MEXICO ON THE ROAD IN

 

 

 

 HomeRegions Planning & Info RVing Road Logs ○ Insurance ○ Photos Mexico News ○  Ontheroadin

 

 

 

 

 


Mexico Road Logs & Driving Guides - Click Here

 

 

Get the latest updates on road travel in Mexico, join On the Road in Mexico on Facebook click here

 

 

Need boat insurance while in Mexico? Click here for free quote!

 
Mexico Photo's
 
Colonial Cities and Towns
 
Archeological Sites

 

 

 

Your Text Here

All of Mexico's Pemex gas stations are government owned.  They carry "Magna" which  is rated at 87 octane's.," Premium" which is rated at 93 octane's and usually diesel. The pumps are color coded;  Magna  is green, premium is red and diesel is black. Diesel is not rare but is not available at every station. I would estimate that every 3 out of 4 carry it, and just about always when you are leaving for a long and lonely stretch of highway.

There are not as many gas stations in Mexico as there are in Canada or the US. Fill up when you are half full and you should be fine. If you are traveling through some very isolated territory, then fill up more often. The Baja through the Cataviña desert is an example.

If you go to an out of the way place like Bahía de los Ángeles, research ahead if possible to determine if they have a Pemex. Often in isolated areas you will see gasoline sales from the back of a truck. Beware. The prices are exorbitant and the quality of product is dubious.

Diesel seems to have lots of water. Drain it regularly. Take oil and air filters and small replacement items for your vehicle.

Pemex only accepts Mexican pesos and does not accept credit cards. Be prepared. The uniformed prices are now higher than in Canada and the US for both gas and diesel. As of November 2004 unleaded is 6.2 pesos per liter. Diesel was 5.2 pesos per liter. A good deal!

Ken McIntyre from Pomeroy Washington writes: On purchasing diesel.  I drive a '94 Dodge diesel pickup and have had 0 problems with Mexican diesel.  The secret is simple.  Fuel ONLY where the trucks and busses are fueling.  Word gets around very quickly with the truck drivers if a station has bad fuel and they all shun it.  

With all the moisture in the jungle areas, this is important.  Fueling with the truckers has the added bonus that the station turns their fuel over quickly so it's likely to be fresher and less likely to have water.  If you have to fuel in out-of-the-way places, be ready to change your fuel filters often.  I met a guy that had to change his filters every 1000 miles while in southern Mexico.

Filling Up

There is often lots of confusion when you enter a Pemex. Do not become distracted and follow a routine. Deal first with the kids that may want to wash your window. Secondly get out of the rig and ensure the meter is zeroed. Then unlock your gas tank.

There are many stories about gas station rip-offs. You are strongly encouraged to have a locking gas cap on your vehicle. This ensures that the attendant starts pumping gas once you have verified that the meter is zeroed. You will only be paying for your gas.

Give an attendant a peso tip as well as the person who cleaned your windows.

 

 

 

Gasoline vendors near Cataviña Bahia California

 

 

Now you can get detailed directions from the USA/Mexico border right to your favorite Mexican Town for as little as S5.99 with Ontheroadin/Mexpro CD Juarez to Zacatecas Road Log and Driving Guide   Drive Mexico's Interior Click here

 

Get detailed driving directions from the USA/Mexico border right to your favorite Mexican Pacific Coast  Resort for as little as S6.99 with Ontheroadin/Mexpro Mexico's Pacific Coast Road Logs and Driving Guides.  Drive the entire Mexico Pacific using Highway 15 and Highway 200 Road Logs - click here

 

Get detailed directions from the USA/Mexico border right to your favorite Baja Resort for as little as S7.99 with Ontheroadin/Mexpro Baja Road Log and Driving Guide (includes a Baja camping directory)  Drive the Baja Click here

 

 

If you have a question please contact us at editor@ontheroadin.com

 

Safety tips for travel in Mexico

Sonora Only Rules

Pacific Coast Road Log

Highway Road Signs

Build Your Own Caravan

Mex Walmart Locations

Sam's Club Locations

Calendar of Mexico's Festival and Holidays

 

 

 

Golf Locations

 

                       

Want some company on your RV trip to Mexico?

Check this page out  BYOC

 

 

Buy your travel medical insurance on line new! For a free quote click here 

 

 

31 lb dorado Caught by Captain Frank Percival, Dorothy and Bill Bell

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fishing for Dorado in Mexico

 

The Santa Rosalia Ferry on the dock at Santa Rosalia

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Santa Rosalia/ Guaymas Ferry

From the Baja to the Mainland

 

Los Galleria

An amazing collection of Bill Bell's Mexican Photos

 

La Pesca

A small fishing community on the Gulf Coast

 

 

 

Crunch!

A story about Peacocks! Topes! and Low Overhangs!

 

Theft!

It can come at the strangest of times when you least expect it....Blame it on the Gypsies

     

RV and Car Insurance?

This is who we use (AND we might add, are very happy with their service) Get a Quote online? Click Here:

 

Mexico Road Logs & Driving Guides - Click Here

 

 

 
Mexico Photo's
 
Colonial Cities and Towns
Photography
 
Archeological Sites

 

 

Copyright Bell and Bell 2006 to 2009. All rights are reserved.

No part of this site, road logs or CD can be reproduced in any form without the express permission in writing of the authors.

For the problems or the questions with respect to this site contact dot@ontheroadin.com