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Old 02-02-2011, 09:33 PM
 
Location: Winston Salem, NC
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Hi everyone. I have a dilemma regarding a car. I had a 'falling out' with my best friend and as far as I am concerned, it is permanent. Anyway, she was storing her car in my parent's garage while she wasn't using it. Now, I would like to have that garage space available for another car. I have asked her to come get the car, but she says she doesn't have the money to repair it (some kind of carburetor trouble) or have it towed to her house, and doesn't have a place to put it. So basically she has refused - or she is waiting for me to pay to have it towed to her house across town, which I am not going to do. What are my options in this case? Should I put it out on the street and report it as an abandoned car? I really don't want to subject my neighbors to that. I don't know how long it would take for them to do anything about it anyway. It's been in my parent's garage for at least 6 months now. It wouldn't do any good to tell her I'm going to charge a storage fee - she would just laugh at me and tell me you can't get blood out of a turnip! She's unemployed, broke and has no motivation to get employed - which she could easily do - she's a nurse. I'll probably end up calling the DMV tomorrow, but I just thought I'd ask here first. Thanks for any help you can give!
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Old 02-03-2011, 05:37 AM
 
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No need to put it in the street, call the city and report it abandonded. I called once, and I recall there was a 24 hr rule before they would come get it. I don't remember if it was 24 hrs total or 24 hrs from the the time you report it though.

Either way, they will tow it and impound it. Your friend would then be responsible for the tow and the impound/storage fee's if she ever wants to get it out of hock.
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Old 02-03-2011, 01:35 PM
 
Location: NC, USA
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No need to put it in the street, call the city and report it abandonded. I called once, and I recall there was a 24 hr rule before they would come get it. I don't remember if it was 24 hrs total or 24 hrs from the the time you report it though.

Either way, they will tow it and impound it. Your friend would then be responsible for the tow and the impound/storage fee's if she ever wants to get it out of hock.
Yup, I've had to do the same thing, I would have much preferred not to have to go to all that trouble. Some people don't give you a lot of choice.
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Old 02-03-2011, 02:06 PM
 
Location: Raleigh, NC
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Doesn't UNC-TV pick up cars from people for free as a way to help fund their programming?
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Old 02-17-2011, 06:54 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Doesn't UNC-TV pick up cars from people for free as a way to help fund their programming?
I think they do have a program like that, although if it's like most car donation programs, the donor would need to have clear title of the vehicle.
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