Why do car insurance companies want to know how many miles I drive? How does that affect my premium?
- bobbyLv 610 months ago
They want to know if you drive it for work, school, or pleasure. If you drive over a certain number of miles daily, in their eyes, it is an increased risk for accident and there is a small increase on your premium, nothing but an excuse to get more money out of you.
- zipperLv 610 months ago
The more you drive the more likely you are to have an accented, a little common sense LADY!
- 10 months ago
That's a good question, what do you think?
- MayLv 610 months ago
The more miles you drive the greater the risk of an accident or a claim.
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- regeruggedLv 710 months ago
The more miles you drive, the greater is the risk you will eventually have an accident, so the premiums go up accordingly.
- John AldenLv 710 months ago
Simple, the more miles you drive, the higher the odds are you may have an incident.
- AlCaponeLv 710 months ago
To auto insurance companies, it's all about risk -- the risk that you will be involved in an accident and file a claim such that they have to pay out money.
If you drive lots of miles, there is a greater chance that you'll have an accident than if you only drive a few miles. If you drive in high-traffic areas rather than on country roads, there's a higher chance that you'll be involved in an accident.
If you are under 26 years old, statistics show that you have a higher chance of being in an accident. If you have a poor credit score, evidence shows that you are more likely to file a claim.
If you have speeding tickets, there is a higher risk of you causing an accident. And so on . . . .
- JetDocLv 710 months ago
The more miles you drive, the greater the chances that you will be involved in an accident. The insurance company will raise your rates based on estimated miles driven.
- EvaLv 710 months ago
The more miles you drive the higher your risk of accident, therefore your premium will be higher.
- JohnLv 710 months ago
Less risk if you spend less miles on the roads.