QUESTION
Does a policeman have to order a car to be towed, or could a towing service driver cruise around the city searching for cars that are parked in front of hydrants and tow them away? Or contact the police to inform them of the offence and tow them once the police shows up to approve it?

ANSWER
No, the Police has to call their contracted towing company to come out and tow any illegally parked cars. If the car is on private property, then it is up to the property owner to contact the towing company of its choice to tow the car, but after the police have been called.

QUESTION
How much does a tow cost, assuming it’s a short distance, of say 5 to 10 miles?

ANSWER
The average tow charge is around $60 to $75 for the mentioned miles above.

QUESTION
Do you tip a towing service truck driver?

ANSWER
Towing is the same as any service offered, should you feel the service you got deserved a tip, then yes, some people tip between $2.00 – 5$.00 all depending onthe service.

QUESTION
Are most towing service companies moving more toward the usage of flatbeds, or is there still a requirement for a standard cable tow truck?

ANSWER
Yes and no, while the flatbed is becoming more common due to more 4 wheel drive vehicles, standard wreckers are still in use today primarily for the recovery.

 

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