Last month, I had the opportunity to try out the new Snapshot device by Progressive. Snapshot is a small device that plugs into your vehicle and monitors your driving habits. Using Snapshot is easy. It's quick to plug in (just a minute or two), and then you have a portal where you can check your progress (and hopefully, your savings!) Most drivers save, on average, $150 a year!
Progressive's new Snapshot program measures three things: hard brakes, how quickly you accelerate, and how much you drive. If you score well in these three areas, Progressive might be able to save you money on your car insurance. We ended up scoring well on rate of acceleration and okay on hard brakes, but not enough to overcome the amount of miles we drive.
I would not have thought we spent a lot of time on the road but we were in a month of transition while we were using Snapshot. My husband started a new job that was 45 minutes from our house, the kids went back to school, and then we had our normal daily driving to the drug store, Wal-Mart, Publix, and various restaurants. Our life has been a flurry of activity over the last 2 months!
Want to take Snapshot for a trial of your own? Visit progressive.com to find out how you can enjoy a 30 day Snapshot trial -be sure and let me know if you end up saving money!
Interested in the science behind the program and why Progressive can offer such great savings? Here's more information:
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