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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Tue Jun 28, 2016 7:24 am

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Thu Jan 21, 2016 8:02 pm



found a company that writes car rental insurance in Mexico

http://www.sanbornsinsurance.com/mexico_rental_cars.php

note that Fox includes it and I used them and they did.

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Post by dean on Mon Jan 04, 2016 10:27 am

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Mon Jan 04, 2016 9:50 am



I a renting a car from Fox shortly at TJ airort and driving to the USA, they now include basic liability in Mexico.    

I am renting it for about $7.00 a day and their USA insurance is $8.00 a day.    we will see what happens.    A friend rented a car from them at cabo airport and they did not overcharge.

I called visa today to make sure still valid for CDW and they took my card number and verified it.   visa phone number is 804 673-1164.  You should verify before you travel.

bank of america is 315-724-4022 for b of a members.  to ask for a print out of the agreement, they will only mail it.

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:46 am

here is visa page on rentals, one thing I did not realize is rentals in the USA are limited to 15 days international is 31 days.

Note the following it was bolded...,


http://usa.visa.com/personal/card-benefits/credit-card/collision-waiver.jsp#anchor_4


Because regulations vary outside the United States, we recommend you check with your auto rental company and the Benefit Administrator before you travel to make sure Visa Auto Rental CDW will apply.


as I mentioned I believe this new law for mandatory insurance was directed at rentals.   If by chance you are pulled over now you do have to show insurance coverage or be ticketed.    There is conflicting too that since it is a federal law it only applies so that only the federal police can enforce, not sure  on that one either.  And not sure how the state lws for various sttes apply but know there were differences in the cap state by state.    

Before this new law they could not ticket you because it was not mandatory.     But now if ticketed from what I remember if you buy the insurance within the 30 or 60 days the ticket is removed and no fine.   So in essence no change in buying insurance by the locals because they just buy it if they ever get pulled over and go to court to show they have it.  As a tourist like you are going to be there to show to a judge...  

here is an example that you can buy specific car rental insurance from a company, which is different than the standard policies.  
http://www.sanbornsinsurance.com/mexico_rental_cars.php


here is an insurance comapnies take on the new law as of set 2014.  
http://www.sanbornsinsurance.com/mandatory_mexican_insurance.php
note if you read their additional benfits on a general policy it does not state coverage for car rentals.   and as noted they sell a seperate specific policy for only car rentals.



here is a good write up

http://www.sfgate.com/mexico/mexicomix/article/Renting-a-car-in-Mexico-What-you-need-to-know-3787891.php#page-1

http://gomexico.about.com/od/transportationinmexico/qt/rent-car.htm

http://www.cardhub.com/edu/rental-car-insurance-credit-card-study/

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Sat Nov 29, 2014 4:02 am

Bajarentcars.com is a small company doing business in La Paz and Loreto, owned by two good guys I've met. While they don't have an airport location, they will pick up and deliver. Their rates include insurance, so while the quote seems higher than the big on line companies, there is no insurance shock on pickup and the total rate is lower. Give them a try if the location fits. Ps they are now in town on the male on in Loreto, not Loreto Bay as the website says.
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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:23 am

D.  Discussion:  Car Rental
Thank you for all the helpful information on Car Rentals at the airport in San Jose.  Here are the recommendations that were passed along to me:   bbbrentacar@gmail.com
Cactus Car Rental: cactuscar.com (listed in Trip Advisor)
Dominic Cabo Car Rental:  dominicloscabos.com (listed in Trip Advisor)
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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Mon Mar 04, 2013 8:06 am

Thx to the Baja Pony Express:
1. Discussion, Mexican Car Rental: The big deal here is cost of insurance, not the "rental", and I suggest that you make DOUBLE SURE that you have insurance through your credit card, because I doubt that it covers rentals in Mexico. There is no American insurance company that I know of whose American-issued policy extends to you driving a vehicle in Mexico. Normally your American policy covers you in any car you drive if there's no primary insurance on the vehicle, but NOT IN MEXICO. The rental rates in Mexico are VERY REASONABLE, I'm getting a rental this coming week for $9 a day, but they make their money on the insurance, and that is exorbitant, starting at $20 a day for liability only, and $30-plus a day for "full coverage", which normally still leaves you stuck for a huge deductible, sometimes $1500 or more. Be VERY CAREFUL of your "on-line" web rates, they say NOTHING about the insurance that you are required (liability) to have in Mexico…You'll find THAT out when you get to the rental agency and they drop it on you!!! Bill
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Discussion - Car Rental Insurance: In answer to the article regarding rental of vehicles and insurance; what the author forgot to mention is the following: First of all, in México if one uses his credit card insurance, one will be charged for the damages at the time the vehicle is returned. The claim to the insurance company will be the responsibility of the person who rented the vehicle. Second of all, in Mexico when one has an accident one is arrested, brought to the police station or the hospital if there is a need, the insurance adjuster will be requested to come and evaluate the damages, whoever is guilty will be required to pay the damages or put in jail. Third of all, in Mexico if one causes death by accident one is automatically charged having done an homicide, (Article 254 to 260 of the Penal Code of B.C.S.). If the driver who caused the accident has insurance one can negotiate through the insurance a settlement so as to get a pardon from the family… If one does not one would have to have the financial means to do this… Thus, the necessity to buy full coverage when one drives a rental or private car in Mexico. Lic. Jacques- Edouard Beaulne, CAN-AM-MEX FIRMA JURIDICA / LAW FIRM, can-am-mex-law-firm@hotmail.com 612 348 9793

