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Early Saturday morning at 01:03am the owners vehicle was impounded for DUI As stated on the Delaware State Police tow slip, the vehicle was not to be released for to hours [redacted] called my driver at least times at 3:00am to demand that her vehicle be released It was explained that the vehicle was not able to be released and that she would be able to pick up her vehicle on Monday at 8:00am While the vehicle is at our facility, we are responsible if anything were to happen This is why there is a daily storage charge The charge is calculated by calendar day at 12:00, so the vehicle was charged storage for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday When [redacted] came to pick up her vehicle, ***, the counter man, tried to explain all of the charges, but was unable to do so because he was not able to speak for long enough without being interrupted by [redacted] However, her invoice had a clear breakdown of the charges for the tow and storage Our rates are filed and approved annually with the Delaware State Police When [redacted] went to retrieve her vehicle, it did indeed have a flat tire The tire in question was so worn that the wire was showing through the tread We assisted her in getting back on the road at no charge and notified her that the tire was a safety issue and needed to be replaced

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*** at Fred Drake auto assisted me once I arrived to pick my vehicle up. I explained to him I was there to pick up my vehicle and needed to know the amount to retrieve the vehicle. *** explained to me that I would have to pay $for the vehicle to be released to me. So I questioned the amount, by asking him how much was the tow, and the daily storage fee. *** answered these questions but the $daily storage fee, and the amount for the tow did not total the $415. So I again asked *** to explain to me why I would have to pay the $415. He said I will print you out a receipt to show you the break down. Once the receipt was printed I questioned the fees on the receipt, he explained to me that he was still charging me for a full day storage even though the vehicle was not being stored that day. Which I asked for it to be removed. I also questioned a gate fee, which *** explains that is for the open and closing of the gate. I asked *** how does that relate to my vehicle, because I wanted to understand why I would have to pay a fee for a gate of your choice to open and close. This line of questioning seemed to frustrate ***. Then he told me that I had something wrong in my head, that the legal matter was my fault, and I kept calling him and I deserve to pay these fees. So I explained to *** that has nothing to do with him, I asked him a question about the gate fee, which he later explains that protects the vehicle from theft. Which I told him that I completely understand, and all I asked for in the beginning. I paid the fees without being disrespectful to him, even though he was shaking and seem to be upset. He said my line of questioning confused him. Once being bought out to my vehicle, I realized that my tire was flat, and went back in the office. I asked *** why my tire was flat he said I don't know, I said it wasn't flat when it was picked up. He shrugged his shoulders and said maybe a slow leak. A nicer gentleman that worked there asked if he could take a look, and put air in the tire. He explained the tire needed to be replaced, but when I asked *** if he had the tire in stock, of course he did not.
I was taken back the most by the lack of customer service. Having agreements with Law Enforcement Agencies and using the matters against them when paying for the tow, shows the lack of confidentiality, and would not trust them as a business. This was also explained to the lawyer handling the legal matter and will be requesting a copy of their agreement with that agency

Early Saturday morning at 01:03am the owners vehicle was impounded for DUI.  As stated on the Delaware State Police tow slip, the vehicle was not to be released for 8 to 12 hours.  [redacted] called my driver at least 3 times at 3:00am to demand that her vehicle be released.  It was...

explained that the vehicle was not able to be released and that she would be able to pick up her vehicle on Monday at 8:00am.  While the vehicle is at our facility, we are responsible if anything were to happen.  This is why there is a daily storage charge.  The charge is calculated by calendar day at 12:00, so the vehicle was charged storage for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday.  When [redacted] came to pick up her vehicle, [redacted], the counter man, tried to explain all of the charges, but was unable to do so because he was not able to speak for long enough without being interrupted by [redacted].  However, her invoice had a clear breakdown of the charges for the tow and storage.  Our rates are filed and approved annually with the Delaware State Police.  When [redacted] went to retrieve her vehicle, it did indeed have a flat tire.  The tire in question was so worn that the wire was showing through the tread.  We assisted her in getting back on the road at no charge and notified her that the tire was a safety issue and needed to be replaced.

Review: The company towed my Vehicle and they have a $45 day storage fee, they charged me for 3 days of storage even though the car wasn't there for a full day on the third day. The clerk ([redacted]) at the desk refused to correct the error stating to me it's not an hourly fee but daily. Also when I picked my car up my tire was flat. The clerk at the desk ([redacted]) was very rude, unwilling to negotiate, and explain fees.Desired Settlement: Refund of $45 for the day the car was not there for the storage.

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Early Saturday morning at 01:03am the owners vehicle was impounded for DUI. As stated on the Delaware State Police tow slip, the vehicle was not to be released for 8 to 12 hours. [redacted] called my driver at least 3 times at 3:00am to demand that her vehicle be released. It was explained that the vehicle was not able to be released and that she would be able to pick up her vehicle on Monday at 8:00am. While the vehicle is at our facility, we are responsible if anything were to happen. This is why there is a daily storage charge. The charge is calculated by calendar day at 12:00, so the vehicle was charged storage for Saturday, Sunday, and Monday. When [redacted] came to pick up her vehicle, [redacted], the counter man, tried to explain all of the charges, but was unable to do so because he was not able to speak for long enough without being interrupted by [redacted]. However, her invoice had a clear breakdown of the charges for the tow and storage. Our rates are filed and approved annually with the Delaware State Police. When [redacted] went to retrieve her vehicle, it did indeed have a flat tire. The tire in question was so worn that the wire was showing through the tread. We assisted her in getting back on the road at no charge and notified her that the tire was a safety issue and needed to be replaced.

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Description: AUTO BODY REPAIR & PAINTING, AUTO REPAIR & SERVICE, BRAKE SERVICE, TOWING-AUTOMOTIVE, AUTO REPAIR - WINDSHIELD, GLASS SHOPS, AUTO PARTS & SUPPLIES-USED & REBUILT, AUTO DEALERS-USED CARS, AUTO PARTS & SUPPLIES, AUTO AIR CONDITIONING, ALTERNATORS & GENERATORS-AUTO REPAIR

Address: 4195 DuPont Highway, Townsend, Delaware, United States, 19734

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