Short term impounded car insurance is a specialist policy designed for motorists whose cars which have been seized by the police and impounded, because they were suspected of driving it whilst uninsured. They are normally available for 30 days (the minimum period the police will accept) or a year.
There are very few insurers which will provide them.
Just ring 0808 2640860 and you can talk to a friendly and experienced specialist who can search for the cheapest policy for you and give you advice on how to get your car back quickly.
Once you have accepted a quote and paid for it with your credit card it takes between 15 minutes and half an hour for the policy to be set up. You are then sent a link to your policy by email. You could be covered from that point onwards.
You could go to retrieve straight it away if the pound was still open, provided that you had the rest of the documentation to hand. See our page about how to get your car released from impound" for more details.
No. Take your mobile phone with you when you go to collect the car and show the staff the link to your policy. This way they can check that it is genuine and they will probably insist on it because it is so easy to forge a printout of a downloaded policy.
Policies are third party only and last for 30 days.
No, only the registered keeper of the car can be insured.
These vary from one insurer to another but normally you would need to be over 21 and hold a licence to drive the car you wish to recover.
Yes. When you collect the car you will need to have someone with you who is a full licence holder, and who is over 30 or who has at least 5 years' driving experience. You will have to drive home yourself and the car must display L plates. If you don't have any you may be able to buy some from the pound but best ring them to make sure - you will not be allowed to drive the car without them.
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