Offers Practical Advice for Vacationing Drivers

January 31, 2008 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
San Jose, Ca January 31, 2008 Since 2003, , based out of San Jose, California, has set itself apart from other car insurance sites by providing in depth, practical data like the recently published article, “Taking a Mexican Vacation - Get Mexican Auto Insurance,” which discusses the ins and outs of coverage once you cross the border. While competitors might dismiss such a topic as fitting too narrow a niche, CheapAutosInsurance CEO Brian Severson describes the material as “standard operating procedure around here.”

“Vacation auto insurance was something I frankly didn’t know about,” said Severson. “I just happened to mention to one of our writers that I was thinking about driving over to Mexico for my vacation and she asked if I’d taken out extra coverage on the car. I felt pretty silly because here I run an auto insurance site and I didn’t know what she was talking about. When I found out, I said, ‘We need to get this on the site — now.’”

While Mexican law does not require tourists to obtain Mexican auto insurance, in the event of an accident, no matter how minor, the driver must prove financial responsibility or face detention during an official investigation. Taking the time to get Mexican auto insurance is frankly preferable to spending any time in a Mexican jail.

“When I heard that, all kinds of scenarios went through my mind,” said Severson. “Any of our regular readers living in border regions could just decide to pop over to Mexico for a few days, tap someone on the fender, and suddenly be in a world of hurt. This is the kind of topic I want covered on with sound advice on what you need to do to avoid problems.”

American drivers seeking Mexican car insurance will need their current vehicle registration information, a notarized letter of authorization for a borrowed or leased vehicle, or a rental agreement containing permission to take the car across the border.

“I’m sure many people see places along the border where you can walk in or drive through and pick up an insurance policy and think, ‘Oh, that’s just a scam,’” said Severson.

In the event of an accident, American drivers are cautioned not to take responsibility for anything or to make any arrangement with the other people involved. Don’t leave the scene until given permission by the authorities and report all claims before you return to the United States.

“It’s a process, like any dealings with insurance,” said Severson. “But in a foreign country, you just can’t assume you know what to do or understand what will happen because the rules and procedures are different. I would have been just as guilty of being one of those clueless Americans as anyone else.”

Material like the Mexican vacation insurance article as well as basic and frank data on cheap auto insurance rates in the United States are distinguishing marks of the quality of information and articles prized at

In addition to auto insurance quotes, the site offers advice on money saving measures and factors like anti-theft devices, the advantages of annual policies, the degree of mileage a driver racks up annually, and the pros and cons of having more than one vehicle on a policy.

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Corporate Summary, based in San Jose, California, offers direct, accessible information on obtaining and maintaining car insurance that is both comprehensive and inexpensive. The site, launched in 2003, includes a straightforward request engine for insurance rates quotes.

Contact Information

Brian Severson, CEO and President
Santana Towers
3031 Tisch Way, 7th Floor
San Jose, CA 95128
Ph. 408 516 4544