Hi - France driving virgin here and my dh keeps whittering on about headlamp converters. I've found them online with or without GB sticker. Do I need the converters, sticker and anything else or am I OK in my car as is? TIA
converters lol - don't spend lot o money you ca buy deflector sickers - ellw stickr that goes ovr you hadlight - usallyfrm the shop before you travel - also you ill need a triangl in case of emergency - apart from that i can't think of anythin else
Check online with the AA - it used to be that you needed replacement headlamp bulbs and first aid kit too - as well as the warning triangle. Do you still need a green card (insurance) for the car?? Check with your insurance firm.
Good to be sure about the insurance! We went two weeks without incident last summer, then DP drove into a kerb on literally the second-to-last day of the holiday and totalled one of the tyres, which we couldn't get off because we didn't have the right spanner or summat (I may not have been paying full attention at this point). Anyway, the £20 or so I'd paid for the extra breakdown insurance suddenly seemed like the best investment I'd ever made. (Never mind that half the men in the town were on their knees by the side of our car by the time the breakdown guys arrived. Lovely old gnarled French fellas. One of them practically twisted the nuts off with his bare hands. Grrr.)
Thanks all - I've just checked with the aa and I need a GB sticker (dh not amused - doesn't like them!), didn't mention the green card although the insurance company sold me one (oh well - better safe than sorry) but did say that can't use headlamp stickers on xenons - have to ring dealer to get adjusted....grrrr.
Green card international insurance thing. You must take your driving licence.
You might want to think about taking out green flag or AA international rescue cover in case of breaking dowm.
We drive in France and were told to get triangle, and a yellow vest.