Am I a Low Mileage Driver? Some Telltale Signs that Don’t Require Studying your Odometer

Hey, we get it — it can be hard to know if pay-per-mile insurance is right for you. Maybe you’ve seen one of our commercials and thought, “Sounds interesting, but I’m not a low mileage driver.” But have you ever stopped to figure it out for sure?

Drivers come in all shapes, sizes, and styles, and today we’re exploring some of the different types of low mileage drivers. Whether you’re curious if you meet the criteria or haven’t given it much thought at all, we have some telltale signs that you might be a low mileage driver, without ever having to stop and study your odometer. 

You can’t remember the last time you filled your gas tank. Filling the gas tank is an expensive chore that most of us dread, but you don’t seem to have that issue. If you find that your trips to the gas station are few and far between, you may be a low mileage driver.

You’re in the car often, but your trips are quick. Quick trips don’t add up to very many miles. In fact, your neighbors are used to seeing you cruising around the neighborhood a few miles at a time. If you find yourself shuttling the kids to and from school with short trips to run errands in between, you may be a low mileage driver.

You don’t drive to work. Even with long road trips on the weekends and drives to visit friends, you’re not clocking many monthly miles. Whether you work from home, take transit, or ride a bike, opting out a daily car commute to the office likely makes you a low mileage driver. 

You’re a wild card — no two days are the same for you. Some days, you may find yourself running endless errands around town. On other days, leaving the house is a rarity. Whatever your schedule may be, it’s unpredictable, which may make you a low mileage driver.

You’re not stuck to one form of transportation. You’ve been known to take the bus, ride a bike, use ride-sharing apps, take the train, and drive a car––all within the same week. Multi-talented transportation gurus like you are often subsidizing heavy drivers in the insurance risk pool. Want to quit that? Pay-per-mile was made for drivers like you.

You’re a car aficionado who owns multiple whips. If cars are your passion and you consider yourself a collector in-the-making, you’re probably a low mileage driver. Metromile makes a lot of sense to cover the vehicles that don’t get as much drive time. 

You dig walking. If your two legs are your main form of transportation, we feel confident that you’re a low mileage driver. Despite being great for your health, walking everywhere is great for your wallet, too. If you find yourself logging miles on your pedometer instead of your odometer, you’re probably a low mileage driver. 

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Whatever your lifestyle, if you found yourself nodding along while reading you may be a low mileage driver. Armed with new knowledge, be sure to grab a free quote from us to find out how much you could save by switching to Metromile. See you on the road!

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Julianne Sawyer is a freelance writer, app producer, and real-life Metromile customer living in the San Francisco Bay Area.