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How long to wait before.....
Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:01 PM
Posted 24 April 2006 - 11:20 PM
Basically the owner probably isn't comming back for it - if it sits more than a few days (on the side of the road) likely it's abandoned.
Now towing it yourself isn't on the right side of the law - unless you own a towing company and it's reported to you by the local government as towable.
Here's the difficulty - the tow company will tow it and then attempt to stick the owner with a huge tow bill that they likely will never pay. The car will then be auctioned or sold to a yard to cover *some* of the tow bill.... so in one respect you may be doing the owner a favor if you get it yourself - but that's a risk of course.
If it was me - I would let it sit. Maybe stop and pull some parts off it - only if it sits for a long time tho, and is obviously abandoned. Especially if the local kids have broken the windows, etc. Then I say pull whatever you can and leave the hulk for the tow company. You can't use the body anyway as you won't have a title and can't ever get one.
One more thing - if you do pull parts - do it during the day, and in plain view. If you try to be slick and covert people will suspect foul deeds. If you look like you are working on a broken car no one will bother you. They may even offer to help.
Posted 25 April 2006 - 02:31 PM
Cross your fingers,
Posted 26 April 2006 - 09:07 PM
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