Take the Root test drive and save
Good drivers save more. Join the millions of people who’ve taken the Root test drive and see how much you could save.
Rates based primarily on how you drive
Traditional car insurance companies focus on demographics like age, ZIP code, and marital status to price your coverage. We don’t think that’s fair. When we offer a rate, your behavior behind the wheel gets more weight than any other single factor. The safer you drive, the more you could save.
How much does driving behavior impact your insurance rate?
Your driving behavior makes up 35% of your total rate with Root—more than any other factor.
How the test drive works
Your safe driving could save you up to 52%.
Still have questions?
What if I’m a bad driver?
Root isn’t the right fit for everyone. Our models don’t work with every situation, so we may not offer you a quote after the test drive. That just means you could save more with another carrier, and we don’t want to stand in the way of your saving money.
Does the Root app need to be open for trip tracking to work
The Root app does not need to be open. You actually give it permissions to run in the background on your phone when you set up the test drive.
I drive for a living. Will that affect my test drive?
Currently, every trip you take during the test drive will count toward your quote, regardless of why you’re driving. For people who drive for work, like EMTs, police officers, mail delivery personnel, and truck drivers, this means the trips you take for work will be used in addition to your personal driving to calculate your rate.
But, we encourage you to take the test drive anyway. Good drivers are often surprised at how low their quote is—even with their work trips. We can also let you know if your work driving has impacted your score (just message us at firstname.lastname@example.org).
Won’t the test drive drain my battery?
We do our best to make sure that our test drive is as battery friendly as possible—many customers report no change or very little change. The good news? Any short-term inconvenience can lead to big savings.