We’ve all been there. You’re in a rush, so you park in the first available spot. You run in to the store, or the post office, or whatever, then come out to realize your car is gone. Only then do you notice the ‘No Parking’ sign hung above the now vacant spot where your car was.
It’s a frustrating moment, one you wouldn’t wish on your worst enemy. Okay, maybe your worst enemy, but not on a casual enemy. Frustrating as it can be, having your vehicle towed is not the end of the world; merely a temporary setback. If you find your vehicle towed in Jackson, New Jersey, follow these tips to help retrieve your vehicle as quickly and inexpensively as possible.
Find Your Car
The first step is to find out where your vehicle was towed to. While it is possible that your car has been brought to the impound lot, it’s more likely that the owner of whatever spot you parked illegally in simply had your car moved to a legal spot. In such a situation, call the Jackson Police Non-emergency line at (732) 928-1111 then press ‘7’ for the traffic department. They can tell you where your vehicle is and what steps you must follow to retrieve it. Most of the time, the owner of a towed vehicle will only have to pay the cost of the towing itself. However, sometimes…
Off To The Impound Lot
Depending on the severity of your parking violation, the extent of your previous violations, or the temperament of the business owner, your car may be brought to the impound lot. If this happens, you’re in for a slightly more involved process and higher costs to retrieve your vehicle. Not only will retrieving your vehicle from the lot cost you more money, you will also have to provide substantial proof of identification and ownership of the vehicle. At the very least, you should expect to need a valid driver’s license, proof of insurance, and current registration. While the fee may be steep, your only choice is to pay it. Frustrating as the situation may be, don’t take it out on the lot attendants; they’re only doing their job and making them cross with you is a surefire way to make the process a lot longer and much more difficult.
Hopefully, you will never need the information provided within this post, but if you find yourself dealing with car impounding or towing Jackson, New Jersey, these simple tips should help you get your vehicle back with as little confusion and aggravations possible. Just keep your cool, smile, and it will all be over soon enough!