Lien on car
February 9, 2012 5:24 PM Subscribe
Can the towing company put a lien on my car?
posted by anonymous to law & government (13 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I recently had my car towed a distance of 50 miles. My insurance pays for 15 miles, and I figured I would pay the difference to the towing company. When the driver dropped off the car, he said my insurance paid for it all. I knew he was mistaken, but didn't feel like arguing with him about, I figure they'd give me a call when they figured it out. So they called a day or 2 later and told me of the error (left a voicemail). The tow was on Saturday. I haven't called them back yet, just too busy. Today they left a message saying that I need to pay them or they will put a lien on my car and have the police tow it. Can they do this? I fully intended to pay them, but I find the bullying a little off-putting. Fwiw, the car is paid for. Furthermore, what would stop somebody else I owed money, e.g. suppose I bought a refrigerator from some local store, from putting a lien on my car?