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Nov 12, 2014
Think twice before you rent a car in Mexico

Unfortunately renting a car in Mexico has its own unique problems.

The Mexican authorities insist you buy the insurance locally at the desk and they will not accept any other form of insurance. Even although other forms of insurance are valid, such as our partners ALLIANZ´s Rental Car Protector or insurance provided by your own credit card supplier.

Nevertheless, you will still have to take the local insurance offered.

So please add to your budget on top of the rental car rate, approximately 10-25 $ a day, depending on what level of insurance you choose.

Below are typical examples of the insurance options you will be offered by these suppliers. Mex Rent a Car is one of the most popular providers:-


Alamo
Dollar
Eurpocar
Payless
Sixt
Thrifty
Mex Rent a Car


Mexico is one of the cheapest places on earth to rent a car, with rates as low as $3 a day, but please remember you must add the insurance costs on top, that are charged when you arrive.

To view the likely insurance charges during the online booking process, click on the link entitled RENTAL CONDITIONS next to the car photo of your choice at STEP2 of our online booking process.

This will open another smaller browser window, and here it will be displayed.

YOUR CHOICES

You have to make a choice at the desk between various levels of insurance they offer, they are likely to range in cost from $10 -25 per day. The smaller amount of insurance you take the higher the deposit they will retain on your card, until you return the car.

It may be possible to decline all of their insurance and use you own insurance but a very high deposit will be taken, $3,000 or more.

It you do take out the extra insurance with our partner ALLIANZ or provide cover with your own credit card company, you will need to have written proof that you are covered in Mexico. In the case of the ALLIANZ Rental Car Protector insurance supplied by our partner, you can print out the policy they email you.


The author of this article is Ellma Ots.












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