there are possibly several...

Towing Issues: Walk off towing, baltimore city md, towing company
baltimore city md, towing company, tow truck: AH, as far as I know (not totally up on all Baltimore codes and laws) if you are not following the regulations and requirements of the signs then you are subject to towing right away. If the street says one way and you only want to go 30 feet up it the...

Towing Issues: car towed, storage charges, tow yard
storage charges, tow yard, tow company: well if you are thinking that its still in the tow yard waiting for you to be able to pick it up then you are mistaken... Lets see, even if you waited 7 years and they only charged say $25.00 a day for storage then it would be in the area of $64,000 with...

Towing Issues: help, storage fees, collection etc
Towing Issues: help, storage fees, collection etc, towing company

Towing Issues: illegal tow, building a shed, clock midnight
Towing Issues: illegal tow, building a shed, clock midnight, 4th amendment

Towing Issues: CAN I SUE?
Towing Issues: CAN I SUE?

Towing Issues: help, storage fees, tow company
storage fees, tow company, chey: well I have no idea what to say.... if it was towed 6 months ago. Yes then you will have storage fees for the 6 months. that can add up to a huge amount... Only thing you can do is talk to the tow company and see what they will do... But also consider...

Towing Issues: illegal tow, financial responsibility laws, tow truck driver
financial responsibility laws, tow truck driver, volunteer board: OK FACT OF LAW... You broke the law by driving illegally... Now as to the rest of it, Illinois is a big state with lots of cities which have their own laws and regulations. Each one is different than state laws in many cases... TALK TO A LAWYER...

Towing Issues: CAN I SUE?, handicap sticker, storage fee
handicap sticker, storage fee, 5 mins: I hate to say it but it sounds like you are not going to win if you go to court with this... Not putting up the sticker, is one of the most common reasons for being towed, and showing it after the fact is not going to help in most cases... Think about...

Towing Issues: Car towed from strip mall, common interest development, california vehicle code
common interest development, california vehicle code, mobile home park: Well California does have a ton of laws regarding towing vehicles and that is a big issue in this. Now as to parking at the mall, generally there are signs at the entrances to the parking lots and generally malls have signs with the wording like no parking...

Towing Issues: Neighbor's broken down vehicles, derelict vehicles, parkersburg wv
derelict vehicles, parkersburg wv, problem thanks: Well the first thing you can do is to try and talk to the neighbors about this issue. But you might not get anywhere with that. Now the City might have some laws regarding derelict vehicles or abandoned vehicles which can be used to get them to clean...

Towing Issues: 22' trailer, rv towing, dodge 1500
rv towing, dodge 1500, drop hitch: while I am not very good on the RV towing issues, I do know that the capacity differences between a bumper hitch and a receiver hitch mounted to the frame are night and day... I would go with the receiver hitch assembly as its a better system to use......

Towing Issues: 2ND TOWS, salvage companies, flexing muscles
salvage companies, flexing muscles, storage charges: I am glad you are going though the research into the differences between consensual and non consensual tows.. Now as to the 2nd tow issue, as I am not a lawyer BUT after the original ordered tow by the police department your contract ends after the vehicle...

Towing Issues: Why 3500 lbs for the Wrangler and 5000 lbs for the liberty, jeep wrangler, jeep dealer
jeep wrangler, jeep dealer, jeep liberty: tow ratings take into account the entire vehicle. You can have the same engine, but different transmissions and axles. Plus I think these two vehicles have different body/frame setups, and that determines a LOT of the vehicle capability, along with spring...

Towing Issues: 4 Runner Towing Package, tekonsha prodigy brake controller, toyota 4runner
tekonsha prodigy brake controller, toyota 4runner, trailmanor travel trailer: Dan, Toyota did not start pre-wiring their 4Runner for brake controls until the 2003 model year. You will need to wire the brake control front to back. You will need to run two wires (10-12GA) from the brake control through the firewall and all the...

Towing Issues: 4 roommates 3 driveway spots, real jerk, towing companies
real jerk, towing companies, towing company: I think that this is one of those problems which there is no real answer for... Sorry to say but this is classic apartment or house parking issues, and towing companies are always brought into this nightmare. I would be looking for a different place, so...

Towing Issues: 4 wheel down towing, ford explorer xlt, fleetwood bounder
ford explorer xlt, fleetwood bounder, 2005 ford explorer xlt: Ken, I am getting conflicting stories on this truck. It can be towed flat but some are saying not to do it as it develops a lot of vibration. I would ask around on some of the RV forums for a general opinion from Explorer owners/towers. Keep in mind...

Towing Issues: 4runner or jeep grand cherokee, jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee
jeep grand cherokee, grand cherokee, 4runner: Deborah, I can t see any problem with the vehicles you have selected to do the job. Just try to keep everything light and ask some of the owners of your choice vehicles what they like/dislike about the vehicle. Good luck, Shayne Peterson MobileHitch...

Towing Issues: 5th Wheel trailer-truck issue, 5th wheel trailer, chevy 4x4
5th wheel trailer, chevy 4x4, toyota tundra: Ryan, What you are experiencing is very common as trucks get taller and beds get deeper. You do not want to have less than 4 in a single pivot fifth wheel hitch (front to back tilt), or 6-8 in a double pivot hitch (front to back and side to side...

Towing Issues: 5th wheel towing, 2008 f 150, gcwr
2008 f 150, gcwr, ford website: well the smart answer would be for you to go to the Ford website, and enter all the information you can about YOUR VEHICLE like year, 2 or 4 wheel drive, axle ratio, auto or manual transmission and such and then you will get more answers.. But in a quick...

Towing Issues: 5th. wheel towing new 2007 Toyota Tundra, wheel camper, bumper hitches
wheel camper, bumper hitches, toyota web: Well this is out of my area of expertise, but I would agree that the reinforcement of the bed and frame mounts might have to be done... I have to say that while the smaller pickups are getting stronger every year, they still do not have the BEEF of the...

Towing Issues: 5th wheel towing question, dodge v10, latch assembly
dodge v10, latch assembly, rv towing: Well since I am not totally familiar with RV towing issues, I am going to say that my experience with any towing via a trailer hitch or 5th wheel assembly will always have a bit of slop in the latch assembly which will cause a bit of movement and jerking at...

Towing Issues: 5th wheel towing, 5th wheel trailer, standard drivers
5th wheel trailer, standard drivers, differance: Well, while I have troubles with seeing pickups towing a 5th wheel and then another trailer behind it (its a truck driver thing about licensing) its legal for triple tows (the tow vehicle and then 2 trailers... Biggest thing is that it takes alot of room...

Towing Issues: 7 pin wiring problem, marker lamps, trailer plug
marker lamps, trailer plug, pin plug: well sounds like something is crossed in the wiring somewhere... Is the truck plug stock or an add on ?? that could be the key part.. Most vehicles and trailers are wired the same way but it seems that somewhere its been rewired or you have a wire that is...

