• Report: #570759

Complaint Review: J & J Towing of Austin Texas

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  • Submitted: Wed, February 17, 2010
  • Updated: Fri, February 19, 2010

  • Reported By: Charlie — United States of America
J & J Towing of Austin Texas
8509 Burleson Rd Austin, Texas United States of America
  • Phone: (512) 462-2244
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J & J Towing of Austin Texas Ripped off and it was a tow after an accident! Austin, Texas

*General Comment: A former tow truck operator coments

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Had an accident in Austin. I have AAA but the police came and said they had already called a tow truck. J&J showed up and towed the car. Looked them up on the Austin BBB and Angie's list and decided to get the car out ASAP! It still cost $456! $150 for the tow, $100 for labor and the rest for storage and other BS fees. It doesn't even cost that much in New York City for just towing and storage! Fines are another matter but there were no tickets issued in this matter. And why would the police call a company with an F rating from the local BBB?

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#1 General Comment

A former tow truck operator coments

AUTHOR: Bubba Lee - (Canada)

A few things, first I bet if you check all the towing companies that do impound and accident towing in your area have an F rating.

Second: yes it sounds like you were over charged. But it may be a mandated charge under the Police/emergency tow agreement for your area.

THird: The police call who is "UP" on the list of emergency tow companies, they have no discretion. This list in our area is negotiated and mandated by the city and county councils.

And finally we had to "over charge" to cover the ones that, for what ever reason, we didn't get paid for. Impounds and accidents we didn't get paid for about 40%.

So yes its a rip,  but in our area unless your vehicle is in an unsafe location or posing an environmental hazard you can insist your towing company come and get the car.

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