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Advices for Car Trips through Argentina

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24. Drivers should be particularly careful when purchasing fuel. It is recommended to fill the tank as soon as there is an opportunity because at some roads and road sections petrol stations are very rare.
25. Drivers should also not forget that in small towns and suburban areas it is possible to buy a limited amount of fuel at petrol stations. If you ask a petrol station worker to fill the empty tank until it’s full, most likely you will hear “no” and will be offered to purchase the maximum allowed amount of petrol (usually that is the amount of petrol worth 30 pesos).
26. The cost of petrol can be different at different petrol stations, but the price fluctuation is small. In the central and southern parts of the country the cost of a liter of petrol is about 3 pesos. The cheapest petrol is sold on the north of the country - the cost of a liter of petrol is about 2.5 pesos.

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If you need a car with an automatic transmission, it is recommended to book it in advance. Cars with automatic transmissions are often sparse in Argentina, so the rental confirmation may take a longer period.

When selecting a specific model for traveling throughout Argentina, we recommend to take into consideration some practical apects. If you are going to drive mostly in the cities, then a car of a small size is preferable, while for long distance trips (and trips in the mountains) we recommend to choose a larger and more powerful car.

Prior your car retrun, please clean the salon from a garbage, and do not forget to take away all your belongings from the passenger compartment.

At the car return time, please ask the officer to make a visual inspection of the vehicle for defects and to sign the acceptance report. Keep the invoice and the acceptance report for next few months.

For a car rental options in Argentina, we advise you to check actual offers in the orange search form at the top. We guarantee that you would not be able to find better rates anywhere else!
27. In some cities, drivers are not allowed to smoke while driving. Cordoba is one of these cities. The fine for smoking while driving is 500 pesos in that city. There is also an additional punishment for this violation – the driving license suspension for a period of 15 to 90 days.
28. If the violation is repeated, the driver faces a severer punishment - a fine of 1,000 pesos and the driving license suspension for a period of up to two years. Local authorities are quite logical when they explain such strict rules. According to them, the cigarette not only distracts the driver’s attention from the road, but its smoke also contributes to poor visibility inside the vehicle.
29. Motorcyclists are a serious danger for car drivers on the roads of Argentina. They ignore road markings, road signs and traffic signals, and they often ride a motorbike without a helmet despite the fact that it’s prohibited by local regulations.
30. Of course, local authorities know about that problem, and they try to fight with violators on motorbikes in a number of ways. For example, at some petrol stations motorcyclists, who ride without helmets, may be refused to sell fuel. Police checks are not rare on local roads. If the police notice a driver without a helmet, his motorbike will be confiscated for several days.
31. In spite of the fact that traffic regulations are rather strict in Argentina, the number of deaths on the road still remains one of the biggest in the world. According to statistics, more than 20 people are killed on the roads of the country every day. A large part of the victims are motorcycle and moped drivers.
32. Ruta 23 is considered one of the most beautiful roads in the country. It is laid through picturesque foothills and has no numerous twists and turns, so the road is ideal for car trips. While driving on the highway, drivers will see a truly unforgettable landscape - snow-capped mountain peaks, hidden in clouds.
33. Mendoza, a wine province of Argentina, will attract not only fans of fine drinks, but also people who want to have an unforgettable ride on a personal car and make many memorable photos. Drivers are not recommended to combine car trips with wine tasting because drunk driving will result in a heavy fine and driving license cancellation.
34. The city of Neuquén and its surroundings is an ideal place for car trips. The city is the capital of the eponymous province, which is, in its turn, the richest in the country. Local roads are laid in a very beautiful place and are distinguished by high quality.
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