Impounded Car Release Insurance

Get temporary car impound release insurance with 30 days’ cover and an immediate start

What is Impound Insurance?

Car impound release insurance is a temporary car insurance policy that will give you the cover you need to release your car from an impound or compound.

Why Do You Need Car Impound Release Insurance?

Your car can get impounded for a number of reasons:

  • Driving without insurance or road tax.
  • Driving without a driving licence.
  • Dangerous or reckless driving offences.
  • Parking offences.

Usually, before you can release your car from an impound, you’ll need to provide evidence that you have at least 30 days’ vehicle insurance.

That’s where we come in. We can get you the temporary cover you need to get your car released from the impound or compound.

Enter your details and you’ll get all the necessary insurance documents delivered directly to your inbox within two minutes.

What Does Car Impound Release Insurance Cover?

Our car impound release insurance is third party only. This is the legal minimum level of cover you need to drive on UK roads.

Through keeping the policy as simple as possible, we can deliver the cover you need as quickly as possible, and at the most competitive price.

Why You Need Specialist Care Impound Release Cover

The longer your vehicle stays in the impound, the more it will cost you to release it. That’s why it’s necessary to get adequate cover as soon as possible.

The problem is that many car insurance policies – including most temporary car insurance policies – do not provide cover for releasing vehicles from impounds. Some policies even specifically list impound release cover as an exception.

That’s why you need dedicated car impound release cover to enable you to release your car from the impound, and also to cover your return journey from the impound to your home.

How To Release Your Car From an Impound or Compound

Here’s everything you’ll need to release your car from an impound or compound:

  • Your vehicle seizure notice, or the penalty ticket you received.
  • Certificate of insurance to prove you have at least 30 days’ cover in place.
  • Proof of identity (your driving licence) and of vehicle ownership (your V5 registration document).
  • Proof of address. This can be a utility bill, a council tax bill, or a bank statement from within the last three months.
  • Valid MOT certificate.

Finally, you’ll need to pay an impound release fee. The longer your vehicle’s impounded, the more you’ll have to pay.

Get Instant Car Impound Release Insurance Today

Cover is available to drivers aged 24 to 69 who hold a Full UK, EU, provisional, or International licence.

Just enter your details and you can get all the necessary insurance documents delivered directly to your inbox within two minutes.

Need more
information?

If you’d like to find out more about car impound insurance, please call Claire Farmer on 0208 290 9086 who can give you the help you need and get you a quote. Alternatively, email us at personal@anthonyjones.com

Thoroughly professional, knowledgeable and friendly service from Claire Farmer in particular, arranging excellent value cover for our campervan and electric vehicles.

David Cowan

FAQ’s

Some of our most asked questions, answered below:

When might I need High Net Worth insurance rather than a standard Home insurance policy?

If you have personal assets (excluding the value of your home) over £100,000, it’s likely that a High Net Worth insurance product would give you better protection than a standard Home insurance policy. This is particularly true if you have a number of high value items in your home, such as a jewellery or watch collection, antiques or a classic car.

HNW insurance tends to have higher sum insured limits overall as well as higher limits for individual items of particular value.

Can I cancel my temporary car insurance?

You can cancel your policy at any time but due to the short nature of this policy there will be no refund of premium. For learner policies of less than one month an administrative charge of no less than £25 will apply.

Policies with a duration of more than one month can be cancelled and a refund will be given less a charge for the days cover has been provided. A minimum administration charge of £25 will also apply.

What type of driver's licence do I need for temporary car insurance?

To take out temporary car insurance you will need a full UK licence or EU/EEA licence. For Learner Driver insurance you will need a UK provisional licence.

Can I buy temporary car insurance to export a vehicle outside of the UK?

No. Under the cover that the insurer provides, all journeys must begin and end in the UK.

Can I buy temporary car insurance to retrieve an impounded vehicle?

No. Our insurance cannot be used on vehicles that have been seized, impounded, or taken by the police.

How much does one day car insurance cost?

The price of one day car insurance varies depending on a number of factors. These include the value of the car, where you keep it, and what you do for a job.

Can I get temporary car insurance to cover me for my practical driving test?

Yes, subject to meeting the assumptions and eligibility criteria for the insurer. 

Can I get temporary car insurance to cover my SORN vehicle?

As long as your vehicle is in a roadworthy condition, and you either have tax or will tax the vehicle with our insurance certificate, you can insure your vehicle for this purpose. The vehicle must have a current MOT or you must have a pre-booked MOT appointment to attend whilst insured with us for the insurance to be valid.

Can I take out temporary car insurance to insure a car that doesn't belong to me?

Yes - you can insure a car that doesn't belong to you. But you must have the owner's permission to use the vehicle before purchasing a policy.

