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Car hire driving information Mexico

Driving Overview | Insurance Information | Rental Restrictions

Driving Overview

General Information
Mexico is situated just south of US and presents an interesting mix of culture and stunning beaches. Hire a car in Mexico City or in Cancun and explore the surrounding areas. Drive defensively and avoid the city centres if you are not used to drive in Mexico.  

To rent a car, you must be at least 21 years old and maximum 75 years old (age can vary by car category) and have held your driver's license for at least 1 year. Drivers under age 25 have to pay an extra fee locally. (These regulations vary between local suppliers). Seat belts are mandatory.

Speed Limits
Speed limits in Mexico are:

  • Town and city: 30 km/h
  • Open Roads: 80 km/h
  • Motorways: 110 km/h

Traffic restrictions
In Mexico you drive on the right side of the road. Always remember to take it extremely easy and avoid driving in the city centre. It is illegal to use a hand held mobile phone while driving. Due to problems with pollution in Mexico City certain areas are closed for traffic during certain days.

Petrol stations are easy to find  ad they have attendants who will fill up your car.

Most motorways have tolls. There are, however, alternative roads without tolls. They tend to be less maintained and longer. Bring some cash to pay for the tolls. Credit cards are sometimes accepted as well.

Auto Europe recommends that you park in a secure parking space. Check if your hotel offers parking. Never leave any valuable items in your rental car.

Insurance Information

General Information
Car rental insurance varies widely, so please study the information below prior to making your booking. Regulations of the country where you rent the car will be in effect for the duration of your rental.

All our car hire rates include Collision Damage coverage and Theft Protection for the vehicle. Rental limits potential vehicle damage or loss liability to an excess, which is stated on your voucher. If you plan to take advantage of coverage offered by your credit card, please contact your card issuer directly for details. Specific insurance information for your reservation will be printed on your confirmation voucher.

Rental Restrictions

General Information
With a rental car in Mexico you may not take your car abroad or on any ferry.
Domestic one-way rentals are available between certain locations, additional fees may apply. International one ways are not allowed. 

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