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in lapaz try budget

Post by dean on Wed Oct 12, 2011 12:24 pm

when you get to laPaz go to budget and ask for Barbie she is the daughter of a local LaVentana native.

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tech advice for travel

Post by dean on Thu Aug 04, 2011 1:46 pm

http://pogue.blogs.nytimes.com/2011/08/04/five-and-then-some-tech-tips-for-travel/?ref=personaltechemail&nl=technology&emc=cta1

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insurance that also covers car rentals in mexico?

Post by dean on Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:31 pm


http://www.mexinsure.com/insurance/quote/


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story of car rental and insurance

Post by dean on Wed Aug 03, 2011 10:30 pm



http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/41460539/ns/travel-travel_tips/t/car-rental-insurance-required-mexico/#.TjoW92G1-So

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Mon Apr 11, 2011 9:00 pm

here is a not so great story about a car rental turn ugly, note do not lose the car keys if they are the high tech ones.

http://www.frommers.com/community/forum.cfm/mexico/baja-california-north/car-rental-recommendations-los-cabos-area

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Re: car rental

Post by dean on Mon Apr 11, 2011 10:53 am

LPG
Fox is pretty much beside the airport

It used to be called budget.. and changed their name for some reason

Same corporate colors as well

As far as I know only dollar rent a car has no drop off charge.. but maybe fox
does now as well

Karl
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I just used Fox Car Rental 3 weeks ago and rented a full-sized van that held
15 people. Their prices were significantly lower (40% lower) than shat the
the other car rental agencies were charging for this 15-person van. I was
very happy with the 2011 Toyota van we got. Fox has 2 rental locations, one
close by the La Paz airport and in downtown La Paz. The Fox Shuttle picked
me up at the La Paz airport within minutes and the La Paz rental location
was just 5 minutes away. The staff was very friendly and helpful and spoke
English well. I asked if they were new and they said the owner bought the
Budget rental franchise in Mexico and renamed it to Fox rental. I would
definitely rent from them again.

As for car rental insurance since I've rented quite a few cars in La Paz
over the last 7 years I did do my share of research. I'm risk averse and
from what I hear, it's important to have car insurance in Mexico. I bought
the collision and loss damage insurance ($40,000 coverage) via Orbitz for
$9/day when I rented the car online. I did look up the insurance policy at
Fox rental and saw they require renters to pay $10/day for their mandatory
supplemental liability insurance which covers damage to third parties or
property but not collision and damage to the vehicle. The collision and loss
damage insurance I bought from Access America covers the cost to repair and
replace the rental vehicle. The $19 total a day I paid for full insurance
was lower than the $27/day which Fox would have charged if I bought their
full damage waiver which includes supplemental liability insurance and the
collision damage insurance for the rental car. I just showed Fox the emailed
insurance certificate showing my collision loss damage insurance for my
rental days that I had already purchased and they were fine with that.

As for the collision and loss damage insurance I bought from Access America,
I've been happy with their service. There is an option to select the
insurance when you check out from Orbitz although I think Expedia also
offers the same insurance for car rentals. I did have a claim once when a
taxi cab came too close and scratched my rental car. I paid $100 for the
scratch and submitted the paperwork to Access America and was reimbursed
within a week.

Others may have different approaches to car rental insurance in La Paz but
that's what I've done in the past.

Cheers,
Rich
Whatever insurance you get beyond the required liability make darn sure it covers "loss of use" as this can easily outpace the cost of the collision. Check your CC for free coverage, but be sure you understand the restrictions. For example, some cards will not cover pickups, others won't cover cars that hold more than X people.

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Post by dean on Sat Nov 21, 2009 9:37 am

from BPE

http://www.dominicloscabos.com/home.html

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