Pay-per-mile car insurance program

Drive less? Get a monthly insurance rate that's based on your mileage.

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SmartMiles is not available in the following states: AK, HI, LA, NC, NY and OK.

Introducing a pay-per-mile car insurance program that could save you money

SmartMiles is car insurance for low-mileage drivers. It's the same great coverage as a traditional Nationwide auto policy, but with a flexible monthly rate that's based on how many miles you drive.

How SmartMiles works

Your rate consists of two parts: a base rate and a variable rate (cost per mile). Because the variable portion of your rate is based on mileage, it will vary month-to-month based on the number of miles you drive. Here is a monthly rate example:
SmartMiles $95 total rate; $60 variable rate, 7 cents per mile times miles driven per month; $35 base rate; 500 miles per month
Traditional policy $133; unlimited mileage
*Actual scenario in Chicago, IL: single 35-year-old male, 2017 Jeep Cherokee L, no traffic violations or accidents in the last 3 years, includes average final safe driving behavior discount. Data is through November 2020.

Who is SmartMiles for?

If you drive less than the average driver, SmartMiles could save you money. You might not get behind the wheel every day because you...

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Discover what SmartMiles can do for you

There are 2 ways to participate: with a small device or with an eligible connected car. Watch our videos to learn more.
SmartMiles with a device

SmartMiles with a connected car

What you get with SmartMiles

up to 10 percent
Safe driving behavior discount

Get up to a 10% discount for safe driving after the first renewal.

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Road trip exception

Only the first 250 miles count on a single day.

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Convenient mileage tracking

SmartMiles uses a small device or your connected car to track the miles you drive.

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Online access

Keep tabs on your mileage and your monthly payment.

Learn more about how SmartMiles works for you

Get quick answers to your questions about the program.
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Yes. SmartMiles offers the same flexibility and great coverage selections as traditional auto insurance policies. But with SmartMiles you could pay less, because your monthly payment is based on the number of miles you drive.

The premium consists of two parts: a base premium and a variable mileage premium (Cost Per Mile). The Base Premium and Cost Per Mile do not vary throughout the policy term unless you make changes to your policy.

To calculate your monthly payment, we combine the Base Premium, and the Cost Per Mile multiplied by the number of miles driven in the prior billing cycle (typically the prior month). Because the variable portion of your premium is based on mileage, it will vary month-to-month based on the number of miles you drive.

Most vehicles manufactured after 1996 are eligible for SmartMiles. 2018+ Ford and Lincoln connected cars can track miles driven using the vehicle. Some hybrids and diesel-powered cars may be incompatible with the device.

SmartMiles is not available in the following states: AK, HI, LA, NC, NY and OK.

SmartMiles is a pay-per-mile auto insurance program designed to save low mileage drivers money, where the premium you pay varies by how many miles you drive, giving you more control over your auto insurance costs than a traditional policy. In addition, you can earn up to 10% Safe Driving Behavior Discount based on driving behavior data collected during the first term of participation.

SmartRide is a safe-driving discount program for traditional auto insurance policies. You earn a 10% participation discount at enrollment, and you can earn up to a 40% discount on your premium that applies at renewal by displaying safe driving behaviors during a one-time evaluation period.

If you have questions about which program is right for you, contact your agent or call us at 1-855-421-2688.

Products underwritten by Nationwide Mutual Insurance Company and Affiliates. Columbus, Ohio. Availability varies. SmartMiles variable premium is based upon the Cost Per Mile established for the coverages in force and the number of days and miles driven when the coverage is in force. SmartMiles Safe Driving Behavior Discount could be zero and does not apply to all coverage elements; actual savings vary by state, coverage selections, rating factors and policy changes. Safe Driving Behavior Discount applies at the next policy renewal and remains while the vehicle is enrolled in SmartMiles. Estimated premium is subject to change based upon final rated mileage during the mileage period and policy changes. Safe Driving Behavior Discount not available in California.