We have purchased a new LHD car in the UK and will be driving it to Spain at the beginning of September. It is UK registered and will be covered by an extension of our UK Insurance policy and the road tax will be paid as required. The plan is to leave it in Spain until it is due to be MOT'd in 3 years time. Our understanding is that this is OK as long as we are non residents and we use it for less than 6 months in any 12. At the end of the three years we will either re-register it to spanish plates or return it to the UK and get it MOT'd so as to keep it road legal. The one thing we are having trouble with is breakdown insurance. While our old car was in Spain for 7months last year it was covered by AA European cover plus which allows for up to 350 days cover. However, when I have tried to renew this cover they were very keen to point out that cover was only for up to 350 days and that this cover can only be renewed at a future date if the car is in the UK and that you will be starting a new trip - and that proof of outbound travel may be requested. I know that most Spanish car insurance includes breakdown cover but does anybody know if you cna buy this without buying insurance. I have looked up RACE which is the spanish equivalent of the AA but unfortunately the website is all in Spanish (as expected for a spanish company) and my spanish is just not good enought to ensure I am buying the right thing.
Hi All, I am new here so apologies about posting question that many of you have probably seen thousands of times. I have searched the forum and other help pages and whilst they are very informative and helpful, my specific area is still vague and I am left very confused. (Not difficult) We are not resident in Spain, although we do own property (Condado de Alhama) so we do have NIEs. We are bringing a LHD car over with us next holiday, and want to leave it there. It has british plates at the moment so we would want to change those in the future. The confusing area comes with, do we have to be on the padron to register car? Can we be on the padron if we don't live there? If not, can we still register a car? What do we need? Thanks in advance for any help and advice, preferably in simple terms : ) June
Hi All, The windscreen on my car has been broken and i need it replacing. I have never noticed anywhere that replaces them but until now have never needed one. Anyway my insurance company will pay for it after i have it repaired but i need to know where it can be done. Any help would be appreciated and i live on Camposol near Mazarron. Kev
Can anyone tell me what are the rules for leaner drivers in Spain.My car is insured fully comprehensive and I want to give my daughter some driving lessens during her stay with me she is 29 and holds a European provisional licence from the uk.I have phoned the insurance company and they said if the police were happy they also would be.I do not want to get into trouble with the authorities.Any help please.
Hiya Good news My car air/con was not working properly and needed re-gassing, a friend of mine recommended a guy who does mobile re-gassing at Camposol. He came to me, no need to travel and kill time while it gets done, he charges from €30.00, one of my mates payed €45 for the same at a garage, "I am a Happy Man".Thought I would pass it on. His name is Dave on 677 400 164
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