Do you need car insurance to cross the border?

You need car insurance to drive legally, so it goes without saying that you need car insurance to cross the border. If you’re crossing the border into Canada, your U.S. auto insurance policy will still apply. But if you’re traveling south, most car insurance companies won’t extend coverage to cross the border into Mexico. Some policies will cover the first 50 miles into Mexico, but you may want to start comparing international car insurance quotes to find the right auto insurance to cross the border with.

UPDATED: Apr 15, 2022Fact Checked

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