Cars (Worldwide)

This section has information about renting, purchasing or operating a vehicle outside the UK for missionaries and overseas aid workers.

Driving Abroad

If you are planning to drive on the Continent, these are the essentials you need to be aware of, including seatbelt and drink/driving laws, speed limits and headlight requirements.
Website: www.theaa.com/motoring_advice/overseas
Website: www.sixt.co.uk/rental-services/driving-in-europe

Which side of the road do they drive on?
Website: http://brianlucas.ca/roadside

Insurance for foreign use?
Website: www.stuartcollins.com

Purchasing a vehicle for overseas

One facility that some missions use is to buy a used vehicle direct from Japan. This can provide a good quality used vehicle at a very reasonable price (and one that often hasn't been driven in rough conditions!). Take a look at the following websites for details:

www.autorec.co.jp
www.ibcjapan.co.jp

Road safety

Articles on Road Safety for Aid Workers.
'A Ministry of Safety' by Mike Winnett

Online mechanics

The following services can help you diagnose and fix any problem you may be having with your vehicle:

www.autoinsider.co.uk
www.mad-mechanic.com