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Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:41 PM

You retired cats, how many annual miles are you now driving with the opening up

of everything but assume you are still driving less than before Covid and what are you telling your car insurance company because the lower miles annually driven means lower premiums, by the way.

(cats as in folk, I am an old musician and I like to talk that way when I can)

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Reply You retired cats, how many annual miles are you now driving with the opening up (Original post)
Eliot Rosewater Jun 17 OP
japple Jun 17 #1
Eliot Rosewater Jun 17 #2
Cicada Jun 17 #3
LakeArenal Jun 17 #4
Nictuku Jun 17 #5
Midnight Writer Jun 17 #6
Yonnie3 Jun 17 #7
Binkie The Clown Jun 17 #8
Marthe48 Jun 17 #9
Ron Obvious Jun 18 #10

Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:48 PM

1. Still driving about the same as pre-pandemic, but I'm in cat rescue and I transport

anywhere from 2 to 4 times per week during kitten season. And these are felidae carnivora adults & juveniles, not hep cats!!!


ETA: I'm also retired!

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Response to japple (Reply #1)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:51 PM

2. Perfect response! And timing!

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:52 PM

3. I drove more than my usual 3000 in pandemic

Sams and Walmart and sprouts all delivered to my car so I shopped more often.

I live behind my office, can get what I need online, so I drive very little. No real change.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:54 PM

4. In Costa Rica we have driving restrictions.

We personally canít drive on Thursdays or Sundays. Different days for different plate numbers.

We are fine tho.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 05:55 PM

5. Recently Retired - Got refund from Liberty Mutual

I probably should have called them when I started working at home, but I didn't. But now that I was forced into retirement, I did call them and got lower rates, and just today saw a refund deposited into my bank.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:03 PM

6. My insurance gives discount for less than 5000 annual miles, and I clear that easily.

My first few years of retirement, I did a lot of traveling.

More recently, I have settled into more of a homebody.

Last long road trip I took, I rented a new car, just for fun. Things sure have changed since my 15 year old pick-up came out. I was still discovering new features on the rental even at the end of my trip.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 06:16 PM

7. I'm now driving about the same number of miles in my car. (Very Few)

Prior to the pandemic I logged a lot of miles in the business van and box trucks and not so much in my car. The music gigs went away during the pandemic. I retired, as I had been wanting to for a while. My old body was protesting after loading and pushing gear too many years.

Coincidentally the Kool Kats band are one of our customers.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 07:14 PM

8. I drive about 10 or 15 miles per month.

I had an oil change a year ago and the window sticker mileage tells me I've logged a little less than 200 miles in that year.

I figure I pay almost $5 per mile for car insurance. But what can I do? The state and the insurance companies have me in their grip. Maybe I should just get rid of the car and call a taxi when it's time to do my monthly grocery shopping.

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Thu Jun 17, 2021, 09:00 PM

9. I'm filling my tank about every other month

since last fall. I have a Prius and let the gauge get down to 2 bars and refill. I got new tires on last fall, and barely drove the car since.

I got 2 refunds from my insurance, but not much. lol

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Response to Eliot Rosewater (Original post)

Fri Jun 18, 2021, 09:06 AM

10. Hardly driving at all

Walking and cycling more. It never even occurred to me to let my insurance know.

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