If your vehicle gets seized
The police can seize your vehicle if they believe it is:
• being driven by someone who doesn’t have a proper licence or insurance.
• dangerously, illegally or obstructively parked.
• broken down or abandoned.
If your vehicle is seized there’s a release fee of upto £200 plus a storage fee of £20 per day. For vehicles seized under section 165A of the road traffic act (no insurance or driving licence) the vehicle will be disposed of after 14 days if you fail to reclaim it. To reclaim your vehicle you must attend the police impound with the following documentation:
• prof of identity
• driving licence
• insurance certificate. If the insurance policy was taken out after seizure, any relevant pending convictions must also be declared. Short term insurance or temporary cover is not normally valid to reclaim a seized vehicle. It is not possible for a motor trader to release a seized vehicle on your behalf. A motor trade policy will only permit the release of a vehicle that was the property of the motor trader and in their custody and control at the time of the seizure.
• proof of ownership
• payment of statutory charges
•MOT. If your vehicle does not have a current MOT certificate, you must bring evidence from a garage of a pre-booked MOT appointment.
Here at Emergency Compare we believe there are those who may have missed payment or made a mistake with driving uninsured and their cars been impounded. We can help those in this situation to take their car out of impound and continue with their life.
When the police impound your car, you can still get it back. We are regulated by the FCA to carry out insurance activities.
We work by putting you in touch with proven insurers who have a track record for insuring impounded vehicles and at a great price. By using us you will get the best deals that we have negotiated on your behalf. Finding car insurance for a seized vehicle can be very very hard…only a handful of insurers nationwide can help, and you won’t find them on comparison sites or in the phone book. You will be staggered by the choice we can offer.
Get in touch by calling us for FREE in 0161 975 5606 or through our twitter or Facebook pages. We’ll quickly get in contact and identify your needs. If you want to learn about why cars and vans are taken to a police impounds and what you need to do to get them back, read our informative FAQ’s and information guides.
So the police impounds your car and you have no car insurance? Get in contact to solve your insurance needs today.