Passing a driving theory test in Spain – True stories

You can’t beat a good true story! Many thanks to our client Colin Pope for taking time out to write a detailed account of his experience when passing his theory test in Spain, Over to you Colin: ”So you thought you’d do the test ! Not sure about you but we got fed up with…

Tips for passing an ITV test in Spain

Check out our YouTube Video about passing an ITV inspection in Spain Here Chris Goodacre gives you an overview of what is checked on your vehicle at in ITV inspection in Spain, in the video we explain a few of the basics: Keep an eye on the panel for your reg number, make sure you don’t…

2022 Driving in Spain with a UK licence update

If you are resident in Spain and have a UK driving licence, you can no longer exchange for a Spanish driving licence British citizens with a UK driving licence, residents in Spain, cannot exchange their driving licence for a Spanish one.  The last date for Spanish residents with a UK driving licence to register their…

Tyres and passing the ITV: Upsticks top tips on all things tyres

Tyres are one of the most scrutinized aspects of the ITV inspection. Here are Upsticks top tips on what the technicians are looking for and how to avoid a fail. General condition of tyres AND rims, visual check The first thing on the list is a visual check of the tyres and the rims. A…

Driving in Spain – what is IVTM road tax?

If you own any sort of vehicle (van, car, motorcycle etc) that’s going to be driving around on Spanish roads, you’ll need to pay IVTM. What is IVTM? Known in Spain by the catchy title of “Impuesto Sobre Vehículos de Tracción Mecánica”, thankfully shortened to IVTM, it’s the equivalent of the UK’s Road Fund Licence…