Heading abroad for any period of time is likely to be made far more enjoyable and far easier if you have a car whilst you are away. However, no matter whether you plan to live abroad for a time or simply plan to have an extended holiday, deciding whether you should buy a car, rent a car or even take your own vehicle with you may not be easy to do.
There are many benefits of taking your own car, but you will have to ensure that your insurance will cover you for the entire time you are away. Furthermore, if you are in certain countries for certain lengths of time, you may legally have to change plates to those of that country, something that can be both costly and confusing.
However, buying a car can also be far more hassle than it is worth, yet renting a car is only likely to be financially viable in the short term or when you are heading away off-season.
Therefore, the length of time you plan to go away may well dictate whether you take your own car or buy/rent whilst you are away. Should one of the latter seem the best option, finding out what’s my car worth online will be beneficial as it may well be best that you sell your current car to get the money to pay for one abroad and to ensure you are not paying needlessly for tax and insurance at home whilst you are away. The same sites that will let you know ‘how much is my car worth?’ will also be useful for those wishing to buy abroad. It may not be obvious as to which cars constitute a good deal and which do not and such online valuation tools will therefore be invaluable for anyone trying to traverse the minefield of buying cars abroad.