Expat Leasing & Chauffeur Services Mexico

Relocation support for all your mobility needs!

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A Destination Service Created For Expats Moving to and Living in Mexico

As a foreign professional (expatriate) you can arrange for your car before or after you move to Mexico. Together with our Mexican partner we can arrange finance, insurance, registration and road tax and have you “on the road” within 48 hours of your arrival - and in most cases, 24 hours!.

Our "Personal Car Shopper Service" is free

You will be assisted by a skilled Personal Car Specialist who understands the auto market in Mexico.

Personal Car Shopper Service

Let your Personal Car Specialist assist you with locating the right car for you. Registration, license plates and emissions control verification are included.

Car Leasing

Expat car financing & leasing and cash purchase, used or new cars, any model. We offer leasing options with very competitive rates. Maintenance available: Oil change, related services, mechanical failure and tire change.

Chauffeur Service

We can provide a car and driver from one day, weekly or annual programs. The program will be tailored to fit the assignee's individual transportation needs.

Expat Car rental

Rentals are from 1 day up to 12 months. The rental car program covers 100 countries globally. Click here to book...

What it Takes and Costs to Lease a Car in Mexico

We developed a car leasing program and chauffeur service specifically tailored for the needs of expatriates.

Tell us what type of car you want, and we will find it for you nationwide

We arrange rentals, leases and chauffeur services in the following cities: Mexico City, Ecatepec, Guadalajara, Puebla, Juárez, Tijuana, León, Zapopan, Monterrey, Nezahualcóyotl, Culiacán, Chihuahua, Naucalpan, Mérida, San Luis Potosí, Aguascalientes, Hermosillo, Saltillo, Mexicali, Guadalupe, Acapulco, Tlalnepantla, Cancún, Querétaro, Chimalhuacán, Torreón, Morelia, Reynosa, Tlaquepaque, Tuxtla Gutiérrez and many more cities...

All Mexican states:Aguascalientes, Baja California, Baja California Sur, Campeche, Chiapas, Chihuahua, Coahuila de Zaragoza, Colima, Durango, Guanajuato, Guerrero, Hidalgo, Jalisco, México, Michoacán de Ocampo, Morelos, Nayarit, Nuevo León, Oaxaca, Puebla, Querétaro de Arteaga, Quintana Roo, San Luis Potosí, Sinaloa, Sonora, Tabasco, Tamaulipas, Tlaxcala, Veracruz, Yucatán and Zacatecas.

How to Apply for Leasing

The following documents are required to apply:

  • Copy of passport
  • Copy of valid driver’s license
  • Bank account statement
  • Detailed copy of contract with Mexican office
  • Completed application

Terms & Conditions

  • Min. finance period 12 months
  • Min. income – US$55,000
  • All payments are made by wire
  • Competitive interest rates

Payments

Payment due at delivery consists of:

  • Registration fee and taxes
  • Downpayment
  • First full month lease/finance payment
  • 3% set-up fee

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Frequently Asked Questions

  • What is the delivery time?

    A new car order will take 2-3 weeks for delivery.

  • What is the length of the lease term?

    We offer a length of term of 12 – 48 months depending on your needs and length of your work permit.

  • Is insurance included in the lease?

    Yes, insurance is included.

  • Can we obtain a lease in the company name?

    In many cases, yes, when the company is legally and financially established in Mexico. Please contact us for more information.

  • Is there a minimum income requirement?

    Yes, the minimum income requirement is USD 55,000 per year

  • We’re interested in chauffeur service with an armored car. Are the chauffeurs trained in security?

    We have available Professional security drivers, meticulously selected, screened and security trained.
    Unparalleled emergency pre¬paredness of all our personnel.

  • What documents are required to start a lease in my name?

    • Driver's license
    • Passport
    • Proof of address in Mexico
    • Offer Letter
    • Bank Account Statement or Payment Sl

  • What happens if I need to break the lease early?

    By contract ,you're responsible for all the car payments for the full term. Technically, if you have to break the lease, you're responsible for the remaining car payments. However, in reality we negotiate an amount which is fair for both parties (i.e if the lease is to end in 6 months you would pay 3 months.

  • What happens if my assignment in Mexico is extended and I'd like to keep my lease longer?

    Your lease can be extended up to 6 months after the lease period is over.

Practical Information on Driving in Mexico

Speed Limits

Parking lots and residential areas: 10 km/h (6 mph)
Streets with no speed limit: 60 km/h (37 mph)
Urban arterial roads: 60–80 km/h (37–50 mph)

Alcohol & Driving

Don't do it! If the tests and other circumstances suggest the driver is under the influence, the driver is arrested and asked to submit to a test of the driver's breath, blood, or urine. The sentence for DUI in Mexico includes a jail sentence of 20 hours to 36 hours and a fine of up to $2,500

Kids in Cars

There are no laws relating to seatbelts/car-seats for children. Although in Mexico City (and maybe other cities) young children cannot sit in the front seat. It is up to you whether you want to use a car seat for your child.

Documentation

Proof of nationality (e.g. Passport)
Mexican visa or tourist card
Proof of ownership / lease documents for the vehicle
A valid driver’s license with photo

Minimum Age

The legal driving age in Mexico is 18 years old.