Towing Issues: 86 Toyota 4Runner, Automatic 22re engine, rear driveshaft, toyota 4runner
rear driveshaft, toyota 4runner, freeway speeds: Some sites recommend taking out the rear driveshaft to be sure. Check with a Toyota dealer though. As for towing with the rear wheels on the dolly, the sway was because you probably didn t tie the steering wheel so it can t move. A loose suspension (worn)...

Towing Issues: 91 Previa 2wd max tow weight, landscape trailer, tow weight
landscape trailer, tow weight, transmission cooler: I show a max towing capacity of 3500 pounds for your vehicle, but I am not sure if that would be correct... I remember these vehicles and they did not strike me as being equipped for towing much...(I could be wrong) Transmission cooler would most likely...

Towing Issues: 93 Subaru Impreza towed by the city, subaru impreza, rear wheels
subaru impreza, rear wheels, tow trucks: Well hard to say about what damages MIGHT OF BEEN CAUSED if they towed it wrong.. Transmission damages, or other things COULD of happened.. Now I know that NYC marshals have a bad image and also have done lots of damages before.. But also as a city agency...

Towing Issues: 95 s-10 standard ,can it be towed, dingy towing, chevy
dingy towing, chevy: I am assuming you mean behind a motor home... Sorry that is not my area of expertise, but if you check out Motorhome magazine online they have a section on dingy towing and how and what needs to be done.. Sorry, but I have no answer for this question...

Towing Issues: 99 gmc jimmy towing capacity, electric cooling fan, gmc jimmy
electric cooling fan, gmc jimmy, transmisson: Ok a GMC Jimmy is the small (baby) blazer style. What I show for it is a curb weight of 3800 pounds, and a gross weight of 4800 pounds. now the specs show a towing capacity of 5000 pounds. So that says you should be able to do it. But you also got...

Towing Issues: Abandoned automobile in storage, police tows, california dmv
police tows, california dmv, dmv ca: California is one of those states which has a huge amount of laws regarding the towing and storage of vehicles and the fees allowed to be charged for such... There are rules also about the lien process and the procedures for disposal of vehicles.. There...

Towing Issues: Accident While Towing, inpression, insurance commissioner
inpression, insurance commissioner, worse case: Well I am kind of out of my area of expertise with this question... But insurance companies do tend to do what they want, or they make it so you have to purchase special coverage for extras.. My best advise it to talk to your local agent about what is...

Towing Issues: Accident while towing, screw holes, tow yard
screw holes, tow yard, tow company: Sure you can file an accident report, but remember that your insurance company also reviews your driving record and as such that will show up... And we all know that insurance companies LOOK FOR REASONS to up your rates. Best answer is to discuss it with...

Towing Issues: Addl info about issue. I found the Vin # easily, vin number, licence plates
vin number, licence plates, searchs: wow $ 50.00 a day storage, I got to store cars there instead of here in Alabama.. LOL I answered the prior question, and they are not obligated to do extensive searchs, but in practial terms, if they can find it faster then they can dispose of it or...

Towing Issues: Aftermarket Tow Package On 2007 Dodge Dakota, hitch load, dodge dakota
hitch load, dodge dakota, tow package: I don t know exactly what comes with the tow package, but usually some different springs, shocks, maybe bushings, sometimes a different tranny or radiator/coolers. Of course the factory hitch. I would check with your dealer on what they can say about the...

Towing Issues: Apartment towing in arizona, pheonix arizona, apartment management
pheonix arizona, apartment management, tow companies: Well the person who authorized the tow is the one that you should be looking for.. However there are areas, and yes Phoenix is one where tow companies have contracts to patrol parking lots and look for violators.. It might of been that you were towed because...

Towing Issues: abandoned and towed car, any way to get it titled???, title loan companies, private citizens
title loan companies, private citizens, differant: Shane, sorry but first of all, the lein papers that he would have to do are usually a version of a mechanics or possessionary style. But differant states have differant rules and regulations. Just depends on where you are at. I would think that he knows...

Towing Issues: I had gotten into an accident and I was wondering about some things?, tow truck driver, gps mobile
tow truck driver, gps mobile, criminal element: Sorry to hear about the accident and I hope everyone involved is ok... Air bags, well not going into that, but yeah even after accidents they can go off it they did not during the accident Well, now generally tow companies will only release property to the...

Towing Issues: added charges for towing, storage fee, added charges
storage fee, added charges, recipt: I am sorry but this is not a question here.... At least one I can answer. I WAS NOT THERE so I have no input on this. Talk to the tow company management and see what you can do... BUT REMEMBER ONE THING, MISTAKES HAPPEN.. this sounds like he...

Towing Issues: adding a ball mount to my truck, isuzu rodeo, camping world
isuzu rodeo, camping world, rv sales: As much as I would love to answer this question, I am going to point you to a few places to go see what they say.. First of all is U HAUL, as they do sell and install hitches and the assembly.. They would have information on what is right for your vehicle.....

Towing Issues: apt towing, dollar fee, correct answers
dollar fee, correct answers, parking lot: Well you can ask all you want for the manager to repay the amount. I am not sure how far you will get though, as they might have different rules than what you were told... I can not tell you why they had it towed, but talking to the manager is the best...

Towing Issues: auto dolly requirements, tow dollies, zilch
tow dollies, zilch, nine days: Joel, Tow dollies need not be registered in Florida. Other states vary but the likelihood of being pulled over is so remote, why draw attention to yourself with asking cops questions? As long as the car on the dolly is registered and insured you should...

Towing Issues: Bad tennant situation, soft tops, garage doors
soft tops, garage doors, tenant law: Well, as much as I would like to really provide an answer for this question, when it gets to tenant law, and other issues, I am going to say that the best answer is to talk to a lawyer about this... It can get really complicated with issues.. I do not...

Towing Issues: More Beaverton, Oregon Fun!!, oregon laws, oregon law
oregon laws, oregon law, lying in wait: Well the differance between general impound signs and disabled signage always have some issues. The ADA rules are kind of vague at times. I agree on that with you .. Now as the rule issue, there are Federal laws that are BEING PROPOSED regarding private...

Towing Issues: Bed size for 5th wheel, fifth wheel hitch, tow pkg
fifth wheel hitch, tow pkg, ford tech: Gibbs, You should be noticing (or at least it should be happening) a slight drop in the prices of vehicle such as the Expedition. As more people opt for smaller vehicles like the Explorer with a V6 (see http://www.sema.org/main/semaorghome.aspx?id=55979...

Towing Issues: Best type of wrecker?, flatbed tow trucks, tail dragger
flatbed tow trucks, tail dragger, everyday car: Sorry for the delay in answering...we just got home from vacation. Generally the flatbed tow trucks (call rollbacks and car carriers in some regions) are better for service work. They are safer because the vehicle is on top of the truck away from traffic....

Towing Issues: Boat towing, reese hitchs, gmc web
reese hitchs, gmc web, gmc sierra: The GMC web site seems to indicate that no matter what configuration (with some exceptions for the performance versions), the capacity should be plenty to tow what you have indicated. Here is their web site: http://www.gmc.com/sierra/1500/specsDimension.jsp...

