started by: Saintes-17 · last update: 1510053766 · posted: 1509808740

HiI bought a c of c cheap of dvla advice and admin services ,thought it was good because it was on the top of google...But two certificates got knocked back and had to go to the manufacturer ,Just wondered if anyone else has been "stung"...?

started by: Raman-558575 · last update: 1509715197 · posted: 1509644422

Hi fellow T5 owners. I have been "advised" to display a Plaque de Tare on my T30 before my next CT. I have the relevant info for PV, PTAC and PTRA. Does anyone out there with a T5 T30 panel van have the data for IxL and S (length and area) or know where to find these figures? Thanks in advance

started by: Rebecca-Lavallee-896124 · last update: 1509609359 · posted: 1509196687

Hi,Are there any car rental agencies at the Angouleme train station? Three of us are arriving via train from the UK December 14th at 11:30 pm. I have been trying to book a car online but every site so far says no cars are available. Surely they rent cars in Angouleme? Can someone point me in the right direction? I would be ever so grateful.

started by: mark60 · last update: 1509224801 · posted: 1509116745

I can believe this is a regularly discussed topic and without going through all the ins and outs of travelling back and forward from town to town here in France to get car tested, tax exemption certified, insured and finally a carte gris and new plates...phewwww I finally sorted one out, a Renault Clio 182. So feeling ok that I had muddled through the process once, decided to register the 2010 Mitsubishi L200 Barbarian. So it sailed through inspection, tax exemption certificate sorted, insurance sorted so off on 45 minute drive to local prefecture for 3rd time in a week !!! The normal long wait before being told that this time the vehicle needed a certificate of conformance. As advised found local Mitsubishi concessionaire who could not provide. As advised Contacted Mitsubishi France. For 250 Euros they would 'try' and gain Certificate de Conformity.Apparently the certificate lets France know that the car conforms to European laws. The car has already been imported into Europe once (UK is still in Europe) and the UK V5 document is only issued with this conformity approved. Anyhow, I have now applied directly through Mitsubishi UK for the Certificate of Conformance. This can take a minimum of three weeks and the price of £120 is non refundable if certificate cannot be provided !!!!I am still not overly confident of being able to obtain this certificate as my private Mitsubishi Barbarian is classed as a pick up / light goods vehicle on its V5. It has not been used for commercial purposes but believe this may be another stumbling block.The usual statement by many is just buy a car in France. Yes, maybe for a new one but the secondhand market here puts cars up to twice the price of their counterpart in UK. Can anyone help before I have to consider driving back to UK and selling there :-(

started by: titan-444498 · last update: 1508919874 · posted: 1508742856

Has anyone had a valuation for an insurance quote with agreed value, could you give me an idea on price charged and who does them.Thanks

started by: scotcrew-570351 · last update: 1508616563 · posted: 1508513577

I have a 2004 Renault Megan 1.9 estate. I am changing the clutch and having problems seperating the transmission from the engine block. It moves about 2 cms but no further. I have wiggled, pryed, altered the angle of pull but nothing works. Been around it many times and everything seems to be clear and all bolts removed. It seems looser on the front side but holding more at the driveshaft side. Any help, suggestions gratefully received as it is turning into a nightmare!

started by: DieseltheDog11 · last update: 1507191992 · posted: 1507117080

Hi, I am looking to French Register my English car at the Prefecture. Does anybody know if you still have to go to the Tax Office first to get a certificate of Import duty paid/not required please?Regards....... David

started by: cocker-spaniels-505532 · last update: 1505891003 · posted: 1504123157

I am looking for a lift from the airport to Confolens on Sunday 10th September at 18.30....if anyone can help please email: [email protected]

started by: chèvrefeuille · last update: 1505649662 · posted: 1505636216

There were plenty of British flags being waved by the spectators watching the annual rally as it passed through their communes in the Charente Limousin yesterday. I hope they enjoyed watching the mixture of Vintage, classic and modern sports cars pass by. 

started by: Moulin Rouge · last update: 1505398910 · posted: 1505147729

Has anyone exchanged their UK Driving licence for  French Driving Licence via the prefecture in Niort.  If so, how long did you wait. Did they take your UK licence and did they want one or two I'd photos. We have read the official websites but info is varied!

started by: rockandroll2 · last update: 1505314809 · posted: 1505242146

Advice please. The best/cheapest way to get a COC for my Volvo V70

started by: chasingthedream · last update: 1505156195 · posted: 1504986537

We have a friend who would like to register his Jaguar in order to leave it at his maison secondaire here in France.We're aware of the procedures, documentation etc having done it numerous times before, however we have one sticking point.Running the figures through on the official website brings up a 'malus' of €10,000, as it is 'First registration in France' - ie the website is seeing the car as 'new' despite a 2009 build date (pre 2008 vehicles are treated differently).'Secondhand' brings up a more practical (if still eye-watering) €1,100'Malus', both with an annual €160 fee.Question is - has anyone any experience of whether 'First registration in France'  means exactly that or would this car be 'secondhand' in the eyes of the Prefecture?

started by: marion389-10066707 · last update: 1504984723 · posted: 1504950410

Hi. We are staying near to Ruffec and would like to have our car valeted. Does anyone know of anwhere local for this service, please?Thank you.

started by: MRG.Poursac · last update: 1504976761 · posted: 1500131470

Hi, can anyone recommend a Harley Mechanic in the Ruffec area.  I know of the Harley dealers but was looking for a private or smaller garage if possible?  Thanks.  

started by: Richard-Hampson-898451 · last update: 1504973926 · posted: 1494334009

started by: barryandpat-550891 · last update: 1504970847 · posted: 1494605701

Hi, I use CO2 for my mig welder but the bottle is empty after 5 years. I can get a refil  from a caviste but a bit expensive.Would someone suggest a distributer  in deux sevre or charente maritime please?The bottle is supplied by NATURCO I searched online but cannot find anyone.Thanks Barry

started by: Allo-allo · last update: 1504339624 · posted: 1504271612

HiIf i buy a car with 9 months left on the ct, does it have to have a new one before I register it?  I am unsure as to whether it has to have more than 6 months left on the ct or if it cannot be 6 months from the last ct.....so more than 18 months left on itThanks in advance

started by: Senfell · last update: 1503579690 · posted: 1500382356

I am permanent French resident with no UK address. I'm thinking of buying a car in UK and bringing it back to register here (I am au fait with registering in France). Has anyone done this since the UK road tax rules changed?. How straightforward is it? 

started by: Diddle-545494 · last update: 1503347569 · posted: 1503337642

Does anyone have a link/know where I check that the caravan I'm looking to buy (French) is not stolen/written off, or subject to Finance and is registered in the name of the person selling it. In the UK you do an online check with CRIS and it takes 5 minutes but as usual nothing is simple here. It has a Carte Gris and I know the reg number and the chassis/vin number.i have searched Anglo Info and Googled but can't find any help on this specific topic.Thanks in advance.

started by: Little Al · last update: 1502967224 · posted: 1502550387

Recently, a friend`s flight back to the UK was cancelled. He is English resident.We loaned him our French registered and French insured car to get him back to the UK, and he returned it to us a couple of weeks later in France, with no issues.I was AMAZED to find out that it is illegal for an English resident to drive a foreign plated car in the UK, and that the car could be at risk of being crushed. In disbelief I phoned the DVLA who confirmed that this is in fact true! So, anyone who has a French holiday home, and a French registered car, but is still resident in the UK,make sure the car stays in La Belle France!

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