Unfortunately there are quite a few industries in day to day lives where many so called ‘companies’ do not build solid reputations, and they are only available to overcharge and not deliver quality services, and the towing industry is no exception. When it comes to providing towing services, there are rules, guidelines, and protocols that must be followed. Some companies do not adhere to these rules and target those in desperate need to scam them for an easy payday. We at Citywide Towing Service are happy to oblige the people of Dallas, Texas in cautioning those in need of towing services on how to spot a towing scam. The reputable towing companies, such as Citywide Towing Service, are greatly offended when the integrity and work ethics is questioned because of those willing to deceive to increase their profit margins. Below are a few of the most common examples of towing scams.
Vehicles Will Be Towed at Owners Expense
In most states, it is illegal for towing companies to “hunt” for parking violators, but disgracefully some do. Some even stretch the boundaries and look for vehicles too close to fire hydrants or will wait for the timed parking to expire to attempt to either go through the motions or even follow through and tow the vehicle to get a payoff from a desperate vehicle owner. One-hour parking spaces are ideal for these scams to transpire. More often than not, the middle-class drivers are the intended victims as lower class folks can’t often afford the fees, and the high-class can afford to sue. These dishonest towing companies will then offer outrageously high bills or worse yet, inadvertently inflict damage on the vehicle. Most of these unethical towing companies do not hire trained or even licensed drivers, causing more havoc as far as the tow trucks are concerned.
Hidden Towing Fees & Prices
Another highly common scam is that some towing companies will offer a reasonable, if not unbelievably low priced service, only to have hidden fees that have skyrocketed, presenting you with a lucrative bill at the conclusion of a shoddy service.
Tips to Avoid Being Scammed By Unlicensed and/or Unscrupulous Towing Companies
– When it comes time for the need of a towing service, take the time to ensure you are hiring a reputable company to take care of your needs. Before the need arises, research the towing companies in your area and find the one that suits your budget and carries a positive reputation among consumers. Keep the contact information stored in your phone.
– Even for a short period, avoid parking illegally. Just remember there are a few tow companies hunting for the driver in a hurry to make a mistake and park illegally, don’t give them the opportunity to victimize you.
– Learn the towing laws in your state.
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When you are in need of towing or roadside assistance services in the Greater Dallas, Texas area, call Citywide Towing Service. We have been hard at work building a positive reputation and do all we can to make your experience with us extraordinary. Call us today if you are in need of our services.