Auto Insurance

You need to carry Mexican auto insurance to drive legally in the country, as liability coverage is mandatory. It is generally recommended, based on Mexican laws for possible payouts for bodily injury or fatality, that drivers get a minimum of about $300,000 worth of third-party liability damage coverage.

Phone & Driving

Mexico's distracted driving law prohibits all motorists from using a handheld mobile communication device to read, view, or type a text message while driving.

Seat Belts

Mexican law requires drivers and front-seat passenger to wear seat belts. Passengers in the back supposedly have a choice. Children under 12 are advised to sit in the back seat. Children under five are supposed to be secured in a special seat fastened by the seat belt in the back.

Driver’s license

In Mexico, it is each state's responsibility to regulate driving in their respective jurisdiction, and therefore each state issues their own driving licence. Drivers need to demonstrate residence in a state in order to acquire that state's licence. All states recognize each other's licence.

An International Driving Permit is a translation of your national driving license. Any foreigner with a Driving License from their country and their valid passport can drive in Mexico as a tourist.

How to Exchange your foreign driver’s license to a Mexico Driver’s License

A foreign driving license is valid in Mexico and it is not obligatory for a foreign national to acquire a Mexican license while the foreign license remains valid. Obtaining a Mexican license is relatively simple and does not mean that the original license needs to be forfeited. Driving licenses in Mexico are issued in some states by the Department of Transport and Roads. Rules and regulations vary from state to state as regards the age when it is legal to drive, the cost of the license, and the types of driving tests required.

Visa Requirements for Expats to get a Driver's License in Mexico

Expats can get a driver’s license in Mexico with anyone of the following visas:

  • An FMM Tourist Visa
  • Preapproved Visa from a Mexican consulate – (stamp on your passport)
  • Temporary Resident Card
  • Permanent Resident Card

In addition to the visa, you'll also need:

  • A Birth Certificate
  • Valid Passport
  • Proof of Address – Water bill, electricity bill, phone bill, property tax (predial), bank statement—none of these can be older than 90 days.

Medical form

You will need a medical form to get your Mexican driver’s license. The most convenient way to get this form is to visit your local Cruz Roja. There a doctor will give you a brief examination, fill out your form for you, and take your blood type to be printed on your driver’s license in case of an emergency.

If you are over 80 years old, you will be required to see an optometrist for an eye test to receive or renew your Mexican driver’s license.

Note: Information may not be up-to-date. Please check official government information for latest laws and regulations.

We finance all makes and models nationwide

We offer the following car brands and any other car brand available in Mexico

Audi, Bentley, BMW, Chrysler, Ferrari, Fiat, Ford, Genesis, Honda, Hyundai, Jaguar, Jeep, Kia, Lamborghini, Lancia, Land Rover, Lexus, Lotus, Maserati, Mazda, Mercedes Benz, Mini, Mitsubishi, MG, Nissan, Peugeot, Porsche, Renault, Rolls-Royce, Skoda, Smart, Subaru, Suzuki, Tesla, Toyota, Volkswagen, Volvo

Chauffeur Service

Our vehicle fleet is composed of standard sedans, SUV’s and vans; all impeccably maintained, and equipped with multiple amenities for your comfort and convenience. It currently includes the following vehicles:

Chevrolet Suburban, Ford Expedition EL, Ford Ecoline Vans, Mercedes E-500, Toyota Camry, Armored SUVs

Higher Standards and Benefits

  • Screened Drivers - Thoroughly screened and vetted executive drivers.
  • Professional Security Drivers - Discrete executive drivers and security trained.
  • Mobile Access - Smartphones assigned all drivers.
  • Remote Tracking and Logs - Remote monitoring of all drivers through GPS tracking and activity logs
  • Language Skills - Most of our management and drivers are proficient in English and Spanish.
  • Liability Insurance - A general liability insurance policy for $1.5 million USD.
  • Secure Airport Receptions - Security protocols so our clients can easily identify and locate their driver.
  • Personal Support - Specialists that can help you plan and manage your service requirements.
  • Always Ready - Unparalleled emergency preparedness of all our personnel.

Armored Vehicles

The fleet of armored vehicles is all SUV models, including Nissan Armada, Jeep Grand Cherokee, Chevrolet
Suburban, Chevrolet Tahoe, and GM Yukon.

An armored vehicle costs, including all the services and taxes, approx. $60,000 pesos / month for a 3-year lease. Driver not included.

"So responsive and a pleasure to deal with"

– Neil from Britain, Ford Explorer

"I highly recommend ExpatRide for anybody looking for a car after making the big move!"

– Andreas from Denmark, Audi A4

”Thanks for all your help to make it (the delivery) happen. I'm really happy with the vehicle, it's perfect.”

- Roberto from Brazil, Ford Mustang

”The service we received was amazing! Out of everything we've had to do with our move overseas, getting our new car was the easiest and most stress-free."

We are ready to assist!

    • Start process before or after arrival to Mexico
    • We can source any make and model
    • Personal Car Shopper Service (free service)
    • Competitive interest rate
    • Assistance throughout the term in regards to registration, renewals, etc.