Spring is here and the road is calling. As winter storms begin to lighten up and snows begin to melt, the prospect of road trips becomes much more inviting. If you happen to be heading south of the border, well then this week’s post is for you. UNO Insurance Agency in Phoenix, Arizona is here to help you plan a trip to Mexico and to make sure you have the right auto insurance.
Obtaining Mexico Auto Insurance
More than likely, your U.S. Auto Insurance plan ceases to work the moment you drive into a new country. This is why we help so many drivers secure effective auto insurance for Mexico travel. Applying to this insurance can be very similar to getting insurance in the U.S. You must make sure you are working with an authorized Mexico Insurance agency. You can also select to get liability, accident, comprehensive coverage, bodily injury coverage, roadside assistance, legal assistance, and more with your Mexico plan. You can start the process of applying as soon as you being planning your trip!
Keep in mind whether or not you may travel in and out of Mexico through an extended period when you call to apply. You can buy coverage that will span over a longer range of time, which you can utilize as needed. Note that if you have an accident in Mexico, the police can detain you until they have determined your ability to pay for any damages. Having a translator and legal guide can be very useful at this time, so you may consider purchasing this additional coverage. In addition, if you are caught driving under the influence, your coverage can be nullified.
Preparing for Your Road Trip to Mexico
In addition to applying for auto insurance, there are many other helpful ways to prepare for your trip:
- Research where you are driving and understand the language and laws of the roads. Note that Mexico uses the metric system, so measurements will differ from the U.S.
- Stock up and bring some emergency roadside kits, spare tire, battery charger, first aid, water, extra food, radio, blankets, etc. Some areas may be remote and you could be stuck a while before help can arrive.
- Bring a credit card and carry cash in the local currency as well, not all areas will accept credit cards or U.S. currency.
- Bring extra copies of all your documents, including your passport and proof of Mexico Auto Insurance coverage. Carry along important phone numbers to the local embassy and emergency services, as well.
UNO Insurance in Phoenix, AZ is here to answer any questions you have about Mexico Auto Insurance or travel in Mexico—call us as soon as you start to plan your trip!