The free government site HistoVec (https://histovec.interieur.gouv.fr) has been launched by road safety authority Sécurité Routière to reduce risk when buying a second-hand car.
With reforms set to hit the mandatory contrôle technique for vehicles, garages are being hit by traffic james as motorists try to get in early
Importing a UK car into France
Reregistering a British car in France. Contact the Customer Service Dept for the make of your car and ask for a Certificate of Conformity (attestation d’identification)
Stick to the limits in France and you won’t have any problems – but if you’re one of those people who think that speed limits don’t apply to you, be prepared to pay for the privilege and suffer the consequences!
Look out for changes to the ‘contrôle technique’ from May 2018, in an attempt to make the French equivalent of the MOT more thorough and prevent unroadworthy vehicles from taking to the roads legally.
YOUR BRITISH CAR IN FRANCE with Polly Cannie If you’re intending to hang on to your British car in France and re-register it, make sure before leaving the UK that you have at least…
Risks to the environment
Every year in France more than 1,5 million de vehicles are scrapped. A VHU (véhicule hors d’usage) can pollute both ground and water, due to the various liquids.
Did you know that if you look at the petrol pump symbol on your fuel gauge, there is a small arrow indicating on which side you’ll find your petrol cap? Amazing eh?
France continues to bring in new initiatives in an attempt to cut down the mountains of paperwork involved in pretty much anything official. Whilst it has been possible to pay parking and speeding fines online…