Archive for the ‘FAQs’ Category

Where do cars go when they’re towed in Chicago?

Tuesday, September 29th, 2020
Hatchback car being towed in city

Having your car towed isn’t just an immediate hassle, you also have to figure out where it went after that. So, where do cars go when they’re towed in Chicago? Let’s find out.

Where did my car go in Chicago?

You can find your vehicle by filling out the form here. According to the, there are multiple auto-pounds where your car could be taken after it has been towed. So, if you have an unpaid parking ticket, red light tickets, or other reasons to be towed, you’ll need to fill out the form linked above in order to find which auto-pound your vehicle has been taken to. Once you find it, you can get in touch with that auto-pound to determine pickup time and payment methods.

Who do I pay to get my car out of the auto-pound?

If your vehicle has been towed, you’ll have a few fees that will need to be paid, including   things like the boot fees, towing fees, and storage fees. These can add up, so expect to pay at least $250, if not more. The storage fees can add up the longer your vehicle is in the auto-pound, so if your vehicle has been towed, it’s best to pay the fees and get it out as soon as possible. You can pay the auto-pound directly in order to get your vehicle out.

Read more: How can I avoid getting my car towed in Chicago?

What happens if I don’t pay the auto-pound fees?

If you decide not to pay the fees in order to get your vehicle out of the auto-pound, then your vehicle will be subject to either auction or demolition after 21 days. However, if you have a legitimate reason to extent the grace period before this happens, then you’ll need to get in touch with the auto pound, as you can potentially receive a 15-day extension.

Vehicle towing and services in Chicago

Car crash truck being towed in parking lot

On the flipside, if you need to have your car towed to a mechanic, we encourage you to get in touch with our team at Continental Motors. Not only can we assist with engine and transmission issues, but we also have a collision center that will help you get your car back into its best shape. So, if you need the assistance of our experienced service team, we encourage you to get in touch with Continental Motors. If you are in need of a new vehicle, we encourage you to check out our vehicle inventory, all of which is listed online.

How did Chicago get its name?

Saturday, August 29th, 2020
Explorers discover some very stinky onions by a river, the smell symbolized by a large floating nose

Nowadays, the name Chicago is so engrained in our brains that it’s hard to imagine the city being called anything else. But that name did not simply befall this region with the creation of the world. Where did the name “Chicago” come from?


Why is Chicago important to the Midwest?

Friday, August 14th, 2020
Chicago skyline sepia toned

Chicago’s Role in Midwestern History and Modern Times

Chicago is the largest city of the American Midwest. What makes Chicago so important to the region?


How can I avoid getting my car towed in Chicago?

Friday, July 31st, 2020
Cartoon depiction of a car loaded on a tow truck

Returning to your parking spot to find your ride mysteriously gone is not an experience many yearn to have. And yet, sometimes, it can be hard to know how to avoid it. Why do cars get towed in Chicago, and how can one prevent it from happening to them?


Is it convenient to drive an electric car in Chicago?

Tuesday, July 21st, 2020
A woman drives an electric car in Chicago, her relaxed face demonstrating the convenience

EV-Friendliness of the Windy City

Electric cars are widely touted as the vehicle of the future; currently, they’re the best option humanity has in its mission to move away from dependence on fossil fuels and reduce the chances of destroying our precious planet. However, one obstacle to electric vehicle adoption is a lack of convenience, experience, and sometimes infrastructure to support it. How practical is it to drive an electric vehicle in Chicagoland?


How big is Chicago?

Thursday, June 25th, 2020
Two cherubim hold a giant ruler over the city of Chicago in an attempt to measure its size

Chicago Area and Population Size

Chicago is a big city. But exactly how big is it? Join us below as we analyze a variety of measurements to give you an idea of the Windy City’s size!


Where can I buy a used car with warranty coverage in the Chicago area?

Wednesday, June 10th, 2020
A salesman shakes a mans hand as a satisfying deal is made.

Continental Certified Program – CPO Used Vehicles at Continental Motors

Those looking to save money on the purchase of a vehicle tend to take a look into the possibility of buying used. However, several downsides are typically associated with a used vehicle purchase, with one of the major ones being reliability and warranty coverage. Is there anywhere one can buy a reliable used vehicle with warranty coverage near Chicago, IL?


Are masks required in Chicago?

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020
A clear-eyed woman in a city wears a mask and looks resigned.

Chicago Coronavirus Mask Laws

With laws varying across regions and no strict federal policy, there can be some confusion over what is currently required in terms of the coronavirus. Each state has, to some extent, been left to come up with their own rules. The result has been a patchwork quilt of various regulations across regions, states, districts and cities.

One rule that varies is the requirement of facemasks. Are people required to wear facemasks in public in Chicago?


When will the economy re-open in Chicago?

Wednesday, May 6th, 2020
A mask-wearing being with a body made of money floats through a representation of COVID-era Chicago as dollar bills billow around it.

Illinois Re-Opening Plan and Requirements from Governor JB Pritzker

Like citizens all across the country during this era of COVID-19, many quarantined Chicagoans are wondering when things will finally return to normal. The current crisis and subsequent safety measures blindsided America, and an urgent desire to get back to living the way they did just a few months ago has erupted in the form of frustrated protests across the country, like a child throwing a tantrum about having to spend the day in a classroom instead of playing outside.

A state of uncertainty has enveloped the nation, and such a state is highly unpleasant to some individuals. Many are eagerly attempting to conjure up a promised date as to when this will all be over. This is the same for Chicagoans as for those anywhere else. When is the economy going to re-open in Chicago?


Where can I still go hiking and enjoy nature near Chicago during the COVID-19 quarantine?

Thursday, April 16th, 2020
A cartoon man jauntily strolls through a beautiful forest, presumably somewhere near Chicago.

Hiking Trails and Nature Spots Still Open During the Illinois Stay At Home Order

In an effort to slow the spread of the coronavirus as much as possible, Governor Pritzker has closed the national parks and sites in Illinois. The spots were simply too crowded to be responsibly allowed to continue operation. However, that doesn’t mean all of the natural world is off-limits.

Individuals are still allowed, and in some cases even encouraged, to leave their homes to get a breath of fresh air. So where can one still find hiking and chilling spots out in nature during the COVID-19 stay-at-home quarantine period?