Started by car go b00m, August 25, 2022, 11:29:22 PM
Quote from: Lexi on November 30, 2022, 01:39:01 PMThe seller had to know the mess this car was in.
Quote from: Jon S on December 01, 2022, 02:54:55 PMThis particular car is a very unfortunate situation, and I believe the seller should be exposed for what he is.
Quote from: Jon S on December 02, 2022, 09:03:22 AMI find it very funny that people think not using a car causes major problems. There are times I don't use my 1958 for six months at a time and I have never had leaking brake cylinders or engine mechanical problems.
Quote from: car go b00m on December 04, 2022, 10:50:52 PMAs for sending the car out, yes, a shop was recommended to me, and I tried to have to taken there, but CAA will not tow a car to or from a storage unit. I cannot drive it home from the storage unit to be towed from there, so its stuck where it is until I can justify spending that much money on a private tow to have it taken somewhere to pay someone to diagnose and maybe fix it, and then pay to have it private towed back. I've spent the guts of $45k on a running and driving car, that does neither of those things. While I have the cash on hand, a lot of it is earmarked to buy my next house.
Quote from: Lexi on December 06, 2022, 02:07:32 AMI spoke with a vintage car and Caddy buddy who routinely uses CAA to tow his cars. In his opinion there should be no reason why they would not tow your car from a storage locker. You probably ran into a driver who was over zealous and made a decision that he was not authorized to make. What probably cancelled your tow arrangement would be if your car does not have a valid licence plate (renewed). I assume you bought the car "uncertified" so you must have a mechanic here issue a certificate of mechanical fitness. No pun intended but based on all your mechanical complaints with this car, it looks like you are far from having it certified. Without a valid plate, you would be dead in the water. Odd that the driver would not mention such as that pre-condition is clearly noted on the CAA site, which among other guidelines states; "Vehicles that are unlicensed/un-plated or have invalid plate stickers", (will not be towed), for example. I did not see any mention of a dealer plate though, (perhaps a way to satisfy this requirement?). I also did not see any mention of a storage locker nullifying removal for a tow. The link below provide CAA rules for towing and what is not acceptable. Some drivers want to see all the paperwork, others do not care. Clay/Lexihttps://www.caasco.com/auto/roadside-assistance/roadside-services-guide
Quote from: Lexi on December 06, 2022, 11:19:11 AMThere is nothing in the CAA Towing guidelines about a storage facility. Its just another parking garage in your case. If it is cluttered or for some reason unsafe to attempt removal, they will pass, regardless of where your car is parked. Review the link I sent earlier its not there. My buddy has had no issues in the past either. I would call them back and ask them to show you where in their guidelines that storage facility policy notation is and ask for specifics. There are a few guidelines on service shop towing such as no can do for general maintenance call or 2 trips in one day, to name just 2 examples. The devil is in the details and we don't have them all. If you are intent about having your car serviced as leaving until spring is no option as it has to go, (quote); the decision will be made for you. You will have to either meet CAA tow guidelines or pay an independent to move your car. Sorry to hear of all of your bad luck, (I won't be buying lottery tickets with you). Clay/Lexi
Quote from: car go b00m on December 06, 2022, 03:25:56 PMThey looked up the address, and refused to come out. Stating that they don't to tonir from storage facilities. They wouldn't even pick it up from the parking lot next to the storage facility.
Quote from: dn010 on December 08, 2022, 09:13:31 AMHeat up steering knuckle/arm depending on which one you're trying to remove. You can also try using ball joint removal tools...
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