What documents do I have to carry in the car?


One question that often come us is, “what documents do I have to carry in the car?” When you drive a vehicle on Spain´s roads, it is compulsory for you to carry certain documents with you in the vehicle. These documents must be the originals, not photocopies, although a notarised copy is accepted (a version

What documents do I have to carry in the car?2020-03-06T11:09:39+00:00

Best Before


We are used to seeing “sell by” and “best before by” dates on our groceries, but did you know that there are parts of the car that also have an expiration, or best before date? The difference with car parts is that they wear over time and usage, and so there isn´t always a specific

Best Before2020-02-24T09:20:48+00:00

What Coloured Number Plates Mean


You may have noticed that taxis display blue number plates on the back of their vehicles. It is not only marked and branded taxis that display them, but also VTC vehicles (Vehículos de Turismo con Conductor), which are effectively private hire or chauffer driven cars, a taxi by another name but more restrictive as to

What Coloured Number Plates Mean2020-02-14T08:09:38+00:00

Buying a New Car – Your Rights:


When you purchase a new car from a dealer, you have a certain level of peace of mind accompanying your purchase. New cars are covered by a legal guarantee of 2 years without a mileage limit, whereas the manufacturer has to take care of the faults and breakdowns that have arisen with the car, so

Buying a New Car – Your Rights:2020-02-05T08:58:34+00:00

The Risks of Older Vehicles


As technology advances, so do the safety features of our vehicles. The near future may well see autonomous vehicles on the roads, but they will still have to mix with cars of today, and yesterday, for some time yet. Sadly, the risk of death or serious injury is multiplied by two when comparing incidents that

The Risks of Older Vehicles2020-01-24T08:36:39+00:00

Keeping Children Safe


It is almost unbelievable that whenever there is a focused campaign on the wearing of seat belts and child restraint systems, there are always hundreds of children found either not secured in the vehicles or secured in a dangerously inadequate way.   According to data from across Europe, two out of every three children in

Keeping Children Safe2020-01-17T09:59:27+00:00

The Environmental Badge


Although it is not mandatory, the need for displaying the environmental badge on your vehicle is becoming increasingly important, especially in larger cities. Since the new year, Barcelona, for example, has tightened the restrictions on where more polluting vehicles are permitted, following on from places like Madrid where the impact on vehicle pollutants has been

The Environmental Badge2020-01-10T08:33:59+00:00

Trailers – The Basics


Today we would like to tell you a little bit about trailers, their use and their differences. Trailers fall into two distinctive categories when it comes to classifying them for normal use on the roads of Spain, those below 750kg and those above 750kg maximum weight. A small trailer, or “Remolque Ligero”, which has a

Trailers – The Basics2019-12-11T11:43:20+00:00

Proper Seat Belt Use is Vital


Seat belts save lives, it is a simple message, but they are only effective if we use them correctly, they are useless as not wearing one at all. The wearing of seat belts can reduce the risk of injury during a car crash. When used properly, they provide drivers and passengers with increased protection. However,

Proper Seat Belt Use is Vital2019-12-03T09:07:07+00:00
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