moving to Hohne in march,
i need to get my car sorted, like insurence and new tyres and all that stuff, anyone know much about this? and how much it all costs, and any insurence company that is any good/cheap
When I took my car to Germany there were several snags. To register it it had the pass the TÜV (the German MOT) test. Mine, a four month old Vauxhall failed - after having the headlight lenses changed it passed. The test are not cheap. Registration, on the other hand, isn't too bad - but prepared to hand in you UK plates.
You will need two sets of wheels, one fitted with winter tyres as it's now law that they must be fitted between October and Easter.
Insurance is very expensive but much better than in the UK.
Have a read of this:
How To Germany - Driving in Germany
To register it it had the pass the TÜV (the German MOT) test. Mine, a four month old Vauxhall failed - after having the headlight lenses changed it passed. The test are not cheap.
Insurance is very expensive but much better than in the UK.]
Wrong and wrong and wrong
You don't need two sets of wheels you can just change tyres on the wheels you have.
You don't even need to have two sets of tyres either as you can use all weathers or just drive on winter tyres all year.
There is no law that says which date when you must fit/remove as it all depends on the weather.
But other than that not all that bad really
True, but changing wheels is much quicker and cheaper than changing tyres. A set of wheels from a scrappie are pretty cheap and driving on two different sets of tyres increases their effective life.
No disagreement there and I wouldn't normally bother but your first post was just so typical of the rumours and half understood laws that can get people in the shit or cost them a lot of money.
Oh, and to what rumours and misunderstandings are you referring? OK, I simplified the new winter tyre law, but the rest is all from personal experience.