The Best Way to Avoid Car Impound Fees and Save Hundreds

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How You Can Easily Fight Car Impound Fees in Just 3 Steps

Impound fees are a surprise expense, and you probably didn't plan for them. They occur when a car is stolen, towed, or repossessed and they can cost hundreds, even thousands of dollars. Of course, impound fees always crop up at the worst possible time. The good news is that you can fight and with DoNotPay.

DoNotPay is the world's first AI Consumer Champion. Built on the notion of fighting unfair traffic tickets, the app has expanded. It's like having an attorney in the family.

This piece explores four primary points about impound fees:

  1. How to fight and waive impound fees using DoNotPay (the simple and reliable way)
  2. How to fight and waive impound fees by yourself (it isn't easy)
  3. A little more information about impound fees and related expenses
  4. And some other ways you can use DoNotPay

Remember, any time you feel like a person, organization, or government entity is mistreating you, DoNotPay should be your first resource. If you're facing colossal vehicle impound fees and don't know what to do about it, let' the world's first AI Consumer Champion handle it on your behalf.

How to Fight Vehicle Impound Fees With DoNotPay (The Easy and Reliable Way)

DoNotPay will fight on your behalf to appeal . Just follow these three simple steps:

  1. Search "appeal fees" on DoNotPay, choose the Fight and Waive Fees product, and select the type of fee you want to appeal.
  2. Select the name of the impound company you want to appeal fees for and enter any relevant details if you have them handy.
  3. Submit your case. DoNotPay will generate the best argument for your case and make sure your fee waiver request gets sent for processing.

You don't need to pay huge impound/towing/release fees. You don't need to spend hours on hold, wade through a complicated phone system, or argue with a rude employee. Let DoNotPay manage this legal battle for you.

And by the way, impound fees aren't the only fees you can battle with DoNotPay. It's great for:

We'll cover more ways DoNotPay can help you at the end of this article. Now, you can always try to get impound fees waived by yourself. Good luck with that.

How to (Try) To Get Impound Fees Waived by Yourself

Prepare Yourself: Stay Calm and Collected

Grab your ticket or citation, and get your emotional armor on. Both towing company employees and government impound officers will treat you like trash, even if you're the victim of a crime. They will talk down to you. They will put you on hold. They will make rude statements, act all judgemental, and be total stinkers for lack of a better legal term.

It doesn't matter if your $90,000 Ford Raptor was stolen out of your driveway (they'll judge you for having an expensive vehicle), or if your $400 Ford Escort was towed for unpaid parking tickets (they'll judge you for that, too.) So be prepared.

Call the Impound Lot/Towing Company Right Away

  • Major municipalities might lease lots for impounded vehicles, or they may own the property.
  • Smaller organizations have contracts with towing / impound companies in the area.
  • The phone number and address will be available on your citation.

Try to Sweet-Talk the Staff

This is where things get frustrating. You're trying to get information from someone paid to deny you. Their job is to keep as many fees as possible. You probably won't get anywhere but you must make the call and document the time, badge number, and name of the employee. No judge will waive impound fees unless you've tried to handle it yourself first.

Take It to Court

If you cannot waive impound fees, you can try small claims court. Remember, tow companies and impound lots are private businesses with law enforcement contracts. There is a very slim chance the judge will rule in your favor, but it could happen. You'll have much better results with DoNotPay

Now let's answer a few common questions about impounding fees.

Other Information About Impounding

Impounding is a legal practice, and these employees have relationships with law enforcementStay calm, no matter what. Don't approach impound employees or officers as if they've committed a crime or stolen your vehicle. You won't get anywhere.
Car insurance does not cover impound feesSuppose a car is stolen and recovered, and you have full coverage. In that case, your car insurance policy might help a little, especially if there was damage to the vehicle associated with poor towing practices.

Now that you know everything about fighting impound fees, let's talk about other expenses you can fight with DoNotPay.

Other Fees You Can Fight With DoNotPay

Any time a government agency, organization, or human being is mistreating you, DoNotPay can help.

It's great for battling:

But there's so much more you can do with the app. Remember, make it your first resource whenever you feel mistreated by a company or organization. Try it out today!

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