If your vehicle is impounded for whatever reason, you need a specialist type of insurance for the police to allow you to drive it out. This is because your standard insurance will not cover an impounded vehicle.

Got Points Policywise specialise in this very specific type of insurance and can act quickly to allow you to retrieve your vehicle with the minimum of fuss and help take a little of the stress out of an unpleasant situation.

Here are some of the most common things we get asked:

What’s the minimum number of days of insurance?

We are often asked for just a day’s insurance, but all our policies are for 30 days. This is simply because a majority of impounds will only accept insurance that covers a minimum of 30 days or more - and the last thing you want is to arrive and be refused because your cover isn’t long enough for the impound.

Can I take out a policy?

To take out a policy for an impounded vehicle you need to be the owner and registered keeper of that vehicle. We offer cover for people over the age of 21 with a valid Provisional or Full UK Licence, and EU and international licences held for less than 12 months.

I have a provisional licence, can I still drive the vehicle out of the impound?

Yes – as long as you have someone next to you who is over 30 years of age and held their full UK licence for over 5 years.

Can I have a named driver on an impounded car insurance policy?

No, it is not possible to take out an impound insurance policy for anyone other than the owner and registered keeper of the vehicle.

What type of cover can I have?

All of our impound policies are Third Party only.

What documents are needed to get an impounded car released?

Once you have the correct impounded car insurance in place, there is a checklist of documents you need to take to the impound with you to release your vehicle. This includes:

1. Driving licence

2. Impounded car insurance documents

3. Proof of ownership


Can I get my vehicle released today?

As long as we have all the correct information, you can usually get a vehicle released the same day once we have payment for your policy.

Call our hotline now for immediate attention

0333 366 0518

And remember…

If you can’t get your vehicle out of the pound within 14 days it’s likely to be sold or crushed for scrap. Not only will you receive nothing for it, but to add insult to injury you’re also likely to receive a bill for its disposal. You will also still be liable for the towing costs and the storage charge, which increases day by day.

It’s therefore vital that you move quickly if you wish to save your car or van. There’s no point in trying to get insurance via a price comparison site because none of the insurers on them are likely to cover a confiscated vehicle. Calling Got Points for free on 0333 366 0518 however, will save you a lot of time and effort.