In addition to the picturesque roads that wind through the countryside, Mexico has many modern highways and toll highways that quickly take you to your destination./
Tourists can obtain car permits at the border and also beforehand by applying at consulates on online.
Driving in Mexico is a wonderful way to see the country. Let MexConnect help you plan and enjoy your trip.
Crossing the border by car
- Banjercito Site for information about, and applying for (on-line) Temporary Importation of vehicles.
- Requirements and Procedures for Getting your Car Across the Border
- Entry of Private Vehicles into Mexico
Navigating Mexican highways and byways
Be alert when driving in Mexico. Review the Spanish language roadsigns before you take the wheel, and plan your driving routes in advance. Here are some helpful tips and information.
- Driving in Mexico (A short practical guide.)
- Mexico’s road signs what they mean
- Different traffic whistles in Mexico mean different things
- Fear of driving in Mexico quickly healed
- Driving in Mexico — A personal perspective
- Mexican Driver’s Ed — A Monterrey perspective
Mexico has excellent mechanics as well as dealership garages in the cities. But the parts of a car and the procedures have Spanish names. What should you expect should you have a mechanical problem while on the road in Mexico?
- A Mexican travel tool kit from the Sierra Madre Mechanic
- Mechanics in Mexico – A personal perspective
- Christmas Angels: You are never alone on the road!
Accidents: What you need to know
Unfortunately, accidents can happen everywhere. It’s wise to be aware of the laws in Mexico and what to do should you suffer a fender bender or something more serious.
Did you know that federal law now requires liability insurance? Legal insurance is always a good idea when driving in Mexico. Find out what’s needed to protect yourself and others.
Mexconnect readers share their personal experience with these travelogues.
- The Baja Highway from Top to Bottom
- For Snowbirds and Other Highwaymen – Western routes to Jalisco
- Laredo to Lake Chapala – Incremental & Cumulative Itineraries
- Guadalajara to Oaxaca (for those on their way down further)
- Guadalajara to Laredo and Back (another way down (and back)