Impound Insurance

Insurance to instantly get your car or van out of the impound

30 days impound cover

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    Having your vehicle impounded is a major inconvenience and can be an expensive one. It can also lead to additional points being added to your licence. Many brokers and insurers will not be able to cover you to get your vehicle out of the impound. We work with a range of specialist insurers, who understand your requirements, to provide you with the necessary cover to get your impounded vehicle out of the impound back on the road.

    Why is my vehicle impounded?

    The most common reason vehicles are seized by the police as a method of clamping down on uninsured vehicles on the road. The police can quickly identify drivers that are not insured by using automatic number plate recognition (ANPR) systems. If the ANPR system flags your car and it becomes evident you are not covered, it can be seized.

    You can also get your car or van seized by the police for a number of other reasons including invalid or revoked driving licences, dangerous driving or parking your vehicle illegally or dangerously.

    How do I get my vehicle back from an impound?

    To get your vehicle out of impound, you will need to arrange collection and bring a number of documents with you – including proof that your vehicle is insured. You will need a minimum of 30 days insurance cover to have your vehicle returned to you.

    To reclaim your vehicle, you must bring the correct documents to the impound:

    • Proof of identity
    • Valid driving licence
    • Valid certificate of motor insurance
    • Proof of ownership
    • A current MOT test pass certificate

    Why doesn’t my insurance cover me to collect my impounded vehicle?

    Most insurers won’t insure you to get your vehicle out of the impound. This is because you need a specialist policy to allow the release of a motor vehicle.

    What does impounded vehicle insurance cover?

    U Drive Cover can provide you with temporary car impound insurance so that you can get your vehicle out of the impound as quickly and efficiently as possible therefor reducing charges due to the impound:

    • Instant cover over the phone
    • A minimum of 30 days cover
    • Cover for all drivers from the age of 21-68
    • Cover for drivers with a range of motoring and non-motoring convictions
    • Cover for drivers with multiple accidents
    • Insures the policy holder only