Oh, why can’t I make time stop? How is it possible that my little girl is almost old enough to apply for her driver’s permit and that next January she can legally drive (not that she will)?! I can’t even imagine our awkward teenager behind the wheel of a car. I don’t want a teen driver on my hands. I mean, sure, I got my license and drove to school when I was only 16 but that was different….
Having a Teen Driver — An Unwelcome Eventuality
Unfortunately, no matter what we do, our kids will continue to grow into young adults and then soon after reaching full-on adulthood. It’s scary for us parents, but it’s a fact of life. One day, my daughter will want to learn how to drive and she’ll need to be able to go out on her own. Eeek! Who’s going to keep an eye on my little girl then?!
Having a Teen Driver — Useful Metromile Features
While I can’t dispel my uneasiness completely, I can turn to other services to soften the blow. Metromile has several features that are perfect for young adults needing to take the car to after-school activities, to work, and later to college. Many times these include fairly short trips. A pay-per-mile insurance makes perfect sense for this scenario. Teens are already pretty expensive so dropping the cost of insurance can make a huge difference. Plus, I can also have access to tracking this mileage in case my daughter has a tendency for random joy riding (let’s hope that won’t be the case though).
I also like the fact that we can have a good grasp on the vehicle’s health. If a check engine light goes on, our daughter won’t have to stress out about it. She can easily check the app to see whether it’s a critical warning or just a minor system which needs to be reset. If anything, at least she will feel confident in asking a professional mechanic for help via the Metromile app. It’s especially nerve-wracking to let your child out alone on the road when they’re female, so it’s important to me that she has the upper-hand in being proactive when caring for her car. That car doesn’t have to be brand spanking new either. Plugging in the Metromile device immediately makes (almost) any car into a connected one.
The prospect of having a new teen driver may not be a welcome one to many parents. There are ways of keeping them safe while on the road though. Metromile is a fantastic solution for young drivers that gives them freedom and parents peace of mind.
This is a sponsored post made possible by Metromile. All opinions are my own.