Impound and Auction Information

Auction Info

Vehicle Auctions are held on the 2nd & 4th Tuesday of the month at 1pm.

Vehicle inspection is at noon.

Sales are conducted @ 344 W. Arrow Hwy., San Dimas, 91773


1. All vehicles will be sold “AS IS” and all sales are final. No one under 18 years of age will be admitted. No sandals or open toed shoes. Vehicles must be paid for in cash by 5pm the day of the sale.

2. The buyer must register the vehicle with the Department of Motor Vehicles within 10 days after purchasing it. The buyer assumes full responsibility for compliance with the DMV for transfer of ownership and related fees.

3. Sanders Towing Inc. requires up to a 25% deposit at the time of purchase unless the buyer has a pre-approved account. All sales are to be paid for by cash. No checks or credit cards will be accepted. If the buyer fails to complete the purchase, the vehicle will be sold to the next highest bidder, or the bidding will start over at the sole discretion of the person conducting the sale. Vehicles are to be removed from the lot within 24 hours after the auction has been completed with the exception of those sold under Civil Code Section 3071 that are subject to a 10 day redemption period. Storage of $35.00 per day will be applied thereafter. Vehicles left more than 10 days will be re-sold, and all deposit money will be forfeited.

4. Vehicles sold under Civil Code Section 3072 are appraised at $4,000 or less. Should the bid on such a vehicle exceed that amount, per DMV, the vehicle will be taken off the auction and reliened through DMV to be sold at a later date under Civil Code Section 3071.

5. Buyer is responsible for all DMV fees, penalties, and past due registrations. Vehicles sold as “true mileage unknown.”

6. Sanders Towing Inc. reserves the right to accept bids in any increment they feel is in the best interest of the sale. We also reserve the right to bid on any vehicle, reject any bid, or stop the sale of any vehicle. In the event of a dispute, the auctioneer’s decision is final.

7. All emission control equipment (smog) related repairs and certifications are the sole responsibility of the buyer. Sanders Towing Inc. does not accept responsibility for the failure of any vehicle sold, or the failure of a vehicle to meet safety standards or emission control equipment regulations as set by any Federal, State, or local agency. It is the express responsibility of the buyer to comply with any safety or emission control equipment requirements prior to using any vehicle purchased.

8. Sanders Towing Inc. assumes no responsibility for third party claims on any vehicle, or the inability to obtain new registration on any vehicle unless such a problem was caused by negligence on the part of Sanders Towing Inc.

9. Any person who removes parts or property from a vehicle on auction will be subject to expulsion from the sale and will no longer be able to participate at any lien sale auctions at Sanders Towing Inc., without prior approval. Sanders Towing Inc. reserves the right to remove any vehicle from the sale that has been tampered with or has had parts broken or stolen during the inspection period.


Impound Info

Providing towing and storage services for law enforcement and property owners for over forty years is our primary function. Vehicles may be towed and stored for a myriad of reasons but usually deal with a violation of a California Vehicle Code Section. We do not make the decision regarding the impounding of any vehicle. That is the duty and responsibility of the police officer or property owner. We simply provide the service at their request. If you feel that your vehicle was towed without “probable cause”, you may request a Post Impoundment Hearing from the impounding agency.

We release impounded vehicles 24 hours a day. Vehicles may be inspected and unattached personal property removed between the hours of 8:00 A.M. and 5:00 P.M Mon – Fri. Acceptable forms of payment include, cash, Visa, Mastercard or Debit Card. Vehicles or property that is released outside of normal business hours will be charged an additional fee..
We will need the following information in order to release your vehicle:

Police Dept. Release (if required)
License or Vehicle Indentification Number (VIN)
Governmental issued photo identification such as a Drivers License or Identification Card
Proof of ownership such as current registration, Pink Slip or rental agreement.

Most vehicles that are towed require a written release from the appropriate public agency. Please contact the correct department below for information.


La Verne Police Department

2061 Third Street
La Verne, CA 91750
(909) 596-1913
*Release required on all vehicles

San Dimas Sheriff Station

270 S. Walnut Ave.
San Dimas, CA 91773
(909) 450-2700
*Release required on all vehicles except stolen recoveries

Walnut / Diamond Bar Sheriff Station

21695 Valley Blvd.
Walnut, CA 91789
(909) 595-2264
*Release required on all vehicles except stolen recoveries