How soon after defaulting on a car loan can a creditor repossess your vehicle?

Initially the lender will send out a default notice requesting immediate repayment. There is usually a time frame of 14 days to make this repayment. If payments are not made, the lender can immediately apply to the courts for a repossession order and in theory they can take the car straight away.

In some cases this does actually happen and cars are known to be repossessed within days of the expiry of the default notice. In most normal repossession cases you can expect the car to be repossessed within a month or however long it takes for the repo man to find you and the car...