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Monday, 13 September 2010 00:00

Getting your UK-registered car MOT’d in Spain

I wrote a couple of weeks ago about what to do if the MOT on your UK car runs out while you've got it here in Spain. After extensive research and much mis-information, I advised that you CANNOT get a Gibraltar MOT on a UK-registered car, but you CAN get a Spanish ITV (Inspección Técnica de Vehículos).

And today, I proved it!

I turned up at the appointed time for my ITV voluntaria, not wholly convinced that I would be successful. 

As I drove through the testing station responding to the barked instructions of the perito, or technician, everything seemed to be going well. Then suddenly there was a nervous moment when he queried my stuck-on headlight deflectors with his supervisor, but the boss said they were OK, and a short while later I was given my Spanish “MOT” certificate, valid for two years, and my vehicle was legal again ...

... and it only cost me 40 euros!

© Paul Whitelock 


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Paul Whitelock

Paul is a Joint Honours graduate in Spanish and German, a qualified teacher (PGCE) and has a Member of the Institute of Linguists (MIL) qualification.

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