Road Warrior: Avoiding tow-truck 'ransom' on the turnpike avoid those tow-truck nightmares

Paying a ransom to get his stalled car started or towed from the Vince Lombardi park-and-ride wasn’t exactly what Jay Gluck had in mind when he called for roadside service a week ago.

But by the time Al’s Towing of Jersey City got Jay and his Honda back home to Rochelle Park, he would be poorer by a heart-stopping $250.

“I live just a few miles away!” Jay protested.

As he tells it, the tow truck driver answered in a way that ended any negotiations:

“Cash,” he said simply.

The contents of Jay’s wallet fell a little short, so he called his wife, …read more

Source: North Jersey Bergen

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