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Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long!

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Mike (WA)

04-16-2014 13:13:46

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Not to beat you up, but towing is a pretty rough and tumble business, and usually the only way to keep them from taking it to their lot is to pay when they do the tow- most all of them carry a credit card reader with them, and will take car anywhere you want, once they're paid. But they will try to hold your stuff hostage until they're paid, and I guess I can't blame them- Once you get your personal gear, there's not much incentive for your to pay a towing bill on a car that's just going to the scrap yard. You said you were "waiting on insurance", but it sounds like insurance is not going to pay, anyway. Normally, you just need to pay the towing bill to free things up, and if anyone is going to wait on insurance, it should be the vehicle owner, not the towing company.

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04-16-2014 15:43:47

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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to Mike (WA), 04-16-2014 13:13:46  
So, if you take your tractor into the dealer for repair and accidently leave your cel phone in the cab You should not be able to retrieve it until your bill is paid? Or leave it in your coat and drop it off at the dry cleaners then go back to get it. Nope! not till you pay for the cleaning. Its blackmail plain and simple.

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04-17-2014 13:08:41

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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to redtom, 04-16-2014 15:43:47  
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Yes, it is.

However, there's a huge difference between a tractor that you need to make a living, and a virtually worthless wrecked car.

You have every incentive in the world to come back and pay for the tractor repairs, but almost no incentive to come back for the wrecked car.

Simply put, you are not going to abandon your tractor at the dealership.

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Mike (WA)

04-17-2014 08:26:29

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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to redtom, 04-16-2014 15:43:47  
The difference between your examples and the towing deal is that presumably, you'll want your tractor or dry cleaning when they're done, so they still have some leverage to get you to pay. On the towing deal, they got nothin'- only a wrecked car that won't even belong to you anymore, after you get your insurance money (if you do).

Business is all about leverage, and trying to make sure you get paid for your work. Same reason movies and sporting events make you pay in advance- because after you've seen the event, they got no way short of a lawsuit to make you pay.

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04-16-2014 17:48:10

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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to redtom, 04-16-2014 15:43:47  
very good point. I am going to have to remember to clean out my vehicle before taking to the shop or getting a tow. No - wait. I do that anyhow since my wife's car had all the change stolen out of the ash trays when she had it serviced at a dealership under warranty. Perhaps they just took the change in case GM did not pay for the services. I took a pickup in for warranty work several years ago, and the service mgr came out and told me he had good news, and bad. I asked for the bad first, and he informed me I would have to have my windshield replaced as they broke it while test driving it. Short version is that the owner was called, and the dealership paid for my windshield even though the told me to get my insurance to pay and that I supposedly signed a fine print agreement that they were not responsible for damages. Owner of the dealership felt differently and I guess he felt he did not want to lose a customer over it, and that I might also tell others of my experience (good or bad). In your case, I doubt this tow operator will be the one you call if your vehicle breaks down in the future, and you are likely to tell others of their practices.

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