DO I HAVE TO INSURE MY CAR IF I AM NOT DRIVING IT?

It is possible to stop paying for car insurance on a car you’re no longer driving. However, it’s not simply a case of calling your insurer and arranging to stop your payments. First, you have to formally register your car as being off-the-road. This can be a lengthy process. And once you’ve done this, it can be an equally lengthy process to get your car back on the road.

Let’s take a closer look at how this process works, so you can consider whether it’s the right choice for you.

DO I HAVE TO INSURE MY CAR IF I AM NOT DRIVING IT?

According to UK law, you must have car insurance if you use your car on roads and in public places. If you know you’re not going to be driving your car for the foreseeable future, you can inform the DVLA that you’re taking your car off the road.

WHAT IS SORN?

This is a Statutory Off Road Notification (SORN). You’ll get a refund on any full months of remaining tax you had to pay, but you won’t be able to drive the car again until you tax it again.

Your SORN can either start immediately, or on the first day of the following month. If you want your SORN to start immediately, you’ll need the 11-digit number on your V5C logbook. If you want your SORN to start on the first day of the following month, you’ll need the 16-digit number included on your V11 tax reminder letter.

Head here to make your SORN online. This page also has information on how to make a SORN by post.

Once you make your SORN, you’ll automatically get a refund on your vehicle tax within six weeks. However, you’ll have to arrange to cancel your car insurance policy yourself. Contact your insurer and let them know that you’ve made a SORN. Any refund you get will depend on the terms and conditions of your car insurance policy.

SHOULD I CANCEL MY CAR INSURANCE POLICY?

You should only cancel your car insurance policy if you know your car will be off the road for a long period of time and you won’t need fire and theft cover. If you think you’ll be driving again in a few months or a few weeks, cancelling your car insurance policy might not be a good idea.

9 thoughts on “DO I HAVE TO INSURE MY CAR IF I AM NOT DRIVING IT?

  1. Hi Neat post There is a problem along with your website in internet explorer would test this IE still is the market chief and a good section of other folks will pass over your magnificent writing due to this problem

  2. Наша бригада искусных исполнителей завершена предоставить вам прогрессивные системы, которые не только предоставят долговечную покров от холодильности, но и дарят вашему домашнему пространству элегантный вид.
    Мы практикуем с новейшими материалами, ассигнуруя долгосрочный период эксплуатации и выдающиеся результаты. Изоляция фронтонов – это не только экономия тепла на прогреве, но и ухаживание о природной среде. Энергоэффективные технологические решения, какие мы производим, способствуют не только вашему, но и сохранению природы.
    Самое главное: Сколько стоит утепление стен снаружи у нас составляет всего от 1250 рублей за метр квадратный! Это доступное решение, которое превратит ваш жилище в истинный тепличный угол с минимальными затратами.
    Наши проекты – это не просто теплоизоляция, это составление пространства, в где каждый аспект отражает ваш индивидуальный манеру. Мы возьмем во внимание все все ваши пожелания, чтобы осуществить ваш дом еще больше гостеприимным и привлекательным.
    Подробнее на http://www.ppu-prof.ru
    Не откладывайте занятия о своем доме на потом! Обращайтесь к экспертам, и мы сделаем ваш корпус не только тепличным, но и стильным. Заинтересовались? Подробнее о наших делах вы можете узнать на интернет-портале. Добро пожаловать в пределы уюта и качества.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *