How many times have you seen a car abandoned on the side of the highway? It almost leads to you to believe cars can or should be left until an owner can return to tend to it. There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t leave your car. It’s important to call a reliable and highly recommended tow service to safely remove your car. This may mean a change of plans for your day, but it’s worth the extra time and effort.
Theft. The most obvious reason to have your car removed from the highway and placed in a safe place is simply theft. A thief is always looking for an opportunity. An unattended car is just that. There are lots of parts and pieces of a car a thief can steal and resell from stereos to expensive wheels to airbags. You’d be surprised who is in the market for your car parts.
Liability. Leaving a car on the side of the road is a hazard. You have no way of knowing how attentive the other drivers of the highway are. All it would take is one bad swerve for a car to slam into your abandoned car and leave you liable for damages, injuries, or even death. Recently in Charlotte, this was the case. A semi-truck hit an abandoned car and it resulted in a fatality and a pending charge of misdemeanor death for the car owner. (https://www.wbtv.com/2019/10/04/one-dead-fiery-tractor-trailer-crash-i-northeast-charlotte/) Take the time to have someone come in a timely manner and professionally remove your car.
Towing. By law in South Carolina, a car that is abandoned for 48 hours can be towed and impounded. If you’ve left your car on the side of the road because you couldn’t afford a tow truck, you’re probably going to pay for one anyway. In order to retrieve a car that’s been towed, you’ll be paying legal fine, towing charges, and fees to release your car from impound.
If you find yourself on the side of the road, make sure to get yourself to a safe place and call a tow truck. No matter how busy your day, it’s worth the extra time and expense to make sure your property and everyone’s safety is a priority.
Please call 1st Class Transport Sc for all your towing needs.