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Car Part Salvage

Car-Part.com has introduced Car-Part Salvage, a new way to connect auto recyclers and salvage sellers online!

Eighteen years ago, Car-Part.com introduced itself into the automotive marketplace – chances are, you have used Car-Part.com to find parts before. Since then, we have developed a suite of products designed to help auto recyclers buy vehicles, manage their businesses, and sell parts. We have also developed the Car-Part Pro professional part search, giving auto body shops, mechanical shops, and insurance companies the ability to find and acquire quality parts. CarPartPro.com allows you to search for parts according to your business needs, using our simplified online process. We hope you have already begun to use Car-Part Pro in your business.

Last year we introduced a new service to our products suite: Car-Part Salvage. With this, we are providing new opportunities for towers to sell vehicles directly to recyclers. Car-Part Salvage is our online auto sale that connects auto recyclers with salvage sellers from different areas of the marketplace. We are excited to finally have a product that opens the door to working directly with the towing industry!

Car-Part Salvage sells the vehicles from their current location to our extensive buyer base, all of whom are Car-Part.com recycler customers located throughout the United States and Canada. Car-Part Salvage sellers in the towing industry are able to list their units at their convenience from home or office, and we offer our training on-site or remote/online. We don’t charge seller’s fees, we allow reserve pricing per unit, and you control how long your vehicle will be listed. (Ownership, Storage Lien paperwork, or a title is required.)

Car-Part Salvage offers buyers all levels of vehicles, from “run and drive” units to those with extensive damage. We don’t stop with the sale – we also offer a service to those buyers who need their purchases to be transported to them. Before purchasing, buyers are notified that transportation is offered from the unit’s seller at an additional cost.

Our goal is to simplify your process and get the most for your vehicle, while also providing our buyers with vehicles that benefit their business needs.

We’d love to talk to you more about how Car-Part Salvage can work for your business. To learn more or sign up, contact us at Info@CarPartSalvage.com or call 859-344-1924 and ask for Lynette or Sable.

We look forward to meeting you at the San Antonio Tow Expo International in August and the Baltimore American Towman Exposition in November!

Lunch and Learn with IAA

You're Invited to Lunch and Learn.
An educational opportunity for  Southwest Tow Operators members.
February 11 | 11:00 a.m. CT
To RSVP, click or contact Southwest Tow Operators at 972.247.9454. RSVP Now
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STO Alert! - Latest TDLR Interpretations of Towing & VSF Laws

TDLR has recently looked at three common industry practices and determined that they ARE IN VIOLATION of our statutes. The three industry practices are:

  • Providing notary service at the VSF for a fee
  • Performing vehicle re-locates without vehicle owner’s permission
  • Requiring proof of insurance for vehicle release when instructed to do so by Law Enforcement

Notary service: You cannot charge for notary service at the VSF, even if the notary fees go to the individual notary and are not retained by the VSF. You can still provide the notary service if you choose, but you CANNOT charge for it. This reverses an earlier TDLR interpretation that allowed the individual notary to charge for the service as long as the money went directly to the individual notary and not put on the credit card with tow and VSF fees.

Vehicle relocates (for parking lot re-striping or construction, etc,): There is nothing in the statute that allows a tow operator to move a vehicle without the owner’s permission. If the vehicle is parked illegally (with proper notice and signage), it can only be moved to a licensed VSF for impound.

Proof of insurance: Even if instructed by law enforcement, you CANNOT require proof of insurance in order to release a vehicle. However, proof of insurance CAN be used by the vehicle owner as proof of OWNERSHIP for release.

You can watch the Towing, Storage and Booting Advisory Board meeting of December 3, 2014 to hear the discussion on these items. Go to http://www.tdlr.texas.gov/towing/towingboard.htm#meetings to view the recorded meeting.

Join the discussions on these latest interpretations and more at Southwest Tow Operators' Forum: http://swtowop.org/index.php/forum/7-administrative/101-tdlr-s-newest-interpretations-of-towing-vsf-laws .

Please contact us at 1-866-320-9300 if you have any questions on this.

Dom’s Wrap-A-Wreck


Dom’s Wrap-A-Wreck is located in Mountainside, NJ and has been in business for 6 years and is a member of Southwest Tow Operators. We are sellers of our Wrap-A-Wreck High Quality Self-adhesive film. It comes in Clear 3 Mil and 4 Mil thicknesses. We carry 18” and 36” widths and 100ft and 200ft lengths.

Our film is true thickness film. It has extended UV Protection and a high tack adhesion system that does not break down in the rain. It is a puncture resistant film. Our film with its special adhesive is easily applied and removed. It is ideal for use at accident sites, many towing companies charge for the protection which increases their profits. Satisfaction is 100% guaranteed,

I stand by my film which I believe is of high quality and reasonably priced or your money back. There are many films on the market but I believe my product is of the Highest Quality. Try our product and you won’t be disappointed. Use the code (welcome) when ordering and receive 5% off your entire order. It is made in the U.S.A.

You can order online at www.domswrapawreck.com or contact us toll free at 1(877)366-7972. You can also email us at dom@domswrapawreck.com.

A Letter from Automatic Data Processing

Dear Valued Member,


My name is Patrick O’Neill (ADP District Manager) and I want to personally thank you for your participation in the Southwest Tow Operators Association. As a member, you have access to special products, services, and promotional opportunities in various regards.

Automatic Data Processing, Inc. (ADP®) is one of the largest providers of business outsourcing solutions – including human resources, payroll, tax and benefits administration – to both employers and automotive dealerships around the world. We build personalized solutions that can fit your organization’s unique goals and increase your productivity. We serve approximately 570,000 organizations in more than 125 countries, including nearly 400,000 small-businesses. Over 80 percent of FORTUNE 500 companies and more than 90 percent of FORTUNE 100 companies use at least one of ADP’s services. Partnering with ADP means you get solutions with the latest HR technology – so you can focus your limited time and resources on your people and your goals, not back-office administration. We invest more than $600 million every year to develop and enhance the services that can help you run your organization better.

As a business owner you know that running a business takes hard work, dedication, and the right team members by your side. I myself have been made available to you as human capital management consultant to help your business in three main categories. Those three areas of your business are helping you make smarter use of financial resources, engage the right team members, and mitigate risks that can cripple any organization. The towing industry faces an increase in regulations as well as growth opportunities every day. By partnering your business with ADP you are able to stay ahead of the competition, greatly reduce risk of fines by government collection agencies (IRS, TWC) and attract/retain the best talent to support growth for the business.

As a member of the Southwest Tow Operators you have been given access to ADP’s industry leading services at a discounted rate of 30%. Please do not hesitate to reach out to either myself or the association for any additional information regarding this notification.


Best Regards,


Patrick O’Neill
ADP District Manager-DFW
P: 201-274-6208
E: Patrick.Oneill@adp.com

Contact Info

  • Southwest Tow Operators
  • 811 S Central Expwy Suite 200
  • Richardson, Texas, 75080
  • Toll Free: (866) 320-9300

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