Questions tagged [automobiles]

Car-related travel questions. See also the "car-rental", "driving", and "road-trips" tags.

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Hirtshals parking for 3 days

We will need a parking spot for two cars in Hirtshals for 3 days. Are their any recommendations on where to park?
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What is this sign with red triangle and black bottom up “T” on cars in Lithuania?

I have seen this sign mounted on the backs of some cars. But I could not find any information about it. The upper end of the black part is spiky.
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Are there any big junkyards near Indianapolis?

Are there any big (and preferably abandoned) junkyards near Indianapolis, IN or Bloomington, IN? I'm looking for something like this (not necessarily that big): My research in Google and on Google ...
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On street parking in the UK [closed]

This is more a question about UK parking etiquette, couldn’t find a more suitable SE Site. In the UK, I’m getting a car, but parking where I live is very limited. At the same time, about 5 minutes ...
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Long-term parking at Karlovy Vary airport (KLV)

I'm planning to travel to Moscow soon and it will be convenient for me to fly from Karlovy Vary in the Czech Republic. It's written here on the airport website that parking is free but the car parks ...
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In Singapore, how much does an average person use a car? [closed]

Sorry if this is off topic, I don’t know where to put this question. I’m doing a project for the First LEGO League and I need to know how many times a car owner, in Singapore, uses their car to ...
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Is there time limit for street parking in Milan on blue bays?

I've been doing some research and see that there is a lot of blue bays around, and it seems like the cost is €1,20 per hour between 8-13 (Mon-Fri) and free for the rest of the day. What I can't figure ...
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Short-term insurance Ontario, Canada (buying car before moving out of province)

I’m currently living in Toronto, ON but I’m planning to move to central BC in a few weeks. I’m planning on buying a new car and driving it from Ontario to BC and making a trip out of it. However, I ...
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About Customs clearance in Vladivostok by DBSferry from Japan

A private car (TOYOTA Town Ace Van) will be transported to Vladivostok by DBS Ferry from Sakaiminato, Tottori Prefecture, Japan to Vladivostok. The car will travel from Russia to the EU and take it ...
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Renting a car in the US without a US credit card

Consider the following scenario. A group of five people needs to rent a car (in California) for two weeks. Four people live outside the US (they came on a B1/B2 visa) and the fifth (temporarily) ...
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After moving out of California [closed]

Just received a letter from Tollroads saying that the car I already sold a while ago in California has recently made 24 violations in Orange County and I need to pay $2000. But I had already moved to ...
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Country sticker necessary on car when visiting the UK?

I just read in the Guardian that GB stickers should be visible on cars when visiting the EU. Renew your passport earlier than planned, buy a GB sticker for your car, and prepare to wait four months ...
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Probationary Australian licence - U.S car rental

Based on this previous post 5 years ago (Can I use my probationary Australian driver's license to rent a car in the United States?) it sounds like I shouldn't have an issue - however I just ...
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Can a one way NS Ticket be used as an OV-Chipkaart for P+R Parking in Amsterdam?

I will be flying to Amsterdam in a few weeks, renting a car, and then driving to Germany. On my arrival day, I have a few hours before checking into my hotel and am considering dropping the car off at ...
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Multiday parking in San Francisco

I'm taking a road trip round California, with a four night stay in San Francisco. I will have a rental car for the duration of my stay but don't want to drive in San Francisco, apart from arriving and ...
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Overland Journey to Thailand via Myanmar 2019

Myanmar and Thailand both have their own permits to allow foreign vehicles to cross or enter on temporary basis and then leave their countries, respectively. These countries do not accept Carnet de ...
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How can I leave a car for someone if we can't meet in person? [closed]

I'm doing a house swap with another family, and as part of the logistics, at a certain point I have to leave my car for them, and they will pick it up a few days later. This happens to be in Newark, ...
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Park car near Paris [closed]

Coming to Paris from Brussels. Planning to stay in Paris one day. I know that it is not good option to go to center by car. What is the best place to leave car in order avoid expensive payment and ...
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Do I need an IDP in Sweden?

I'm a 23 old guy from Saudi Arabia, I will be in Sweden this August, I'm looking to rent a car from Malmo to go to Denmark, anyhow my friend says that since my Saudi license is in English I won't need ...
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Parking near London

I have a rented car and I want to go to London on Sunday. I really don't want to drive on those crowded streets, so I just want to park somewhere outside of London Center and than take public ...
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As a non-Finnish citizen, am I subject to income-based traffic fines if the traffic violation occurred in Finland? [duplicate]

I read on https://www.theatlantic.com/business/archive/2015/03/finland-home-of-the-103000-speeding-ticket/387484/ (mirror) that most of Scandinavia determines fines based on income. E.g.: In 2002, ...
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Traveling outside the U.S. after oath ceremony

Today was my oath ceremony and I will be traveling to Canada (birth country) by car in a couple of days from now. Would I be able to cross the border into Canada from the U.S. with just my Canadian ...
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Car insurance covering UK kit car for travel in Italy, France and Spain [closed]

My wife and I are travelling to the UK to collect a car we bought with travel to Italy, France and Spain, for about a year. We both have good clean drivers licenses. I am 71 driving 54 years 1 ...
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Crossing from UK to France and back on the same day in the same car but with different drivers

I am probably going to have to lend my French-registered car to a relative for his trip to the UK. The day he returns to France I am supposed to be driving to the UK myself in the same car. Both ...
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Passing border in car not owned by me

I would like to cross Poland-Ukrainian border by car owned by my friend, but friend does not go with me. I travel from Poland to Ukraine and get back 10 days later. What kind of documents should I ...
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What kind of car can I drive in italy with an IDP with a less than year old license?

