Impounded vehicle insurance gives you the insurance you need to release a vehicle from the impound.
If you need to release your car from the impound, you will have to prove that the vehicle is insured for a minimum of 30 days before it can be released. With impounded car insurance, you get the 30 days cover you need quickly and easily.
Having your vehicle impounded can be an expensive process, and the longer you leave it, the more costly the whole situation gets.
With car compound insurance for impounded cars, you can get the policy you need in just 90 seconds, with your insurance documents emailed to you instantly – saving you time and money.
It’s incredibly important to ensure you have the right insurance as most standard policies won’t cover releasing a vehicle from the compound. Buying the wrong policy will cost you even more money, so it’s crucial to get it right.
Get your impounded vehicle insurance with Tempcover and release your vehicle now.
No matter what the offence, to get your vehicle back, you need to have insurance. If you don’t already have an annual policy or your existing insurance won’t cover impounded vehicles, then you need to purchase specific insurance for impounded cars.
Valid compound insurance documents are not the only thing you need to have your impounded vehicle released. You must prove that you own the vehicle before you will be allowed to collect it.
To make this process as quick and painless as possible, you should take all the following documents with you:
This is just a general list of the documents most pounds will require, but you can find a full list of the specific documents you need in a notice letter which is sent when the vehicle is ready for collection.
Getting short term impounded car insurance depends on several factors including your age, vehicle, and driving history among others. We can however confirm that to be eligible for impounded car insurance, you and your vehicle must meet at least the following criteria:
To get impound insurance, you must
To get impound insurance, your vehicle must
|Be aged 17-80 years old||Not have been modified|
|Have held a UK or NI driving licence for at least 6 months||Have no more than 8 seats|
|Must be the current legal owner of the vehicle & be able to provide proof if requested by Police||Be a right-hand drive car|
|Have no more than 3 licence points in the last 3 years if you are aged 17-25 or no more than 6 licence points in the last 3 years if you are aged 26-75.||Be registered in Great Britain, Northern Ireland, or the Isle of Man|
|Have not been disqualified from driving for the last 5 years||Weigh no more than 3.5 tonnes|
|Have no more than 2 fault claims in the last 3 years|
|Have no criminal convictions|
|Not have had a previous policy of insurance declared void by an insurer|
Please be aware that each insurer on our panel has its own eligibility criteria and so you should pay close attention to their Proposer’s Declaration.
There are many reasons why an authority such as the police, or DVLA may have decided to impound your car. Here are just examples of the reasons why your car has been impounded:
How much it costs to recover your car from impound will depend on several factors. Charges will vary depending on who has been responsible for collecting your vehicle, and how long they’ve had to hold it for. Before you can get it back, you’ll need to a release fee and pay your road tax if your car doesn’t have any.
You can purchase impound insurance that covers you for a full year, but this can be extremely costly, especially at a time when you have to pay other expensive fees to get your vehicle released.
With temporary car insurance for impounded cars, you get 30 days insurance, which is not only the minimum needed for release but gives you time to decide whether you want to sell your vehicle or purchase an annual insurance policy for it.
It’s important to remember that a temporary impound insurance policy will only last 30 days, and no changes can be made once the policy is purchased. There is also no refund available if you cancel the policy once the vehicle has been released.
Purchasing car impound vehicle cover means you can get your vehicle released at your earliest convenience. With a short-term policy you get:
Looking for something else? You can release an impounded van with temporary impounded van insurance. Once you’ve released your vehicle, why not choose a temporary insurance policy while you arrange annual insurance or sell the vehicle.
Find more information about our range of temporary insurance products here:
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