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by alpineSi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:53 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

Incidentally, we're doing Santander - Plymouth this Wednesday. I didn't know they had a revised service; that might explain why so many ferries were fully booked. I wonder if a ship with 3/4 engines is also running at reduced capacity.
by alpineSi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:07 pm
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Bringing a UK car to Andalucia
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Bringing a UK car to Andalucia

I did it two years ago in northern Spain and posted this to another thread: CoC cost: 100€ - Toyota CoC (in English), was accepted by ITV station without any question. It's Spanish law that a Euro CoC is valid - ignore people who say it isn't. I can find the BoE reference if you come up against prob...
by alpineSi
Mon Aug 19, 2019 3:00 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk
Replies: 21
Views: 174

Re: Headlamp adaptors for lhd car in uk

If it's got led lights the deflectors might not work / be necessary. My SEAT has what they call tourist lights which mean the beams rise just under the legal limit so no stickers required. There's nothing to do, it's just how they're made. You're not meant to drive long term with them though and are...
by alpineSi
Wed Aug 14, 2019 5:41 pm
Forum: Computers, Internet, Telephony, TV & Electronics
Topic: Orange contract
Replies: 7
Views: 127

Re: Orange contract

I've always found their multilingual customer support line quite helpful: 900 90 61 21
Be ready to press 1 for English.
by alpineSi
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:33 am
Forum: General
Topic: No bags at Lidl
Replies: 9
Views: 341

Re: No bags at Lidl

Why should they sell bags? Just bring your own, which you can buy for 50c at all the other supermarkets. Pity more places refuse to sell them. Sid On occasion Sid, I buy a few things when I hadn't planned for it and so don't have my cajas / heavy duty bags with me; I would find it quite inconvenien...
by alpineSi
Sun Aug 11, 2019 8:25 am
Forum: Moving to Andalucia
Topic: Bringing a UK car to Andalucia
Replies: 13
Views: 475

Re: Bringing a UK car to Andalucia

If your Spanish is up to it, you can work out the registration tax here: https://www.dieselogasolina.com/calcular-impuesto-matriculacion-coche-moto-hacienda.html If it isn't, tell us the year and model and I (or someone faster) will do it for you. After that add on whatever modifications and possibl...
by alpineSi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Travel, Tourism & Destinations
Topic: madrid malaga train
Replies: 13
Views: 1551

Re: madrid malaga train

Good ticket class explainer here: https://www.seat61.com/Spain-trains.htm#Spanish_train_classes Where possible and when only a few quid more I try to book one of the preferential classes just to get somewhere to sit in the station! Some tickets also include discounts on parking at the station. Bewar...
by alpineSi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:34 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills

jhonie99 wrote:U not pareja de hecho? If yes, that suffices.


No not done that. I've probably misunderstood it but I thought the pareja thing was only regional so if we do it up here in the North we have to redo it down there. Might be a mission for another day that one!
by alpineSi
Mon Jul 29, 2019 9:32 am
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Re: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills

In Alhaurin, when I wanted to add my GF to the Padron, and get her an empadronamiento certificate we had to go to the town hall and all the people that lived in the house had to sign the form - mum, dad, me, her -- to say that we all say that she lived there. So i imagine it would be you and her si...
by alpineSi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 2:08 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: IKEA Malaga

It's probably contracted out to the invariably awful Malaga office of Correos Express - I always curse Amazon when I see that company next to any order confirmation.
by alpineSi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:40 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: IKEA Malaga
Replies: 12
Views: 646

Re: IKEA Malaga

Not quite right about the candles. I get frequent emails advertising delivery from IKEA Family (their loyalty card - free coffee in the shop if interested) and just checked their site to see it's now starting at €4 for orders under €30/25kg. Full details on this page: https://www.ikea.com/es/es/cust...
by alpineSi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:34 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Credit/debit cards in retail establishments
Replies: 4
Views: 254

Re: Credit/debit cards in retail establishments

I worked in retail in France and imagine the same problems apply with cards in Spain, namely that VISA/MasterCard charges aren't cheap, businesses have to rent the terminal to take the payments and there might be a bank servicing charge. My old employers did everything they could to discourage AMEX ...
by alpineSi
Thu Jul 25, 2019 1:28 pm
Forum: You & the Law in Spain
Topic: Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills
Replies: 8
Views: 539

Evidence for adding girlfriend to padron - no rent paid, no bills

I'm sure someone has dealt with this sort of situation before so advice welcomed. Next month we'll be returning to my family property in Andalucía and although I feature on the deeds and some utilities bills, I've not been able to find much reference to adding my partner. We're not married, she won'...
by alpineSi
Mon Jul 08, 2019 7:36 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2522

Re: Entering Madrid by car

It's seems that for the moment, the fines are back so you will need the stickers again:

Health vs cars: judge reinstates Madrid's low emissions zone www.euronews.com/2019/07/08/health-vs-c ... sions-zone
by alpineSi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:56 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2522

Re: Entering Madrid by car

And would even up-to-date satnavs advise of or avoid them? I generally use Waze on Android for navigation and it does include an area to add passes (and toll badges). Waze.jpg In car SatNav that hasn't been updated (and doesn't know what type of car it's in) will be a problem though. A relatively e...
by alpineSi
Tue Jul 02, 2019 9:23 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Entering Madrid by car
Replies: 18
Views: 2522

Re: Entering Madrid by car

Worth noting that the new PP Mayor of Madrid has suspended all fines in the Central Zone until 30 September. Thousands of people were protesting this decision in the 40 degree heat! As there's no fine, the system is effectively cancelled for now. https://www.20minutos.es/noticia/3688197/0/acceso-mad...
by alpineSi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 11:14 pm
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: Replacement number plate
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Replacement number plate

You can get them online too, which is useful if you'd rather have plastic than metal.
by alpineSi
Sun Jun 09, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Living in Andalucia
Topic: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?
Replies: 7
Views: 407

Re: Tenant or landlord's name for utilities?

Two places we've rented over last 4 years have seen utilities remain in landlord's name but bank details changed to debit our account. We asked about putting in our actual name but there's always an admin fee so didn't bother. A friend did do it with their rented flat and it came back to bite them w...
by alpineSi
Wed Jun 05, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: Cars, Bikes & Motoring
Topic: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!
Replies: 7
Views: 441

Re: UK Car now on Spanish Plates .. possible documentation problem!

It might just be regional naming conventions, my Toyota Rav4 XT4 became something like a Toyota Rav4 SOL or LUNA once it was imported here. It really is only the codes Enrique mentions that matter.

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