Last updated 8 months ago
California has numerous parking and towing laws that are unique from other state’s laws. At All Ways Towing and Transport, we recommend familiarizing yourself with some of the most important towing laws before you park your car or call to have a car towed from your property. For more information about other important California towing laws, read on.
Private Property Towing Laws
California towing law says that a property owner may legally tow a vehicle located on his property without first asking the permission of the police or state government. The exception to this law, however, is if the vehicle is not properly functioning. If a vehicle is on someone else’s private property and it has no engine, wheels, or other crucial parts that are required to drive it, the property owner must wait 24 hours before notifying the police of his intent to tow the vehicle.
There are a number of untrustworthy towing companies out there that will try to charge you more than one day’s worth of storage fees if your car stays in the lot overnight. But according to California law, towing companies cannot charge more than one day’s worth of storage fees is the vehicle is picked up within a 24-hour time frame. If a towing company tries you charge you more, report them to the police.
It is illegal for a towing company to tow a vehicle from a public area if there is not a visible sign in the area that measures at least 17 inches by 22 inches. If there is no sign or the sign is smaller than the legally required minimum, the company who towed your car could be engaging in what’s called “predatory towing,” which is illegal.
If you need reputable, prompt public or private property towing in the Hayward, CA area, contact All Ways Towing and Transport. We are available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and offer recovery and road service as well. Call us at (510) 794-7800 or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 8 months ago
Even a well-maintained vehicle can break down and become stuck on the road. So if you have never experienced a car breakdown before, it’s a good idea to know what you can do to stay safe and fix your vehicle. If your vehicle has a problem while you are driving, pull over to the right side of the road very carefully and turn on the hazard lights. Use your cell phone to call a towing or roadside assistance service. Remain in your vehicle until help arrives. For more tips on dealing with a car breakdown, watch this video clip.
At All Ways Towing and Transport, we offer prompt, professional roadside assistance and towing services in Hayward, CA and surrounding areas. We also offer automotive maintenance and 24/7 towing. Call us at (510) 794-7800 or visit our website for more information.
Last updated 9 months ago
Since 1979, All Ways Towing and Transport has offered fast and dependable towing services around the clock. In addition to private property towing and heavy-duty towing services, our towing company can offer you light-duty towing, recovery, and roadside service. This covers commercial fleets, passenger cars, and everything in between. Our cutting-edge fleet of tow trucks includes wheel-lift trucks, battery service trucks, and car carriers. If you call us for light-duty towing, we can also provide you with roadside assistance services such as tire changes, mobile battery testing, battery replacement, fuel delivery, and lockout services.
To learn more about the light duty towing services, roadside assistance, and recovery services we offer at All Ways Towing and Transport of Hayward, CA, visit our website. Call us at (510) 794-7800 for 24-hour service, 7 days a week. We are known for our quick and efficient response times throughout the East Bay Area.
Last updated 9 months ago
Having your vehicle towed is a frustrating situation. Similarly, having a vehicle illegally parked on your property can be just as upsetting. Read on to learn more about how to find out if your car was towed, how to recover your vehicle, or who to call for a prompt towing service in the Fremont, CA area.
How Can I Find Out if My Vehicle Was Towed or Stolen?
If you believe your car was stolen, call the police right away and ask them whether your vehicle was recently towed. They will be able to tell you whether it has been towed, where the car has been towed, and how you can recover your towed car.
How Do I Retrieve My Towed Vehicle?
You can find out which company towed your car by either asking the police or checking to see if a towing company posted a sign with contact information nearby. When you make contact with the towing company, ask them how much it will cost to get your vehicle back. Go to the tow lot with enough money to pay for the fee, and be sure to bring proof of identity and vehicle registration, if it isn’t already inside the vehicle.
What Can I Do About an Illegally Parked Vehicle on My Property?
If there is a car parked illegally on your residential or commercial property, you can call the Parking Violations Bureau, Department of Transportation, at (213) 485-4184 or (818) 756-9418. An officer will be dispatched to the location of the illegally parked vehicle. If the illegally parked vehicle is blocking you from exiting the property, explain this to the officer, and he or she will be able to impound the vehicle.
At All Ways Towing and Transport, we have been offering quick, reliable towing services in Fremont, CA and surrounding areas. Call us 24/7 at (510) 794-7800 or visit our website to learn more about the private property towing, recovery, and transport services our towing company can offer you.