California drivers save with pay per mile car insurance

  • Customize your coverage options
  • Connect your car with our secure device to count your miles
  • Start saving with a low monthly base rate plus a few cents per mile

What California customers say

“Switching over to Metromile, I’ve saved almost $1,000 a year and am very satisfied. The savings allowed me to buy a brand-new truck!”

Richard B.
Orange County, California

“We live in San Francisco and only use the car on occasional weekends, so Metromile is perfect for us. We park on the street and get texts to tell us when there is street cleaning.

Emily P.
San Francisco, California

“I don’t drive tons, but I do a few roundtrips from San Francisco to Tahoe here and there. I have saved myself around $300/year on auto insurance.”

Rennea C.
San Francisco, California

Excellent service, excellent support. Much easier to deal with than any prior insurance company I have ever used.”

Karl M.
Milpitas, California

“I have saved over $150 each month, and their customer service is great. It was super easy to file a claim, all done virtually; they were responsive and handled my claim quickly.

Dana H.
Los Angeles, California

“I’m literally saving $100+ per month now that both of my cars are on Metromile.”

Ernest O.
Larkspur, California

How it works

You’ll pay a low monthly rate, plus a few cents for each mile you drive.

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Example
$29 + (450 x 6¢) =  $56

On average,
drivers drivers
save $741/year*

Our rates start at $23/mo for California drivers, plus a few cents for each mile you drive.

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All miles over 250 per day are free

You’ll never have to worry about “going over” on your miles – all miles over 250 in one day are free.

California, we’ve got you covered

We offer flexible coverage options for California that you can customize to meet your needs.

Collision

Accidents with another vehicle, a fixed object, motorists, and more.

Comprehensive

Coverage for things that are out of your control like weather, animals, and theft.

Everything else

Roadside assistance, glass repair, and 24/7 support from our claims team.

State Requirements in California

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What are the state minimum requirements in California?

Car insurance is important: it can help protect your vehicle, your finances, and your wellbeing. California state minimum requirements for car insurance are:
  • $15,000 per person and $30,000 per accident in bodily injury liability coverage
  • $5,000 in property damage liability coverage
You may also want to consider higher limits or adding comprehensive, collision, and other coverage for extra peace of mind. With Metromile, you can personalize your policy for your lifestyle and needs.

What coverage options do you offer?

Even though you can pay less with pay-per-mile insurance, you’ll still have the same great coverage that you’re used to. We offer four different levels of liability protection as well as choices for your comprehensive and collision deductibles. Please keep in mind that financing and leasing companies may have their own coverage requirements, so please verify before choosing your coverage limits.

Can I still get the same coverage options?

Yes! You’ll still have the same amazing coverage that you are used to, with various deductibles and optional comp & collision coverage.

Do you offer full coverage?

We offer four different levels of liability protection as well as choices for your comprehensive and collision deductibles. Please keep in mind that financing and leasing companies may have their own coverage requirements, so please verify before choosing your coverage limits.

Filing a claim is easy

For a simple, easy experience, you can file a claim in the app or online. We’ll guide you through each step of the process. We can even expedite your claim with help from our AI-assisted system.

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An app that puts you in control

You can view your trips, understand your car’s health, avoid tickets with street sweeping alerts (available only in select cities), and find your lost or stolen car, all from the Metromile app.

Plus, we have a 92% stolen car return rate.

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Metromile + Turo

Don’t want to pay for miles that your Turo guests drive? Switch to pay per mile car insurance from Metromile.

Metromile covers you at all times except when your car is booked on Turo. Your Turo protection plan will cover you and your car during Turo trips.

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