The moment you have dreamt of the whole year has arrived, holidays are very near. Thus, with the destination chosen and accommodation booked, it is time we got busy fulfilling all our expectations. This is the reason why it is necessary to plan to be able to enjoy.
If you are thinking of a car journey, the visit to the garage must never be left for the last minute. Arrange an inspection and a tune-up of the vehicle in advance. Verify the date of its last service, the current mileage and all the preventive maintenance measures. This can spare you a headache.
It is convenient to define the itinerary and intermediate places of the trip in advance. In order to plan your trip you can get information about all the services provided by ACA (its network of hotels, tourism centres, camping sites, resorts, and private beaches) from the Tourism Department, on the 3rd. floor of our main offices, calling our exclusive telephone line for this service: 0-800-888-3777, or visiting our website: www.aca.org.ar. Do not forget to obtain the maps and useful telephone numbers of our service facilities for your attention and provision of fuel and lubricants as well as the telephone line of our Breakdown Service Call Centre: 0-800-777-AUXI (2894), which is available in the whole country and allows you to reach us in case of a car emergency.
Prepare all the documentation that you will need for a problems-free travel: Identity Document (DNI, LC or LE), Identity Card, valid driving license, green card issued in the name of the driver, up-to-date receipts of the last three road tax payments and, if the vehicle has compressed natural gas, the identification card corresponding to said equipment.
In order to travel to neighbouring countries, you will have to add the marriage booklet or birth certificate of your minor children. In case both parents do not travel together, or they are separated, the express authorization of the non-travelling parent or guardian is needed, stating this circumstance before a judge or notary public or by public deed or consulate, and said authorization must be duly authenticated and state the place of destination and also that the minor is travelling with the other parent or guardian.
Do not forget the certificate of the mandatory insurance policy with its receipt or proof of payment. Verify the validity and coverage of said insurance. ACA offers you a wide variety of plans and coverage options, and you can benefit from a discount in the amount of the membership fees. Quote and take out your car insurance through our Call Centre (0-800-888-9888), which offers the inspection of the vehicle at your home and free of cost. You can also contact us at our insurance premises.
On the routes of Uruguay, Brazil or Paraguay you must carry the Mercosur Sole Civil Liability Insurance Policy Certificate (Certificado de Póliza Único de Responsabilidad Civil Mercosur). If you are insured with ACA, you can request it at our insurance offices or visiting the section Automobiles of our website.
Remember that your car must have the letters and numbers of the license plate engraved at least on the windshield, rear window and larger side windows. If there are fewer than six windows, the ownership identification must be engraved in all of them.
As a member of our institution, you will have at your disposal at all times in Argentina and neighbouring countries a free traveller’s assistance service for you and the people travelling with you in the vehicle, as long as you are over 80 km away from your domicile registered at ACA. In case of an emergency, contact our call centre at 0-800-888-VIAJE(84253) if you are in Argentina, or if you are in any neighbouring country, contact us through our call collect service at (00-54-11) 4814-9026/9037.
Besides, always bear in mind that a good rest is a fundamental factor in preventing accidents. Rest before starting your trip and respect the stops every two hours on the route. Before setting out, fasten all loose objects inside the vehicle and place the children in the rear seats.
Finally, do not fix a time of arrival at your destination and enjoy the trip.