Coming out of your home or work or other location to get inside your vehicle only to discover that it is not there; that it is gone, is very scary. Learning that it’s been towed provides some relief, since you know the car hasn’t been stolen, yet you’re still left wondering what steps to take in order to get the vehicle back. Read below to learn how to respond in the event your car has been towed.
Your vehicle may be towed from your home or a public or private location that you’ve visited at any time for a number of different reasons, including:
· You’re involved in a motor vehicle accident
· The loan company is repossessing the car
· The car has sustained damage/broken down
It is frustrating when your car is towed, but it is best that you know what to do so you can respond accordingly. It is easy to get frustrated, but doing so will only add more stress to the situation.
To recover your car, first learn the name of the tow company that has your car. It is not difficult to learn this information by calling your loan provider or the lot owner. Once you learn the towing and recovery lexington sc company that has the car, call them to learn the fees.
Before you get the car off of the tow lot, you’ll need to pay the impound fee. Keep in mind there is a daily lot fee that is charged for each day the car remains on the lot. The fee for impound service varies from one tow company to another and sadly, is non-negotiable. The fee must be paid in full to retrieve the car.
You will need to provide proof of insurance and a copy of your driver’s license in addition to paying the fee when picking up a car from the tow lot.