Towing Issues: Boston Tow Damages, mazda 626, tow company
mazda 626, tow company, front wheel drive: OK, I am lost here as how you have determined that towing the vehicle caused the exhaust pipe (guess that is what you are talking about) to be damaged.. Lets see, the Mazda is a Front wheel drive vehicle, most all the time the exhaust pipe is behind the...

Towing Issues: Boston Tow Laws?, boston police department, realty company
boston police department, realty company, towing company: Well this sounds like a can of worms here. Over my years of towing, I have had many people try to get vehicles towed from spaces. Long story short PEOPLE LIE about who they are to get what they want done. The reality company sounds like they did what...

Towing Issues: Braking System, wrangler jeep, jeep wrangler
wrangler jeep, jeep wrangler, gmc yukon: Mat, I personaly reccomend the Unified Tow Brake by US Gear. It is completly installed in the Wrangler with just a controller mounted in the Yukon. It is however an eight hour installation and the kits sells for CAN$1,200. The are other systems around...

Towing Issues: Breaking into a car to tow it. Legal?, tow truck man, car thief
tow truck man, car thief, wire hanger: Well in the general practice of doing Private Property Impounds ( PPI s ) which is what you described, it is not wise to enter vehicle when towing the vehicles. This is done an a liability issue mainly, as that proverable bag of diamonds in the car did not...

Towing Issues: Broke into my car to tow it?, florida field, ethical issue
florida field, ethical issue, alachua county: Well you admit that you parked in an apartment lot, and backed in, set the brake hard, and turned the wheels... To me that sounds like you knew you were parked illegally and tried to make it hard to tow. Now I can not find a SPECIFIC law which prohibits...

Towing Issues: Broken Control Arm, tow truck company, frame slots
tow truck company, frame slots, sure what kind: Ok, let me understand this... You parked illegally and got towed. The vehicle when you picked it up looked good and you started driving it and discovered that the control arm was broke... The car was not sitting down on one side, or the tires were not pointed...

Towing Issues: Bumper tow, or 5th Wheel?, 5th wheel hitch, 5th wheel trailer
5th wheel hitch, 5th wheel trailer, fifth wheel trailer: Mike, Well, you certainly have enough truck to tow whatever you want. I think you kind of answered your own question. You like the truck as it is now with the topper and finished dry stowage space. You also are used to towing a bumper pull trailer...

Towing Issues: Bumper tow U-Haul trailer, u haul trailers, chevy silverado
u haul trailers, chevy silverado, 6x8 trailer: I don t remember ever talking about the capacity of a bumper for towing, but 3500 pounds sounds like about the max that I would recommend. If it is stamped on it, it would be around the license plate area. Also remember that if the CAPACITY of a trailer...

Towing Issues: Buying a car that's been towed behind motorhome, cv joints, mechanic check
cv joints, mechanic check, drive transmission: I would have an independant mechanic check out any car I planned to buy. I have seen cars that have been towed more that 300,000 kms with very little wear. Towing a car does not put any load on the axles and CV joints. When you drive the car, the engine...

Towing Issues: Buying a tow dolly, jeep grand cherokee, tow dolly
jeep grand cherokee, tow dolly, grand cherokee: Kendra, I would personally advise against towing such a large vehicle behind a 3/4 ton pick-up. The dolly would need to be rated for the entire weight of the towed vehicle as that is how they are rated. The tongue of the dolly is going to be pulling,...

Towing Issues: How to best remove a 19 mm lug nut which has the corners rounded off, vise grip pliers, buick skylark
vise grip pliers, buick skylark, lug nuts: Your local auto parts store should have a special socket which is tapered on the inside with a gripping surface and can be hammered onto the rounded nut, somewhat like driving a smaller socket on. I ve never had to use one but I heard that they work. ...

Towing Issues: brake lights, 4x8 utility trailer, plymouth sundance
4x8 utility trailer, plymouth sundance, losing sleep: Sounds like a bad ground somewhere. That is 99% of all trailer wiring problems. Best advice I can give is double check your wiring starting with testing every connector on the Sundance and diagram which plug things are at. Then diagram the trailer wires...

Towing Issues: breaking system required in tod car, motorhomes, pitch
motorhomes, pitch: well I know that trailer braking requirements depend on the weight of the vehicle being towed.... I have not heard of any requirement for vehicles behind motorhomes... I know there are several devices available to do this, and it is up to the person doing...

Towing Issues: buisness towing threat, tow truck driver, parallel parking
tow truck driver, parallel parking, public streets: While it sounds like a great threat, A private business does not have the legal rights to order tows from public streets... Lots of people think they can have vehicles towed from streets, but the police are the only ones that can have it towed Legally......

Towing Issues: business value/ how to expajnd services, tow truck driver, auto repair shops
tow truck driver, auto repair shops, liability risk: This is such a loaded question as there is not a standard specific answer to it... Business value depends on many many factors. Not just the income of the business... It would take a business degree to understand most of it and as I am just a tow truck...

Towing Issues: Should I buy a towing vehicle, dressage horses, horses and tack
dressage horses, horses and tack, jeep commander: Heidi, You have a very well thought out question. Be sure to note that the 2780 lbs you quoted is of a completely empty trailer without any options. Add in the weight of your horses and tack as well as all hay/straw, feed, water, misc clothing and anything...

Towing Issues: CA private property towing issues, property delineation, citation number
property delineation, citation number, third entrance: well while I am not a lawyer or play one on TV or the Internet, I can say that you need to have all the documentation you can possibly think of having. Over kill works good on that . Now as to the common use of driveways and property I do not think that...

Towing Issues: CADILLAC, negative battery cable, cadillac seville
negative battery cable, cadillac seville, drive wheels: sure, just raise the end with the drive wheels, or a towing company can put dollys under the tires and winch it onto a flatbed. if you are concerned about the theft system going off, then that probably will happen if there is a movement sensor, can you...

Towing Issues: CAR TOWED FROM APARTMENT, small claims court, apartment complexes
small claims court, apartment complexes, auction company: Well, since some apartment complexes do have provisions in lease agreements reqarding vehicles and the proper tagging of them. Some specify how many vehicles you can have, some say they have to be licensed and insured.. Some have provisions for them being...

Towing Issues: CAR TOWING, storage charge, tow companies
storage charge, tow companies, tow company: Well I do know that tow companies in Hawaii that do tows for the police departments (that s the street type tows) are under contract with the police as to how much they can charge, and how they dispose of the vehicles. I do know that either the laws have...

Towing Issues: CAR TOWING, tow operator, tow operators
tow operator, tow operators, cut of the money: Joann, You may also want to check your local or state laws that apply to tow operators. It may be illegal for tow operators to ticket vehicles. Did the ticket indicate that you had to pay a fine? That may be against the law also. I don t think it s up to...

