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Larson's Towing

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Phone: (734) 331-3016 12205 Beech Daly, Redford, MI 48239 ! There is an alert on Larson's Towing !


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BBB Accreditation

This business is not BBB accredited.

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Reason for Rating

BBB rating is based on 16 factors. Get the details about the factors considered.

Factors that lowered the rating for Larson's Towing include:

  • 13 complaints filed against business
  • Failure to respond to 10 complaints filed against business
  • BBB does not have sufficient background information on this business

Business has an F rating due to 10 complaints closed with no response.  Investigation of the business confirmed contact information and pattern of complaint.  

Business is a towing business with a pattern of towing vehicles prematurely, aggressively, incorrectly and charging above average fees for services.  Company tows vehicles prematurely and incorrectly while consumers are shopping at businesses or en route to businesses in shopping area or from personal parking areas.  Company tows vehicles aggressively, in one case blocking in a consumers vehicle and preventing him/her to move vehicle and harassing consumers prompting at least one police report.     Company charges higher than average fees, as average towing fee in City of Detroit is approx $135 - $175 and business is charging $350 to $500.

Additionally, consumers have complained about customer service upon retrieval of vehicles.  Upon initial contact with the business, consuemrs are informed that the fee is $350 to $460, but the business is closed.  Upon contacting to make pick-up and payment arrangements the following day, consumers are told there is an increase in fees of $40 daily.  Furthermore, company accepts only cash payments.  

Company did not provide response to differentiate or provide defenses to consumer allegations.  

Customer Complaints Summary Read complaint details

13 complaints closed with BBB in last 3 years | 1 closed in last 12 months
Complaint Type Total Closed Complaints
Advertising/Sales Issues 1
Billing/Collection Issues 3
Delivery Issues 0
Guarantee/Warranty Issues 0
Problems with Product/Service 9
Total Closed Complaints 13

Additional Information

BBB file opened: October 05, 2007
Contact Information
Customer Contact: Mr. Tom Larson, Contact
Business Category

Towing - Automotive


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Mail sent to the business on 08/13/2008 was returned by the U.S. Postal Service as Undeliverable as Addressed.