1259 S Patton St, Philadelphia, PA | Directions 1914639.938142 -75.196010
Neighborhoods: South Philadelphia, Grays Ferry
one of the best around!! we have a fully functioning garage in use on a smaller street in south philly which , in the past 8 years or so, gets a higher volume of traffic and parking. when people park in front of our clearly visible garage, blocking us in, we use south philly towing. have a huge sign that says "do not park here, you will be towed"
they always come promptly when called and always wait until a police officer tickets the car and runs its' tags. if its a local person, we knock on their door to ask them to move the car so we can get in or out of our garage.
the only negative reviews on here seem to be from people who park illegally and do not want to be responsible for their actions or pay the price. people need to use the lots and/or spots that you parked in, and it isn't the owner's OR SPT's fault that you couldn't read the sign and were in a rush.
they are very fair and will not tow w/o a ticket.
best around – I honestly think the bad reviews are written by competitor towing companies.
I have had nothing but good experiences using South Philly Towing. The drivers are pleasant, rates are fair (if not lower than other local places), and I have even had to call them in the middle of the night. My car was far from new. It would stall all the time. South Philly Towing really helped me out on more than one occasion.
I have recommended them to friends and have never heard a complaint from them either.
Used them one time – Was surprised to see the reviews I did on here.
Here's my experience with SPT.
Was moving in Aug 09, and got a "No parking" permit for the two spots in front of my house to allow for a moving van. Paid for them at City Hall, put them up, and when I wake up the next morning, two cars are parked in those spots. Thankfully, one car moved, but the other one remained. Called the cops, they couldn't do anything, so I called the towing company. I asked them if they could tow the car, and they said they were unable as they could only tow cars if their company sign and contact info were visible, so the owner would know who to contact. I was so furious that this person hadn't moved and my van was coming, I pleaded for the tow guy to tow the car to the projects, but he would not. When a spot a few cars away opened up, he towed the car, so the driver would be able to find their car.
Was surprised to reviews about shady drivers, as this guy was very ethical and fair.
Best Towing Company arounD lol lol – Best Towing Company arounD lol lol lol lol lol lol
SCAM!!!! – They towed my car when I parked in front of my friends' garage. My friend wasn't there at the time but I put my friend on the phone to tell the tow guy it's ok for me to be there. He said once he got the car on his truck there's nothing he can do. I have to pay the fee right away or pay double at his office. The business looks shady. I think they're desperate for money and will tow anybody's car with any chance they get.
TOTAL RIPOFF!!!!!!!! BEWARE – I recently parked on a street where aprox. 150 cars were parked. There were no signs posted and I was parked legally. After leaving a Phillys game at 12:00 am with my eight year old son I found my car to be missing. After walking around for about 15 minutes I saw an old sign about halfway down the block that was blocked by a dissabled van. I called and they told me my car was towed. They said they were closed to call back tomorrow and hung up the phone. I live about 2 hours away and called my wife to pick me up. It was about 3am when my wife came and got back home around 5. The next morning I called and was told the fee was $210.00(cash only). I dont know how the city allows such a piece of crap company to do business on their behalf. Beware, this company preys on innocent drivers obeying the laws.
south philly towing we are crooks and thieves – the only good reviews about them are the ones they wrote themselves.
These guys are Gestapo crooks and thieves! – Last night these crooks towed vehicles from 95 & south galloway street. The owners were Eagles fans who had already paid $95 per ticket to go to a pre-season Eagles game! We were not parked illegally, but were told to call the police if we had a problem with the situation ( we caught them in the act )! People were willing to walk farther to avoid $20 parking. No businesses were blocked or interfered with in any way!
This should not happen! When will the city act against this criminal towing! It is theft & highway robbery!
Reasonably priced and always on time – Being someone who frequents the City of Philadelphia quite often, I must say that everyone has to understand that there is no such thing as free parking in Center City. This is not the game of Monopoly wher you get some prize by landing on that square. Instead, your car is rightfully towed and sent back to the tow yard for pick up. Let me be clear. This is yours and only your fault. Don't park where you are not allowed. If you car is towed, it is because you did something wrong, not the other way around. Besides helping fellow business owners out by ridding the lots of illegally parked cars, the also offer a variety of other different services. It was raining went I met this company by accident. I slid into a guard rail and blew out my front right tire. South Philly Towing pulled over and changed my front tire and also inspect the car to make sure it was safe to drive. My experience was great and if I have ever have any towing needs in the future, this will be the first company I call.
Best Towing Company arounD – I recently got my car towed after an accident by southphilly towing, and i cannot think of one thing bad to say about these guys! They were perfect gentelman and did everything i asked them to! I can not beleive these as*hole out of towners think so badly about this company! Maybe you should follow the rules and read the signs, there only doing there job! And they can have there business in whatever part of philadelphia they want, do you think that they are suposed to relocate to a nicer more expensive lot just to please yoUu! Just think , you got a tour of the beautiful side of philadelphia that you wouldnt get to see without them! So instead of writing lies and nasty reviews you should thank them, if it wasnt them it would have been the city towing your car eighter way, it was YOUR FAULT, maybe next time you wont be so careless! Anyway i sure thank them and i would recommend them to anyone, there terrific and helpful men!
p.s they handled my car just fine and recommened the best service to fix it and now im back on the streets in my mercedes c class and its just like new!
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