The Road To VIP: Getting Turned Down By Tow Trucks

Liberty shutting down the Southern State Parkway in NY!-Not quite.  This is the ugly part of the game that often gets over looked; the struggle.  Ty recently ran into a series of bad luck events that had his car sidelined on the highway for hours.  One of his airbags which had a slow leak, popped.  Before we get into a debate about bags, this one was user error.

He recently replaced his bags with smaller ones to allow him to drive much lower while keeping a nice ride.  That means the max lift from the ground position is about 3″ tops where it used to be closer to 4.5″.  When you change things, sometimes it takes a while before it becomes embedded in your brain.  The PSI reading in the old bags to achieve what he considered a comfortable ride, was pushing these new bags to their limits.  Ty went by the pressure that was shown in the gauges, forgetting that new bit of info.  He had more than these smaller bags were built for which caused one to pop.

During this time he tried getting a tow but they kept turning him down.  He waited hours.  You will find out that tow trucks hate towing lowered cars because it takes so much longer and there is a risk of parts breaking off as they drag.  His friend Vlad came to help him out with a battery charger and stick around for moral support which he is grateful about.  Ty was finally able to get a tow about 4-5 hours later and said he won’t let this experience scare him off.  What doesn’t kill you will make you stronger.


8 responses to “The Road To VIP: Getting Turned Down By Tow Trucks

  1. Down here in south florida minimum wait for a triple A flatbed is 1 hour. And yup they hate towing lowered and slammed cars. I usually keep my own planks of wood in the camry but even if you assure them that you ain’t gonna sue for damages some of the drivers still refuse to take it. Good thing he didn’t let it deter him. It is what it is. I’m definitely motivated to buy my own used flatbed though after I get hired as an air traffic csb

  2. I have an unhealthy relationship with AAA. It goes somethin like this:

    every time i call them for a tow, they say something like….

    “Oh you’re the guy with the low rider, right? yeah..well its gonna take longer for you because u’ll need a flatbed, wood planks, and a driver who’s willing to tow u”

    that’s the shyt i get every time. so, i feel your pain.
    But its the lifestyle, and little stuff like this is the sacrifice we endure to ride low.

    Good luck,
    and Keep Crawlin!

  3. He a trooper… Vlad is the man…

    Ty you could have called me… I would have supported you via the phone (no homo)… LOL

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