Why is it so hard to rent a car to go to Mexico?

I want to drive to Mexico, but every company near me restricts travel. Why don't companies allow you to travel to Mexico?

Answer
“Travel to Mexico is often restricted by rental car companies due to risk, as well as the Mexican government failing to recognize American car insurance.
This means that whenever you drive into Mexico, you are required to carry a separate policy. Most car rental companies don’t want the additional risk, so they simply eliminate travel to Mexico as an option for their customers.
Moreover, certain parts of Mexico have a high amount of car-related crimes. By allowing rental cars to travel to Mexico, rental car companies are putting their vehicles at risk. If a vehicle is stolen or damaged in Mexico, they likely wouldn’t have a way to recoup their losses.
If you want to travel to Mexico, using your own car and getting a special Mexican auto insurance policy is the easier method. Narrow down your search by finding U.S.-based companies that partner with Mexican car insurance carriers. Then, download the Jerry app to compare rates from your list.”
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Emily Maracle
Answered on Aug 17, 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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