How to get an impounded car back

What happens when your car has been impounded due to a lack of insurance? What do you need to do to get it back, and how can you make sure you’ve got the right insurance in place to get back on the road?

First of all, you should have received a form 3078 seizure notice from the police detailing why your vehicle has been impounded. You then have seven working days from the date of the seizure notice to retrieve your vehicle.  If you are unsure whether your car has been impounded or not, phone 101 which will connect you to the local Police station who will check it for you.

Documents needed for an Impounded Car

It’s not just proof of insurance that you will need, there are several other documents that are needed to get your car out of the pound:

  • Photo ID (passport, Driving License, EU National Card etc)
  • There is a removal charge and storage charges that will need to paid as well
  • V5C or V5C/10 with a verifiable bill of sale that is in date
  • Valid MOT certificate or proof of an upcoming MOT
  • Car Tax documents
  • Valid Car insurance policy

For more detailed information on what is needed to get your car released from a police impound then click here

Impound Car Insurance

You will also need to provide proof that the vehicle is insured, and that is where we come in. We offer impound insurance policies that last for 30 days and meet the minimum legal requirement to get your car out of the pound. You can get a quote in 30 seconds and be covered online in just a few minutes. The documents including the evidence of insurance are sent over via email straight away, allowing you to get back on the road. Our policy covers:

  • Instant online cover
  • 30 days cover period – the minimum sufficient insurance period required for the release of your vehicle
  • Certificate of Insurance instantly emailed to you for printing
  • Cars & Vans covered
  • Takes into account a pending no insurance conviction
  • Secure credit and debit cards payments through SagePay

Click the button below to get your impounded car insurance quote.

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