When your car is towed for improper parking in a big city, it is often taken to the impound lot until you come to claim it. When you arrive at the impound lot, you will need to provide the attendant with your driver's license, proof of insurance, title to the vehicle, and your registration. If you find out that your license is suspended or revoked, you will not be able to drive it off of the lot. If you are visiting a city where you do not know anyone to drive the car off the lot for you, you can hire a towing service to haul the car away for you. The guide below walks you through the steps to take if you need to have your car towed off of an impound lot.
The Tow Company Needs to Know Specifics About Your Car
When you contact the tow company, they will need to know specifics about your car. They need to know the make and model of your vehicle and if any modifications have been made to it. Cars that have been lowered cannot be towed the same way that vehicles that are not lowered are towed. The company will need to put your car on a flatbed tow truck if it is lowered.
Let the Tow Company Know When Your Car Is Released
You do not want to call the tow company to come and get your car before it is released. It can take quite a while for a car to be released from an impound lot and contacting the tow company before the car is released could cause the driver to have to wait for an extended period of time. There are some tow companies that will charge you extra fees for the time that they have to spend waiting for your car to be released.
Know Where You Are Taking the Car
When you have the car towed you need to know where you want the tow truck driver to take your car. You need to be sure that it can be taken to a place where it will not be towed again so that you do not have to deal with the same hassle repeatedly.
When the tow truck driver comes to tow your car, he or she will have to provide all of their information to the impound lot before they allow the car to be towed. This can be a hassle for the driver so the company may charge you an additional fee for the extra steps the driver has to take. It will still be worth the cost if you are able to get your car out of the impound lot.