AAA Texas reported it is now offering Mexico auto insurance online at AAA Texas’ Web site, www.aaa-texas.com. It was previously available from AAA Texas through one of its Texas offices.
“Mexico auto insurance is a must-have for any American driving across the border, because Mexico does not recognize U.S. auto insurance policies,” said Rose Rougeau, spokesperson for AAA Texas. “If you don’t have Mexico auto insurance and are involved in a collision across the border, no matter how slight, you may have your car impounded and face possible arrest.”
The U.S. Department of Transportation reports that last year, nearly 45 million private vehicles crossed the border from Texas into Mexico. According to the Mexican Insurance Commission, there were about $26 million in tourist auto claims paid in 2003.
“Travelers must be careful to purchase Mexico auto insurance only from a company licensed under the laws of Mexico to write such insurance to avoid complications or other penalties,” Rougeau said.
AAA Texas’ online insurance form asks questions about your vehicle’s year, make and model, whether you have a loan on the vehicle, who holds the title to the vehicle, your Texas auto insurance company and the vehicle’s value. With that information, you can choose levels of coverage, each with a different cost. The secure site accepts most major credit cards for payment.
AAA Texas, an affiliate of AAA National, has been serving Texans since 1902. For more information, call AAA Texas at (800) 765-0766.