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If you’re not used to manual transmission, make sure you book an automatic vehicle in advance. If you’re just driving throughout Belo Horizonte, a small, compact car will be enough for your needs. If you’re traveling across the state, a mid-sized sedan with good fuel efficiency is probably the best option as it offers more space and comfort for longer journeys.
The speed limit in urban areas is usually 60 km/h (37 mph), but it may be as low as 30 km/h (19 mph) in certain residential areas, so watch out for the posted signs. Unpaved roads have a speed limit of 60 km/h (37 mph), and highways in urban areas observe a limit of 80 km/h (50 mph). Highways in rural areas allow you to drive at a maximum of 110 km/h (68 mph).
The average petrol prices in Belo Horizonte are about R$17.22 ($4.40) per gallon. Prices can go as low as R$16.09 ($4.11) per gallon, and as high as R$18.51 ($4.73) per gallon. If you’re road tripping in Minas Gerais, bear in mind that sometimes you’ll go miles without seeing a petrol station, so make sure to fill up your tank in advance.
If you’re renting a car in Belo Horizonte but don’t plan to drive around the city that much, it’s best to find accommodation that offers parking. However, there are plenty of parking spaces in the city center, with rates ranging from around $2 to $3 per hour, depending on the location. There are also several parking lots where you can leave your car for a daily fee.