What car insurance do I need to drive in Mexico?

I am going to be taking a small trip to Mexico. Do I need a different type of car insurance when I go?

Answer
“If you’re driving your vehicle in Mexico, you will need a Mexican car insurance policy. Since Mexico does not accept American liability car insurance, your current car insurance policy likely will not cover you. However, some insurers offer coverage if you’re within a certain distance from the U.S.-Mexico border. Call your insurance provider to make sure and to see what your policy covers.
Some car insurance companies partner with Mexican car insurance companies, so contacting your agent is probably the fastest way to get coverage. Most major carriers allow you to easily add liability coverage in Mexico with a reputable company.
If your carrier doesn’t, be sure to do your research to find a reliable company that provides the correct coverage you’re required to carry while driving. Conduct some research to find out which U.S.-based companies provide coverage in Mexico or partner with a Mexican company. Then, check out the Jerry app to compare quotes from these providers.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 16, 2021
Emily Maracle is a car insurance specialist living in New York. Originally from the Pacific Northwest, she has a degree in English Literature and a background in customer service. She enjoys cooking, gardening, and living sustainably. In the future, she can't wait to upgrade to a hybrid or electric car.
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