While dealing with a dead car is no joyous matter to begin with, the folks at Mike Louis don't exactly lay out the party spread for you, either. When I needed my near-death car towed and junked, I called and they said they would take the car the very next day. Several days later, my car had still not been towed away and I had to call to ask what the deal was. Receiving no good reason why they were so tardy, I was told to just wait longer. On top of this, they offered $0 for a car they could scalp a good $1200 off for the new transmission alone. Lesson: if you can get your dying car to Des Moines to junk, do so.