Friday, 24 July, 2015

Car rental: A guide to driving in Spain

Car rental in Spain

Renting a car in Spain is a very popular choice for holidaymakers, over 12 million brits visit Spain each year and it’s estimated that around a third of them will choose to rent a car as a means of transport during their break; and it’s easy to see why when much of Spain is rural and disconnected from public transport such as metro lines and trams.

Renting and driving a car in a foreign country can be a very daunting thought for some, but it really shouldn’t be, after all, the larger part of Spanish roads are in very good condition and are all signposted very well, helping you find your destination much easier.

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Friday, 12 June, 2015

How to hire a car with the new UK Driving Licence changes

By now, you’re probably used to being told to bring both parts of your driving licence to a service or an MOT, it’s been a normal procedure for decades; but as of the 8th of June 2015, the paper counterpart is no longer needed.

UK driving licence

Getting rid of the paper counterpart comes shortly after the DVLA decided to get rid of the tax discs and both abolishments are thought to be in an effort to cut costs (an estimated £8 million after 450,000 counterparts were replaced last year) and merge everything into a much simpler, online digitised system.

So what is going to replace the counterpart? Shall I get rid of the counterpart?

There will be no replacement for the paper counterpart, the DVLA have confirmed. Drivers will now only need their photocard and it’s recommended that this is kept on your person whilst driving, in order to avoid having to turn up at a police station (providing your licence) should you be stopped without your photocard.

Although the DVLA say that you longer need your paper counterpart, companies such as the AA recommend that you keep hold of it as a “belt and braces” precaution; it’s also easier to check information about your licence from the paper counterpart. Continue reading