Don’t forget to always carry the following things in your car when travelling in and around Spain.
- Passport or ID Card
- Driving Licence
- Insurance Certificate
- Original registration document (permiso de circulación)
- Ficha Tecnica/itv (Mot Certificate)
- Two warning triangles
- Reflective Jacket(s) – for anyone who gets out of the car on a main road.
If you are driving a UK vehicle, there are two extra requirements. You must also have headlight deflectors fitted to stop your lights dazzling oncoming drivers, and have either Euro reg plates with a GB on, or a GB sticker on the car.
If you don’t want to carry your passport around with you all the time – I know I don’t – you can get away with having a notorised copy in the car. Just go to the Notario nearest to you and they will copy your passport for a fee of around €10. As is normal, you’ll probably have to go back to collect the copy the next day, unless you’re very lucky 🙂