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Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long!

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I learned long ago to not let a tow company take to their lot (they have no concern for your property, just making a buck). I know sometimes it is tough, but best to take home if at all possible. A few years ago my son was broadsided, and thankfully I was able to get there and tell them to take to our place (he intended to let them tow to their lot). His truck sat for weeks, then someone called him wanting to pick up the truck - said they had purchased from the insurance company. Thankfully (again) I was home and he asked me before allowing them to pick it up, as the other driver's insurance had not paid him off yet (so it was still his truck in my mind). I told him I would not allow them on the property until the truck was paid off. Apparently they had a buyer for the truck to sell to a rebuilder, or needing engine, etc badly. It sat another month before he finally got paid off, then another tow company came to pick up the truck. The storage fees would have been huge had we not had it sitting here. A former employee of mine had his car stolen - taken to a scrap yard, and cops recovered --- guess what - rather than ask him where he wanted it - they called a tow company and he took to his lot. He now owed the tow comapany about $250 for a car that was scrap, even though he never authorized the tow or where to take the vehicle. In my mind the cops should have been the ones responsible if they made the decision to remove the car and have it tow rather than call the owner and find out where to take. Best to let them sit, or have them towed home in all instances unless you have a shop who will repair without charging storage. You can always have it towed later, or let the insurance pick up AFTER they pay for it.

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