Reviews

 

Arron Chambers
Arron Chambers
19:53 27 May 24
Very good ppl my insurance advisor went above and beyond to get my quot for my lorry van and public liability we hit a few snags but that didnt faze him he overcome them in a hart beat cheers guys defo woukd recomend
matthew lorimer
matthew lorimer
16:07 23 May 24
been dealing with stephen over the last few weeks, he's been very friendly,responsive, helpful and gone out of his away to get my insurance over the finish line. hassle free and would highly recommend future dealings to friends and hope to deal with him again on going!!
Angus Storrier
Angus Storrier
15:34 08 Mar 24
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Vanessa Mead
10:00 17 Jan 24
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Ed Tatham
15:09 11 Jan 24
wendy plant
wendy plant
10:10 01 Dec 23
I have been a client of Anthony Jones for 20+years. All the Advisors are experts in all areas of Insurance. The Advisors are very professional, helpful, cheerful, and caring. They make life easy when it comes to dealing with Insurance.
Leo G.
Leo G.
20:30 31 Oct 23
Best brokers !
Gail Proud
Gail Proud
21:39 10 Oct 23
Thank you for making insurance both Motor and Household stress free.
michael bentley
michael bentley
08:19 25 Sep 23
Very happy for many years, formerly dealing with Bob Chapman, Rose and Claire. Very friendly, very competitive quotes.
Colin Lee
Colin Lee
09:20 12 Sep 23
Joe and Mark are a credit to their profession. Thank you very much for your professionalism and the honest way that you conduct business.
Jed Lowe
Jed Lowe
16:06 07 Jul 23
…. Walked the extra mile including taking call on day off to sort out a mess caused by previous broker … can’t thank Bo and Tom enough ….
William Tracy
William Tracy
08:10 02 Jul 23
I have my Public Liability insurance with Anthony Jones. Tom Cowap normally deals with all my queries and renewal. I have found this company to be very helpful and polite and have dealt with my inquiries and renewal's quickly. Tom has always been really helpful.
Vapourlites Ltd
Vapourlites Ltd
13:43 11 May 23
Professional and efficient, first class service provided
Louise Burton
Louise Burton
13:46 21 Apr 23
I have worked with this company and Joe Penny for many years now and wouldn’t go anywhere else. Would Highly recommend Joe to anyone
lucy barham
lucy barham
09:09 21 Apr 23
Anthony Jones have have taken care of our commercial and fleet insurance needs for years. I have recently renewed our commercial & Liability insurance and trust that Joe Penny (account handler) understands our business and always strives to get the best rates and policy for us. I would highly recommend to anyone.
Ben Doughty
Ben Doughty
19:08 23 Oct 22
Steve @ Anthony Jones has been servicing our business for years and has always provided the best service I could ask for from a broker. Very responsive, great communication and a great company and individual to do business with. Does what is expected and more. Thanks
Louise Evans
Louise Evans
22:44 09 Aug 22
I use Anthony Jones Insurance Brokers annually for my home and contents policy. Sharon is always great to deal with, responsive, professional and found me a great deal. Really happy with my policy and will continue to use Anthony Jones in the future.
Amy LH
Amy LH
19:19 19 Jul 22
I have been a client of Anthony Jones for over 10 years as the broker for the buildings & associated insurances for our freehold property of 3 flats. For the last 6 years I have dealt with Tom Cowap who is always highly efficient, professional and easy to deal with. He really went above and beyond this year when he found the existing policy had stopped covering flood risk and that the alternatives offered a significant increase in premium on the previous year. He didn't involve me until he'd found policies which offered the right cover, but with a reasonable premium and it was genuinely surprising that he didn't try to sell me the more expensive option. I can't imagine wanting to move to a different broker in future because of this great service. Thanks Tom!
Stu Matson
Stu Matson
15:06 01 Jul 22
We have dealt with Tony and Steve for a few years now and are always so pleased with their service, patience and support in helping us get the insurance plans required for our outdoor events. I really couldn't recommend highly enough.
Arif Ali
Arif Ali
11:47 19 May 22
Bo has helped with the review and renewal of our Property Owners insurance for the last few years. I have found Bo very helpful and professional and would certainly recommend her to others. Kind regards.
Olga Bradley
Olga Bradley
16:28 11 Apr 22
Tom was very helpful, and very patient during the whole process of finding me a qoute for public Liability insurance. He helped make the whole process much easier for me. I would use his service again in the future.
Keith Rossiter
Keith Rossiter
18:42 28 Mar 22
Very efficient and friendly service. Competitive prices.
MODUS (MATL)
MODUS (MATL)
12:09 14 Mar 22
We have used Anthony Jones in excess of twenty five years. Always find them helpful and efficient, and they are able to get us the best costs for our insurance policies.
Brian Sealey
Brian Sealey
15:39 14 Feb 22
I dealt with a bloke called Joe Penny. From the minute we starting speaking he explained everything to me, explained all the ins and outs of the insurance. He made me feel at ease straight away. I would definitely recommend him if your looking for vape shop insurance. Cheers Joe will be back in touch when it’s time for renewal 👍
Paul Jackson
Paul Jackson
12:36 16 Nov 20
I wrote the following two years ago. Since then, I have continued to receive great service from the team at Anthony Jones - they are courteous & very effective, a pretty good combination for an insurance broker!"I chair a campaign to save our local pub. We launched a share sale and succeeded in buying the Crown a few days ago, so we needed help in selecting the right insurance for the site whilst renovations were under way, including unoccupied property cover. Tony Ellis of Anthony Jones Insurance was really helpful in guiding us through this process, and we now have the correct cover in place. Fast, easy to deal with & knowledgeable - just what you need from your insurance broker! Well done Tony and all at A Jones."
Irene Sauer
Irene Sauer
12:04 31 Aug 20
Excellent service.
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