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Driving a rental car in Argentina


Argentina is a country with a huge variety of tourist destinations combining all the attraction of modern cities like Buenos Aires with the most incredible natural landscapes of forests, glaciers, lakes, snowy mountains, and enormous waterfalls.


Renting a car in Argentina through RentingCars is a very good option to be able to move freely through the streets, highways, and freeways to discover the interior of this awesome country without depending on public transportation. To make your reservation you just have to select your preferred rental car amongst a great variety of compact cars, family cars, convertibles, SUVs, minivans, sports cars, and luxury cars. RentingCarz also has great offers on rental car packages that include GPS in your language, full gas tank, insurance, and many other services.


When driving a rental car in Argentina remember to stay on the right side of the road or highway, and when passing other cars always do so on the left. Speed limits are 25 miles per hour on city streets (40 km/h) and 40 miles per hour (60 km por hora) on avenue. The maximum for highway driving is 75 mph (120 km/k). At a crossroads, the right of way is always given to the driver coming from the right-hand side.


Keep in mind when renting a car in Argentina that seatbelt use is obligatory. Small children must travel in car seats appropriate for their age and weight in the backseat of the vehicle.


Driving while using cellular phones is prohibited and may result in a traffic ticket being issued by the Federal, Metropolitan, or Provincial Police.


It’s considered a grave offense to drive while under the influence of alcohol. If a sobriety test proves positive (more than 0.05 gr./ml) the automobile will be seized and fined. It’s necessary to clarify that in Argentina tickets are issued to the vehicle, not the driver, so car rental companies will charge the driver’s credit card the amount of the fee when the car is returned.


Most highways in Argentina have toll booths every 62 miles. Even though some of them have electronic payment systems they are not unified throughout the country or even the city so it’s best to pay in cash.


What license is necessary to drive a rental car in Argentina?

 To drive a rental car in Argentina you must have a valid driver’s license from your country of origin.


What is the minimum driving age in Argentina?

Most car rental companies require drivers to be 21 or over with a license that has been valid for at least 2 years.


What documentation is necessary to rent a car in Argentina?

To rent a car in Argentina you must present a passport or a valid Identification car. The same goes for additional drivers. Additional drivers must also show permission to drive from the principal driver along with a credit card in the name of the principal driver.

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