Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Pittsburgh, Pistolvania
Generally when cars are towed for parking violations, they default to using the flatbed due to the possibility of the car being a manual transaxle in gear or with the brake on (Or AWD/4WD). Although the tow operator probably doesn't give a shit about your transaxle or brakes, he does care about his safety and workload, so he's not obviously going to try and drag a car with the back wheels locked up and cause a blowout in the tires of the car he's towing.
Anyways, if you were not a resident of the complex (Most places have a policy where only residents can park there), do not call the tow operator because someone was in your usual spot. They're just going to tow you instead. Its akin to calling the cops because someone was stealing your best marijuana plants. Bascially, trying to call that Neon in to be towed was shooting yourself in the foot because your car was probably there against regulations.
As far as your front brake squeak, it is unrelated to the eBrake. The eBrakes in the Cobalt only lock the rear wheels.
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Last edited by Nighthawk243; 12-12-2010 at 03:29 PM.