Save More if You Drive Less with Metromile

Save More if You Drive Less with Metromile

This is a sponsored post – opinions remain my own.

How many times have you looked at your insurance policy and shook your head? You hardly ever use the car yet you’re paying out the wahoo for a ‘Oh no!’ moment that will likely never happen. But there’s no other choice, right?

Wrong!

Metromile is a pay-per-mile insurance that only charges you for, you guessed it, how many miles you drive. If you drive less than 10,000 miles per year you could save hundreds on your car insurance using a pay-per-mile insurance carrier like Metromile.

Metromile

The average Metromile customer saves $500 when they switch!

Metromile offers all the key levels of protection that the big auto insurance companies do, including:

  • Bodily injury
  • Personal damage
  • Unisured and underinsured motorist coverage
  • Collision
  • Personal injury protection
  • Rental reimbursement
  • Emergency roadside assistance
  • 24-hour customer service

Deductible options are $250, $500, and $1,000.

Metromile pay-per-mile insurance is currently offered in California, Illinois, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Virginia, and Washington.

Metromile also gives you a more informed driving experience which can help you save time and money. Using data gathered from Metromile Pulse, (an OBD-II device that plugs into your car’s computer system), you’ll only pay a few cents per mile and have a low monthly base rate for full coverage! Features include:

  • Car health information (diagnostic trouble codes)
  • Car location
  • Customizable trip logs
  • Mileage tracking for expense reporting
  • Driving trends

If you’re not in an area where pay-per-mile insurance is available you can still test drive Metromile with their free beta app. When you sign up you receive the Metromile Tag, a small device that wirelessly connects with your phone via iBeacon technology and delivers many of the valuable insights that per-mile insurance customers enjoy.

Metromile Tag

With the Metromile Tag you’ll get the same driving details as with the Pulse. You’ll have your car’s health information, location, trip logs, mileage tracking, and driving trends right at your fingertips. My favorite thing about the Tag is there’s no installation. You can keep it in the cup holder, glove compartment, your pocket, or anywhere in your car. As long as your phone is on (with Bluetooth enabled) everything is tracked.

It’s genius!

To help you get motivated we’re giving away a Metromile swag  bag to one lucky reader. The bag includes the following items:

  • $50 gas card (Shell)
  • T-shirt
  • Notebook & Pen
  • Mousepad
  • Sunglasses
  • Phone Charger
  • Tire Gauge
  • Air Freshener
  • Bumper Sticker
  • Tumbler (for hot and cold beverages)

Metromile Swag

Metromile Prize Pack
You don’t need to wait for the giveaway to end to get started with Metromile. Head over to their website to get pay-per-mile insurance or test drive the Metromile Tag for free.

DIY Car Repair

I’m sure I don’t need to tell you the importance of car maintenance but you don’t need to go to a mechanic for every issue. There are a few types of car repair that you can do yourself and they are not as hard as you may think. A little research has yielded some great results!

Here are some of the car repair tasks I think you should learn to do yourself. Just imagine how much you’ll save without having to pay those labor costs!

DIY Car Repair Tasks

DIY Car Repair

Changing a tire: The DMV gives step by step directions to complete this vital task. Learn how to change a tire so you won’t be sitting stranded along the road.

Changing the oil: The first time I changed my own oil was stressful and empowering. I didn’t realize how easy it was going to be. Lifehacker has you covered with their tutorial on how to change your car’s oil yourself.

Plugs and wires: I like to change the plugs and wires whenever I do an oil change. AutoZone has a good tutorial on doing this.

Change brake pads: This video will help you change your brake pads in no time!

These are just a few car repairs you can do yourself. If you search on Google (or whatever your favorite search engine is) you’re sure to find step by step directions on how to do nearly anything.