Thank you both. Tippy I will investigate my car insurance, I’m not sure I included that option (mhmm should have thought of that when I renewed). That’s exactly what I do in this country when I get a hire car when my car is poorly in the garage, because, as you say, their insurance excess was about £250 whereas I don’t have an excess on my insurance. That was pre ms days as well. Interestingly I was dreading my car going into the garage in January just gone ( not for the usual reason!) as just typical the date I had to send my non medical drivers licence back to dvla was a couple of days before my car was in the garage. I got my check licence code and at the same time I noticed that the dvla had updated my record. I really thought the garage would refuse to give me the car, but I told myself, well still got my licence and I’ll put it on my insurance. At the end of the day, when I was giving them the keys back, I asked if a 3 year licence made any difference. Basically they didn’t care as long as I had a licence! Talk about worrying again! I suppose it’s just that it’s all new still and I’m finding things out. I keep trying to use logic but it really is like having a two way conversation with yourself with this ms. Yes my insurance company know. I’ll phone them up tomorrow to see how much extra it is to add Europe. Bit annoyed with myself about that!
Good tip about the photos, I have heard that they try and scam you.
O173, thank you for the reassurance.
Im so thankful for this forum. It’s an absolute godsend.