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Rip off
Amount: $260.00
Posted by: R Andrews in Tarboro, NC.Posted: April 15th, 2016 07:04PM
Type of Vehicle: 1996 Lexuses Es 300Distance Towed: 9 miles
Tow Company: Jessie White
Car broke down on side of road. Highway patrol called white's wrecker service or wrecker rotation. White was very rude on phone. He said it was $260.00 no matter how far. And $40.00 per day storage, this is on a Friday late in the afternoon and he said he was closed on Saturday and Sunday so that's automatic $80.00 extra so that's is an rip off
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BP gas/mechanic
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Good in Ankeny, IA.Posted: April 15th, 2016 06:04AM
Tow Company: BP
Got stuck in mud they drove up to it and pulledit right out. Drove 3 miles maybe????
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Imaginary Fire Lane
Amount: $380.00
Posted by: Donna Ruhl in Natomas, CA.Posted: April 10th, 2016 04:04PM
Type of Vehicle: HyundaiDistance Towed: 3 miles
Tow Company: Davis Towing
My daughter parked her car st straddling her parking stall,Because her friend had her car in my daughters slot.My daughter was off loading and loading.It was there about 15 min.and within that amount of time was towed. The picture the tow truck driver took clearly showed my daughters car was never in the fire lane which starts at the edge of the stall to the side street.But he told her that it was an imaginary line the length of the set of stalls. How is there a red line that stretches along the back side of every parking spot. She then took a photo of a car that was parked totally in the red zone for half of the day
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My heroes
Amount: $425.00
Posted by: Deborah Jones in Gadsen, LA.Posted: March 27th, 2016 07:03AM
Tow Company: Etowah/Kelton Pro Tow
These guys are incredible. My Yukon flipped and we were just passing thru from LA to TN. The owner came out also and they both drove us around to find a hotel. They flipped it upright, pulled out of the ditch, changed plug wires, drained oil from combustion chamber, refilled all fluids and all in the same day no storage. They were kind, helpful and overall amazing. If only they could all be like these guys.
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single truck accident
Amount: $1,600.00
Posted by: friend of a victim by tow co. scammers in medford, OR.Posted: March 26th, 2016 05:03AM
y friends Tow bill &1600.00 truck in yard less than 24 hrs.> Charged $5.00 mile: (22 miles from scene to tow yard) charged for 42 miles: Tow Co. Said it took 5 hours to get truck pulled up a 15 ft embankment 11.00 pm -5:00am ,( Liars) she called her home @11:00 pm that she was off in a ditch somewhere didnt kno exactly where she was at she was in her truck till after 12:30am before She was found. Since when do tow co. Charge milage going to the call. (Is this legal). I believe the mileage charge can only be the miles after vehicle is hooked on. State police called tow co. To tow vehicle . ( my friend used to tow vehicles he said noway it took 5 hours to pull that truck up that embankment they hook up a cable winch & pulles them vehicles up in no time at all it was not a roll over .chrged for flagger: charged for 2 trucks to retrieve vehicle . Charged for yard fee.charged for mileage to the scene & from scene .charged hourly labor.charged for RIP OFFS & LIARS FOR HOURS SPECIFIED TIME.
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Wow, so much!
Amount: $290.00
Posted by: a user in Lancaster, PA.Posted: February 24th, 2016 07:02PM
Tow Company: A&J Towing
I had a disabled car parked in my apartment complex lot which my complex had towed because the inspection wasn't up to date. Signs where all over saying pricing: $75 for tow and $25 per day storage. Except when I call the very next day (because shady companies like this always take your car AT OR AFTER CLOSING HOURS so you will be forced to pay for 2 days storage) they told me that sign was old and I owed $350!!!! Told me $250 for the tow and $50 per day!!! I politely noted the signs all around the complex. He said he'd talk to his boss. Called me back and said that is my apartment complex's problem that they haven't updated my signs, but I guess they made it $225 instead. My apartment complex says those are the most recent signs they had. Also only took cash?! Since it was disabled I had to have him tow it 0.4 miles to mechanic which cost me another $65. And I had to make an "appointment" to even get my car out in the first place b/c he was busy. Not even there 24hrs. Laws needed!
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Best tow
Amount: $75.00
Posted by: Holly Kellum in Farmville, VA.Posted: January 11th, 2016 09:01PM
Tow Company: Joe's Towing
I broke down with my kids in the car. They came out quickly and got us off the side of the road. We were probably 20 miles out side of town, so our total tow was about 45 to 50 miles at 10p.m. Thank you so much Joe
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Amount: $80,000.00
Posted by: Tow/Recovery Industry in All, NY.Posted: December 22nd, 2015 03:12PM
Type of Vehicle: F550Distance Towed:
What is missed in all these comments and or complaints is the fact that we as a tow company spend a min of 100 grand for one decent truck fully insured and equipped to handle the task at hand...... Then we pay for the operator, if you drink and drive you get towed , if your kid decides it's ok to off road on private property and gets caught you get towed stupidity comes at a cost! Yes it sucks if your the guy or gal on the way home from work after a night shift and your car breaks down and it's now gonna cost you x to repair , but the guy coming out of his bed after working all day is the one who is gonna come pick you up ...he wants to tow it to his shop hell yes cause he wants to get back home to his bed so he's able to perform his duties in what usually a few short hrs if even and yes he wants to be paid a decent amount for that service as he should!
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Just invested in a tow truck
Amount: $2,900.00
Posted by: TROY TRAVIS in Mountlake Terrace, WA.Posted: November 5th, 2015 06:11AM
Tow Company: Troy's Towing
Well, I pulled the trigger and bought an older, functioning diesel tow truck. I buy, fix and sell a lot of reliable vehicles and this truck will come in handy. If I do decide to tow for a living I will not "rip people off" or "overcharge", I've already used it to tow one vehicle and my rates will be as follows $70 hook up, $3.50 mile and first 5 miles is free. I do not own a yard so there will be no storage fee. Keep an eye out for a reliable, inexpensive, upstart towing company.
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tow charge
Amount: $250.00
Posted by: pissed off in jersey in paterson n.j. (2015), NJ.Posted: October 21st, 2015 01:10PM
Tow Company: juniors touch
Located in Paterson n.j
This company charged $250.00 for two blocks. Had my vehicle in shop for 1 hour. Outragious cost. I have had other vehicles towed from work 15 miles and was charged $150.00
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Emergency Roadside Tow in Tucson, Arizona
Amount: $190.00
Posted by: Al in Tucson in Tucson, AZ.Posted: October 16th, 2015 12:10PM
Type of Vehicle: BusDistance Towed: 5 miles
Tow Company: Barnett's Towing
Excellent service. Bus broke down in middle lane at an intersection on the highway frontage road. Called our regular towing company and they didn't have a truck available. They suggested Barnett's. Barnett's had a heavy duty wrecker on scene within twenty minutes. Driver had all the tools necessary to hook up and disconnected the drive train to prevent damaging the transmission. At our yard, he reconnected the drive train before unhooking. Very reasonable rate considering the circumstances and equipment dispatched.
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