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started by: Graham-Speak-943063 · last update: 1571597031 · posted: 1571597031

Hi, my mother-in-law is 88 and I believe she needs to register her licence at the IMT in Faro. (She is an excellent driver)The info from Faro is that this procedure currently takes all day, is there another way to register her licence without her standing around all day?She has Portuguese residency now but I believe that she now has 90 days to register her licence.Any help/advice appreciated.Grea

started by: Deja1957 · last update: 1510499799 · posted: 1510499799

Looking for recommendations for good garages in the Albufeira area please.

started by: exiledpoacher-980681 · last update: 1501015087 · posted: 1499877653

If a UK driving license has been registered with the IMT, do you need to inform them and/or return the paperwork to them upon permanent move back to the UK?

started by: LauraR · last update: 1496069166 · posted: 1495535226

Perfect for someone wanting to drive back to the UK: UK reg RHD car, Mazda2, 2011 reg, 1.3 TS, 5 doors, manual, petrol, 40.000 miles, 3500 Euros. Albufeira area.

started by: zacharias-939578 · last update: 1495698550 · posted: 1495698549

Can somebody suggest best websites to buy a Portuguese registered motorbike?

started by: Bea-Heddes-874086 · last update: 1493416066 · posted: 1492013623

I am a Dutch Citizen with Portuguese Residency.  I recently bought a truck in The Netherlands and drove it back to Portugal with the intention to make it into a motorhome.I have searched for how to transfer the registration to Portuguese but I am having a difficult time finding the calculation of taxes and which category the vehicle falls into on this link.  IT also doesn't seem to offer the option for a used vehicle to be firt registered before 2005?https://aduaneiro.portaldasfinancas.gov.pt/jsp/main.jsp?body=/ia/simuladorISV.jspIt is a 3 seater, 3 tonne Box truck manufactured in 1998.Can anyone offer any asssistance?Thanks

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1488207677 · posted: 1488207677

Read about the latest journey ASB enjoyed right here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/algarve-live/2017/02/27/asb-ride-to-almodovar/

started by: TonyP-748832 · last update: 1488026352 · posted: 1488026352

Recently moved to Tavira and seeking a good reliable car servicing /repair garage/workshop in Tavira - recommendations from personal experience very welcome!  If English spoken, an advantage but not essential.  Thanks!

started by: Adina-Jägbeck-873419 · last update: 1487586839 · posted: 1487522291

January this year I invited my nephew to visit us in Lagos. We bought him a Greenbus ticket both ways. On the return way the car happened to hit a fox. The delay caused by this accident caused my nephew to miss his flight. Although very polite I don'the seem to be able to get the transfer company to take any responsibility for his loss. Anybody havIing similar experience? Any advice?

started by: Rob benafim · last update: 1486587962 · posted: 1486469820

Wanted a good agent to matriculate a classic car.I don't have the time or contacts to do it myself.Have been let down by one already so do not need timewasters or advice on how to do it I am not new to the Algarve.Tia

started by: pauldh18 · last update: 1486407802 · posted: 1484819949

Hello.I am looking for a British Garrage with Autogas / LPG experience or one with at least an english speaking staff?Any place in the Algarve or even Portugal would be great. I need a repair done on a fairly complex LGP install and need to be able to communicate the issue over to them as easy as possible.Any recommendations?Thanks,Paul.

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1485719351 · posted: 1485719351

An article from David Shirley with photos by John Heffernan about the latest ride, the first of the new year, for ASB. Have a read right here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/algarve-live/2017/01/29/asb-members-brave-the-cold-in-the-hills/

started by: Rosie1-548987 · last update: 1483481195 · posted: 1483365126

Hi, we are looking to hire a medium sized car for a month mid Feb to mid March with a pick up in Tavira. Can anyone recommend a company with reasonable rates and no huge insurance add-ons?Many thanksRosie

started by: john hancock-753833 · last update: 1482957227 · posted: 1482957227

Hi everyone, does anyone know of any UK reg cars for sale? I sell used parts and need a few cars to dismantle.Anything considered, next day pick up guaranteed.

started by: Portugal Live-Team-865719 · last update: 1480090820 · posted: 1480090820

A new article and photos has just been published about the latest ride. Read all about it and see some great photos here: http://blogs.angloinfo.com/algarve-live/2016/11/25/algarve-senior-bikers-reach-new-heights/

started by: Wag-Pap-866333 · last update: 1470663394 · posted: 1470498642

Can anyone tell what is the cost of the Road tax in Portugal for a 4x4 Land Rover Discovery, how and where do I go to find out this information.Many thanks for any help you may be able to give me on this.Kind regardsPap

started by: nickkneen242 · last update: 1469805176 · posted: 1469531348

Dear all, I am slightly confused as to what is the legal requirement given that the pages here state a test centre certificate and noise assessment is required yet the government state MOT's are required from this October for machines over 250cc.  I have just imported my Harley on UK plates with a UK headlight and my current UK MOT expires in August.  I seek advice on what is the law as even speaking at my local GNR HQ I have obtained different advice!  I have the machine insured Fully comp 365 days EU use, but I wonder if I need to carry a road worthiness certificate.  Anybody sure of the actual Law?  Regards Nick.I am also seeking an EU headlight for a 1200c Harley Sportster should anybody have one available please.

started by: Anonymous · last update: 1464950966 · posted: 1464808500

A new system of penalty points for traffic violations came into force today, June 1st 2016.The Road Safety Authority has produced a leaflet which explains the major changes. It was in Portuguese so we have translated it and posted it here for people to download if they wish. http://i.imgur.com/sULekDg.jpg(NB translation errors are our own)   All Portuguese driving licences will be allocated 12 points. When drivers commit an offence points will be deducted from the driving licence on a sliding scale - according to a definition of how serious is the offence.  For example, 2 points will be taken away for a “serious” breach of traffic rules and regulations (contraordenação grave)and 4 points for a “very serious” infraction, while a road crime will result in the loss of 6 points all at once.About one third of deaths in driving accidents are caused by alcohol related incidents, so driving under the influence of either alcohol or drugs carries additional penalties. A serious violation with a blood-alcohol level of 0.5 g/litre will result in the loss of 3 points, and “very serious” at 0.8 to 1.2g/litre costs 5 points.When there are 4 points left on a licence the driver must attend additional road safety training. At only 2 points left the driver must re-take the written part of the driving test. Loss of all 12 points will result in the driving ban for 2 years after which the driver must take and pass the driving exam again. Every 3 years without crimes or serious code violations 3 points are added back to the licence up to a maximum of 15 points, thereby allowing a driver to retrieve the lost points. This system is already implemented in other European States such as France and Spain - and even the UK where points are added to a licence as a “black mark”. The new regime is intended to bring Portugal intoline while making the sanctions scheme more transparent and easier to understand.  All drivers will be able to check easily online the number of points they have left on their licence at the website https://portalcontraordenacoes.ansr.ptwhich is already up and running. SinceJanuary a digital record of all traffic violations has been kept on the new portal which, in turn, is expected to reduce the period for the application of fines from 6 months to 3 months almost immediately. Source: ANRS - AutoridadeNacional de Segurança Rodoviária

started by: Eileen-McDowell-860692 · last update: 1464619844 · posted: 1464430585

started by: fzlths · last update: 1464323352 · posted: 1464323352

Can anyone recommend a car wash near Almancil? Preferably a hand car wash. Long drive down from the UK and the front of the car looks like an insects worst nightmare ta Rich

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