Towing Issues: California Towing Laws, class a motorhome, school pupil
class a motorhome, school pupil, towing trailers: The law does apply. Below is an except from the CA DMV website: 22406. No person may drive any of the following vehicles on a highway at a speed in excess of 55 miles per hour: (a) A motortruck or truck tractor having three or more axles or any...

Towing Issues: Car FELL off FlatBed Tow truck while Driving!!!, grand prix gt, bussiness card
grand prix gt, bussiness card, horror story: WOW, this sounds like a horror story in the making. First of all, I really hate to say it, but from the sounds of it, he did not have the vehicle hooked up to FEDERAL LAW and industry standards and practices. The vast majority of towing operators...

Towing Issues: Car Illegally Towed, pinto wagon, tow truck driver
pinto wagon, tow truck driver, unlicensed vehicle: Well, first of all apartments have rules and regulations on parking requirements which the towing companies follow. Now lets say your 2004 Porsche tags expired 3 days ago, its likely to be overlooked for a few days, but say you also have a 1974 pinto...

Towing Issues: Car inside a rental truck, gas fumes, micro car
gas fumes, micro car, brakes: In a word, no. Unless you have a micro-car and then you would have to be able to tie it down correctly, or when you hit the brakes, the car will come visit you in the cab of the truck! Talk to the rental people, they should be able to advise you. Chances...

Towing Issues: Getting My Car from Private Property, agricultural company, tow company
agricultural company, tow company, best bet: best bet is to call the local Sheriffs office and ask them if they can do a civil standby. Then when they are going to be there, make sure you are there and have the tow truck show up while you all are there. Have proof of ownership ( IE Titile ) for...

Towing Issues: Car stolen, towed and handed over title, tow fee, tow fees
tow fee, tow fees, storage fee: Well, I am not sure what really is happening, but it sounds like your towing fees (numbers you mentioned do not seem right to me) are not correct. But different places have different storage fees and tow fees which might be set by contracts. Now its funny...

Towing Issues: Car stolen/not worth recovering, tow company, valid california
tow company, valid california, goggle search: Well I hate to say it but the laws are specific and valid. California is real strict on towing and the fees. The registered owner is responsible for towing and storage charges incurred when the vehicle is towed, regardless of the value of the vehicle....

Towing Issues: Car stripped by towing company,. what are my rights?, electric door locks, tow company
electric door locks, tow company, tow companies: Very interesting reading here... I am going to have to say that something does not sound right here with this tow and all the other issues.. I know that California has changed the rules on towing from parking lots and there are some mileage distance rules...

Towing Issues: My Car was Towed Away, tow truck driver, apartment manager
tow truck driver, apartment manager, fire lanes: Well since California changed the laws regarding towing from private property in January of 2007 there have been some problems with signage and also how long vehicles can be parked before its towed. However they are still allowed to tow vehicles from fire...

Towing Issues: Car Towed in PG county, license plate tags, prince george county
license plate tags, prince george county, temple hills md: Well, I have been following some proposed changes in laws up there in Maryland, they were trying to get some more regulations regarding pricing, signing requirements, and other issues. BUT they also ran into big huge problems as some of them were way to...

Towing Issues: Car Towed For No Reason, fire lane, tow operator
fire lane, tow operator, towing company: Zack, First of all, it would help to know where you live. In California, the law requires that a vehicle be parked on private property for a minimum of one hour prior to anyone actually having it towed. Also, the property owner (or his agent) must be present...

Towing Issues: Car Towed - Resident - For Flat tire???, low profile tires, tow company
low profile tires, tow company, metal pieces: Well Chris since you are familiar with tow truck and how they work I will skip that big part of this answer, but try to deal with the inoperative vehicle part of this answer... Some complexes have provisions in the leases regarding vehicles being operative...

Towing Issues: Car Towed and Trasmission ruined., small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, tow truck: Well, I hate to answer questions like this without the needed information. BUT to answer your question, yes cars can be towed in park. Does it damage vehicles transmissions, not normally but like anything it can happen. Now depending on the vehicle,...

Towing Issues: My Car Was Towed, fire hydrant, lawful possession
fire hydrant, lawful possession, firelane: well as to legal, hard to say if its really legal from the point that I have no idea if the vehicle was in a firelane... That is an imediate tow. No waiting at all. Other kinds of tows (wrong space or something like that does have some time limits on...

Towing Issues: Car Towing, apartment houses, legal answer
apartment houses, legal answer, car towing: well as a general practical answer it would be to notify the landlords. This is good for 2 reasons..One your car would not be towed if needed unless it was for an emergency. Also they would be watching the apartment to make sure someone does not break in...

Towing Issues: Car was towed, san leandro ca, state dmv
san leandro ca, state dmv, possession: generally you need proof of ownership or right to possession to redeem a vehicle which has been towed... The fact that you or the party that owned the vehicle lost the title means that you would need to apply for a lost title from the state DMV office......

Towing Issues: Car towed from Apt. garage, traffic law enforcement agency, traffic law enforcement
traffic law enforcement agency, traffic law enforcement, small claims court: it sounds as you have an illegal impound.. If you can get a copy of the tow authorization and also the letter from the manager about tows, you stand a good chance of winning in a small claims court case.. California towing laws are fairly strict about...

Towing Issues: Car was towed and I was never aware..., tow truck driver, tow company
tow truck driver, tow company, mother lives: Well, in a short answer, the original tow reason for impounding the vehicle generates a form which the police officer fills out.. This should have the vehicle driver information on it and such. Now that still would show the owner as you which is what you are...

Towing Issues: Car towed while in correct parking stall., apartment manager, parking stall
apartment manager, parking stall, alta loma california: To my knowledge, an apartment manager cannot just have a vehicle towed because it s dirty. If that were the case, then half of all vehicle owners would be subject to being towed. If in fact there was no flat tire, have your friend take photographs of the vehicle...

Towing Issues: Car got towed due to seal coat work without any signs on the street!!, chula vista area, hoa board
chula vista area, hoa board, inadequacies: Sam, Sorry it took me a couple of days to get back to you. It sounds to me like you are describing a terribly drawn map that was mailed to you along with the notice that street work was going to be done. If I were you, I would photograph the area where your...

Towing Issues: Car towed with E-brake on, tow driver, rear brakes
tow driver, rear brakes, rear wheels: Your Taurus is a front wheel drive vehicle. The tow truck lifted your front wheels off the ground leaving your rear wheels on the ground. They are free rolling so no damage occurred to your transmission. However, the parking brake is activated on the rear...

Towing Issues: Car towed without a good reason...., fender bender, grassy spot
fender bender, grassy spot, tow company: Christopher, First of all, you should understand that tow operators are notorious for doing absolutely anything and everything they want to--and have for many years. Until last year, and since 1994 (when the Federal Aviation Administration Authorization Act...

Towing Issues: Car towed by Police for expired reg. on privately maintained road., traffic problem, tow truck
traffic problem, tow truck, fire departments: sorry for taking so long to get back to you on the follow up, I have been digging in the laws regarding towing of vehicles with expired tags. I still did not find anything SPECIFIC which says it could not be towed from a street be it public or private but...

