Impounded bike insurance works the same as impounded car insurance, it will help get your vehicle out of the impound with a temporary cover note. Temporary, short term impounded insurance can be very hard to find, so we have listed a specialist below:
Pay as you go monthly
Cover up to 4 drivers on 4 different bikes
1 year No Claims Discount guaranteed for life
Renewal notice sent – option to cancel
Monthly rate quoted guaranteed for 8 months,
providing no changes are made
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Why does a car get impounded?
This could be due to a number of reasons. It could be that the driver has tallied up too many parking tickets. Alternatively, if the driver is suspected of being under the influence of drugs, then the car could be escorted to a police pound temporarily. If the vehicle has been involved in a crime or has been abandoned, this can again lead to the vehicle being impounded. The only way to get your vehicle back is by paying the fines you have accumulated and taking out impounded car or bike insurance.
How does the police impound the car?
A repossession order will first be raised and then a subtracted towing company by the police will see that your vehicle is transported to an impound. The towing company will then be in legal possession of your vehicle. The vehicle is then impounded in the police impound and will be locked away to prevent unauthorised access.
How to retrieve a car from the Police Impound?
To find out where your vehicle is located, you can contacted Trace – the Towed Vehicle Tracking Service on 0845 206 8602.
To get your vehicle out of the police pound you will need to meet certain requirements. Refer to your court order and follow the instructions given. If you are behind on any charges, taxes, parking tickets, then you will have to pay these in advance and be approved by the lender.
If the vehicle is in a poor condition, you should communicate with the body repair shop and impound to ensure you can get everything arranged in a timely manner. If there are extenuating circumstances – for instance where criminal activity may be at play – the possession order will need to be signed by a judge. The car owner will be charged for every day the vehicle is in the impound, so the owner should act as quickly as possible.
Having a reliable insurer who offers impounded insurance will help get your car or bike out of the impound quickly. We have suggested known insurers/brokers that can help at the top of this guide.
What should I take with me?
Take your check book and credit card, and possibly a few hundred in cash in case that is the method you have to pay in. In addition, take some proof of ID, proof of insurance and your title or registration.
Is there anything I can do?
There are processes for lodging a complaint but generally a car or bike will not be impounded without a legitimate reason. Therefore you will be best paying the fee without making a fuss. Everyone has an excuse and the pound won’t care.
Should I inspect the vehicle?
Yes, inspect your car or bike before leaving the pound and take any pictures if there is damage – you can then report this to the pounds management. Call your insurance company immediately to see what can be done regarding the damage.