What is the purpose of international car insurance?

I have an option for international car insurance on my policy. What does it cover? Why do people want it?

“The purpose of international car insurance is to protect you and your vehicle when you’re driving in another country either in your own car or a rental car.
Most car insurance policies in the United States extend your insurance coverage to Canada. Some may also provide coverage in Mexico, although you may have to purchase an additional policy.
As insurance regulations vary between provinces and countries, having international insurance coverage ensures you’re always covered.
If you are planning to drive a vehicle or your vehicle somewhere other than the U.S., either reach out to your car insurance company or use the Jerry app to search for rates and coverage.”
Emily Maracle
Answered on Jul 30, 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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