Driving in Mexico – Your Road Trip Checklist

Driving in Mexico – Your Road Trip Checklist

When you’re planning a road trip, Mexico offers an extensive network of highways that traverse spectacular scenery as they connect you by land to Mexico’s beautiful beaches, its picturesque colonial cities, its impressive archaeology parks, as well as areas of outstanding natural beauty.

As you make plans for your road trip in Mexico, this article provides you with a checklist of insights, local knowledge and practical tips to help you properly plan and enjoy your journey across Mexico.

Guide to driving in Mexico

If you haven’t driven in Mexico before (or for a long while), our comprehensive guide to Driving in Mexico provides you with a raft of local knowledge and tips to help you get acquainted with the driving scene here including driving techniques, toll roads, breakdowns, military checkpoints, as well as dealing with accidents and insurance claims.

Bringing your car to Mexico

You need to organize some paperwork when you plan to drive your US or Canadian-plated car to Mexico:

Auto insurance for your road trip in Mexico

Your US or Canadian auto insurance policy won’t cover you for third party liability in Mexico.  You need to purchase a special policy to ensure your journey is properly covered and that you, your car and belongings are protected in case of an accident or other mishap:

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