You’ve just spent a lovely evening in a nice restaurant with your significant other, enjoying a delicious meal and fine service. As you walk out the door, however, the evening takes a turn for the worse. Your vehicle is getting towed. You rush toward the truck operator as the front wheel is lifted off the ground with a mind toward putting an end to the whole thing. Before you do anything rash, however, stop and take a breath. Towing process obstruction in Salt Lake City, UT is often more trouble than it’s worth.
It’s going to cost you
The worst thing you can possibly do when your vehicle is mid-tow is get in the car and try to drive away. This foolhardy move will undoubtedly cause damage to your vehicle and to the tow truck. Both of those bills will get sent to your insurance company.
What’s more, most tow truck drivers have been trained not to engage with rowdy people. They will simply pull out their smartphones and start recording. That video will get sent to their boss as well as your insurance company as proof that you interfered with the tow.
Appeals probably won’t work
Other states may have corrupt tow services hauling away cars, but in Utah, that’s rarely the case, as the state has enacted some of the nation’s strictest towing regulations. For example, tow truck services can’t ask for cash for the return of your car. Towing services are also prohibited from overcharging for the tow or storage of the vehicle.
All of a Utah resident’s towing rights are spelled out in Utah’s Consumer Bill of Rights Regarding Towing, a copy of which must be given to you as soon as you make contact with your towing service.
In other words, the only other thing the tow truck driver will do besides film your behavior is hand you a copy of the rules governing his conduct. If you feel you’ve been wronged by a towing service, rather than stopping a tow in progress in Salt Lake City, UT, you can appeal to the Utah Department of Transportation. The odds are against you, however. The state’s towing services adhere to the regulations so staunchly that, in the last five years, UDOT has only handed down rulings in favor of consumers in 17 percent of cases.
The AMR difference
At AMR Auto Repair & Towing, we understand that you’re likely agitated when you’re stopping a tow in progress in Salt Lake City, UT, which is why we’re trained to respond with courtesy and patience in every circumstance. We’re there to perform our duty and stick to state law. It’s nothing personal.
What is personal to the team at AMR Auto Repair & Towing is our reputation for excellent customer service and reasonable rates. We specialize in large truck towing, wrecker service and private impound services in an expansive 300-mile radius surrounding beautiful Salt Lake City.
For prompt roadside assistance, give us a call 24 hours a day. We can’t wait to hear from you.
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