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How to sell your car before you emigrate

Moving abroad can be a stressful process, but selling your car before you leave needn’t be as difficult as some suggest:

For the sale itself you have three options:

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Top Ten European Driving Tips

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When travelling abroad, a car helps you to maximise your reach and experience everything offered by your holiday destination.  Driving through Europe is a renowned pleasure.  In fact, in regards to the law it’s not too different from driving in the UK.  However, if you’re planning a journey to the continent, there are a few pieces of advice we’d like you to be aware of.  Read on for our top ten European driving tips.

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Top tips for driving on holiday in Spain

For many of us driving abroad is a necessity to fully enjoy everything our holiday destination has to offer. If you are heading to Spain for a summer break in the coming weeks heed our advice with these top tips for driving on Spanish roads.

Before you even begin to think about exploring the Spanish mainland by road it is important to ensure that you have sufficient car insurance cover. Some insurance providers will cover you for overseas travel, but you may have to be prepared to pay extra for insurance from your hire car firm if you don’t take our own car overseas.

British drivers can often react particularly angrily to being flashed by other drivers’ headlights on a motorway. However, don’t be alarmed if you find yourself being flashed on a regular occurrence on the Autopista – it is the law for Spanish drivers to warn fellow motorists they are about to pass.

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Summer holidaymakers alert: Driving laws in France

Are you planning a summer holiday adventure across the Channel to France? If you are taking the ferry and driving your car overseas then you must be aware of the driving laws in France that are very different to the rules we are used to here in the UK.

Perhaps the most interesting development in recent French driving laws was that motorists driving on French loads were required to carry a breathalyser kit on-board from July 2012. Drivers without a kit can be fined 11 euros. At a cost of £2 each it seems silly not to purchase one to determine whether you comply with the nation’s drink-drive limit.

Here are a handful of other issues to be aware of before setting off on your summer adventures in France.

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