Car towed

@Jennlk84 (4219)
United States
April 26, 2009 2:58pm CST
Have you ever had your car towed? I had my car towed for the first time today and it left me in tears. Haha well it may have been the entire DAY that had me stressed and I had just finally broken down. It all started at TJmaxx. I decided to go shopping today. Went to Tjmaxx, tried on some clothes, purchased some clothes. I should've known my day was doomed when my bracelet broke in the TJMaxx dressing room. Anyways, I came out to start my car and it wouldn't start. My fiancee came and picked me up and we went to walmart and purchased a charger that you plug into the car's cigarette liter spot. So we tried that. The product worked for about 2 minutes and then the lights went out and it wouldn't even recognize anymore. So we returned that to Walmart and I called 411 to get a towing company. Would you believe they transfered me to the wrong number? So then I called back and we got the tow company. They tried to come give me a jump but it wasn't working, so obviously the problem was not my battery. At that point we decided it was just going to have to be towed to a dealership so that they could look at it tomorrow. Well the tow truck towed my car and I just broke down at the sight of my car being carried away. Then we come home to call the dealership only to find out it was towed to the wrong one. Tow truck company's fault because they told us this place was the GM dealership........ Oh my god, could this day get any worse????
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@Jixapose (97)
• United States
26 Apr 09
once, i had taken my car into the shop for some repairs. Three days later, i picked it up and drove my 'fixed' car off - which broke down in a major intersection three blocks away from the repair shop. I walked back to the shop, handed them the keys, and told them where the car broke down, and they said they'll send a tow truck to pick the car up and bring it back to re-repair it, and come back in two more days... Two days later, I walked in to startled looks - they had forgotten to tow my car back, and it had been towed by the city. It was considered abandoned and taken to the fire department to be used for practicing rescuing people form burning cars... never saw that car again...
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@prinzcy (5049)
• Malaysia
27 Apr 09
OMG! I will surely pissed off if I were you! My car is my life, I need it to get to places. How can the shop made stupid mistake like that? So irresponsible. So what happen with you and the shop? Did you ask for compensation or something?
@Trensue (5253)
• United States
26 Apr 09
The answer to your last question is yes the day could get worse, but I hope it doesn't! Remember things can be replaced people can not - a car is a thing. I know that doesn't help now, but someday when you are really old like me it will make a difference. I am certainly glad your fiancee was helpful and not mean!
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@ds6413 (2073)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Hello Jennlk84 , yes I have had my last car towed.It was do to a bad alternator. We had to replace it 2 times in one year luckily I save my receipts.Now I have the phone number of a towing company in my cell phone in case something happens and I need to get a tow.Don't stress about this, at least no one was injured and you were able to get ahold of your fiancé.
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@chillpill90 (1937)
27 Apr 09
Sorry to hear about your car, sounds like it was a real bad day for you. No i aint had my car towed because i aint got a car no more. I think your day could have been worse if you had been driving your car and it broke down on a busy road. I hope the tow truck took your car to the right place in the end. I hope they have found out what was wrong with your car if it was me i would prob have broken down too. Oh and now you know not to use that tow company again. I believe that no matter how bad your day has been tomo can only be better and that you can learn from what has happened.
@lingli_78 (12844)
• Australia
27 Apr 09
i never have any experience of my car being towed before... i am sorry to hear about what you have to experience... hopefully your car is alright now and your day will become better... people always say that there will be rainbow after the rain... and i'm pretty sure that now you will experience the rainbow since you already go through the rain... be strong and hang in there... take care and have a nice day...
@sandymay48 (2031)
• Canada
27 Apr 09
Hi Jenn..Yes unfortunately they could be a lot worse. You are dealing with broken objects and not broken people. A bad time before your wedding to have to be spending money though. I think it just happened to give you a taste of what is to come in your new life later on.. I really hope nothing else goes wrong for you though. As we go through life, many things go wrong and things get frustrating, this was just a test! As long as you and your fiance are well and can have your beautiful wedding in June, thats all that matters!!
@mssnow (9493)
• United States
26 Apr 09
Yes I had my car towed once because my hubby didt pay the car payment. he said he forgot. lol As soon as i saw it gone I was sad. I felt like my poor little car was in a place unfamilar to it and it would be sda. lol. I was worried about my cas feelings. It made me upset all day long to know my baby was missing. Ws almost like losing a child. Well I finally got it back and I just know it was happy to be home lol