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Old Mar 13th 2017, 2:11 pm
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Very, you can fail for having odd tyres, tracking being out, low oil, just a hint of corrosion,ANY modification that does not have a Spanish engineers report is also a fail.
Headlights are the obvious one ,they can be very expensive for Lhd ones and some can be very time consuming (expensive) to fit.
Those are the two things that won't be a problem however the lhd headlights might be a problem unless I can find some in UK 2nd hand maybe.
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Old Mar 13th 2017, 6:57 pm
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Also worth noting that MOT`s are done by government test centres (ITV) , not by independent garages as in the UK.
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]I am a Vehicle Technician (Mechanic in old money) I can do most repairs myself if allowed. I'm surprised the Spain MOT is strict when I see some of the old sheds they drive around in.
You have one of the few trades that could find you work in Spain , be it for expats or natives.
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Old Mar 13th 2017, 8:53 pm
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You have one of the few trades that could find you work in Spain , be it for expats or natives.
I'm happily retired & to be honest will not be wanting to change my current status anytime soon.
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I'm happily retired & to be honest will not be wanting to change my current status anytime soon.
At least do your own repairs or you will get robbed by those lovely friendly Spanish garages , they make British garage owners look like saints
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Buy in Spain. You get stopped more often driving a GB car, and getting stopped is a nuisance.
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