Car on tow truck ready to be taken to the car pound

Temporary Impounded Car Insurance

When your car is impounded, you need to act quickly to get it released. Keeping your car in the impound will not only leave you without a vehicle, but it will also cost you more money.

With temporary impounded car insurance, you get the cover you need to release your vehicle quickly.

What is impounded car insurance?

You are required, by law, to have a policy of at least 30 days in duration. With temporary impounded car insurance, you get the 30 days cover you need to release your vehicle.

Without the right insurance, for example, one that doesn’t cover impounded vehicles, you could end up forking out even more money for your impounded vehicle.

Make sure you get the correct cover with impounded car insurance

Cover is available in just a couple of minutes so you can get your car released as soon as possible.

    Affordable temporary insurance in just 90 seconds –  30 day policy duration as required by law.

    Do I need specialist car insurance?

    It’s more than likely that you will need a specialist impounded car insurance policy as most annual policies and even temporary insurance policies won’t cover the release of impounded vehicles.

    Because you are required to have a policy of at least 30 days in duration, you will need to ensure you have the right policy before buying. While annual insurance policies are longer than 30 days, many standard car insurance policies won’t cover impounded vehicles because of the increased risk.

    Even temporary insurance policies of 1-28 days in duration won’t be right for you as they don’t give you cover for the right period of time.

    Why your car has been impounded

    Finding out your car has been impounded can be a scary thing. It’s important to find out why your vehicle has been impounded.

    There are many reasons why your vehicle may have been impounded. These include driving without the right insurance, if it’s been reported stolen, if it’s been involved in an accident or has been parked illegally.

    Once you know who has impounded your vehicle, you can begin the process to get it releases as soon as possible.

    Aerial photos showing impounded cars

    If your car has been towed away and impounded, temporary car insurance could get you the cover you need to release your vehicle.

    How much does it cost to get your car released?

    If you act quickly, it will usually cost between £100-£200 to get your car released, however, you will have to pay for every day that your vehicle is impounded. This can usually cost around £20 per day your car is in the impound.

    With costs rising every day, it’s important to get your car released as quickly as possible.

    What do I need to get my car out of the impound?

    As well as the right insurance, you will need several other documents to release your vehicle. Having the right documents will speed up the process, so here’s a handy list of what you need to get your car out of the impound:

    • Proof of valid insurance that covers the release of impounded vehicles
    • Your full driver’s license
    • Proof of ownership – for example, the full logbook (V5C) or a new keeper supplement (V5C/10) with a verifiable and ‘in date’ bill of sale
    • A valid MOT certificate

    Some impounds will require different or additional documents, the full list of requirements will be provided when your vehicle is ready for collection.

    Affordable temporary insurance in just 90 seconds –  30 day policy duration as required by law.

    What do I need to get impounded vehicle insurance?

    To get impounded vehicle insurance, the most important thing is that you are the owner of the vehicle. You will need to be the owner of the vehicle in order to get it released.

    To get cover you will need to provide the following details:

    • Your vehicle registration number (number plate)
    • Your licence type
    • Your full name
    • Your date of birth
    • Your address and postcode
    • Your vehicle’s value

    Am I eligible for impounded car insurance?

    Most drivers can expect to get impounded car insurance however there are some restrictions on who can get cover.

    You can expect to get an impounded car insurance policy if you are:

    • Aged 21-80
    • Have a full UK/NI licence
    • Own the impounded vehicle