How can I get a car towed?

Help! I'm a small business owner from Southern California and a beat-down van is blocking my parking lot. How can I get this vehicle towed?

Answer
There are multiple scenarios where you can get another vehicle towed.
An abandoned or poorly parked vehicle can be a serious inconvenience to individuals or businesses, and it often needs to be dealt with quickly.
If a car is illegally parked on a residential property (like blocking the driveway or parked in your driveway), a tow can be called immediately.
At a commercial property, a tow can also be called immediately if posted signs are ignored. If there is a car parked at a commercial property without signs, you must wait 24 hours before calling a tow.
In the above scenarios, you can call any local towing company or the police.
If you need to get a tow for your own car, you might be covered by the towing and labor coverage on your current insurance policy.
If you don’t have coverage but would like to add it to your policy, try using the free Jerry app. Jerry offers industry-leading roadside assistance through Urgently, which offers tows, lockout services, and flat tire assistance for only $50 a year.”
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Rachel Juillerat
Answered on Aug 20, 2021
Rachel Juillerat has her Master's in Publishing & Writing from Emerson College. You can view her work in the Independent, Cupid's Pulse, and the Penmen Review. She has worked in personal finance for five years before transitioning to insurance. She lives in Boston, where she spends her time exploring small New England towns, learning new skills, and napping through her cat's zoomies.
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