Towing Issues: Car towed From property, continuesly, thanksgiving holiday
continuesly, thanksgiving holiday, towing company: Wow this is one of the biggest issues with dealing with apartment life and having multiple vehicles... There are never enough spaces for vehicles.. Ok even if the vehicle is driven daily it does cause problems as you seen with no permit for the second...

Towing Issues: Car towed, transmission ruined during process, small claims court, parking sticker
small claims court, parking sticker, towing company: Well in the absence of knowing exactly how the vehicle was towed and with what kind of truck you might have a problem. Rollbacks can damage vehicles just as much as a regular tow truck can ... But it does not happen all the time. But like anything else...

Towing Issues: Car towed in under 5 minutes, fire hydrant, tow fee
fire hydrant, tow fee, storage fee: Well, I really hate to say this but what you had happen is still legal ( check out the whole law Ca Code 22658 ) and the fee s you mentioned are sounding like they are inline with what should be charged. Here is a copy of part of the law. (E) (i)...

Towing Issues: Car towed without warning and no tow sign!, townhouse community, towing company
townhouse community, towing company, late evening: Wow this is a long complicated question here... First of all, any home made signs on vehicles saying I am staying here, I went to this place, I lost my permit, tend to just not be worth what they are written on... Now, it does sound as if you knew that...

Towing Issues: Car towed, state lawmakers, towing companies
state lawmakers, towing companies, new laws: Guessing California here. There are way to many changes in the laws there which happened the first of the year, and both police and towing companies are confused as to what is correct procedures for legally towing vehicles. Property owners and managers...

Towing Issues: Car w/expired registration towed from assigned space in townhome, unregistered vehicles, tow company
unregistered vehicles, tow company, towing company: This is really out of my area of expertise, California. But most cities and states have laws that a motor vehicle must be licensed and registered to remain ON THE STREETS. But your vehicle was towed from Private Property. By WHOM? I am presuming your landlord...

Towing Issues: Charges, police chase, illegal parking
police chase, illegal parking, towing company: Well sorry for you being a victim twice. First of all, the police most likely have a hold on the vehicle so that they can investigate further, with fingerprints or determining who was in the vehicle by witnesses. Now under some contracts which are between...

Towing Issues: City Towing, notice signs, road construction
notice signs, road construction, parking space: well hate to say it, but when road construction or parades or other special events happen temporary tow zones are established. Cities have a way of doing this, but at times there is no real notice, maybe something in the paper mgiht of happened but who knows.....

Towing Issues: Civic towing a motorcycle, mid size cars, electric trailer brakes
mid size cars, electric trailer brakes, engine oil filter: Sure it s possible, but the manufacturer didn t say it wasn t for towing period, just because they needed to fill some space in the manual! In an economy car like that, they are optimized for a specific mission, and towing isn t part of it. Some of the...

Towing Issues: Contract Towing, company cruises, rear view mirror
company cruises, rear view mirror, tow truck driver: Well, as far as I know that California has the most restrictive towing regulations around, but some other places come close.. Now from what it sounds like it was a gray area tow.. First of all if they are using a spotter who does the complexes several...

Towing Issues: cadillac, cadillac seville, lift tow
cadillac seville, lift tow, tow trucks: no it can be done. Tow trucks have all sorts of things that will allow it to be done. Dollies and wheel lift tow truck are capable to tow the vehicle. Go Jacks or skates and a flatbed will do it also.. Guess that ruins your thoughts, as any vehicle...

Towing Issues: how do you calculate towing capacities in terms of lifting capacities, resistance factors, towing capacities
resistance factors, towing capacities, material handling equipments: well I am going to ask you to send me an Email with more information about what kind of equipment you are talking about and what you want to do with it.. As you know a straight up lift (crane style ) is way differant than a towing operation where you...

Towing Issues: getting a car back i don't want??, state dmv, tow company
state dmv, tow company, storage fees: The answer to you question is the standard lawyer reply: It depends. It depends on what your state DMV laws say. In California, if an owner does not pick up his car, the tow company may place a lien on the vehicle, and sell it at public auction. If the...

Towing Issues: Not sure if car was legally towed, huntsville alabama, emergency maintenance
huntsville alabama, emergency maintenance, strip mall: I would push the issue with the property owner if they are not doing what it was suggested they were when it was towed.. Alabama does have laws which state signs must be up in order to have vehicles towed, but as mentioned construction work is the one ...

Towing Issues: car on my property, tow company, answering questions
tow company, answering questions, big trouble: Well depending on the city and state you live in (that is important to answering questions) you can have the vehicle removed. But sometimes you need to leave notices for specific times (again state laws) warning of towing.. Best answer here is to call...

Towing Issues: car shopping, jeep cerokee, grand cherokees
jeep cerokee, grand cherokees, rv dinghy: Keith, Generally speaking, Cherokees and Grand Cherokees (4x4) are flat towable with the transfer case in neutral. However, there are exceptions. Always double check the exact year, make, model and transfer case to ensure it will be flat towable....

Towing Issues: car stolen than towed, full coverage insurance, world hope
full coverage insurance, world hope, towing service: There is insurance for coverage of this issue... Of course it means that you would have to pay for full coverage insurance.. If you only have the bare requirements or do not have insurance then you are gambling on the ability of paying for losses.. ...

Towing Issues: car tawing cost, tow truck company, nissan sentra
tow truck company, nissan sentra, mileage fee: well, I am going to give a vague answer here, as its most likely not worded right for here.. If you were to tow (using a tow truck company) the vehicle you would have usually a hook up rate which might range from 30.00 to 60.00 or more plus a mileage fee...

Towing Issues: car tow for no reason, legal paperwork, storage fees
legal paperwork, storage fees, car tow: OK depending on the state you are in, the tag stays with the vehicle. Some states it goes with you. Personal property is one where towing companies have a lein on the vehicle and the contents. But there are always certain things that are allowed to be removed....

Towing Issues: car towed, can not get back, storage fees, towing company
storage fees, towing company, towing service: sounds like a catch 22 here... Now I am not sure what the reasoning for the towing service to say you could not bid on it, but some people do that when its towed and they own a bunch of money for towing and storage... Cheaper way to get the vehicle back......

Towing Issues: car towed, condo complexes, electrical problems
condo complexes, electrical problems, recourse: Well this sounds a bit fishy to me.... I know there is more to this question than is told here.. He came up and asked you why it had expired tags ??? You did not have any current tags or temp tags on the vehicle ??? Now I know that some apartment...

Towing Issues: car go towed away, accured, towing company
accured, towing company, prince george: While you mentioned you are in Maryland, I do know that several Counties have additional rules and regulations regarding the removal of vehicles from Private Property.. I know there were some proposed changes last year in Prince George Country, and they...

Towing Issues: car was towed, speed limit signs, plymouth minnesota
speed limit signs, plymouth minnesota, guest space: Well each state has different laws regarding towing signs and what can and can not be done.. Now while some spaces have signs and others do not, it does create some problems.. But just like speed limit signs they do not need them everywhere. But not every...

