We want to service our car and get it checked over properly as apparently it needs a new ITV at the end of next month. We are looking for a good recommendation, if possible a mobile mechanic who can come and check it at home and who is reasonable and honest. We have not had good experiences with garages in England in the past and don´t want the same problems here. Thanks


I know where you are coming from as there are so many unreputable garages out there and its hard to find a trustwothy and honest garage unless you know lots of people who can provide recommendations. Are there any members or users who can offer their advice or experiences of garages/mechanics out here in Spain. Many thanks.

Commented Rio in Almoradi 2011-05-30 13:25:00 UTC

Hi js, Not sure if you have located a mechanic by now, but if you haven´t I can recommend an British mechanic who has always serviced my car and many of my freinds have used him for all sorts of car problems. His name is Bob and his number is 600386466.

Commented savemoney61 in Almoradi 2011-06-01 10:24:12 UTC

Thank you for the advice. We have not found anyone at the moment so I will give Bob a call and see what he can do. I will post back our comments in due course. js

Commented js424400 in Almoradi 2011-06-01 11:34:42 UTC

Car mechanics estepona


Commented phillip.jones in Estepona 2013-10-06 06:54:08 UTC

Dave Evans Catral is great mechanic and can do remaps also

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 19:01:21 UTC

Rental Enquiries

I´m looking for a long term rental, I´ve made several enquiries on this site but have not received any response at all. Does anyone know if the enquiries are working okay, or how I can find out. Many thanks


If you contact us on may possibly able to assist you with long term rental.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-04-22 16:25:38 UTC

Hi Linda
In which area you looking to rent

Thank you so much for taking me to view the apartment today, it was beautiful but too big for me and my dog. Thank you also for getting back to me so promptly, many agents never bother to get back to me at all.

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-04-24 14:43:36 UTC

Thank you, I have called into your office in Almoradi but they didnt have anything suitable.

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-04-24 14:44:40 UTC

Your welcome, if I get anything a little smaller I will let you know.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-04-24 14:48:42 UTC

Give me a ring I may have something to suit you
Fred 965720988

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-04-24 16:38:03 UTC

I have a 3 bed 2 bath furnished townhouse in Rojales for Long Term Rental...Please contact 636 928 611 for futher details

Commented amandajaneslater1 in Almoradi 2013-05-13 17:46:13 UTC

We have a new property on our books in Almoradi for 275€ a month, 2 bedroom and will accept pets.

Commented karen_holidayhomes in Quesada 2013-05-13 17:57:14 UTC

Is it in Almoradi you are looking for something?

Commented tommypersson47 in Torrevieja 2013-05-14 16:22:06 UTC

I have properties for long term rental

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-05-14 16:25:05 UTC

Hi could you give me more details pls of the long term rent properties you have in San Miguel. Many thanks.

Commented Baby-Steps123 in Quesada 2013-05-15 16:26:30 UTC

Hello. Do you have anything in the Benijofar / Benimar area???

Joolz x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-27 10:02:49 UTC

Please email I would like a 3plus bed property with use of a pool. Long term 3yrs plus. As from this summer! Thanks! x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-27 10:04:18 UTC

We have a long term let in Heredades for a good price you can contact me on for more info

Commented info in Quesada 2013-05-27 21:15:24 UTC

has to be walking distance to benijofar, but thanks for offer x

Commented Joolz in Quesada 2013-05-28 10:06:23 UTC

You are welcome take care Goldenkeys

Commented info in Quesada 2013-05-28 15:02:09 UTC

Twice I have asked you to ring me so far you have not 965720988

Commented fred pegman in San Miguel de Salinas 2013-05-28 15:16:25 UTC

I´m so sorry not to get back to you, I´ve had no internet. A long story, first I was with Vodafone, then I changed to Orange who for whatever reason cancelled my contract, then I tried another company who wanted 250 Euros up front which I would get back in 6 months time, I didnt like the sound of that, then another company who´s installer is off sick and they dont know when I can have the internet, eventually I went to Internet Vega Baja who have been superb. Hence the reason I didnt get back to you !

Commented lindayea in Almoradi 2013-06-16 08:39:38 UTC

I think the site admin have been replaced it will get a lot better as the answerd my enquiry yesterday... but I don't know how I'm on this thread ???

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 19:00:01 UTC

Schools in Almoradi

Has anyone had any experience of the schools in Almoradi? Is the curriculum the same as the UK and is there any costs such as uniforms, books, pens etc. Also does anybody know if the schools out of Almoradi are better.


The schools in Almoradi in our experience and in our opinion along with some of our friends views are that they are very good. We have had our boy go to one of the largest secondary school in Almoradi, where he has done extremely well! The curriculum is totally different from the uk and if you don´t speak Spanish they will initially concentrate on you becoming fluent in the language before you get any teaching on the subjects. There is a cost for registration,books and stationary, however some schools do not have uniforms, which helps to keep the costs down. Depending on your circumstances there is some assistance with some of the costs. I am not sure what the schools are like out of Almoradi, but you can find that out via the individual town halls of each town. Hope this helps in some way!

Commented savemoney61 in Almoradi 2011-05-18 10:09:29 UTC


Just looking at your post regarding schools in Almoradi, I am a bit confused.....what did you mean by being fluent in the language before you get any help with subjects??? I presumed I could put my daughter's in school straight away (we dont speak spainish as yet)????

Also what are the costs roughly for registration etc. etc.

many thanks

Commented karen in Almoradi 2011-05-18 18:08:23 UTC

Hi Karen,
All I mean is that they teach your child to learn the spanish language asap so that they are able to understand all the subjects. The registration is not expensive, last year it was 25 euros. Hope this allays any fears for you.

Commented savemoney61 in Almoradi 2011-05-18 19:19:07 UTC

thanks for that bit of a panic there.

Will be moving over in November, have loads to think about.......its driving me a bit mad at the mo.

Commented karen in Almoradi 2011-05-18 20:22:12 UTC

Hi! I can't say much that might help but I'm 15 years old and I went to a Spanish school in Almoradi for almost the school year when I lived there. I was put in Primary 3 there but in Scotland I should have been in P4. I was 9. I didn't know much Spanish when I started the school and the school didn't have any help and no one helped me in class. I didn't have a great experience at the start because the only thing I could do was Math. There was only one teacher who could speak English' but even then, he wasn't good especially for an English teacher. But once I learned Spanish the school was great. I got buckets of books (free) and homework and the learning according to my parents and I, was great. I recommend the schools as long as you know the language and are very social. My sister went to the school for older kids and she said that she had the same experience as me apart from she got help with her work when she didn't know the language. :) sorry if that wasn't any help

Commented meadeabbie in La Linea 2015-12-21 16:24:19 UTC


A Spanish chap in Almoradi has just started up as a Translator, some people I know used him recently and were very impressed. He´s fluent in English, he has transport so travelling is not a problem, also his prices are very reasonable. If anyone´s interested, his name is Carlos Hernandez Ruiz


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