How To Avoid Getting Towed

How To Avoid Getting Towed

April 25, 2022

Having your car towed can be a hugely inconvenient and expensive hassle. There are ways to prevent this from happening. Let’s look at a few tips on how to not get your car towed.

Towing Expenses

Before we dive into ways to avoid getting towed, you should keep in mind that towing is expensive. If your car is towed, you will be charged fees to retrieve your car. This may seem unfair, but you should consider your car was violating a rule or law in some way.

Fees involved could include impound release fees, and you may have to pay for the towing service that brought your car there in the first place. Depending on how long your car has been in the impound lot, there can also be storage fees. You definitely want to avoid this.

Pay Your Tickets and Fines Quickly

If you have outstanding unpaid parking tickets or parking fines, and your car is found in violation again, you may not be given another warning. You can be towed quickly. If you do not have outstanding parking tickets or fines, you might get off with just a warning.

If you are not sure if you have outstanding tickets or fines, you will need to call your local agency governing this to find out.

Weather Restricted Parking

Some parking spaces are fine to use in good weather but become restricted during winter storms. You need to pay attention to where you are parking and the weather conditions.

Pay Attention to Street Cleaning

Street cleaning is an important service that your city provides for residents. When it is time for street cleaning machines to come through, vehicles must be moved. When vehicles are not moved in a timely way, it slows down the cleaning schedule and is a hassle for everyone. If you hold up the machines by having your car parked where it should not be parked, you could get towed.

Pay attention to the schedule to avoid parking in that area during that time.

Don’t Use Restricted Parking

Sounds like a no-brainer, but this is probably the most common reason people get towed. If the parking spot is off-limits, do not park there. You could get towed, and it will be expensive to get your car back.

Stay With a Stuck Vehicle

If your vehicle has broken down, you can avoid an untimely tow by staying in your car. You should notify the authorities where your vehicle is and when you will have it removed. An abandoned car with no notification can be towed away.

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