"Necessary Items for Traveling by Vehicle"

Alquiler de autos en Mendoza

If you're thinking of traveling by vehicle, you need to consider several aspects before you set off, such as vehicle equipment, documentation, and other necessary elements.

Vehicle Technical Inspection

With the new road safety law, a technical inspection is now required for both private and commercial vehicles. The inspection takes approximately 25 minutes, and the average cost per vehicle (depending on type and size) is about AR$700.

During the technical inspection, the vehicle must not have more than 5 of what are called "anomalies." If the vehicle has any anomalies, they must be fixed within 30 days. If the car has a serious defect, it is not allowed to travel.

Elementos necesarios para viajar en vehículo

Fire extinguisher (mandatory)

Set of triangular hazard signs (mandatory)

All necessary tools for changing tires

Reflective safety vest (not mandatory)

Emergency first aid kit (not mandatory)

Tow rope

Documentation for Traveling by Vehicle

National Identity Document (Documento Nacional de Identidad)

Driver's License (Carnet de Conducir)

Proof of vehicle insurance policy covering the travel destination

Vehicle registration papers (Cédula verde/azul)

Valid and undamaged license plates

Vehicle Technical Inspection (RTO or VTV) if required at the destinations

Other Provisions

The number of occupants traveling by vehicle must match the number of seat belts in the car. Children under 10 years old should sit in the rear seats with a safety child seat. Pets should travel in carriers and have certificates of rabies vaccination from a veterinarian.

If you plan to travel by vehicle to neighboring countries, in Uruguay, you need to present the vehicle registration papers (cédula verde). If the vehicle owner is not traveling with the car, the driver must provide a notarized authorization signed by the vehicle owner. If you're heading to Brazil, you need to present the vehicle registration papers (cédula azul) if you're not the owner of the car. In this case, you'll also need a notarized authorization signed by the vehicle owner. If you are the owner, don't forget a copy of the vehicle's title.

Finally, it's recommended that before traveling, you inquire about the required documentation and obligations according to the destination you're heading to, as requirements may vary by city or country.