Vehicle Information


New i-size chart for child seats in vehicles

This information is kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, N332. The labelling on child seats has changed across Europe, making it theoretically easier for children to be secured in a more appropriate seat, making them safer.

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What to do if you have a road traffic accident

The following information is kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, N332. Information on what to do if you are involved in a car accident in Spain: who to call and how to fill in the accident report document for insurance.

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Alcohol limits & penalties in Spain

The following information is kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, N332.

Alcohol Limits & Penalties when driving in Spain.

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Cyclists and the law

The following information is kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, N332.

Cyclists and the Law of the Road.

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Wet Weather Driving Tips

The following information is kindly provided by members of the Guardia Civil based in Torrevieja, Costa Blanca, N332.

Wet Weather Driving Tips:

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ITV Test in Andalucia

An ITV (Inspeccion Tecnica de Vehiculos) is the equivalent of an MOT in the UK and these tests take place in an authorized garage. If you live in Marbella, the nearest authorized ITV centres are in Málaga, San Pedro de Alcántara and Estepona. This article also gives details of changes as of May 2018.

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How to legally scrap a vehicle in Spain

Vehicles (including vans up to 3.5 tonnes) that have reached the end of their useful life will have to be scrapped at an authorized treatment facility (Centro Autorizado de Tratamiento or Desguace Autorizade).

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Registering a vehicle in Spain

Registering a vehicle from another country and buying a new or used vehicle in Spain is a complex and potentially costly procedure. If you are a Spanish resident, you will normally be exempt from Spanish registration tax if you obtain Spanish number plates within one month of the vehicle entering the country.

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Driving in Andalucia

Driving in Andalucia is similar to driving in any European country, but there are some differences. So, please take a few moments to read this post to ensure that you understand the rules here in Spain before heading out onto the roads.

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EU Driving Licence Law in Spain

From January 2015, anyone applyiing for Spanish residency is now required to exchange their driving licence for a Spanish one. This new law enables the Spanish authorities to check the health and driving ability of foreign drivers in Spain.

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