If your vehicle has been seized, you must provide evidence that it is insured before it will be released. Impound insurance, also known as seized car insurance, can help reunite you.
It is reported that hundreds of thousands of vehicles are clamped or impounded in the UK every year. If yours is among them you’ll know it’s more than just an inconvenience. It’s costly.
Even if you have insurance in place when your vehicle is seized, it may not cover you for its release from an impound. Most insurers will also not then provide you with the cover you need by law for the authorities to return your vehicle to you.
What’s more, you have just seven days to reclaim your vehicle from the pound. Fail to do that within 14 days and your vehicle will either be sold or destroyed.
This is when impound insurance can come to your rescue.
Benefits the specially designed impound insurance we offer include:
Impound insurance cover is available to drivers aged 21-68 years, subject to meeting underwriting conditions. Certain occupations excluded – please ask for details. This policy is underwritten by Granite Underwriting.
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There are a number of reasons why so many cars and vans are impounded every year. These include:
– The driver does not hold the appropriate driving licence.
A number of organisations have the authority to seize or clamp vehicles. These include:
You should always check with the pound where you car is being stored, but usually you will be required to:
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