Travel in Mexico

Is It Safe to Travel in Mexico?

Posted February 12th, 2019  by Ave Polack ·  No Comments

Due to the recent warning regard travel in Mexico, many people are wondering if it’s safe to take trips past our southern border in 2019. Despite the easy access, unbeatable coastal vistas, mysterious and intriguing ancient ruins, and quaint colonial towns – Mexico has earned a sour reputation as a country rife with crime and…

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Driving in Mexico City – “Hoy No Circula” Restrictions

Posted January 24th, 2019  by Charles ·  No Comments

Driving in Mexico City – What you need to Know If you plan on driving in Mexico City (or plan to drive through Mexico City), please read this article. What is the Hoy No Circula program? The goal of the “Hoy No Circula” program is to set standards that reduce vehicular traffic in the State…

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Time Zones for Daily Coverage

Posted May 4th, 2018  by Charles ·  No Comments

Daily Insurance Time Zone Support When you purchase daily Mexican Insurance, “mexinsurance,” you are buying 24-hour blocks, and you have the option to purchase as many days as you want.  You choose when to start, and it will end 24 hours (or however many days you select) later at the same time. As a California…

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Towing in Mexico

Posted February 7th, 2018  by Charles ·  No Comments


Here are some important things to note when you tow your boat, trailer, another car, utility trailer or ATV down to Mexico:

1. You MUST identify the towed unit when trailering in Mexico. When you add weight to the rear of your automobile it changes the operating dynamic and risk. Failure to tow behind an insured vehicle without listing …

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From Canada to Mexico

Posted January 29th, 2018  by Charles ·  No Comments

There is a natural draw from Canada to Mexico.  So, what do Canadians need to consider before taking the trip across both borders into the land of Sun and Relaxation?  How can a Canadian prepare themselves properly to ensure a relaxing trip? Here are the requirements:  Passport.  Before you cross into Mexico – make you…

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Mexican Insurance Claims Near the Mexican Border

Posted January 4th, 2018  by Charles ·  No Comments

Making a Mexican Insurance Claim near the U.S. border might require awareness regarding the Cell Tower you are using. IF a U.S. cell tower is picked up you will need to use the dialing rules for calling Mexico (011 52…

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Driving Your Diesel to Mexico?

Posted November 1st, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments

When driving a Diesel powered vehicle into Mexico make considerations. If you have the newer diesel engines that require low sulfur (Diesel 2) then check this locator for up-to-date Diesel 2 stations throughout Mexico. Also in this article we explain the differences and show what signs to look for at the Pemex gas stations.

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Allow me to introduce you to…”Mexico Mike” Nelson

Posted July 21st, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments

“Mexico” Mike Nelson is one of the most informed tourists in all of Mexico. For over 50 years he has analyzed every road, published and unpublished for the benefit of his members. From his personal blog you can get trip advice and personalized maps with handy first hand advice from a professional Mexico traveller.

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FMM Online – Mexican Immigration

Posted June 30th, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments

FiIllable Mexican FMM form from the Mexican Government. (Disclaimer: by using this online form you are using a website which does not adhere to Mexico Insurance Services Privacy Policy.)

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Mexican Insurance - Vehicle Theft Summary

Mexican Vehicle Theft Report 2017

Posted May 24th, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments

The Mexican Insurance Industry automobile theft report from March 2016 to February 2017. Theft is up in Baja North, Carjackings are up across the country…Tourist communities are relatively low theft zones. This blog posts shares reports and graphs of active theft reports up to 2017

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Mexican Insurance Roadside Assistance Claims – Trip to CDMX

Posted March 29th, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments

Mexinsurance Roadside Assistance.  Our commitment as premier Mexican auto insurance provider is to ease stress involved with the unexpected happening while you drive in Mexico.  Obviously, a flat tire, an accident, car breakdown – these things will cause paint and it is out of our control.  Mexinsurance Roadside Assistance is always included;

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Posted March 15th, 2017  by Charles ·  No Comments Important System Notice

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Make a Phone Call in Mexico

Posted March 3rd, 2017  by Michelle ·  No Comments

Please make sure you check your international dialing and data plans before you leave for Mexico!!!

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The Differences Between Mexican Insurance and U.S. Car Insurance

Posted December 8th, 2015  by Matthew Scalf - CTO ·  No Comments

What are the differences between Mexican Insurance and U.S. Car Insurance?  We are all so accustomed to buying insurance in the United States that it has literally become part of our lives.  In 1927 the rulers in Connecticut passed a mandatory auto insurance law, and ever since states have been adopting similar versions. So, as…

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What is the most stolen vehicle in Mexico (2015)

Posted June 10th, 2015  by Go_Gringo ·  No Comments

Have you ever wondered what is the most stolen vehicle in Mexico?  How about the most stolen vehicle type in Mexico?  Where are you most likely to get carjacked in Mexico?  These questions, along with many others related to vehicle theft in Mexico have all been answered by our sponsors at  Check out the…

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mexican insurance – Mexico Vehicle Theft Report 2015

Posted June 10th, 2015  by Matthew Scalf - CTO ·  No Comments

Mexican Insurance theft report; details and charts for 2017

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FMM Tourist Card

Posted May 15th, 2015  by Matthew Scalf - CTO ·  No Comments

What is the FMM – Tourist Card? The FMM Tourist Card is required of tourists visiting Mexico for vacation.  Form FMM from the Mexican Immigration Office that documents all long-term visitors to Mexico.  “Long Term” refers to a duration greater than 72 hours. Note:  Baja California is a permit-free zone, meaning tourists can come and…

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FMM Tourist Cards

Posted May 13th, 2015  by Go_Gringo ·  4 Comments

What is a Mexican Tourist Card? The FMM is a document that is issued by the Instituto Nacional de Migración (INAMI) The FMM is also called a “Tourist Card” or “Visa” It is a vacation card (for stays more than 72 hours, and beyond the border areas) It is valid for up to 180 days…

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What happened to Latin Assist?

Posted January 10th, 2015  by Charles ·  No Comments

When I attended the Qualitas Agent Conference in August 2014 I learned about the AVQ – which is a domestic Roadside Assistance program that Qualitas offers to their domestic insureds. I asked the director from Mexico City if we could tweak the program for tourists. Over next two weeks we developed a program for tourists that addresses ALL of our goals for you….all of them:

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Big Changes for 2015 (Better Mexican Insurance)

Posted January 6th, 2015  by Matthew Scalf - CTO ·  No Comments has implemented significant changes for 2015 that offer the highest quality Mexican Insurance anywhere on the planet. The enhanced Roadside Assistance (AVQ) coupled with the increased standard liability package make the package among the best available anywhere.

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