One of the biggest stumbling blocks when it comes to renewing a driving licence appears to be the medical examination. However, that stumbling block is not necessarily the actual procedure itself, but the fear of the process.

In order to alleviate some of these concerns, we took a volunteer to the Clinica La Siesta and videoed the whole process from start to finish.

The video is available below, and shows our volunteer, Julie, first register her details at the clinic, then go through a variety of tests, including hearing, coordination and reflex tests, a visit to the doctor, and the psychological assessment. Some of the parts of the video are speeded up, partly to preserve confidentiality, and partly so as not to bore you, but the whole process is shown.

Towards the end, it shows how the clinic team even take your photograph, and take your signature, completing the forms on your behalf, so you don´t have to do anything.

La Siesta Clinic offers a “one-stop-shop” for your licence renewal, officially authorised by the DGT, they complete all the paperwork for you, carry out the test and medical examination in English, have ample free parking, and are open mornings and afternoons for convenient appointments, which can be booked by phone on 966 78 41 95, WhatsApp on 692 13 41 36, or via their website,, and, more great news, the entire team at the clinic speak English, so you don´t have to worry about the language barrier.

Car hire with no hidden extras

The clinic is located in the La Siesta urbanisation in Torrevieja, on Calle Rossini, just off the main road which links Torrevieja with Quesada, turning right if you are coming from Torrevieja centre at the roundabout where there are two Chinese restaurants, the roundabout after Hiperber supermarket.

For more details, visit their website, or give them a call on the numbers above.

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