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

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Cheapest way of shipping my car from Canada to Europe?

I am curious about the most economic way to travel from Canada to and through Europe and was thinking to load camping gear into a hatchback and put it on a ferry to somewhere in Europe (e.g. Hamburg, ...
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Drive through Germany and Switzerland with barbells as luggage

I need to pass through Germany and Switzerland. I want to take barbells with me, but the only way they stick to my car was that way: I will be the only passenger and the barbell will be wrapped , and ...
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Entrance fee for Zion National Park: Paying for a car vs. paying per person

Entrance fee per vehicle for Zion National Park is $30. But it is suggested/even mandatory to leave the car in Springdale and take the shuttle bus. As there are four of us, we would have to pay $15 ...
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Is parking in Paris free in August?

I was planning a trip to Paris and I just noticed that parking in August is free. Unfortunately the place where I read it only mentions 2014. A quick google search always points to 2014. Is parking ...
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Strange sign instructions in UK car park

Today I saw this strange car park sign. What is specifically strange is that it asks you to buy a ticket after finding a space during busy times. Does this mean that I should buy a ticket before ...
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Car rent with International driving licence in UK after lived in UK more than 1 year

I recently met a problem about renting a car in UK. I came from China and have lived in UK for around 2 years. The UK licence I just got is less than one year so most car hire company won't rent a car ...
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Renting a car in france with a German license that is less than 1yr old

I want to rent a car from Toulouse in 2 weeks but I couldn't find any rental companies that rent a car to someone with a license < 1yr old. Is it a law in France? If not, are there any companies ...
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Vladivostok customs clearance for Eastern Dream

There is currently one ferry that operates between Russia and Korea, and that is the Eastern Dream ferry run by DBS ferry (DBSFerry.com), based in Korea. The ferry leaves from Vladivostok at 2pm on ...
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How to find mountain parking in Switzerland?

I'm going to Switzerland and I plan to take some mountain trips, so I need to park somewhere near the trail start. How can I check if there's some parking nearby, is it free/paid and is it necessary ...
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How can I cross the English channel with a car?

I believe there's the Euro Tunnel as well as a number of ferry options, but which can I use to travel with a car between the UK and France, Belgium or the Netherlands? If there aren't too many ...
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Park & Ride in Düsseldorf, coming from Belgium/Netherlands

Next week I'm going to Düsseldorf for 5 days. I will not need the car during this time, so I intend to leave it in a parking spot with no or low cost and continue my journey by public transport. ...
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Car hire in Chile: cheaper to go with international or local companies?

I'll be visiting Chile for a few weeks in November and I'll be looking to hire a car for up to three days at a time, first in Punta Arenas and second in Santiago and possibly again in Puerto Montt. I'...
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Which mountains in the Lower Mainland, BC can be ascended by private car in the summer? [closed]

Like Cypress Mountain (via Cypress Bowl Rd.) and Mount Seymour (via Mt. Seymour Road), what satisfies these criteria: They must be located within the following (demarcated) area: My grandparents ...
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San Ysidro Border Parking Options?

Just got back from the San Ysidro border area and was dismayed to see that the going rate is now around $25/day for parking. It used to be closer to $5-$7 but I guess there was a re-routing of the I-5 ...
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How to make myself more visible in traffic as an EU mainland driver in the UK?

I will be moving to the UK soon, Scotland to be more precise, and will be doing so with a car. A driver-sitting-on-the-left sort of car, with licence plates from an EU country (eventually I will have ...
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Are there websites for fuel price comparison for France and Spain?

I have a friend traveling a couple of weeks in France and Spain. He was asking me about the better places to fill up the tank and I sent him this answer: Petrol price comparison in Europe. Which ...
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What are the laws regarding sleeping in my vehicle by state

I want to plan an ultimate road trip to every state in the US. I am faced with researching each state for their laws regarding sleeping in owned vehicles. Is there an easier way to gain this ...
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How early do I need to arrive at Most na Soči for a space on the car train

Slovenian Railways run a car-transport train service from Most na Soči to Bohinjska Bistrica, called Motorail. This lets you skip a lot of driving around the hills, and is reportedly a fun journey ...
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Which country in South East Asia will be cheapest to import and register an imported car?

I want to drive a car from Europe to South East Asia, probably a 40-year old Volvo Laplander C304 valued at around 10000 EUR, and then leave the vehicle registered in my name anywhere in South East ...
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AAA benefits as member of a European automobile club? (IHG rates)

This travel blog article (in German) mentions that also members of a European Automobile Club can use the AAA preferred rate for booking hotel rooms with IHG (a hotel group): Wer bei einem ...
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Where can I rent 90's sports cars in Japan?

Disclaimer: I am not advocating or planning on breaking any traffic laws, lots of fun can be had within these limits. As an Initial D fan, I would like to do a roadtrip to the various mountain passes ...
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Parking in Oxford

I'll visiting Oxford for the day (maybe four our five hours), on a weekday in the last week of July. I'll be driving a rented car, coming from London, on my way to the North of Britain. Where would it ...
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Is there parking near Kirby Cove, San Francisco, USA?

I would like to get a nice view of the Golden Gate Bridge from Kirby Cove. I am wondering though if there is any sort of parking area near Kirby Cove. I am also wondering if it is jam packed for ...
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Long term Car rental in Europe

There is a question here about Car buying vs. long term rentals as it relates to the US. Recently I've driven through Europe renting a car in Frankfurt for about 21 days from Sixt and I was wondering ...
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What car safety equipment is mandatory in Czech Republic? Do I need to carry spare tires?

