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Leaving Lexus behind in Spain

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Currently stuck in Spain, but now getting flight back on Sunday ( hopefully) after ferry crossing cancelled for next month  . Will Leave Lexus  Parked outside on a drive way . Anything I should do ? Foot brake on or off ? . What about the alarm ? Any suggestions would be welcome . 

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Probably leave the foot brake off, although it should be ok on as it's only a month,was going to suggest a jump pack but as you have a hybrid not too sure

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maybe drive to one of the other ferry terminals ................. in France ?

Malc

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1 hour ago, Dealkent said:

Currently stuck in Spain, but now getting flight back on Sunday ( hopefully) after ferry crossing cancelled for next month  . Will Leave Lexus  Parked outside on a drive way . Anything I should do ? Foot brake on or off ? . What about the alarm ? Any suggestions would be welcome . 

You might have to leave it there for 3 months or so Howard.

My advice would be;

Leave in PARK

Footbrake off

Connect a Battery charger e.g. CTEK MX5

Cover Steering Wheel  and Dashboard with a sheet

Cover entire car with a sheet and make sure that the Reg No. cannot be seen.

Leave Alarm on and fully inflate tyres.

and oh, lock the gate to your driveway!

Good luck.

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I once left an IS300h (2013 Premier spec) parked in the open at an airport for close to a month in winter, with the alarm on.  I left the foot brake off but wedged the rear tyres with stones. I presumed the Battery to have been fully charged after a long motorway drive.  The car started at the first attempt, and the only problem was a marked loss of pressure in all four tyres, so I would suggest you over-inflate before leaving the car.  

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Thanks for all the advice everyone. It will now be left in underground car park . We cannot drive to our friends house to leave on driveway, will be stopped by police and a fine . It’s basically Marshal Law now . Will leave the foot brake OFF and alarm ON as advised . A friend will check on it every week or so . It’s an absolute nightmare here , especially as can’t even take a taxi to airport with 2 in car , one person per Taxi !!!!!!. . Will try to walk to station and get train to airport . 

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On 3/19/2020 at 6:01 PM, Malc said:

maybe drive to one of the other ferry terminals ................. in France ?

Malc

Hotels all shut , no where to eat . Brittany ferries stopped all crossing FRANCE to UK some time ago , now they have stopped Spain yo UK , I would guess thousands have been affected . 

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On 3/19/2020 at 5:34 PM, scudney said:

Probably leave the foot brake off, although it should be ok on as it's only a month,was going to suggest a jump pack but as you have a hybrid not too sure

Expecting it to Be Left here for at least 3 / 4 months . Meant to be back in July , hopefully 🤞

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oh my, what a disaster started by the Chinese eh !

Oh well, can but do one's best at these challenging times

Good luck with you're plans whatever you decide you can do

Hope the Spanish taxi drivers aren't going to take the p - - ss with your fares

Malc

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22 hours ago, Dealkent said:

Expecting it to Be Left here for at least 3 / 4 months . Meant to be back in July , hopefully 🤞

Check your Insurance Cover Howard.

I had to leave my Merc in Spain last year fro 3 months and fortunately I was covered throughout the year.

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On 3/22/2020 at 11:20 AM, royoftherovers said:

Check your Insurance Cover Howard.

I had to leave my Merc in Spain last year fro 3 months and fortunately I was covered throughout the year.

We have car insurance with Saga , purely because they cover the car in Europe with no limitations, all the other insurance companies restricted you to 45 days etc .

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44 minutes ago, Dealkent said:

We have car insurance with Saga , purely because they cover the car in Europe with no limitations, all the other insurance companies restricted you to 45 days etc .

That`s why I am with LV.

Glad you are covered.

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On 3/31/2020 at 5:09 PM, royoftherovers said:

That`s why I am with LV.

Glad you are covered.

 Does LV  do European cover with out a limit on number of days there ???  I would be interested 

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1 hour ago, Dealkent said:

 Does LV  do European cover with out a limit on number of days there ???  I would be interested 

It is not EUROPEAN it is those countries which are members of the European Union.

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On 4/5/2020 at 8:11 PM, royoftherovers said:

It is not EUROPEAN it is those countries which are members of the European Union.

Yes , but what is the right restriction of time allowed in Eu ? Some insurers have fixed number of days , 45 etc . Saga Is unlimited. 

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15 minutes ago, Dealkent said:

Yes , but what is the right restriction of time allowed in Eu ? Some insurers have fixed number of days , 45 etc . Saga Is unlimited. 

Currently 6 months in each year.

After 3/12/20 it depends upon the outcome of negotiations.We will have to wait and see.

It may well be 3 months in any 6 month period  !!

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On 4/23/2020 at 5:56 PM, royoftherovers said:

Currently 6 months in each year.

After 3/12/20 it depends upon the outcome of negotiations.We will have to wait and see.

It may well be 3 months in any 6 month period  !!

Thanks , 6 months would be fine . Fingers crossed for after Brexit 

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