Getting a temporary policy is the quickest and easiest way to get the right insurance for your impounded car!
What is temporary impounded vehicle insurance?
Temporary impounded vehicle insurance can be a huge 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 have to make sure you have the right insurance, otherwise, 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.
Temporary impounded vehicle insurance is cover specially designed for releasing your vehicle quickly and easily. It gives you 30 days insurance, the minimum that National Police Protocol and other similar authorities require before releasing 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 insurance to recover your property as soon as possible.
Why do I need temporary impounded vehicle insurance?
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 you existing insurance won’t cover impounded vehicles then you need to purchase a policy that does.
Most annual insurers won’t offer cover for impounded vehicles because it’s seen as a high-risk category and so temporary impounded vehicle insurance 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 and often come with specific exclusions on using it for releasing impounded vehicles.
Our specially designed temporary impounded insurance gives you everything you need to release your vehicle and get you get back on the road.
Time is crucial
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 a time-sensitive situation a temporary policy is the ideal solution. The process is simple and straightforward with quotes available in minutes, you can save time and money.
Why choose a temporary impounded vehicle insurance policy?
You can purchase impounded 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 impounded vehicle 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.
What do I need to get my vehicle back?
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:
- Proof of valid insurance
- Full driver’s license (including counterpart)
- Proof of ownership (The full log book (V5C) or a new keeper supplement (V5C/10) with a verifiable and ‘in date’ bill of sale)
- MOT (A valid MOT certificate or evidence of a pre-booked MOT appointment)
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.
What do I get with a temporary policy?
Purchasing temporary impounded vehicle cover means you can get your vehicle released at your earliest convenience. With a short-term policy you get:
- A quick and easy quote in minutes
- Instant cover 24/7
- The legal length of insurance for releasing a vehicle
- Documents emailed to you instantly for immediate use
At what is bound to be an extremely stressful time, a temporary impounded policy gives you everything you need to prove your insurance, delivered quickly.