How do you find out where your car was towed?

I walked out of a doctor's appointment this morning and couldn’t find my car. Such a scary feeling! I think it was towed, but I'm not sure where to check. What’s the best way to find out where a car was towed?

“Discovering your vehicle is missing is definitely scary!
To find out where your car was towed, you should start by asking the lot owner which towing company they use. In this instance, we assume your doctor’s office owns the lot, so the receptionist may know the name of the towing company.
From there, you can contact the towing company directly to work out how you’ll retrieve your car.
If you were towed by the city, you can usually go online and check their towed vehicle locator website. You’ll need to input either your vehicle identification number (VIN) or license plate number to look up your car, but it should be an easy process.
If you don’t know either of those numbers, it’s worth dialing 311. This will take you to your city’s information hotline. They can likely help you find your car if you provide your name, insurance policy number, and your car’s make, model, and year. Sometimes, you’ll also need to give them your driver’s license number.
If your car wasn’t towed and it’s still missing, then you should contact the police and your insurance provider to report it stolen. If you have comprehensive coverage, your provider should help cover any losses resulting from theft. Call your provider or read over your policy carefully to find out more.
If you don’t like what you hear, you can always use ​Jerry to find better insurance at a better rate. A licensed broker, the Jerry app can help you gather and compare insurance quotes for free, so you have nothing to lose (and savings to gain) by shopping around.”
Liz Jenson
Answered on Oct 12, 2021

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