I am staying in Italy for the summer and I already got an international driving permit to drive. However, I got my license last November (less than a year ago) and I want to know if I can drive any ...
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Park and Ride in Copenhagen

We'll be five adults staying in Copenhagen from the evening of Sunday, May 5th until the morning of Wednesday, May 8th. Our approach will be via the E20 from the west. Since parking in Copenhagen ...
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Entering Ukraine with someone else's car

I am planning to travel to Ukraine for a couple of weeks this summer by car, but the car is not registered in my name. I know from experience that other countries often have special regulations for ...
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Driving in Dusseldorf´s low emission zone

I will rent a car in France and travel to Dusseldorf and Cologne. Do I need a emission sticker to enter those cities? If so, there is a physical store where I can buy it, instead of buying it online? ...
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Are gas/petrol stations in Ireland typically “pump your own gas/petrol”?

In past trips to Ireland, I remember petrol stations being full-service like the US states of Oregon and New Jersey. I also remember a few self-service stations. But I don't recall which was more ...
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Is there any parking in Guatemala near border with Honduras (near Copan Ruinas)?

Is it possible safely leave a rented car in Guatemala near border with Honduras (near Copan Ruinas) for one night? Thank you.
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In the US, should I rent a car through travel agencies or directly with car rental companies?

I have no experience in renting cars whatsoever. I was wondering what's the best way to do this in the US? Should I book a car rental on a website like Expedia, or should I book directly from the ...
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Free park and ride between Siegburg and airport DUS?

I consider how close I can find a free park and ride to Dusseldorf airport as coming from Siegburg (Germany) ?
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Can I drive my own car with mexican plates in Canada? For how long?

I am a dual Canadian and EU citizen living in central america. I bought a new car in Mexico, have mexican tags and insurance that has coverage for Mexico, Usa and Canada up to 100k USD (is this enough?...
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Passing the Canada-USA border with the car of a friend [duplicate]

I am a Swiss citizen living in Vancouver, BC, Canada as a temporary resident (student visa). I am planning a small trip toward the USA and a friend of mine offered me to use her car for this trip. ...
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Parking at Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife

We are thinking about booking a hotel 500 m from the harbour in Puerto de la Cruz, Tenerife. But the problem is that the hotel doesn’t have parking and we will be going there by car. So my questions ...
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Car rental prices different for foreigners

I am traveling to Florida from Europe in a few weeks and wanted to rent a car. I found the prices at Budget to be the best for what I want. But something seems off about the offer. I select the dates,...
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Do the speed limit reductions due to pollution also apply to electric cars in France?

From time to time, the speed limit is reduced due to pollution in France (example (mirror)). Do these reductions apply to electric cars? (image source (mirror): MAXPPP)
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Why is airport car rental so cheap [closed]

I am in Newcastle and need to rent a car for a few days to go on a trip next week. It’s all proving quite a massive stress, not helped by conflicting advice all over the internet, fake reviews, etc…. ...
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May I drive an Indian-registered car in Nepal?

My car is registered in India. I Plan to visit Nepal for 10 days. Am I allowed to bring and drive my car there, or would I need to re-register it in Nepal?
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Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only?

Which Caltrain stations only have parking for Caltrain train customers only? http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html indicates which Caltrain stations have parking (e.g. http://www.caltrain....
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How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain stations belong to Caltrain customers?

I read on http://www.caltrain.com/riderinfo/Parking.html (mirror): Parking is available for Caltrain customers at most Caltrain stations. How does Caltrain check whether cars parked at Caltrain ...
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In which parts of Costa Rica do I need a 4x4 in during dry season? [closed]

I find a lot of comments on cars in Costa Rica recommending 4x4 cars. However, the reasoning is always the heavy rain (earth might move or rivers flooding etc.). On the other hand I found a few ...
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Winter / snow tires in Denmark for March

I'm planning to rent a car in Denmark in late March. Is it worth paying the extra for snow tires -- is there much snow on the roads by then? FWIW, I live in the US mid-atlantic region and don't use ...
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Getting from Heathrow terminal 2 to the terminal 5 long stay car park

I'm flying out from Heathrow terminal 5, but returning to terminal 2 (different airlines for outward and return due to available times of flights). I plan to park in the long stay car park for ...
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Driving into a country potentially disqualified by credit card insurance

I've seen credit cards that prohibit using their automatic car insurance on cars rented in Italy—for example, American Express*. In this case, are there any issues with renting a car in, say, Austria (...
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Which is better for moving from place to another in New York? [closed]

Iam Travelling for New York to work there and i will stay there , is it better for my low budget to use public transportation , or to buy a car for 1k $ and use it , is buying a car increase the a ...
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Recommended car insurance for driving Iceland golden circle in Winter?

I was originally going to be visiting Iceland in October but my trip has been delayed to January/February timeframe, which would be mid Winter. Iceland car insurance has a dizzying array of options. ...
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Ensuring a car rental reservation is held i.e. that the agency has a car for your when you arrive

I recently booked a car through a price aggregator site. After booking, I immediately received an email stating a reservation confirmation number. When I arrived at the rental agency, they said they ...
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Bristol BRS airport free drop off/pick up?

I have friends in the Bristol (UK) area and use this airport to travel to them. As I do not drive, most of the time one of them comes to the airport to pick me up after the flight or drop me off on ...