Hi all, I'm after advice on registering a car in the department when we arrive in April, we can either bring our uk volvo and re-register it or purchase a LHD French registered car here in the uk. I think i'm getting bad advice from the uk dealer (he wants to make a sale)The Lhd car is on french registration from the Loire region, will it need its registration changing as its a different department.Any help would be much appreciated.
Hi there I have an 2007 Astra 1.8 twin top that I'm trying to register in France and have one last issue to overcome before I go to the expense of paying for a CoC (even though vauxhall have told me I don't need one!) The D2 "type" field on the carte gris doesn't seem to have an equivalent entry on the V5 (It's blank) and I'm hoping that someone who might already have one registered can share that code with me from your carte grise?Thanks in advanceBob
Hi, I am looking for a garage that works with Audi's, a garage that is not the Audi dealership itself. I need a part called the Mechatronic Unit, and truly have been messed around by a garage in Beziers for over 3 months. They were guided to me via RAC, Service Auto Rapide, they have played me for over 3 months about this part telling me it will be here in 5 days, then this continues saying another week, then it arrived but it was faulty, then ohps we forgot even though they had half the downpayment. Finally I had to call it a day with them and RAC has no other suggestions to find me a garage who will do the work. Audi itself want over 4K for the part, that is not in my budget. It is double the price with them, it is not the hardest thing in the world to get, but I need a garage who works in Audi to know what they are doing. Can be Beziers, Narbonne, Carcassonne, anywhere within the region. I am based near Capestang. Any advice would be greatly appreciated if you know a garage who works with Audi's to call and see another getting this part. Thank you! Yasmin x
Hi all Bought an old DR650 to use on local off road tracks. However, my neighbour who is a bike enthusiast and was going to assist in getting said lump running has repatriated to UK. We got the bike running on first bump start attempt and drove a few Ks but it died. Have replaced coil and new battery and a couple of seals in the carb. Any assistance offered, appreciated. Bike in Villeneuve-Minervois 11160. Thanks
I'm having trouble getting any information on leasing cars in France. It all seems that leasing is just a little bit longer than the normal rental car whereas I want to lease a car for 2 to 3 years as can be done here in the states. Does anyone know about this and whom I might contact - a car dealer or manufacturer?
Got lost in a rental vehicle Biarritz way Early July. Unknown to me i got flashed by a speed camera.. It was a vehicle paid for by my ex employer in my name. My uk licence is in my sisters uk address. She sent it straight out to me here but its already overdue and more expensive than the original 90e. Have no issues paying it but at the original amount of 90 as ive had no chance to pay it earlier. Anybody had a similar experience? Cheers all.
My husband is riding his new motorbike from the UK down to the south of France next week. He has sorted the insurance and was told by his insurer that he doesn't have to register his motorbike in France or has to have the number plates changed, is this correct? Please help my troubled husband before he drives me up the wall!
Hello, We visit Leucate a lot and have a house and french car based there. This summer the car battery went flat and I phoned Groupama Assistance for help. Help was arranged but 10mins later the supervisor phoned back and said as the address on the account was the Irish one help would not be provided. The Irish address was set up by the Groupama rep for correspondance only. No amount of explaining that the car stayed in France was any good. So, please make sure that the address on your car insurance account is matched to a french address. I am changing car insurance.
Greetings: I have a US license from a non-reciprocal-agreement state (Oregon). I also have a license from Ethiopia (a reciprocal-agreement country). Questions: 1. I live in Frontignan. Does that mean I start the application process at the Prefecture de Police in Montpellier? or elsewhere? 2. Do I take the written test (I know it's computerized and not written, but you know what I mean) on the day I apply? or do they notify me of a testing date by letter? 3. If I'm getting notified by letter, how long is the wait generally? I need to study, so I'd like to have a guesstimate of how much time there is between 'applying' and 'testing'. 4. I seem to be getting mixed information about where I will take the test ... some say at an auto ecole in Frontignan ... others say Montpellier at the Prefecture de Police. Which is correct? 5. I will need a translator for the written test. It appears that I can choose a person (friend, family, whatever) and that I don't need to hire an 'official translator'. Is this what others have found to be true? Any and all assistance/advice/support would be immensely helpful. diana
I applied for a French licence by going direct to the sous prefecture in Beziers about 6 weeks ago, I applied late as was deliberating whether to go back to UK . All my papers were accepted and the lady at the desk wrote on file that it was urgent as my UK card licence expires on 8 July . I havent received the lcence so far and now have 2 days left . Do I have to back to the prefecture to get a signed paper that the application is in process just in case I am stopped by the police.