Is spare tire (full size or temporary) mandatory in Czech Republic? I wonder if any tire would fit in my cars trunk. Right now, I only possess tire patch kit. I drive hatchback.
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Is there a ZIP code I can enter when paying-at-the-pump in the USA with a South Korean credit card? [duplicate]

Im trying to use my South Korean Visa credit card at the gas pump and it is asking for my zip code. What am I supposed to do? Is there a generic ZIP code I can use?
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Parking a camper near Barcelona [closed]

I plan to visit Barcelona next month in my camper, but want to sleep (Airbnb) in the city for a couple of nights. Has anybody suggestions where I can cheaply park my camper within easy train (or bus/...
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Why are there so many well-kept ancient VW pick-ups on La Palma? [closed]

I've been recently on the beautiful island of La Palma, and in the rural areas, I noticed a considerable number of similarly-styled cars (same grey, all pick-ups), namely VW T2 pick-ups, which looked ...
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What should I consider if I want to lend my camping van to friends?

I agreed with some friends that they can borrow my camping van for a short roadtrip in Europe. I'm currently thinking about what should be done before the trip, and here's the list that I came up with....
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What's the easiest way to relieve oneself in a car?

Ok, I know we're all adults here, but this is something that happens inevitably in most family trips I believe; it's occurred in our own family trips. You're driving on the road to your destination. ...
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Legally drive a Canadian car in Central and South America for extended periods?

There are plenty of accounts from people who are driving around South America or even from North to South (minding the gap of course) but I have not found any indication of what formalities they had ...
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Getting pulled over in Switzerland

Since we've been discussing Swiss Vignette and steep fines were mentioned for speeding at Switzerland I got to wondering: In some countries getting out of the car and walking towards police with ...
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Cheapest place to park for two weeks while working in Boston?

Where is a good place that I can park my car for two weeks while I work in Boston? The hotel that I'm staying at charges an absurd 40 dollars a day. Plus, it looks like it would be a mess trying to ...
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Do you need a Vignette to travel the roads of Switzerland, and how can I obtain one?

To drive on Swiss motorways if I recall correctly one needs a Vignette based on what I have been reading I should be able to buy it at various places in the country. I am renting a car in Frankfurt ...
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Turkey to Europe by car [closed]

I'm looking to travel across Europe by car, like a crazy road trip with some friends. I'd like to start from Turkey. What is it like to drive from Turkey into Europe because that's where I would like ...
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Things to do before shipping a car across the country

I am shipping my car from California to Alabama. I have already booked a broker and now waiting for the broker to find a carrier for me. After doing some research I found out that I should take ...
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“Park and Ride” options to visit London?

We are planning to visit England (mostly Cornwall) by car. At the end, we want to spend a few days in London before driving back to the continent, but we want to avoid taking the car into the city. ...
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Car shipping Do's and Dont's

I will be shipping my car from California to Alabama and currently looking on Yelp for car shipping companies. I need to ask following questions: 1) Are there any precautions regarding paperwork I ...
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What methods exist for taking a European vehicle from the continental countries to Iceland? [duplicate]

Hopefully straightforward; as a European citizen in possession of a full driving license and legal vehicle; how can one take that vehicle (or motorbike) to Iceland? Assume that any departure point ...
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Forgot to get gas [closed]

I prepaid for gas and forgot to pump it but immediately returned to tell the cashier. But he would not return my money or let me get the gas. what should I do? This happened in Berwick Pennsylvania ...
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Buying a car in Australia or New Zealand as a non-resident? [closed]

Is it possible to buy, register and insure a car by a tourist (i.e. non-resident citizen of another country that entered on a tourist visa) in Australia or New Zealand? I was thinking about buying a ...
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Where in Europe can I purchase a car without residency?

I am not a resident anywhere and plan to travel for the foreseeable future, mostly in Europe. My country has good visa-free access to most of Europe, so it is conceivable I could remain without any ...
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Jersey City Journal Square PATH parking - how do I make a reservation?

I am planning on driving to NYC, and staying in Jersey City to reduce costs. I will be driving from my hotel to the Journal Square PATH Station to get into Manhattan everyday. On the PATH website, ...
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How to calculate road toll charges when driving from Spain to Germany?

How much does one have to pay to go the whole way from San Sebastián (Northern Spain) to Munich (Germany) via French (and possibly Swiss) highways (i.e. autoroute or Autobahn)? Google Maps currently ...
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Car or Motorbike Insurance in UK for Business Visa visitor from India

What kind of insurance do I need to drive/drive a car/motorbike in UK if I am visiting on Business Visa? I have International Driving license from India.
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Driving into Belarus

I'm planning to drive into Belarus with my own car and have difficulties to figure out what I need to prepare. I made the following list, but I also can't find a lot of information about the process, ...
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What are the rules on driving with a tow hook in the EU?

I am getting a tow hook installed on my car, the type that you can take off by removing two screws (tools needed). And hence two question: What are the rules in EU governing driving with the hook ...
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Are there any transatlantic car ferries from Europe to North/South America?

Can I drive onto a ferry from anywhere in Europe and drive off in America either north or south? It is something that me and my partner have wanted to do but we are unsure if this is even possible? ...
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L/100 km or km/L? which one is used? I am planning travel in Mexico & Colombia by car [closed]

In America we say the fuel economy of car in miles/gallon. I know in k countries people use liters/100 km. Some countries use km/liter. My question is: Which format is used in Mexico, Colombia, and ...
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What extra insurances are sensible for car rental

I'm looking to rent a car for a short trip and find that the price displayed comes with only a very basic insurance. Insurance upgrades are then offered for a typically hefty fee. What insurance is ...

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