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Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long!

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Dick2

04-16-2014 14:56:05
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I'm told that around here, if your vehicle is towed for any reason, the fee will be higher than that, PLUS when you get the vehicle back, you will find that the refrigerant has been extracted from the AC and the anti-freeze has been removed from the radiator. The towing company say that they remove those "for safety reasons" and they won't give it back to you!

Law enforcement here has a list of towing companies that they are supposed to call in rotation, regardless of who you want to tow your vehicle.

Me thinks there might be some kickback scheme working between the police and tow companies.

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Ron-MO

04-16-2014 15:14:50
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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to Dick2, 04-16-2014 14:56:05  
Pretty obvious the reason for removing refrigerant, and anti-freeze is not safety, if they leave the fuel in them. I assume since this is for safety they are properly extracting before they attach the tow vehicle - even if it is -20, snowing and at night? Unbelievable, but most likely there is an addition $100 charge for that. I think I need to put plates back on my trailer, just in case I break down or get in an accident, but I expect it would be gone before I returned to retrieve my own vehicle. I know there are honest tow companies (I have met a few), but disabling a vehicle, and retaining other property is uncalled for. I do understand not releasing it until tow is paid, provided the owner authorized the two or is unable to authorize.

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Glennster

04-16-2014 16:18:09
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 Re: OT:Towing company. rant -Long! in reply to Ron-MO, 04-16-2014 15:14:50  
Unless it is some type of epa or dot requirement, i cannot see a reason to remove refrigerant or af. Here both are classified as hazardous waste. Freon has to be captured in a recycler type charge station. Used antifreeze is spendy to dispose of. You need a hazardous waste generator number, a manifest, and keep records for the epa, and pay to get rid of it.



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