Frequently Asked Questions about Motor Vehicle Breakdown and Trip Travel Insurance
Do I need a Green Card
or Bail Bond?
Green cards are not normally required these days. This is an extension to your car
insurance, so that you are legally covered when driving abroad. However, you should
contact your motor insurer and let them have details of your holiday plans. A Bail
Bond is still advisable when in Spain, as Spanish police can confiscate your vehicle
in the event of an accident. Contact your motor insurer for this.
Does my car insurance in
the UK cover me when driving abroad?
Normally, yes. But see the question about Green Cards. Vehicle
breakdown insurance is to help you sort out yourself and your car in the event of
an accident or breakdown. It is like AA or RAC insurance in the UK. It is not the
same as UK motor insurance, and you should always let your motor insurer know your
travel plans to ensure you are legally covered for driving abroad.