Don’t forget to add Mexico car insurance to your itinerary
When travelling to Mexico, your United States car insurance policy may not travel across the border with you. Additionally, various Mexico insurance laws require you to purchase liability insurance from an insurer that’s actually licensed to provide coverage in Mexico.
Fortunately, you can protect yourself below the border with Progressive® Mexican Auto Insurance by MexPro.
Coverage options for every budget and travel plan
Whether you need a policy for one day or one year, we offer Mexico auto insurance policies as well as Mexico insurance for motorcycles and RVs.
You can select from three different coverage levels based on your needs including:
Basic Coverage includes liability, travel assistance, medical payments and legal assistance
Standard Coverage offers Basic coverage as well as collision and theft
Extended Coverage includes Basic and Standard coverage along with vandalism, partial theft, United States repair and fixed deductibles
Plus, all policies include roadside assistance to provide an extra level of assurance while driving in Mexico.
Always there for you, even in Mexico
If the unexpected happens when you’re in Mexico, don’t worry. MexPro will be there to help you throughout the entire claims process.
Simply remain at the scene until the authorities arrive and call the toll free number on your policy as soon as possible. An adjustor will be dispatched to help you file the claims report.
Mexico has traffic laws that are very similar to those in the United States. The application of these laws is what accounts for the major differences, and is the reason that you need quality Mexico auto insurance. The law in Mexico is based on the Napoleonic Code, where guilt prevails over the presumption of innocence, whereas in the U.S., the law is based on the English Common Law, where innocence prevails over the presumption of guilt.
In recent years Mexico has made numerous changes to their vehicle insurance requirements, the biggest one being you MUST have it and, thanks to the Internet, there is now ample opportunity to purchase online Mexican insurance quickly and easily here. The basic difference between Mexico’s and the United State’s financial responsibility law is that anyone involved in an accident in Mexico must have the means to respond to damages or injuries for which they’ve been deemed responsible. In Mexico, this would be in the form of either cash or a Mexico auto insurance policy.
Can my U.S. or Canadian insurance help me?
Short answer, no. U.S and Canadian auto insurance policies are not recognized as sufficient evidence of coverage in Mexico..
What does Mexican insurance cost?
Proudly representing Qualitas Compania de Seguros, Mexico’s leading Tourist Auto Insurance carrier, we offer Quick Quote on this website’s Home page for a simple and easy calculation of Qualitas’ low rates.
IMPORTANT: Be advised, at or about 25 days of coverage a 6 MONTH or ANNUAL policy makes far greater economic sense. The way Qualitas rates are structured, a policy term in excess of 25 days or so will be more cost effective with a 6 MONTH or ANNUAL policy. Our Quick Quote is designed to give you the daily quote but also automatically programmed to reflect the 6 MONTH and ANNUAL quote, enabling you to see all your options in one easy glance.
What’s covered on a Mexican auto insurance policy?
Contrary to the broader coverage of a standard U.S. auto policy, a Mexican tourist auto policy is a Named Peril policy. Simply stated, what is specifically described as covered is specifically ALL that is covered — nothing more and nothing less.
There are five (5) basic risks to standard Mexican tourist auto insurance:
Collision, Upset, and Glass Breakage
Fire and Total Theft
Property Damage Liability
Bodily Injury Liability
As an added bonus, our policies include Legal Service, and Bail Bond.
What if I did not buy an adequate number of days of insurance?
If after your policy transaction is completed you realize you made an error and need additional time of coverage, you have two options: 1) acquire another policy for the additional day(s), and make certain it starts at the exact hour and day your first policy ends, so there is no lapse in coverage; OR 2) buy another policy for the entire adequate period of coverage and call 800-466-7227 to authorize our cancellation (and refund) of your first policy.
IMPORTANT: These adjustments must be made prior to the first policy taking effect. As a reminder, minimum term of coverage is 24 hours. A policy for «a few hours» is not available.
Is it necessary to name every conceivable driver on the policy?
No, however, it is suggested you, at least, name the registered owner. Also, if the registered owner will not be accompanying the vehicle to Mexico, it is important to name at least the primary driver, or anyone who will likely always be with the vehicle. Our policy enrollment provides space to name two individuals. Again though, it is not necessary to name every conceivable driver.
Will I go to jail if I have an accident?
If serious injury has not occurred, a Mexican insurance policy might help reduce the red tape and allow the motorist to be on his or her way sooner rather than later. However, the policy should not be construed as your “ticket out of jail”.
Some visitors to Mexico are unable to understand why motorists are temporarily incarcerated in Mexico following an automobile accident where injuries or deaths occurred. In the first place, serious injuries or deaths have been committed against innocent persons due to someone’s negligence. It is up to the Mexican authorities to determine who the negligent person was. While that investigation is in progress, all drivers involved in the accident must be detained.
Any person involved in the commission of a crime in Mexico (as previously stated, an automobile accident in Mexico is regarded as a penal offense) must be detained in a secure place to prevent their escape. The only secure place is a holding cell and, therefore, the motorist might find himself or herself detained, as he or she awaits the investigation of his or her involvement. A visitor, if allowed to remain free, may very well flee for the border. This is Mexican law, and foreign citizenship offers no special rights in Mexico.