Towing Issues: Had car towed, small claims court, half is better than none
small claims court, half is better than none, rav4: In a real world it would seem they would pay it all, but it does not seem like they are really trying to get out of a damage claim at least cost... From what you say here they did damage the vehicle and should be responsible, but in my towing experience...

Towing Issues: getting car towed after accident, motor vehicle accident, palmdale blvd
motor vehicle accident, palmdale blvd, california state law: let me get this straight, you were involved in an motor vehicle accident where you had to leave the vehicle parked on the street in a space. You have seen the car at least 1 time since then. Now, you state you do not want the vehicle, so that tells...

Towing Issues: My car towed from apartment complex., small claims court, apartment management
small claims court, apartment management, notification requirements: Well these kind of questions are very common here, and I hate to say it but apartments tend to be able to do what they want. Yes they have provisions in leases which say no inoperative vehicles, or cars being repaired.. Since I do not know what exactly...

Towing Issues: car towed from apt complex, small claims court, expired plates
small claims court, expired plates, best bet: Well, people who live in the complex are termed residents not visitors.. This might be the key on that part. Also the expired plates are big flags that say ILLEGAL VEHICLE .. Now if the apartment did not have it towed by calling for the towing company...

Towing Issues: my car was towed by a company not posted for our complex, tow companies, tow company
tow companies, tow company, blame game: Well one of the common problems with towing from parking lots is the he says, they said issue... In general, tow companies require that the property owner or manager be present to sign for the removal of the unauthorized vehicle. This is usually covered...

Towing Issues: my car was towed illegally, apt management, parking stickers
apt management, parking stickers, apartment management: well it sounds like the apartment management might of dropped the ball by not getting you a permit.. BUT also the 2 months that you lived there before it was towed is also a concern... Sounds like the management decided to start having the tow company...

Towing Issues: my car got towed but its going to get repossesed, tow yard, driving without insurance
tow yard, driving without insurance, storage yard: Well lets see, first of all the towing company WILL be paid for the towing and storage of the vehicle. Be it by you, or the bank... Second, the bank will charge it back to your account as an expense... They do that a lot, plus you will have charges for...

Towing Issues: car towed from my own parking spot..., milwaukie oregon, lease contracts
milwaukie oregon, lease contracts, tow company: AAAHhh sorry to hear about the car being towed... Notice to the vehicle owner, sure that does seem to be good ideas but at times its not practical... Generally in your rental or lease contracts you will have provisions for the parking issues... If you...

Towing Issues: car towed from private property, tow company, empty lot
tow company, empty lot, local fair: Well to me it sounds a bit strange. I think that a law or 2 might of been broken. The law says that signs must be posted to warn that violators will be towed, and how to contact either the police or the tow company by phone. Given what you told me...

Towing Issues: Can a car be towed after the time limit?, tow zone, couple minute
tow zone, couple minute, tow trucks: Once again we get a question relating to time... Ok, if they issued the tickets and ordered the tows,sometimes the parking patrol or officer has a tow truck or several tow trucks on scene, they will tow the vehicles instead of just issuing a ticket.. Why,...

Towing Issues: My car was towed, police dep, tow company
police dep, tow company, hassan: Hassan, I wonder what the circumstances were that warranted your car being towed. In California, I do believe the minimum is one hour after parking before a vehicle can be towed. I suggest suing the tow company if you think they are in violation of any laws....

Towing Issues: car towing laws, tow truck operators, carrier safety regulations
tow truck operators, carrier safety regulations, motor carrier safety: well if I follow this question correctly, you were parked in a private lot and a tow truck was called (or on a contract to cruise-patrol the lot) to remove your vehicle. OK if that is the case, if they had the vehicle hooked up you would have to pay a fee...

Towing Issues: car towing, small claims court, tow company
small claims court, tow company, car towing: Well, now since I do not have specific information that I can provide you on this answer without knowing what state you are in, I can tell you that several states (Washington, and Florida come to mind) do have laws regarding the drivers license suspension......

Towing Issues: car townig, 2008 buick lucerne, buick lucerne cxs
2008 buick lucerne, buick lucerne cxs, buick lucerne: I am sure that you can get a hitch for just about rating, but that does not change the tow rating of the vehicle... There are lots of things that determine the tow capacity. Engine size, transmission, tire size, axle ratios, all that work to make it able...

Towing Issues: car trailers, foot beds, car trailers
foot beds, car trailers, flat bed trailer: aaaahhhhh, semi lost here... You are going to load the vehicle on a flatbed trailer and tow it behind an RV is what I am guessing here.. Well most of the trailers I have seen are 16 foot beds, but remember you are going to want to tie down the vehicle...

Towing Issues: car w/expired registration towed from assigned parking space, tow company, homeowners associations
tow company, homeowners associations, towing company: Well first of all, sorry to hear that this happened. You can try to appeal to the tow company, they might work with you if they get a nice calm explained reason. Now hate to tell you this part now. Various states have different laws regarding towing...

Towing Issues: I was in the car, laundry mat, tow yard
laundry mat, tow yard, tow truck: Interesting issue here. Now I see you say you were in the wrong location and that no one tried to find you... Nothing says that people have to hunt down the person... They do what they can, check in the business that has the space and usually outside a bit...

Towing Issues: getting certified, google search, small fortune
google search, small fortune, short haul: My son got his license through the local Junion College truck driver training program. That was in Illinois which doesn t do you any good, but I bet there are training programs in your area. A google search of Florida Truck driver training got this link...

Towing Issues: Over-charged towing service!, garbage cart, tow fee
garbage cart, tow fee, garbage truck: Well sorry that you had the experience of being towed. First of all California has some tough rules and regulations regarding towing from private property and some of them changed 1/1/2007. Rates were not regulated or set as far as I could tell in most...

Towing Issues: choice of towing 4x4s, toyota landcruiser, rv towing
toyota landcruiser, rv towing, nissan patrol: Bill, Is this a one time move, or are you planning to tow often? If this is once only, I would probably go with the Landcruiser and a flat deck trailer. If you are planning to tow often and would like to use a tow bar, I would have to advise against...

Towing Issues: cn the tow company hold my car, promissary note, tow company
promissary note, tow company, law enforcement agencies: well depending on the location, there are some places where a promissary note ( mainly in the Seattle area that I am aware of ) that has the provision for that. That order in a basic manner says that you agree to pay the local sherrif or police department...

Towing Issues: condominium towing, tow company, condo association
tow company, condo association, towing company: Well first of all I want to ask how do you know that you are supposed to have the tag hanging in the window ? Oh I guess it is in the lease agreement correct? Does it also say that vehicles without the tag visible will be towed ?? The notice of don...

Towing Issues: cost of tow?, police tows, squeeky wheel
police tows, squeeky wheel, tow yard: I wish I could give you detailed information on your question, however, towing policies are different from State to State, and city to city. Most police departments contract tow companies to do their police tows. If the police found your car, and were unable...

