Written by Graham Cutbill-White
Temporary impounded vehicle insurance can be a lifesaver your vehicle has been impounded. Whatever the circumstances, you need to act quickly and follow the proper steps to get it released.
First and foremost, you must make sure you have the right insurance, otherwise, the authorities won’t release your vehicle.
When looking for a quote online, you might find that a lot of annual insurers won’t offer cover for impounded cars. To release your vehicle, you need to find a policy that is designed for retrieving a vehicle.
It’s simple and straightforward to get a quote, and cover is available instantly, so there’s no waiting around.
Once you’ve purchased your policy, a copy of the insurance documents will be emailed to you straight away so you can retrieve your vehicle quickly.
You’ll probably have a million things on your mind during this difficult time, so one way to relieve some of that stress is knowing you have the right impounded vehicle insurance to recover your property as soon as possible.
No matter what the offence, in order 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.
Most annual insurers won’t offer cover for impounded cars because it’s seen as a high-risk category, and so a temporary impounded vehicle insurance policy will be the best option available.
You won’t be able to get a standard temporary insurance policy because you need to have a minimum of 30 days cover, and a normal temporary policy only lasts up to 28 days. Standard short term policies also often come with specific exclusions on use for releasing impounded vehicles.
Our specially designed 30 day impound insurance gives you everything you need to release your vehicle and get you back on the road.
In these situations, you need to purchase a policy as quickly as possible. You have just 7 working days to reclaim your vehicle and the longer you leave it, the longer you’ll be without your vehicle, plus the £20 a day storage fee you have to pay will soon add up to a large, unwanted expense.
If you fail to reclaim your vehicle or fail to show the correct documentation within 14 days, your vehicle will be disposed of.
In such time-sensitive situations, insurance for impounded vehicles is the ideal solution. The process is simple and straightforward with quotes available in minutes, you can save time and money.
How much it costs to recover your car from impound will depend on a number of 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 a temporary policy, 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:
Valid 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.