Arranging car transport to Spain can be complicated and lengthy method, which is why it is right to research all you need to perform before you go. This page will outline the measures that need to be taken before you leave the United Kingdom, how to right arrange car delivery to Spain from the UK and finally the registration process once you arrive.
If you are not planning to stay in Spain for more than six months you can take your own vehicle without the hassle of having to re-register it in Spain. It is vital to check with your insurance firm that your plan will be valid over there. If it not, you can purchase Spanish insurance for your vehicle while you are out there, but this is not the affordable option.
If you are planning to stay in Spain for longer than six months, you will be liable for import duties, domestic Spanish taxes, and various charges for registration. Your legal status will mechanically become “resident” if you stay for over 182 days.
The big thing you need to perform before you leave the United Kingdom is the let DVLA know of your plans. You will need to delivery them your vehicles registration documents, which they will exchange for certificate of actual export. The second step to take is to find vehicle transporter who will be liable to deliver your car for you.
Your vehicle delivery to Spain is likely to be pretty straightforward. There are only a few things to consider when making arrangements for your vehicle transport to Spain:
Look at all the car transport firms available, AVL or Whites’s Vehicle Transport are meant to be pretty good. Ideally you want an experienced firm with highly professional drivers who have travelled your route before. Have a look at review websites and client testimonials to see what clients are saying about them. You will find more reviews on their Twitter and Facebook pages. Ideally you should source different quotes so that you can match and make the top decision.
When you contact the firms to get some online quotes, also ask them about their way. If their way is not direct as they are planning to drop off other vehicles along the way, there is higher possibility of your vehicle getting damaged. You will need to find out the times, dates and places of the pickup/drop off and delivery. Once you make a decision about the firm you want to use, get everything in writing, adding all the details of delivery and pick up.