The Essential Guide to Taking Your Car Abroad

If you want to take your car abroad with you so that you can drive around on holiday without any worry about using public transportation then there are a few things that you need to think about before you go ahead with your booking.


Car Insurance

Normally, you would need to tell your insurer that you intend to take your car abroad. You will probably have third party liability cover but there is a high chance that you will have to pay an extra premium so that you can extend your cover. If you do not take out car insurance then you are putting yourself at risk and you are also increasing the chance of causing yourself way more problems later down the line. Taking out car insurance when travelling abroad is super easy, and you’d be surprised at how fast and efficient it can be.



Another thing that you need to do is take the right paperwork with you. Your insurance company will probably provide you with an accident statement form so it’s important that you have this with you. You also need to make sure that you take your vehicle registration number and that you have a sticker on your car stating which country you are from. This is a legal requirement in some countries, so it’s super important that you keep that in consideration at all times. If you are going through a company such as Shiply then this won’t be as much of a problem.


Headlamp Adjusters

If you are driving on the other side of the road then you may need to take a headlamp adjustment kit with you. Some countries have laws that state you need to have a warning triangle in case you break down, and in some instances, it may be a legal requirement for you to have a fire extinguisher with you as well. You need to look at the laws regarding driving in that country as well, as some countries have much stricter laws when it comes to driving without insurance, a working headlamp or anything else of the sort and the last thing that you want is to be heavily fined.


Be Safe

When you are out driving your car on holiday, you need to stay extra safe. After all, accident rates are much higher among those that are travelling to another country when compared to those who are familiar with the roads. For this reason, it helps to look up any traffic rules that might be present and it also helps to look into the general roads that you will be taking. The more you can familiarise yourself with the roads, the better, and this can make a huge difference to your driving experience in general as well.


So there are so many things that you can do to try and make sure that your driving experience is the best that it can be, and when you are travelling to another country, it is very important that you take all of the above information into account.



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Mark Munroe is the Creator and EIC of ADDICTED. He's ADDICTED to great travel, amazing food, better grooming & probably a whole lot more!

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