Impounded Car Insurance Guide

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Impounded Car Insurance Guide

Why could my car be impounded?

Authorities such as police, DVLA and local authorities have the right to impound vehicles, there is a few reasons for this:

  • Your car is not insured
  • You are driving without TAX
  • Your car is parked on a public road without TAX
  • Your car is parked on private land but hasn’t got Statutory Off-Road Notification (SORN)
  • Your car is parked illegally on public roads or private land

Authorities could also stop and seize your car due to:

  • Careless driving
  • You not having proper licence or legitimate insurance

How do I retrieve my impounded car?

If your car has been impounded you will need to get the address of where it’s been transported to, you can do the following to get this information:

  • Call 101 and ask to speak to your local police
  • Call 0343 224 1999 NSL (TAX enforcement company)

Once you know where your car has been transported to, you will need to pay a fee to release it, if you don’t pay, your car could eventually be sold or disposed of.

Impound Car Insurance

You will be asked to provide proof of insurance at the pound to release your car, you will need a special Impounded Vehicle Insurance for this.

What is Covered with our Impounded Car Insurance?

  • 30-day cover to release an impounded vehicle immediately
  • Third Party Only cover
  • Owner drivers with a pending no insurance (IN10) conviction are accepted
  • Printable Certificate of Motor Insurance

What is NOT Covered with our Impounded Car Insurance?

  • No option to add an additional driver to your impounded vehicle policy
  • Cover only applies for those who have held a Full UK, EU, EEA or Swiss Licence for at least 1 full year
  • Policy does not cover impounded rental vehicles, the cover is only for those who own the vehicle

Need Impounded Car Insurance?

Call Helen or Ang on 01924 499182!