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New pay-per-mile car insurance arrives in Washington

METRONOMEA California company is out to change the way we all purchase car insurance.

MetroMile offers pay-per-mile insurance and it’s now available here in Washington, according to the Seattle Times.

If you drive less than 10,000 miles a year, you could save as much as 40% over existing plans.

Customers have to install a device called Metronome that counts their miles.

20 other companies sell insurance based on milage, but MetroMile bills directly, per mile.

The average rate is $25 to $45 dollars a month.

Washington state’s Insurance Commissioner approved MetroMile’s rates in September.

To read the complete article from the Seattle Times, click here.

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2 comments

  • thomasrockford

    45 dollars/month X .05 cents per mile max. Then I calculated it out at 10000 miles max. Total per year is $1040.00 per year for one car. When I check my own insurance; I pay $306.53 every six months for two late model cars with unlimited mileage. Total bill for me $613.06 with USAA insurance per year…..don't think I would be interested in MetroMile.

  • Richard

    Washington set a cap on the miles at 250, Oregon is set at 150, so with Metro Mile you you get screwed in Washington state on long trips but not Oregon, this is set by the Washington State Insurance Commission and to me sounds like they don’t like Metro mile. Its a great idea for those of us who don’t drive mush and use the roads that we also pay taxes and license to maintain.