I'll be arriving in Guadalajara, Mexico tomorrow, and I want to rent a car. The Orbitz web site gives me a US$9/day option from Allianz.
Then when I got to the rental agency, they told me the Allianz insurance was insufficient, and that I either needed to buy a minimum policy for US$385 for the week for their minimum liability-only policy, or put a US$20,000 hold on my credit card.
This strikes me as insanely expensive. When I was driving my own car in Mexico, a full year of full-coverage insurance was about US$385.
Is there a cheaper way to insure a rental car in Mexico?
In the U.S., my normal insurance policy has always extended to cover rentals, but I currently have no car insurance anywhere. If standard Mexican auto insurance policies cover rentals, I could re-insure my vehicle (even though I'm not driving it now), just to get rental coverage.
Yes, add Allianz Global Assistance Rental Car Damage Protector for only $9 per day. This is $72.00 total.
Accidents happen. Don't get caught without collision damage coverage.
- Covers costs if your rental car is stolen or is damaged in an accident or while left unattended
- Provided as primary coverage so your regular insurance policy will not be hit
- No deductible
- May be less expensive now than at the car counter
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