Mendota Insurance

by Jana
(Lafayette, TN, USA)

I have my car insurance with the Mendota Insurance Company.

I have never had to file a claim, but this place was cheap!!!!

I had asked around for quotes...just as I was about to sign up for Esurance I found Mendota. Their price was half of Esurance's!

Maybe this will help someone else who comes along and is looking for the cheapest car insurance they can find. I'd definitely say to check with Mendota before making a final decision.


Hi Jana,

The Mendota Insurance Company is one of those obscure car insurance providers that you don't hear about too often. I'm glad you took a few moments to let us know that you are a client.

Mendota is a company based in Eagan, Minnesota. They're under the umbrella of the Kingsway Financial Services, Inc., which is a property and casualty insurance company.

Mendota Ins. claims that they can give coverage to those customers who are harder to insurer (like high risk drivers).

Mendota offers a flexible payment plan. To me that usually means you'll pay more in the long run, but I admit I haven't checked specifically with this company to find out if that is true in their case.

I'd love to hear from any other Mendota customers. If you've had to make a claim with Mendota, we'd also like to know how the experience was for you - good or bad?

Thanks again, Jana.
Safe Driving!
Angie from Auto Insurance Helper

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Sep 14, 2010
Mendota - Slow to react
by: Todd L

I was unfortunate enough to get into a fender bender with a driver insured by Mendota. I got hit from behind while stopped. I called their claims service and gave all of the information asked.

It's been over a week and a half and several calls back to Mendota and they have yet to reach out to me.

Not happy that I might have to get my insurance company to go after them. At this point, I believe their customer service is suspect. We haven't even gotten to the part where on how they fix my car.

Nov 02, 2010
Mendota is a nightmare to work with
by: Stephen

A Mendota insured individual ran a red light and hit my wifes car which in turn was hauled to a repair shop. We were given the run around on making rental arrangements and told we had to pay out of pocket up front for that and everything else we asked about like Medical etc... We finally received a reimbursement check in a week for rental and then were lowballed on the settlement by them providing information from Autosource that had outdated, false and incorrect information on it. I called each of them personally. They werent really interested in the corrections that I gave them in mileage and prices and false ads for cars. It took my insurance broker calling and jumping all over them and supervisors before they finally fired back a decent offer. Now the medical!!! Not looking forward to it.

Dec 28, 2010
What a nightmare
by: aishahm

Run Forest Run! Scream this to anyone you know trying to buy Mendota Insurance. No savings is worth the nightmare. And by the time, you get them to stop charging your credit card, you haven't really saved a dime. Even after repeated written requests to cancel my policy and my auto payments, they continued to try to charge my credit card. Since I use a prepaid credit card for all monthly automatic payments, they could not get the money so they then began sending collection notices for non-sufficient fund charges. I have provided proof that I canceled the policy with sufficient notice and they did finally agree to stop collection proceedings against me. But it has been a nightmare and I can only hope I don't spend the next ten years trying to repair damage to my credit caused by their improper collection.

Mar 01, 2011
you may pay a little...
by: Katie

You may only pay a little, but if you ever cause an accident and someone has to deal with them it is horrible. My neighbor backed into my parked truck almost 6 months ago. Mendota still hasn't fixed it. It took almost 3 months for me to even get a hold of them. The report was called in the next day, but it took 5 weeks for an appraiser to come out, and weeks and weeks for me to hear anything. I called and left 19 messages on number and another dozen or so on another. And never got a call beck. I finally got 2 checks in the mail for repairs and rental costs. The repair check was for $900 for a job that was quoted at $1500 and my rental check was for $120 when the body shop said it's going to take about 7 to 10 days... Mendota had done nothing but jerk me around for the past few months. And now they are making up excuses as to why they cant send out an adjuster for a supplemental. In my opinion Mendota is a really horrible company, yeah it's cheap, but they have horrible customer service.

May 17, 2011
You are in trouble if you get hit by a Mendota customer
by: Anonymous

One of Mendota's customers hit my car while I was stopped at a red light and I called them as soon as it happened and police was still there. They called me next day and said they were unable to reach their customer that I had to wait. It's been 9 days and I don't know what's the status. I leave voicemails but no response. I have faxed the police report to speed process but no luck yet. Terrible customer service.

May 18, 2011
tThis company is so low budget.....sad
by: Anonymous

You are for sure in trouble if you get hit by a Mandota customer. All that these people been saying aint nothing but the truth. But I am going to court from the jump, I dont have no time for this crap.

Jan 03, 2014
Great Experience NEW
by: Anonymous

I have had my insurance with Mendota for 2 years now. A few months ago I had to file a claim(single car accident). They had an appraiser out within 10 days of my claim, and just a few weeks later I had a check(they totaled my truck)!!! I can't complain at all about my experience with Mendota or the amount of time it took to close the claim! Very responsive when I called, and very helpful in answering my questions! Thanks Mendota!!!!

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