Hi, PLZZZZ I need some advice regarding the technicalities of traveling long term in Europe with my uk registered car. I quit my job last June and spent 6 months driving around Europe, hoping to find some agency work when I got back, however this didn't transpire so I am extending my Europe holiday for a further 2-3 years! At the moment I am looking at boatmail or using my Aunties UK address for my driving license, but is it necessary to change the address on the V5C as well? since the car will not be kept at this address. I just discovered this problem today and was hoping to take the car into Europe for the end of April, however updating the address on the V5C takes up to 6 weeks, so now I am short on time, plus I will not be able to send in the V5C until i get back to the UK in a couple of weeks.
For insurance I am using Stuart Collins, which is quite a reasonable price. But for next year I am considering exporting the car to Europe, where I read insurance can be a bit cheaper and would cover more countries - I am considering driving in Russia next year as well. It is a RHD car, so any advice on doing this would be welcome.
The problem of MOT and road tax?? I would like to avoid paying these and also returning to the UK yearly to renew the MOT. My insurance does not require an MOT, some people on here are saying they get around this by SORNing the car. Is this advisable or even possible, as I was planning to take the car into Europe before the tax and MOT expires and SORN it there, but there are some reports the car must be in the UK to SORN it..... This is true???