The first step to getting your car towed from a parking spot is to park it in a legal and safe manner. The second step is to call the local police department and let them know that you have parked your car in a dangerous location.
The third step is to call your insurance company and tell them about the situation. The fourth step is to wait for a tow truck operator to arrive and remove your vehicle from its current location.
Parking rules and regulations
If you’re parking in a lot or garage that has rules and regulations, you should pay attention to them. A lot of people don’t do this, which can cause problems.
If you park in a certain spot without paying for it, you might get towed. Or maybe you parked in the wrong place because you didn’t read the signs, and now someone else is mad at you.
It’s not fair to them if they have to pay for something they shouldn’t have had to pay for. If it’s raining and your car gets flooded because of the storm drain being blocked by a tree branch or something like that and then it gets towed it could cause serious damage to your car.
That will cost money that could have been saved if only someone had paid attention to what was happening around them.
What happens after the car is towed?
You’ll receive a notice in the mail telling you where your car is and how much it will cost to get it back. You can pay these fees at the tow lot or by calling them directly.
If your car was towed because it was parked illegally, like in a handicapped spot or in front of a fire hydrant, you’re probably looking at a hefty fine.
Once you pay the fees and get your car back, make sure that everything is still there—like items in the glove compartment or under the seats and that nothing has been damaged by being moved around during the towing process.
Park your car in a legal parking spot
Make sure that the person who took your car is a licensed tow truck driver with a valid license plate. If possible, take down their name, number, and company name.
If you don’t know what company they’re working for, ask them (politely) where they’re taking your car. That information will help you track down their employer later on.
Pay the fee for towing
If you’ve parked in a spot that’s not yours, or if you’ve been towed, you’re going to have to pay a fee and it’s not cheap. If you’re lucky, your car will be easy to find and get back to you quickly.
But if your car was towed from an illegal spot or from an emergency lane on a road, it will probably take longer than normal.
Call the towing company
If you’re in an apartment building, you’ll want to call your landlord or management office and see if they can help you out. If not, then call the towing company directly and ask them how much it will cost for them to come to tow your vehicle.
If you live in an apartment building and have a parking spot in front of your unit, you may have an assigned space for your car so that other residents don’t park there. If this is the case, then calling your landlord or management office should be enough.
Towing a car from your parking spot is easy. All you need to do is search for the nearest towing company, call them up and let them know that you need a tow truck sent over. Then all you have to do is wait for them to arrive and take care of everything else. It’s that simple.