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Changes in law in Spain re driving licences

As from 1 July 2019 there has been a change in category B (private car) license holders entitlement to drive. The law means that those holding a category B license will now be able, if they wish, to legally drive more vehicles than before. Over many months the DGT (Tráfico) have been working on various modifications and improvements of ...Full Article

Ways to check your car is road legal

The Guardia Civil have advised that if you want to save yourself an 800 euro fine then use the coin trick. We will explain. Our vehicle needs be in ...Full Article

Travelling safely with pets

When you have a pet, they fast become more than just an animal they become a member of the family. This is why when travelling with pets in a ...Full Article

Accidents, what to do if there are injuries

According to the Spanish Penal Code (Código Penal) it is every citizen’s responsibility to assist an injured person after an accident. A lot of us ask ourselves what exactly ...Full Article

Measures to improve life safety on roads

The Spanish Interior Ministry have introduced a new seven-point action plan across Spain which they hope will help significantly in the reduction of the number of casualties on roads. ...Full Article

Driving licence codes. What are they and what do they mean?

You may or may not have noticed that on the reverse of your licence there are sometimes codes against certain categories. We are sure that most people don’t take ...Full Article

Matriculation and transfer of car ownership What’s the difference?

We are often asked how much does it cost to matriculate a car when in reality what the individual really wants/needs is a transfer of ownership of a Spanish ...Full Article

ITV emission check

When it is time for your car’s ITV the most normal items to check would be wheels, tyres, brakes, bodywork damage etc. some of which we have already covered. We often ...Full Article

Some common causes of bad driving

The most common causes for bad driving according to the DGT is that of tiredness behind the wheel. We are all probably aware of the slogan in the UK ...Full Article

What you should know about ITV inspections

There are many things that are checked at the  ITV station during an annual inspection and some of these are outside the car i.e. mirrors. So, if you have ...Full Article
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