Receiving a Notice Letter
The first thing that you should do is wait for a notice letter from the authority notifying you about the day you are supposed to collect your car. The letter comes with detailed instructions about where to collect your car and a phone number that you can call for clarification. You will also be notified about the amount you are supposed to pay as fines or statutory fees.
Proof of Identity
The owner of the vehicle (the names under which the vehicle is registered) is required to proof their identity by providing a valid photo ID. The ID can either be an EU national ID card, passport, a Freedom Pass, or a driver's licence. Other IDs such as work or student IDs are not acceptable when you want to release your vehicle so it's important to carry the right documents.
Providing an Insurance Certificate
It is a traffic offence to drive a car that is not covered by a registered insurance company. You will be required to produce your insurance certificate if you are to go home driving the car. If your car has no insurance cover, then there will be no other option but to remove the car from the station using a recovery truck.
The owner of the car must provide a driving license to show that they are trained, tested and approved to drive.
Proof of Vehicle Ownership
It's mandatory that you provide enough proof that the vehicle belongs to you. This requires you to produce the original registration documents. You can provide a full car log book (V5C) or alternatively provide a new keeper's supplement, also known as the (V5C/10). The new keeper's supplement must show the right verification and correct date of sale for it to be valid.
Paying Statutory Fees
Based on the reason for the impoundment of your car, you will be required to pay certain statutory fees. Fines may also be imposed on your vehicle depending on the verdict of the damages or laws you have broken. You can pay for these charges using UK cash or any other payment method as may be specified by the authority.
Once you have provided all the above documents and followed all the procedures, you will be able to recover your car and continue with your normal duties. Buying a car from Autochoice Bristol comes with a 3 month RAC warranty and breakdown cover. You can visit https://www.autochoicebristol.com/rac-buysure/ for more information.