It was there, and now it’s not. But don’t panic.
Here’s what to do to get it back fast!It’s a common scenario that’s happened to most of us, your car is not where you parked it last. Once you have dealt with the immediate feeling of anxiety and panic, you realize that your car has probably been towed, and then the rage sets in. But it’s okay, because, although it was not in your daily plans, there are quick and simple steps you can take that will lead you to a happier place, and getting your car back. Continue reading to learn how to get started.
Locate Informational Parking Signs
First, look for a sign in the parking lot, or near the parking spot, that contains the tow company information. These signs are usually rectangular in shape and white. They have the contact information of the assigned tow company that handles the towing for that parking lot. Just call the number and talk to the receptionist. Explain to them that your car is missing and you think it was towed. Give them the following information: the address of the parking lot, the make and model of the vehicle, and your name. The receptionist should check their inventory and see if your particular vehicle is in their possession. If it is, they will give you directions on how to get to their establishment.
If They DO NOT Have Your Car
If they say they do not have your vehicle, then most likely, it has not been towed. If you are leasing or financing your vehicle, it could have be repossessed. If that is not a possibility, then perhaps your car was stolen. In this case, hang up and immediately call the police. Do not dial 911, because it is not a life or death emergency. The police will dispatch an on-duty officer in the area to come by and take down your information. Sometimes they may even offer you a ride home.
If They DO Have Your Car
If the tow yard does have your vehicle, then catch a ride to the establishment, and be prepared to provide the necessary information needed to retrieve your car. You’ll need updated proof of insurance on the vehicle, a valid drivers’ license, the title to the car in your name, and the amount of money required for the fine. If you can present all these things to the tow company, you immediately get your car returned to you hassle-free.