When your car breaks down in the middle of nowhere, it can be a frightening and frustrating experience. If you don't have anyone to call when you need help, it can frustrate you even more. A few months ago, my truck quit on the way to work. Since I work and live in a rural area, finding someone to give me a lift to the city isn't always easy. Luckily, my employer sent a tow truck driver to help me out. The driver towed my car to a shop in town to get it repaired. The driver also offered a few tips on how to stay safe in a rural area. If you need advice or information about towing, read my blog. I show you how to keep cool under tough situations and what to do when you need towing help. Thanks for visiting.
One of the worst feelings is when you are ready to get home, but find someone in your parking space. If your condo building operates on assigned parking spaces, you will need to park in your own parking spot each time. Finding someone in your spot can be a frustrating event. Here are some ways to deal with finding someone in your parking space in front of your condo or townhome community.
Knock on your neighbor's doors
The first thing that you should do if you find someone parked in your space is to find a visitor parking space or park on the side of the street and ask your neighbors about the car. It is highly possible that a neighbor or a visitor of a neighbor pulled into your parking spot by mistake. If this is the case, it will be easy to find out and remedy by asking your neighbors.
Call a towing company
If you cannot find the owner of the vehicle by asking, the next step that you can make is calling a car removal service. If the rules allow for towing of cars in the wrong spot, you don't want to risk leaving your car in the wrong spot. If your condo company has a relationship with a towing company, you should get their contact information and call them first. They can come and remove the car, then leave some kind of paperwork or card for the owner if necessary.
Leave any information at the front office
If you want to leave information for the owner of a towed car, the front desk or office building of your condo complex is the perfect place to do so. Be sure to give the front office any towing information that the company gave you. If the front office is closed, you can still tape the information to the front door and leave a note with the description of your car so that it will be easy to spot for the owner.
Don't assign any blame
If you happen to run into the owner of the vehicle, be sure not to assign any blame to them or yourself. Doing so may escalate the situation. If the owner does come back to the spot looking for their car, let them know that it was towed and give them the name of the company. This will allow them to get their car back quickly and for you to get your spot back without any problems.