Impound Release Insurance is temporary insurance that covers you when you need to release your car from the impound or compound.
To be able to release your car from the impound, you’ll need to prove that your vehicle is insured for at least 30 days. Our Impound Release Insurance provides you with third party only cover for the 30 days you need to release your vehicle and be on your way quickly and easily.
The longer you leave your vehicle in the impound, the more expensive it is likely to get. Get the cover you need and your insurance documents direct to your inbox in under 2 minutes with GoShorty’s Impound Release Insurance.
There are a number of reasons a vehicle may have been impounded. These include:
As the vehicle owner, you are legally required to have the correct vehicle insurance whenever your vehicle is on public roads. This means, you will also need the correct insurance to reclaim your vehicle.
Many insurance policies don’t provide the cover necessary to release your vehicle from the impound and in fact, most will include wording that specifically exclude cover to for the purposes of an impound release. That’s why we offer specialised Impound Release insurance to cover your journey from the impound to your home.
In order to release your impounded vehicle, you will need:
Drivers aged 22 to 69 can take advantage of our Impound Release insurance which provides you with the required 30 day Third Party Only cover, enabling you to release your impounded vehicle.
Our extensive coverage ensures drivers who hold a Full UK, EU, provisional, or International license are able to apply for Impound Release insurance.
Many impounds will apply a daily charge for the storage of your vehicle, so being able to quickly and easily arrange cover to get your vehicle released will help keep these costs from spiralling.
Get your personalised quote now and release your vehicle within minutes.
Our Help Centre contains answers to all of the questions you might have about temporary insurance.
Unfortunately not. It is a requirement by law that you have a minimum of 30 days insurance cover to release an impounded vehicle. We only provide Impound Release Insurance on a Third Party Only Cover basis for a minimum of 30 days.
No, unfortunately, as you need to prove that your vehicle is insured for a minimum of 30 days to be able to release your vehicle, all of our Impound Release Insurance policies are non-refundable.
Yes, as long as your licence has not been suspended, we can still provide you with cover and will take into consideration that there may be a pending conviction for driving with no insurance.
Your certificate will immediately be sent to the email address you provided when buying the policy. You can then show this to the impound when releasing your vehicle.
Yes, you can choose instant cover when you purchase your policy and we will send your documents to your email address immediately.
Unfortunately, not. Policies must only be in the name of the vehicle owner, or the policy holder must hold a current lease in their name for the impounded vehicle.
Yes. Our Impound Release insurance is available for all UK, EU, provisional and International licence holders.
No, our Impound Release policy provides you with 30 days Third Party Only Cover. If you require comprehensive cover, you’ll need to purchase a new policy once your vehicle has been released.
GoShorty will provide you with a valid insurance based on the information you provide us with to allow for the release of your vehicle from an impound, however valid insurance won’t guarantee your vehicle’s release. If the authority in possession of the insured vehicle is not willing to release the vehicle to you for any reason, you’ll need to resolve this with them directly. GoShorty are not responsible for the actions of any impound, nor do we have any authority over them and your policy cannot be amended once cover has been purchased, so please ensure you have read and understand all of the terms and conditions of your policy before you purchase.
No. The only vehicle you will be covered to drive is the one on your policy, but you can purchase another policy from us if you need cover on another vehicle.
Vehicles fitted with manufacturer-specified optional extras that are fitted at the time of manufacture are acceptable. Vehicles modified to cater for a disabled driver, or a disabled passenger are acceptable. All other modifications (cosmetic or performance related) are not acceptable.
All claims must be reported directly to your Insurer within 24 hours of the incident occurring. Your Insurer’s contact information can be found in your policy documents. It is a condition of your insurance policy that all incidents are reported, even if you are not at fault or you decide you are not going to make a claim, so your interest can be protected in the event of any claim made against you.
All claims must be reported directly to your Insurer on the telephone number found on your documents within 24 hours of the incident occurring. It is a condition of your insurance policy that all incidents are reported, even if you are not at fault or decide you are not going to make a claim so they can protect your interest from any claim made against you.