Towing Issues: covered car towed, unlicensed vehicles, owner managers
unlicensed vehicles, owner managers, correct direction: sorry but car covers are designed to protect the vehicle from the elements. If the complex has rules regarding in operative vehicles or unlicensed vehicles, they can check the vehicle for compliance With out knowing the state and city where it happened...

Towing Issues: DAMAGE FROM TOWING, tow company, inproper
tow company, inproper, diagnostic check: Your best chance at winning a claim against a tow company for damages is the following: Take the vehicle to a reputable mechanic or dealership. Have them do a diagnostic check of the problem and give you an estimate in writing. OR Have the problem repaired...

Towing Issues: Damage to AWD with towing, tow zone, bad apples
tow zone, bad apples, tow company: well aahhhh real hard to say that they did anything wrong, or that they did not do it. Most of the time impounds are done with a wheel lift truck and dollies which lift the vehicle up almost straight and have it all the way off the ground... However sometimes...

Towing Issues: Damage to AWD Volvo by a tow company, volvo s40 t5, volvo s40
volvo s40 t5, volvo s40, tow company: Well, unless you have real proof that it was towed any distance (more than a few feet to gain access for dollies) I think you will have a hard time determing if they did use a wheel lift and dollies, or no dollies. Flatbeds are good for use and lots of companies...

Towing Issues: Damage during tow, ford contour svt, wheel drive vehicles
ford contour svt, wheel drive vehicles, ford contour: Well I have to say that this question makes me wonder about a few things. First of all most all tow companies have dollies which are used to get the other end of the vehicle off the ground when dealing with nosed in front wheel drive vehicles... Not saying...

Towing Issues: Damage to Tires during a tow?, ford windstar minivan, 1999 ford windstar
ford windstar minivan, 1999 ford windstar, ford windstar: Well based on what you have described then you are correct in assuming that it was dragged out to the roadway and rehooked from the front since it is a front wheel drive vehicle... As to how they actually did the recovery, its hard to say but most companies...

Towing Issues: Damage When Towing My Car?, tow truck operators, drive wheels
tow truck operators, drive wheels, 2004 volkswagen gli: Your GLI is front wheel drive, so if they towed it they had to either put it on a flatbed, or tow by the front with the rear wheels on the ground, or put the front wheels on a dolly. You should not tow a car with the drive wheels on the ground if you can...

Towing Issues: Damage done to vehicle by tow company, aaa member, tow company
aaa member, tow company, center caps: Well yes, AAA was correct in saying to deal with the tow company.. Yes the tow company is the one that is usually responsible for damages, but I also have to say one thing here.. Some special parts such as center caps are hard to find at times that match...

Towing Issues: Damage to vehicle from towing, buick park avenue, fender wells
buick park avenue, fender wells, firelane: wow, damage at the top of the wheel well on the fenders ?? aahhh dollies which are used on tow trucks are in a basic answer 4 parts, 2 tire assemblies and 2 cross bars.. The tires are on ratchet assemblies and without going into a highly technical answer...

Towing Issues: Damages caused, certified mail, small claims court
certified mail, small claims court, tow yard: aahhhh well that is fairly common problem with operators who get in a hurry and just grab what they can Flatbeds, or regular trucks all can have that happen when its hooked wrong. Sorry to say it but they did not use the proper hookup points and attachments...

Towing Issues: Define "Tow Package", dodge ram 1500, wiring harnesses
dodge ram 1500, wiring harnesses, fifth wheel: Paul, A Tow Package varies not only from make to make, but also from model to model and year to year. The other small radiatior you see is probably a power steering cooler. I have never seen a Ram with brake control wiring that didn t have a hitch....

Towing Issues: DINGY TOWING 04 TOYOTA 4X4 P/U, dingy towing, toyota 4x4
dingy towing, toyota 4x4, power accessories: Daniel, Yes the Tacoma is flat towable with a standard transmission. (Both 2004 and 2007) You will need to leave the key in the OFF position. this is one click forward from the LOCK position. This allows the steering to turn but will keep the...

Towing Issues: Dinghy towing, 2003 toyota tundra, dinghy towing
2003 toyota tundra, dinghy towing, toyota tundra: Rex, It does differ from vehicle to vehicle. In this case, a 2003 Toyota Tundra 2WD with a standard transmission can be towed with the transmission in neutral and no other modifications. Enjoy, Shayne Peterson MobileHitch http://www.mobilehitch.ca...

Towing Issues: Dingy towing, dingy towing, diesel motorhome
dingy towing, diesel motorhome, dodge dakota: DogHauler, I am a little unsure exactly what s going on. If the Dakota is having starting problems, and you replaced the battery (singular) does that mean that you were having a problem with the battery dying? If the battery is good and it still won t...

Towing Issues: Disconnect Driveshaft necessary on manual transmission?, manual tranny, automatic transmissions
manual tranny, automatic transmissions, rear wheels: Ok Blake, I take this question to deal with towing the vehicle behind a motor home. While this is not my area of expertise, general towing is... Now the issue here is the lubrication of the bearings in the transmission... Newer vehicles with either manual...

Towing Issues: Dodge Intrepid towing, synthetic atf, dodge intrepid
synthetic atf, dodge intrepid, dodge dealer: You should check your owners manual to be sure, or contact a Dodge dealer, but the Edmunds.com web site has good specification info on any car, and they list the towing capacity for your car at 2000 pounds. Pretty good for a FWD sedan. That should be enough...

Towing Issues: Dodge Ram 1500 leaf springs or air bags?, rv travel trailer, dodge ram 1500
rv travel trailer, dodge ram 1500, reinforcement systems: Jason, well where to start. First of all, I am not sure how far you are moving the trailer, or how big it is. That is a key factor, weight of the units. Your truck is one that I have seen move trailers before, but they also have done some modifications,...

Towing Issues: Dolly rental compatability for 2005 Ford Ranger, pontiac firebird, ford ranger
pontiac firebird, ford ranger, lbs weight: The biggest hitch I carry for the Ford Ranger is rated at 4,000 lbs weight carrying. The 1992 Pontiac Firebird weighs between 3180# and 3220# dry. Add the weight of the dolly at 500-800# and you are right at the limit of the hitch. I think you will...

Towing Issues: Door problems after tow co. unlocked, slim jims, tow company
slim jims, tow company, style tools: OK well depending on what kind of tool that the towing company uses. Some of them still use slim jims or other style tools which go into the door insides. But then there are also the long reach tools which are ones where they slightly wedge the door...

Towing Issues: Driver Liability, tow company, california agency
tow company, california agency, minor accident: Well I am sorry to say but the risk of owning the business just does not cover accidents. Even thought the company has insurance (and $1000.00 deductible is low in lots of cases) which covers accidents, the general policy in most towing companies is that...

Towing Issues: Driving a Tow Truck, tractor trailer driver, personnel turnover
tractor trailer driver, personnel turnover, road tractor: You already know the basics of towing; laws of the road, safety, backing combinations, etc. The other stuff will come easy. Hourly pay is a guaranteed pay check, but but is often minimum wage in the towing industry. Commission is the way a lot of companies...

