Philadelphia named second-worst city for aggressive towing practices

    Of all the rankings bestowed upon Philadelphia — unclean, green and everything in between — this one feels like kind of a no-brainer.

    We’ve been named the second-worst city in America for aggressive towing practices.

    The Property Casualty Insurers Association of America confirmed with its National Towing Survey what we already know: having your car towed is one of the most frustrating, time-consuming, intelligence-insulting experiences known to mankind.

    The survey narrows down the list of 149 cities to the five worst based on fees, the difficult release process, poor communication from the tow companies and the level of access adjusters have to vehicles.

    Here’s the list of the worst cities:

    1. Chicago, Illinois2. Philadelphia, Pennsylvania3. New York, New York4. Atlanta, Georgia5. Houston, Texas

    At the state level, Pennsylvania and New Jersey ranked second- and fourth-worst, respectively. The PCIAA drew up this handy list of tips for drivers facing a tow.

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