Boat Insurance?

An old Mexico travel brochure with ttitle "Mexico in your own Car" and picture of church with agave.

  Just wanted to take a moment to thank our long-standing sponsors, the excellent Lewis and Lewis Insurance. We highly recommend their services for auto or boat insurance. They are old hands at Mexico and we trust them to give us the real deal. Speaking of which, to get better deals on insurance, be sure to order ahead of time instead of waiting till you get to the border. Check out the Lewis and Lewis website or their page here at […]

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Lewis and Lewis Policy

An old Mexico travel brochure with ttitle "Mexico in your own Car" and picture of church with agave.

Looking for a reputable insurance agency for your trip to Mexico? Lewis and Lewis have updated their offerings. Read more here. Lewis and Lewis are long-time sponsors of The People’s Guide to Mexico, but we endorsed their services long before establishing a more formal relationship.

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A Good Choice for Mexican Auto Insurance?

An '87 Dodge Van in Mexico with palm trees.

Thanks once again to our faithful sponsors, Lewis and Lewis Insurance. To an answer a recurring question: yes, you do need Mexican car insurance.  Lewis and Lewis is a sponsor because we’ve had good experiences with the company. Lewis and Lewis is underwritten by Qualitas, the largest insurer of autos in Mexico. Adjusters are dispatched from Mexico City via GPS to the insured location. The response time is between 20 and 30 minutes. Here’s a few other benefits. The first […]

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Thanks to Baja Bound!

I nearly had to cancel my upcoming trip to Mexico due to lack of funds, and then one of our sponsors, Baja Bound insurance, renewed their sponsorship of this site! As you might imagine, we do not rake in loads of cash, so we are really appreciative of our supporters. We only accept sponsors who we know, trust, and are happy to endorse. Baja Bound is one such agency. (And yes, to answer a FAQ, you do need Mexican insurance […]

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Crossing the Border at Douglas/Agua Prieta

  We prefer smaller borders like Douglas/Agua Prieta because the lines are shorter.  This particular border is fairly easy to deal with: lanes are well marked and this time only one car was ahead of us in line. We were stopped by U.S. Customs on the gringo side and enjoyed the usual interrogation from a suspicious customs agent with textbook level attention to grooming and uniform. He peered into our packed ’87 Dodge van with apparent incomprehension. I wasn’t sure […]

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Baja Bound

From Baja Bound website: Policy Features: Daily, six month, or annual Mexico insurance policy terms Claims are settled in U.S. dollars (not pesos) and based upon U.S. repair rates Repairs may be completed in the U.S., Canada, or Mexico 24/7 toll-free hotlines for roadside, travel, legal, and claims assistance Partial theft and vandalism coverage from HDI Premier and ACE Platinum policies Fixed deductibles that meet the requirements of lienholders, including GMAC

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Lewis and Lewis

Lewis and Lewis offers auto a boat insurance. The People’s Guide to Mexico endorses this firm , which is long-standing and reputable. People’s Guide correspondent Tina Rosa shares a story about Lewis and Lewis. Scroll down for more testimonials. Every Lewis and Lewis tourist Mexican Auto Insurance policy includes: 1. Liability $500,000 CSL Bodily Injury and Property Damage combination 2. Legal Service $100,000 for Attorney Fees; Cost of Criminal & Civil Defense; Bail; Fines 3. Medical Payments $10,000 per person; $50,000 per […]

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Rental Cars in Mexico

January 24, 2012 | 1 Comment by Churpa Writing about cars yesterday reminded me of another tidbit dredged from Lorena’s infamous and swamp-like inbox: fellow travel writer Ben Starr sent us a tip regarding Advantage, a rental service that allows cars from select locations in California, Arizona, and Texas to cross the border into Mexico. Purchase of a $25 dollar (per day) Mexican insurance policy is mandatory, and the car must be returned to its original U.S. location.We have not […]

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Car Insurance

American and Canadian car insurance is rarely valid in Mexico, and the Uninsured Motorist (a dreaded term anywhere) is particularly vulnerable both to imprisonment and costly legal action. We strongly recommend that you get Mexican insurance that covers your vehicle for the duration of your trip to Mexico. Do Mexican insurance companies actually pay off in the event of an accident? Absolutely! We personally know several people who were involved in accidents and had to call upon insurance agents for […]

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