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Mexico Automobile Insurance

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    Are you planning on taking a trip to Mexico?  Are you planning on driving there?    If you answered yes to these questions, then you will likely need to purchase Mexico automobile insurance.

    Many people make the mistake of thinking that their auto insurance covers them even if they are in Mexico.  Unfortunately, this is not the case.  Mexico does not recognize an auto insurance policy unless it is written by a carrier licensed under Mexican law.  If you are stopped by law enforcement and you don’t have Mexico automobile insurance, your vehicle can be impounded or in some instances you can even be jailed.

    Also, the government of Mexico strictly regulates the importation of vehicles into the country. If you plan to drive further than the Border Zone or the Sonora Free Trade Zone (including the Baja California Peninsula), you will be expected to obtain a vehicle importation permit, in addition to having Mexico auto insurance.

    Obtaining Mexico automobile insurance is easy and there are many options to meet your needs.  AIS offers a variety of polices to choose from.  You can purchase a policy for one day, or longer.  This is perfect for a day trip or a multiple-day vacation over the border.  Perhaps you travel to Mexico for business frequently.  If so, a 6 or 12 month policy may suit you better.  If this is the case, AIS has the coverage you need.  For more information, please see

    This content is offered for educational purposes only and does not represent contractual agreements. The definitions, terms and coverages in a given policy may be different than those suggested here and such policy will be governed by the language contained therein. No warranty or appropriateness for a specific purpose is expressed or implied.