How do I prevent my car from being towed?

Parking in the city is absolutely impossible. I’m thinking of just parking in towaway zones and taking my chances. How do I prevent my car from being towed?

Answer
The parking problem seems to be hitting cities all over the country extra hard these days. But I advise against parking in a towaway zone no matter what!
Whatever you decide, here are a few ways you can keep your car from being towed:
  • Activate your handbrake
  • Park with your wheels turned
  • Use a wheel lock
You likely know that if you park your car in a towaway zone, you run the risk of being towed—no surprise there. A tow could cost you at least $250 in fines and fees to get your vehicle back.
If you do get towed and your wallet takes a hit, you can recoup some of your losses by saving money on car insurance with the Jerry app.
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Chloe Jenkins
Answered on Nov 25, 2021
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