Mexican Auto Insurance

We strongly recommend that you purchase Mexican auto insurance. While some US auto insurance policies will cover damage to a vehicle that is in Mexico, the Mexican government will not accept a US policy for legal liability coverage. In Mexico, if you are at fault in an accident and do not have a valid Mexican auto insurance policy, you may be put in jail until you are able to pay for damages yourself.

To purchase Mexican insurance, you will need the following information:

  • Current registration. (You will need the VIN and license plate number of the vehicle. If you are pulling a trailer you will need the trailer’s registration, also.)
    Current American insurance policy
  • Drivers license number and expiration date and date of birth each driver to be listed on the policy
    Value of the vehicle (Visit Kelley Blue Book’s website to look up the value of your vehicle.)
  • Credit card number and expiration date

The following companies offer Mexican Insurance. With the exception of Mex Insur, these companies offer online quotes and policies may be purchased and printed directly from their web sites.

International Gateway
3450 Bonita Rd Ste 103
Chula Vista, CA 91910-3249
(619) 271-0572
Oscar Padilla’s
120 Willow Rd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 428-4406
(858) 792-3773
American Mexican Insurance Services
1128 Bay Blvd Ste E
Chula Vista, CA 91911
(888) 420-0086
(619) 424-8888
Instant Mexico Auto Insurance
233 Via San Ysidro
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 428-4714
(619) 428-3583
Mex Insur
This is a good place to purchase Mexican auto insurance if you want to buy it just before you cross the border.
13 Sycamore Rd
San Ysidro, CA 92173
(619) 428-1121
99 Bonita Rd
Chula Vista, CA  91910
(619) 425-2390