Driving licences in Spain

FOR those of us living permanently in Spain, we know the importance of having the correct paperwork, and for it all to be in order. Why then do so many foreigners, not just those from the UK, forget, or feel the need to “hang on to” their driving licence from their country of origin? Many […]

Hidden cost of car-buying

THERE are often costs incurred, other than the agreed purchase price, when buying or selling a car, either privately, from a garage, or even a new model from a registered dealer. We have all seen the big billboards advertising brand-new cars stating “from 7,995 euros”, for example. This low price is to grab your interest […]

How to make sure you a covered when buying a second-hand car

WE have recently had customers affected by issues that can arise after the purchase of a second-hand car, where they didn’t have any paperwork, or when the cars have even been impounded by the police. We are going to highlight the points that buyers should be very aware of when buying a second-hand car or […]

Info on Spanish licence

By Emma Swain IT is surprising just what information a Spanish driving contains, and how it relates to each individual. If you don’t believe me, just cast your eyes over the following data. Each section has a number, which then describes the item shown: 1. Surname 2. Given names 3. Date and country of birth […]

Child car seats (part 3)

What happens if a child-restraint system is not used? Firstly, regardless of the distance which is to be travelled, using a normal 3-point restraint system for a minor isn’t any good. If the minor’s feet don’t touch the ground/floor or the vehicle, then the belt is of no use as the child could slide out […]

Child car safety (part 2)

IN the last issue, I covered the transporting of babies and young children up to four years in vehicles, and I’m now continuing with this important subject. Group 1 (9-18kg), from 1-4 years The child is strapped into the restraint system via a five-point harness, and then the restraint system is connected to the car. […]

It’s maximum madness!

WITH a nod towards this weekend’s much-anticipated EZE group Cup exhibition night, Pas O Nadas A and Phoenix Bar put on their own show of darting excellence, battling out a quality match at Bar El Ritual, in Los Abrigos. Of course, those involved can’t claim to be of world-class standard, but maybe the recent World […]

Car-restraint systems to protect the children

By Emma CHILDREN grow at an alarmingly-fast rate, which means their height and weight varies quickly. This, in turn, means that the car-restraint system in which they might be travelling can become too small for them for safety and comfort. Kids require a restraint system that adjusts to all their growing demands to keep them […]

What is covered by the guarantee law?

By Emma THE guarantee law, which doesn’t exclude specific components or parts, mentions only the actual condition of the vehicle, as described by the seller to the consumer. Thus, second-hand vehicle parts which are worn or damaged, and are notified to the seller, are never covered because it is deemed that the consumer knew about […]

Buying second-hand cars

FOLLOWING on from my last column, I will carry on explaining the complex law affecting all second-hand car-buyers. It should prove useful for many readers, and offers clarification of the latest, most up-to-date information available. Can a guarantee be limited to the clock’s kilometres? In the case of the legal guarantee, the answer is No, […]

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