Over the previous era of years, a lot of people might have had their cars placed in the impoundment lot, or have their cars towed away. Some have even voluntarily given their cars to the government impoundment lots just because it is extremely convenient. But what exactly is an impoundment lot, or why do people voluntarily send their cars over there? A vehicle or automobile impoundment is a legally established place where the vehicles, cars, and automobiles of all the defaulters in kept until they come to pay the fine. Some even call it a tow yard. However, some even give their cars to the impoundment voluntarily to recycle its metal, strip the reusable parts, wrecked, or auctioned off for the benefit of the impoundment place. It is a place not dear to any driver, however, there are certain ways and methods through which you can reduce your suffering financially the next time the police tow away your car.
An impound insurance is your answer if your car or vehicle or any such mode of transportation is towed away by the police or is seized for not being insured. If by chance you didn’t already know, the police or the government, as a matter of fact, has the power to seize or summon any such vehicle or car found to not having being taxed or insured or paid-off. There’s a certain time limit according to the notice sent to the dependents home address, and if the fine amount isn’t paid until then, then the seized vehicle can be destroyed, recycled, stripped, sold-off, or auctioned, whichever reaps the most profits for the impound authority. In such a case, it pays off to have your car insured off against impoundment. Once you’ve insured your vehicle, the direct report of this is sent over to the MID (Motor Insurance Database). This basically means that the government has your official record of having an insurance for your registered vehicle. If you’re caught, or ANPR (Automatic Number Plate Recognition) systems record your vehicle, your car won’t be towed or taken away as you’ve already insured your car (when checked by the police or concerned authorities).
Getting back your car from an impound
Once your car has been towed and sent to the impound, you’re left with no other choice but to correctly follow the given legal procedure if you’ve to get your car back. You’re to go on your own or send a nominated person to the impoundment with the authentic and legal insurance papers of your car, your driver’s license, and the MOT certificate. Once the verification has been done, the next step is to pay off your fine, which usually only involves the impoundment rates and the vehicle charge (150-300$ and 20-40$ respectively). After payment, you’re free to take your vehicle away. However, failure to produce any of the above-mentioned things within the given date according to the notice will lead to your car being distributed, auctioned, sold, reused, wrecked, etc. This is why it is suggested to always have an impound insurance.