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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

Attention all estate agents in Quesada and surrounding areas

Did you know that you can now upload your portfolio of properties directly to A Spanish Life? This is a FREE listing service. Simply send us your XML feed and we will upload the same day giving you a wider audience of potential buyers. Email enquiries to
We look forward to working with you.


sound like a great idea having everything for sale in the area your looking at

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-13 13:36:57 UTC


Just to let everyone know that we actually bought our property in Quesada through A Spanish Life a few years ago.
We had heard of many horror stories where disreputable people calling themselves estate agents taking advantage of people like myself which made us very wary indeed, but happy to say everything went through very smoothly and love living in Spain!!

Thanks again ASL.

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2018-03-13 16:42:27 UTC

We found our villa via an estate agent on here tbh... and we actually bought the first house we found... after looking at a lot more we came back to the first one we saw... still here now 13 years later

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-14 18:56:49 UTC

property prices

are the property prices on costa del sol recovering yet?

Where best to eat

I have not eaten out in the area for a long time now, and there seems to be a lot of new places to dine out in.
Can anyone let me know where to go or even where not. We will eat any style of food its just got to be good.


There is a place by the golf course above the supermarket, can not remember the name but it’s got my vote, we try to eat there every time we are in Quesada.
It’s chinese and it’s the best I ever had, and when it comes to paying the bill it never comes to more than about £9 each.

Commented Papillon in La Marina 2018-03-12 17:37:01 UTC

It's called Maritaos can't speak highly enough of this place we can gren take our guests there

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:17:02 UTC

Punjabi Palace for Indian 5 Star rating, Maritaos for Thai/ Chinese 5 Star also both by the golf course. And if you like fish and chips visit Quesada fish and chips on Calle los arcos they are best in the region not just Quesada

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:29:53 UTC

Best Indian restaurant ever is in DONA PEPA Quesada xxx

Commented niamcult in Quesada 2018-03-13 16:44:07 UTC

Its just like being back at home in Birmingham

Commented Team ASL in La Marina 2018-03-13 16:57:08 UTC

Land at Dona Pepa

What's going on with this land behind Lidl all the way down to Consum. There's somebody parked in a car on one portion that's been fenced off. Different cars and people but been there every time we pass over the last 12 months?


I think the people there a guarding it for some reason

Commented janesteveandlottie in Quesada 2018-03-13 13:31:31 UTC

Indian restaurants

looking for the best indian restaurant in Moraira, any recommendations?


I would also be unterested as we are coming up there soon for a few days

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:14:32 UTC

Definitely Kathmandu, best food by far and very friendly and helpful staff.

Commented ritalisa26 in Moraira 2018-03-13 11:18:28 UTC

Thanks Rita, someone told me that was a nice one X

Commented Jayne Clarkson in Moraira 2018-03-13 11:28:26 UTC

Mis-sold Spanish Mortgages

Ok I have been reading loads about what is being called a FLOOR CLAUSE and that tens of thousands of expats have got one on there mortgage and if they have they can get thousands back in compensation.

All sounds GREAT

Before I start filling in forms on line and giving out my personal details can someone PLEASE explain what its all about ?

It's a very simple process as we are getting our money back even after our bank told us we could not.
This is who we are using and they couldnt be more helpful I was also dubious about form filling so I used their fast track text service to which I though I would call the number instead of texting. I got through to a very nice lady who took all my details over the phone and the following day we completed the process

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-13 11:25:39 UTC

Property Sales

Are your property sales listed on a Spanish Life yet? If not, they should be as we receive over 20,000 unique visitors per month!! Just send your XML feed and we will advertise all your properties today!


Sourcing Craft Supplies

Hi Folks,
can anybody help?
Trying to source Craft supplies and I am struggling lol.
Looking for good quality card, around 250 to 300 grams in weight, glues inc modge podge, spray glues, glitter glues and glitter varnish, stamps and inks...
Maybe a brick and mortar shop does not exist?
Unfortunately buying online is either exorbitantly expensive for shipping or prohibited.
any info greatly appreciated :)


Hiya. My wife and I love making unique gift ware more of a hobby really, but we have the same problem in finding a shop where we can buy our materials. We have to source from the UK as Spain is so backward when it comes to arts and crafts, unless anyone can tell us otherwise! Good luck in finding a shop.

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 11:29:37 UTC

We are currently in production in creating online shops within the ASL group. The shops will be offered to people that create all sorts of unique gift ware. No mass produced items will be permitted as the shops are dedicated totally for the Arts and Crafts and unique gift ware industry with no listing fees or commission charges. For general inquiries and further information, please contact

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-27 11:48:47 UTC

Is your shops just going to be for resedence of Spain? We have a shop with Etsy at the moment, been with them for years but it's changed so much now and not for the good so we are looking for something new, will email soon.

Commented Bob & June Hampton in Quesada 2016-09-27 15:08:12 UTC

Hi Bob & June

My wife and I used to love making hand made items and we still do! But had a very similar experience that you guys had. Years ago ETSY was very good and we were fairly successful in selling our products, but like everything things changed and now it is a multi million pound enterprise that allows mass produced items.

I truly hope you are listening ASL to what we are saying. We think you have hit on a brilliant idea to include online shops to your site and if you keep it to just hand made unique crafts, then you have our support 100%

Commented virgobob7 in Comunidad Valenciana 2016-09-27 17:40:00 UTC

Sounds very interesting!
Have lots of questions so have sent you an email.
Look forward to your reply:)

Commented sofiawella in Quesada 2016-09-28 09:16:49 UTC

Dear June and Bob

Thanks for your comments. Just to answer your question. ASL is predominantly visited by European Countries with the U.K. being number one, but saying that we are now seeing visitors from the USA!
A lady called Jan, who has over 10 years experience in the hand made craft industry, also being a Director of ASL is heading this department and her wealth of knowledge and experience will undoubtedly be a great asset.
We will keep you posted on developments.

Commented Support in Alicante 2016-09-28 12:36:21 UTC

There used to be a craft shop at San Luis in Torrevieja called Kates. She had a large selection of supplies, well worth a visit.

Commented Diane in La Marina 2016-10-07 20:23:38 UTC

lets hope the ASL craft shops get up and running soon

Commented steve in Quesada 2018-03-10 19:14:36 UTC
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