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Tips for a Safe & Enjoyable Time while Driving in Mexico

Always Purchase Mexican Auto Insurance Prior to Entering Mexico

US and Canadian insurance is not recognized by Mexican authorities, and the consequences for driving uninsured can be severe. If you are in an accident or other vehicle-related problem while driving without Mexican insurance, it is highly likely that your vehicle could be permanently confiscated and you could be detained by the police.

Even if you are not concerned about protecting your own vehicle with Full Coverage Insurance, you should at a minimum always purchase Mexican Liability Auto Insurance to cover any damages you may cause to third parties. All of Adventure Mexican Insurance Services' Mexican auto insurance includes a minimum of $50,000 US dollars (limits can be increased) of combined single limit liability coverage, and the rates are extremely reasonable. Legal Service is also an important aspect of Mexican auto insurance that you should not go without. All of our Mexican insurance also includes Legal Service at no extra charge. This Legal Service covers attorney fees, and bail bond costs which may be incurred due to a vehicle related accident. (Refer to your Mexican auto insurance Terms & Conditions for full details).

Read more information on why you need Mexican auto insurance.

Drive Slowly

Driving conditions in Mexico are often very different from the US or Canada. For your safety, you must drive slowly and cautiously in Mexico.

Do not drive at night:

Always keep an eye out for:

Prevent your vehicle from being stolen:

Unfortunately, vehicle theft can be a problem in Mexico, and tourist vehicles are often the targets of theft.

Rainy and Wet Conditions:

The dirt and oil on the road mixes with rain to cause extremely slippery conditions.

Learn Local Driving Signals:

Beware of 'Topes':

Other Tips:

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