Impounded car insurance is a policy that can help you in the release of an impounded car that has been impounded by the police or other authorities. Impound insurance cover is a legal requirement to release your vehicle from the police pound and it is not covered by most yearly policies.
This is why we provide short-term impound cover so that rather than having to purchase a yearly policy that does include impound cover, you can get 30 days of impound cover which is the legal minimum requirement to be able to release your vehicle from the police pound.
So whether your vehicle is impounded due to not having insurance on your car or if your vehicle was not legally parked, temporary impound insurance will be the ideal solution for you in a critical situation. The impounded car insurance policy provides you with a solution to releasing a car from the police pound providing quick 30-day third-party insurance coverage for drivers aged between 21-75 with a full UK driving license for 1 year or more.
- Impounded car insurance cover arranged in a few minutes
- You can quickly download an insurance certificate
- Considers a pending conviction (no insurance)
- Quick cover to release the impounded vehicle
- 30-day policy for insurance for impounded cars
How does impound insurance work?
When you generate your car documentation for the police pound, you will be need to generate insurance documentation valid for at least 30 days. Not all insurance policies particularly exclude use for releasing vehicles from the police pound. The cover level is for third party only. If you have been serve with an impound notice by the police for not having insurance on the vehicle, this insurance policy will provide you with suitable insurance documentation to release the car.
Why do vehicles get impounded by the police?
Under the Road Traffic Law, the police and other authorities have got all the power to impound any vehicle. That is being drive without a proper insurance policy. Where the driver does not hold a proper driving license. If the driver has committed the offense or the police cannot establish insurance cover being in place at the roadside. The vehicle will be impound and take to the police pound where you will charge release charges plus daily storage fees. Until the vehicle is release. There are many reasons why a car may impound, here are a few examples:
- The vehicle is not insure
- Not having a valid driving license
- The vehicle has not paid the road tax
- The car is illegally park
- Being drive by someone without a valid driving license
How can you release your impounded car from impound?
Once you know where your vehicle is being place. You should pay release charges plus daily storage fees until the vehicle is release. Therefore, the quicker you can release your car from the pound, the cheaper it will be. You will need to show your valid driving license, proof of ownership, a valid MOT certificate, and proof of your impound insurance. The impound will tell you if there are any additional documents require. As this can differ depending on what you have impounded for. There is a strict time limit of 14 days that will hand to you at the roadside. After the deadline, the vehicle will be crush or sell at auction.
There are a few restrictions with impound insurance policies. The policy should in the name of the registered owner of the vehicle. You will not able to get the vehicle retrieve from impound if this is not the case. So ensure you don’t take insurance out in the wrong person’s name. The policy is mainly for the purpose of releasing the vehicle from the pound. And it covers only the policyholder who should the vehicle registered owner.
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