Can I drive in Spain with UK insurance?
Check with your insurer, some policies will cover it others won't. Many foreign insurers will give you up to 30 or 90 days to use your vehicle out of your normal country, often with full coverage as in your own country. Others however will reduce your coverage to the minimum third party only once abroad. Please check with your insurance provider before travelling.
Can I take my car to Spain permanently?
Yes, but it would need to be imported/registered onto Spanish plates within 6 months of arrival. This process can be quite costly and time-consuming and is best left to a specialist.
Do cars in Spain pay road tax?
Yes, it is called IVTM and it is collected annually from the person who owns/owned the vehicle on 1st January each year. The amount collected is based on vehicle type and power output but it is also dependent on the town you live as your local town hall sets the final rate.
How long can I drive a UK registered car in Spain?
Legally your car needs to be imported and reregistered onto Spanish plates within 6 months of becoming a resident in Spain.
We can offer insurance for your vehicle while it is in the process of being reregistered and once it is on Spanish plates.
How much does it cost to change UK plates to Spanish?
The price varies depending on the area you are moving to and the age and type of vehicle. We suggest that you speak to a specialist in your area. We can offer insurance for your vehicle while it is in the process of being reregistered and once it is on Spanish plates.