Beware, some common sense rules about traveling in Mexico

Having insured thousands of vehicles used to travel Mexico, we are used to receiving travel information from the Mexican Insurance companies we represent, as well as the experiences of those we insure.

Recently, we felt led to share some of these travel tips. One, for example, is to avoid, if possible, from stopping or frequenting “Convenience Stores” in Mexico. We have examples of people being approached and robbed or having their vehicle stolen by those hanging out at these stores. They are waiting for those that either look like they have $$$, or who own a vehicle worthy of being stolen, or both.

This obviously does not happen at every Convenience Store, but it appears to be an easy way to approach people traveling with U.S. plates, and to take advantage of them.

Another piece of advice is not to travel into Mexico with a darker color (blue or black) SUV or pick up truck. These seem to be the preferred choice of the cartels and obviously more likely to get stolen. In addition, dark tinted windows are also preferred, for obvious reasons. So stay alert and be aware of your surroundings. Citizens from all over the world still frequent, and travel Mexico by car, plane, and boat.

If you find this type of info helpful, please visit us at www.mxici.com for all of your Auto and Health & Accident insurance in Mexico and throughout the world. You may also wish to E Mail us at ici@mxici.com , or you can call us at 1-800-434-3966 for further assistance. We appreciate your business.

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