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Old 11-18-2015, 09:02 AM
 
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I got a letter from John Deloach Enterprises dba Bexar Towing and they are charging me storage fees for a vehicle I no longer have. I traded in my car to Gillman Honda about a year ago and now Im getting this letter for storage fees, the letter has a complaint number in Austin, but I just can even understand how this is happening, any help would be appreciated, thanks
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:13 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I got a letter from John Deloach Enterprises dba Bexar Towing and they are charging me storage fees for a vehicle I no longer have. I traded in my car to Gillman Honda about a year ago and now Im getting this letter for storage fees, the letter has a complaint number in Austin, but I just can even understand how this is happening, any help would be appreciated, thanks
Call whatever number is on the letter and tell them you no longer own the vehicle. I'm sure either you or the dealer should have records that can prove that.
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Old 11-18-2015, 09:16 AM
 
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Apparently the car title is still in your name for some reason. Gillman probably didn't do the paperwork like they were supposed to...no surprise, those people at Gillman are morons. Nothing but complaints with that dealership.
Call the impound yard and tell them you no longer own the vehicle, then call Gillman and raise hell.
I had the same thing happen to me a few years back. Impound yard wanted hundreds of dollars for an impounded car i traded in 2 years prior. Thanks Boerne Dodge.
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Old 11-18-2015, 10:04 AM
 
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Apparently, a pretty common problem.

Same thing happened to my sister several years ago. Traded in a car at another one of San Antonio's major new-car dealer chains. Gets a letter several months later from another Texas municipality, notifying her of the unclaimed vehicle in their impound lot. She just ignored the letter, as she had signed over the title, and was paid for the vehicle at trade-in time. Never heard anything more about it.
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Old 11-18-2015, 11:08 AM
 
Location: San Quilmas, Tx
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Same here. I turned in a lease car and about a year later here comes a red light ticket from the City of Irving, Tx. I contacted the lease company and told them they had 72 hours to resolve it. Never heard anymore about it.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:20 PM
 
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It could be worse. Just ask the Plumber whose truck he traded in ended up in Syria with an anti aircraft gun mounted on it.

Texas Plumber Isn't Sure How Extremists In Syria Ended Up With His Work Truck

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Old 11-18-2015, 07:26 PM
 
Location: Port Charlotte
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There is a form you can download off the DPS site, shows the transfer data. Fill it out, send it in, car is history. Have had that happen with a trailer, car.
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Old 11-18-2015, 07:31 PM
 
Location: In the sticks of Colorado County
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Check out the Texas DMV website and read about a document called a Vehicle Transfer Notification. You are past their "file by" date but hopefully you can find some help. I just looked up the page and learned a few things myself.

TXDMV.GOV - Buying or Selling a Vehicle
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Old 11-19-2015, 01:43 AM
 
Location: San Antonio, Texas
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Considering the frequency of this problem; that site shouldn't have any "file by" dates.
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Old 11-19-2015, 06:48 AM
 
Location: Henderson, NV
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Fill out and send the form after every transfer. Not poking you in the eye, as I learned this lesson a few years ago when the Balcones Heights traffic cams snapped one of my old vehicles running a stop sign months after I traded it at a local car dealership.

The towing company MAY relieve you of responsibility if you send them a letter with a copy of the transfer documents (when you traded the car), which they know is proof enough for any legal argument. When Balcones Heights came after me, I sent them a nice letter with a copy of my car documents, referring them to the dealer, and it was closed.

Now I don't trust any of those good old boys. I just send the DMV form and hold a copy of the sale and form for a year.

I hope it works out.
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