Friendly PG&E Gives You a Ring Before Having Your Car Towed Away

Lot’s of times we have signs on the streets of San Francisco warning of a construction zone – this is your notification of the days and times a parking space is unavailable. When a crew comes in the morning and see your car, they’ll have it towed away with extreme prejudice.

But look here at the policy of mega utility Pigs, Girafffes and Elephants: just leave your number and they’ll let you know when you need to move. Que bueno!

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That’s a friendly policy from PG&E, non?

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2 Responses to “Friendly PG&E Gives You a Ring Before Having Your Car Towed Away”

  1. Derek says:

    My car was towed a few weeks back for emergency work. The AutoReturn website said it was “relocated to within a few blocks of its location”, but after walking around and not seeing it, I called them and discovered they’d moved it to Pier 70.

    Fortunately, there was no charge, since they hadn’t posted no parking signs before they moved the car. Unfortunately, I still had to get down to their 7th street office to get the release paperwork and then to Pier 70 to pick up my car.

    Not sure how I’d feel leaving my phone # permanently on my dash, but wouldn’t it be nice if the DMV had your phone number and these guys could look it up and give you a call asking you to move your car?

  2. sfcitizen says:

    That’s quite a towaway story you’ve got there, Derek. A relatively happy ending, of course.

    I’d want to get some discounted electricity or something, if I knew I was in the right.