Towing Issues: Drop Fees and Lawful Towing (Plus some other stuff), newport beach california, parking brakes
newport beach california, parking brakes, upper angle: well California always seems to have lots of problems dealing with Parking of vehicles in apartments and condos. unfortunatly I had a computer problem and lost lots of my reference materials on Private Propery Impounds ( but am getting them all back slowly...

Towing Issues: Drop Fees, tow truck driver, atm card
tow truck driver, atm card, good starting point: Too bad this didn t happen after January 1, 2007. There are special rules for apartment complexes, which I do not cover in my blog, that go into effect January 1st,2007. Check out my blog at sftow.blogspot.com and I think even under current law you might be...

Towing Issues: damage during tow, tow truck driver, tow company
tow truck driver, tow company, crazy thing: Well I really do not know what to say, it does sound bad for you and the tow company... Now you mentioned that the tow truck driver confirmed that it was not leaking when he picked it up.. Now if something happened while it was being loaded for tow, you...

Towing Issues: damage during a tow, speed bump, accident investigators
speed bump, accident investigators, volkswagon jetta gli: While I hate to get involved in fights over towing, you have started to do it all right... The damage which you mentioned, does sound like it was dragged out of a space, and then loaded from the front since you have a front wheel drive vehicle.. But...

Towing Issues: damage after vehicle released, storage yard, tow company
storage yard, tow company, towing company: well, at least I hope you had the towing company personal note on the invoice the damage. regardless of if the manager was there or not, they should of at least noted it... the problem with leaving the yard without proof or documentation is that after...

Towing Issues: damage, tow truck drivers, tow truck company
tow truck drivers, tow truck company, tow truck driver: Well, first of all sorry to hear that your husbands employer is going to try and make him pay for the damages. Lock out service on vehicles is one which a lot of towing companies are getting away from for this reason. A lot of people try the coat hanger...

Towing Issues: damages by tow truck, rear control arm, rear loading
rear control arm, rear loading, tow company: Well the honest answer is YES, as anytime you attach anything to a vehicle there is a chance for damage to happen.. Now as to the rear loading of vehicles onto flatbed, yes there are several different things that can be used to do that, but one other thing...

Towing Issues: damages from towing, first clue, nissan 350z
first clue, nissan 350z, towing company: OK well as to damages to the vehicle it makes a bit of sense now as to what happened.. Sounds like they set the bumper on the concrete block to me, but that s hard to really say.. Government agencies ? well California has several laws regarding impound...

Towing Issues: damages while towing, wheel studs, brooklyn bridge
wheel studs, brooklyn bridge, axile: Ok first of all, the wheel falling off the vehicle will cause damage to brake parts and suspension parts. Brake shoes, backing pads, brake lines, shocks all will get some damage along with the fenders and in some cases bumpers and exhaust systems when they...

Towing Issues: diesel fuel, tow truck driver, tow company
tow truck driver, tow company, towing companies: Well, from what AAA policy is on this happens to be this way.. They will help you mediate the dispute between the member and service provider.. Now I have to say accidents and mistakes happen and I am not saying that its common to make that mistake it...

Towing Issues: What is the difference in towing classes, adult sheep, gross vehicle weight
adult sheep, gross vehicle weight, tongue weight: Thank you for your question. With the numbers you have given me, it looks like your hitch is proper and safe for the trailer and cargo you intend to haul. The Toyota Tacoma specifications say that the vehicle can tow a trailer with a maximum of 3500...

Towing Issues: dinghy towing 1995 Ford Mustang, dinghy towing, tow dolly
dinghy towing, tow dolly, ford mustang: well to dinghy tow the vehicle with all the wheels on the ground, you are stuck with the manufacturers recommendation of 35 mph and total of 50 miles. But if its loaded onto a tow dolly with the rear wheels on the dolly you will not have to worry at all....

Towing Issues: dinghy towing, dinghy towing, other vehicles
dinghy towing, other vehicles, curb weight: Terry, Check out : http://www.motorhomemagazine.com/output.cfm?ID=952129 The past issues of the Dinghy Tow Guide list towing limits (distance/speed) if any, curb weight, retail price (when new), and approx. MPG. It should give you a very good idea...

Towing Issues: dolly towing dakota 4x4 2007, 4wd auto, rear wheel drive
4wd auto, rear wheel drive, question thanks: That is one of the reasons it is so hard to answer questions about flat towing vehicles... But my bottom line thoughts are that anything that is turning into any transmission related part (transfer cases included) then there is a greater chance of damage...

Towing Issues: dolly towing a Wrangler, rear driveshaft, tow dolly
rear driveshaft, tow dolly, front wheel drive: Blaine, No problem at all. If the car is front wheel drive, it can be dollied. If it is 4 wheel drive, can be flat towed and has manual front locking hubs, it can be dollied. If it is rear wheel drive and can be flat towed, it can be dollied. Otherwise,...

Towing Issues: dolly towing a wrangler, surge brakes, electric brakes
surge brakes, electric brakes, transfer case: Bob, Yes you can. Transfer case in neutral, transmission in park. In my opinion a brick tied to a rope is nearly as effective as a brake buddy. But that s my opinion. Yes the dolly brakes are better than a brake buddy, if the dolly has electric...

Towing Issues: dolly towing, trailer hitch ball, wheel drive car
trailer hitch ball, wheel drive car, tow dollies: well its generally practiced where the vehicle is in park and the steering is locked.. The tow dollies do not pivot that much, it turns on the trailer hitch ball on the back of the tow vehicle, and the dolly and the vehicle follow its track. Be careful...

Towing Issues: dolly trailing behind an RV, shaft coupler, toyota fj
shaft coupler, toyota fj, awd auto: Ok so you want me to do your homework, with out knowing the years of the vehicles and all that... Lets see, aahhh real quick, AWD ( ALL WHEEL DRIVE ) means every wheel is a drive wheel and dolly towing leaves 2 wheels on the ground.. SO on the Santa...

Towing Issues: I dont think this is legal, salvage yard, illegal parking
salvage yard, illegal parking, law enforcement agency: Well sorry to hear that the vehicle was stolen, but also glad to hear that you have recovered it.. A lot of vehicles are never found again.. Now I know that the laws say that vehicles towed and stored are supposed to have local police notified and letters...

Towing Issues: doubles, foot trailer, goose neck
foot trailer, goose neck, 4x4: While its actually hard to provide an answer for this question I have linked a site where there is information about this subject.. You are wanting to tow 2 trailers which might be answered in there.. http://www.towingworld.com/articles/TowingLaws.htm...

Towing Issues: Electric brakes on Ford F250, electric brake controller, electric brakes
electric brake controller, electric brakes, trailer brakes: If it is a new truck, you can just buy an adapter harness that will plug in under the dash. Just be sure to order the tow package. If it is an older truck, if it has the tow package, depending on the year, you may still be able to order a harness from...