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Keep car from getting towed

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Can a tow truck move a car without the key and if the steering wheel is locked?


Yes, they can still tow the vehicle regardless even though it may mess up the car the tow truck driver is not responsible for any damage that is caused by the towing process that they are performing on your vehicle.

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Yes, they can still tow it with their towing chain on the tow truck. The chain will pull the car against its will onto the back of the tow truck bed. Also if the vehicle wheel is locked it can still be towed for the wheel lock will only lock on a set of wheels which will still allow the back tires to be pulled on the vehicle.

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Can you tow a car while it is in park?


Yes, you can tow a car while it is in the park but it also depends on the circumstances. First, if the car is parked in a proper parking area, obviously you can't tow that car, but if it's parked illegally, then that is when you can tow a car. Second, a car may be towed if it is parked on private property, whether that car has or has not caused damage to a property. Third, if a person leaves his car in a restaurant parking lot, it may be towed, unless the driver had permission to park there. That land belongs to the owners. Fourth, when a car is illegally parked and your pet is in the back seat, one may tow the car and take that pet with him or her. There are many different ways to tow a car. The simplest way is to call a towing company that has a spacious flat deck to lift the car onto the deck.

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Yes, it is possible for your vehicle to be towed while it is in the park. Also, understand that most vehicles are towed from the park position. If your vehicle is parked or even the emergency brake is engaged the vehicle can still be pulled by a chain in order to be placed on a flatbed.

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How are tow trucks able to tow cars in apartment underground parking?


They are still able to do so, in cooperation with the management of the apartment parking. They will still be able to enter the premises and then do the towing as normal, especially base don violated rules. If they towed your car without any sufficient reason, you can always file a complaint to the apartment manager.

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How to avoid get your car stolen with a tow truck?

Yesterday someone stole a car from my house ,this is the 3 rd card that has been stolen from this home ,we believe is a tow truck ,we make the police report ,but things doesn't change ,

Tow trucks don't need the key to take your car. By them lifting two wheels off the ground they effectively bypass any brakes or locks. Their truck is so much more powerful that all they really need to do is put the car in neutral, and they don't even need to do that most of the time. Also even if you have a steering wheel lock on they can take it by picking it up on the wheels that turn to bypass that. About the only thing that would keep them from towing your vehicle against your will is a good fence or one of those boots that the city puts on cars.

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Tow truck driver dragged the car while it was in park, damage to tires or alignment?

You can make a formal complaint as to how your car was handled during the towing. However, you will need to show a proof that the problem to your tires or alignment had actually been caused by the towing and not something else. It is also not always that your car will have a problem with its tires or alignment when it's dragged that way, especially if the distance is not that far.

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Thieves trying to steal my car by tow?

Well I pretty much put the car in hiding because it is being targeted by a group of thieves, two of which have a tow truck and live right next door to me. Couldn't take it anymore

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Well just afraid someone might tow it?

What to do in the morning to keep the car

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My is up for repo I have a title loan how can I stop the tow?

I need to stop them from towing the car I park in backward

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My car is towed improperly and Transmission is damaged?

I recently moved to Arlington county. Henry Wrecker towed my car because of an expired state inspection. When I got my car back, Mechanic told me that my transmission is blown up. Mechanic suspected that it could happen because of dragging a car without putting it in neutral gear.

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My property manager has a contract with this tow company. When I contacted my property manager, she showed me pictures before towing. None of those pictures has evidence of, unlocked doors or car gear being in neutral position.

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Do I have a legal case based on these facts?

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Towing company damaged my alignment and refuses to accept responsibility?

What can I do as far as not letting them get away with this?

Minor scratches will not be taken care of by the towing company. However, dents and other damage -- including damage that could render the car in-drivable -- can be covered by the towing company.

To make the towing company pay for damages:

  • Take your car to three separate body shops for estimates.
  • Let the mechanics explain how the damage could have been caused and get the estimates and reasons in writing.
  • Write a letter to the towing company asking that they pay for the majority of the bill since they were the ones who damaged your car.
  • If they refuse and you still believe you are entitled to payment, you can take the company to small claims court.
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I have a Jeep Wrangler stick shift what do I need to do to safely tow it behind my motorhome?

What do I have to do to safely tow my jeep wrangler stick shift behind my motor home

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Damage to transmission with all wheels locked? Automatic lever not working, sliding yet no shifting?

Will there be a damage to the transmission of Chevrolet Captiva automatic 4x4 in the case of all wheel not turning due to both some gear level issue and then apparently a pulled up hand brake by the tow company which raised the car on it rear wheels and dragged it 2 meters? This particular case: all tires locked due to automatic lever as well as subsequent pulling up of the hand brake (claims the tow company as a safety feature), and dragged as is for two meters. I have tried: The car is service now,thus far they see the need for replacing a broken cable and then will see for further issues why the automatic shifting lever quit, this is the main issue with the car. Question is if there could be potential damage caused to a car in such condition? I think it was caused by: Don't know. The car is in good condition as it is company car and serviced well. It is winter now, had parked with engine on and then this.

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Was it legal for them to move one vehicle out my driveway to tow another?

It was already towed from my driveway. It was behind another car

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