Selecting a car insurance company is complex: rates vary based on your location, age, and driving history, and every company provides a different set of discounts. Auto Club (AAA) and Nationwide are two of America's most popular car insurance companies, offering affordable policies in many states.
To take the sting out of shopping for car insurance, we collected average costs from Nationwide and Auto Club (AAA). The below rates cover a number of rating factors, including credit, driving history, and demographics. Check out the below rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Nationwide could be a better option for you. On average, Nationwide offers better rates than Auto Club (AAA) for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Those with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should consider View average insurance rates by credit tier for Nationwide and Auto Club (AAA) below.
|Credit score||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$1,593|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,109|
If you've got an at-fault crash, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your driving résumé, Nationwide could be a better choice than Auto Club (AAA). Each auto insurance company will handle driving offenses differently, so it's worth comparing quotes to find out which insurer suits you.
|Citation||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$1,836|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$1,475|
Insurance companies rely on a driver's age to outline potential risk, assigning rates accordingly. An auto insurance policy is often expensive for teen drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because each insurance company prices age brackets uniquely, it's a smart move to shop around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Nationwide over Auto Club (AAA): the former's average annual rates are $6,632 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, Auto Club (AAA) and Nationwide come with pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Discount Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||Nationwide|
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|Ratings Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||Nationwide|
|JD Power Rankings||2 out of 5||4 out of 5|
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|Other Features||Auto Club (AAA)||Nationwide|
|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||Nationwide demonstrates customer appreciation and respect through dedicated, licensed professionals and superior claim service.|
|Roadside Assistance||AAA offers three tiers of 24-hour Road Service: Classic, Plus and Premier, which all include towing, emergency starting, battery service, flat tire assistance, locksmith service, fuel delivery, and extrication/winching service. AAA membership covers you, not your vehicle, so you can call whether you are in your own car, a friend’s car, or a rental. Each AAA cardholder is entitled to four Roadside Assistance service calls or reimbursements per membership year at no charge.||Nationwide's Roadside Assistance is available in select states. Two levels of emergency Roadside Assistance coverage—Basic and Plus—are available. Nationwide Roadside Assistance Basic applies to everyone on your policy, in any car you might occupy with coverage that includes towing up to 15 miles, ditch extraction service, emergency fuel, battery jump-start, locksmith services up to $100 and tire changes. Nationwide Roadside Assistance Plus includes all the previously listed services in addition to a tow up to 100 miles and trip interruption coverage that may reimburse your expenses up to $500 for alternate transportation, lodging and meals if you find yourself broken down 100 or more miles from home.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||Nationwide offers additional savings through a Family Discount, which allows you to share discounts with members of your family.|
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