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Car Rental Insurance

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San Diego
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Car Rental Insurance

Will be vacationing over Thanksgiving on our first trip to Cabo. We are out at the Westin and after reading reviews, it appears it would be a good idea to rent a car. I checked on line and got a quote that was reasonable but am wondering about insurance. A friend says most US credit cards cover the car if you pay for it with the credit card. However, I have also noted references in Tripadvisor to be sure to get Mexican auto insurance.

Can anyone confirm that if you pay for your rental car in Mexico with a US credit card that you won't need to purchase Mexican car insurance.


Lodi, California
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1. Re: Car Rental Insurance

I would definitely check with your c.c. company. Most times it is still advisable to get the Mexican insurance. Much better safe than sorry. It's a small price to pay for the added comfort of reducing stress. Enjoy your stay, and if you get the chance, try the Cafe Santa Fe in Todos Santos for a wonderful meal, gracious service and beautiful surroundings. They are closed Tuesdays, and we always go for lunch to avoid driving at night. It is a wonderful little trip!