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Old 02-03-2013, 06:15 AM   #1
J-Tuned
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Default Best Tow Truck company

So my car should be here 1st thing Monday and I'm looking for the best tow company to pick it up from the dock and drop it to my house. Won't be able to actually follow it home since I'm at work and won't be able to make it to the dock before they close, so the best company you guys trust w/a lowered vehicle. Thanks guys.
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Old 02-03-2013, 02:40 PM   #2
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Default Wait until you can pick it up in person

I'm not sure of all the details on your end. But, I would highly recommend waiting until you can inspect the vehicle for damages during shipping, prior to releasing to a 3rd party.

If for some reason the vehicle is damaged during shipping, and a tow truck brings the car to your house. The shipping company will say you didn't claim any damages when the car left the lot and perhaps try to blame the tow truck as well.

that's just my 2 cents. I've shipped two cars here and each had ~$250 in damages.
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Old 02-03-2013, 09:04 PM   #3
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ak towing. ask for the old dude with the long beard and long hair...i forget his name. only guy in town i trust. i used to live in some close face to face town houses and he was able to maneuver his flat bad in there and set the car down inside the garage for me. with out me even asking. great guy.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:05 AM   #4
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Good point, but i'm looking more on the side of not being able to get there by 4pm because of work. Can always have someone look at it before it gets picked up. So no other companies? I now i've talked w/someone about Riggs towing, they seem to be highly recommended.
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Old 02-04-2013, 12:24 AM   #5
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As long as the company has a flat bed and you can watch them you should be fine. However, since its lowered you may have an issue getting up without the front lip scratching.
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Old 02-04-2013, 02:47 AM   #6
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In most cases the flatbed drivers carry 2x4's or 2x6's on the trucks, my car was slammed for the last 3 yrs or so and had been towed a number of times without any scrapping , I would still watch them load it up irregardless though
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Old 02-05-2013, 08:10 PM   #7
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Yeah, even when my company had our own tow truck I would still have the owner there with me. You will have to use a 2x4 or some sort of "Shoring" if you will in order to get the vehicle on the ramp/flat bed without it scraping.

Not sure what kind of car that is that you shipped, but I would be there regardless.
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