Here is the short list!
> Need to get a new tourist visa for another 180 days stay in MX? This can be done at the Tijuana Airport at the INM office.
Costs $25 USD, Flying into TJ from anywhere else in Mexico can be done with a simple ID. We used Volaris and they were great. Dan and I drove into Mexico with only our passport cards, which does not allow us to fly back across the US border. So this was a handy way to go. We were able to fly up to TJ one day and fly back down the next day.
> Electricity… it gets hot and humid in the Summer down here, you must like it hot. We arrived in March. Our first bill (the bill is for two months) was $60 USD. We began to use the AC a bit here and there and the next bill was $200. Then it got really hot and we did not take into account the billing rate/ scale they use here, we ran the ac non stop and got a bill today for $17K pesos, equaling around $1300 USD. Yeah. No more ac for us, time to see just how hot we like it lol.
> Mechanics. They are awesome here. I can recommend a couple to you if you are in the area and need some work done.
So far we have had an oil change with an oil plug replaced and trans fluid replaced and spark plugs (we were quoted $500 by a mechanic in the States for just the oil plug) for $170 usd. V8 5.7 liter with synthetic oil. We also had differential serviced as it was leaking, new fluid and seal, for $70. We were quoted $1000 in the US by Les Schwab for a brake job, here? $200, including new rotors and all four brakes. Friendly fast good service, very happy and so is our car 🙂