How to Solve Issues With Impound Insurance

Impound insurance is increasingly famous in the vehicle insurance market. Vehicles are impounded every day in our country. It is necessary for registered owners that they release their vehicles quickly. Impound fees are a daily rate on top of the release fees of an impounded car, so the longer a vehicle is in the pound the more costly the overall scenario becomes.

A vehicle can be impounded for many reasons such as:

  • Illegal parking
  • Driving violations
  • Parked on public roads
  • Stolen and found by police
  • Driving in a manner that causes distress
  • Parked on private land without a SORN (Statutory Off Road Notification)

How to solve issues with impounded vehicles released?

When a car is impounded, there is a process to get your impounded vehicle released.

  • You should have to take out impounded car insurance or allow your insurance provider to know that your vehicle has been impounded.
  • You will then return to the police pound where the pound staff will review your documents such as insurance and driving license.
  • If everything is in place, your vehicle will be released. If not, you have to call your insurance provider who will then advise you on your next few steps and discuss your options with you.

It is essential that you are honest about all of the important information about your driving history to the insurance providers like points on your driving license or any driving convictions you may have. If you are unable to do so, you will be faced with fines to change the insurance policy and the release of your car refused. If your vehicle is refused release on terms and conditions that you provided invalid information, you will also not receive a refund of the policy.

What are the other options for you?

Well, everything is not lost, there are a few alternatives that you can try:

Short-term insurance policy

Here at Release my vehicle, there are types of impound insurance. The first type of insurance is temporary insurance that lasts for 28 or 30 days. We have got a large range of short-term impound policies available to us from our large panel of insurance providers. It means that we can find an insurance policy that will fit your personal requirements.

Annual insurance policy

Another type of insurance is our annual policy. The payment for this type of insurance policy can be split into a deposit and set installments. This sort of policy can be more affordable, and cost-effective particularly if the vehicle is to be kept after it is released.

How can you buy insurance for impounded vehicles?

If it is a new policy the insurance cover should be valid for the release of a vehicle which is being impounded. Always be aware that most insurance policies particularly exclude this so you will have to go to a specialist insurance provider to obtain cover.

You must keep in mind that if lack of insurance was the reason for the vehicle being impounded, it is likely that you will be facing a charge of driving without insurance. The police may well check that you may have informed the new insurance provider of this fact since forgetting to do so could invalidate your insurance coverage.

So, you must go to an insurance provider who is an expert in arranging cover for releasing vehicles from the police pound rather than a price comparison site that would be strongly unlikely to provide you with a valid insurance policy. A copy of your insurance policy on your mobile will generally be accepted provided that you can show that it came directly from the insurance provider.

What do we offer?

Our team is an expert in impounded car insurance. We have got years of experience releasing many vehicles. We are able to provide expert advice if you are not sure of what your next steps should be. We understand that having your vehicle impounded can be a very stressful and tough time. Therefore, we ensure that you are getting the best insurance for your requirements. We also make sure that all documents are sent to you as early as possible to make sure your vehicle is released quickly.

What documents do you need to release your impounded vehicle?

You will need several documents to release your impounded vehicle:

Impound notice which you will receive from the police officer who impounds the vehicle or by the post. This provides general guidance about how to recover your vehicle and you should include it with the documentation you take with you.

A valid driving license should be produced. If you are a learner driver, you will need a qualified driver aged above 21 who has held a license for a minimum of three years to attend you and you will have to ensure that the vehicle shows L plates to the front and rear.

You must produce proof of insurance or a copy of it on your mobile if you purchased it online. You may well be asked to show the mail from the insurance company you purchased it from with a link to the policy documents. Keep in mind that short-term policies for less than 30 days will not be accepted by the pound staff.

You have to prove that you are the registered owner of the vehicle. This will generally mean producing the original registration document together with a photo ID to prove you are the owner such as a driving license or a passport and two documents confirming your address. A driving license with your address written on it and a recent utility bill should suffice but if you have an old paper license you should also take along a passport too. It would be important for your address to match the address on the logbook. Student ID will not be accepted.

If you have just purchased the vehicle you would be required to produce a new keeper supplement and a bill of sale from the previous keeper. The pound staff may look to contact this previous vehicle keeper for confirmation of sale; if they fail to do so they may decline to release the vehicle. Look, the responsibility is on you to prove your right to take the vehicle away.