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Selecting an auto insurance company is complex: companies' rates differ by driving record, age, and location, and every company provides a different set of discounts. Auto Club (AAA) and Safe Auto are among the most popular car insurance companies, selling high-quality policies in most states across the US.
In an effort to simplify the comparison process, we pulled average insurance rates from Safe Auto and Auto Club (AAA). The below cover a variety of rating factors, including credit rating, driving behavior, and age. Compare rates and find the right policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, Safe Auto could be a better option for you. On average, Safe Auto offers more affordable rates than Auto Club (AAA) for prospective clients with credit scores of less than 580. Those with excellent credit — a score of 800 or better — should lean toward Check out average insurance costs by credit level for Safe Auto and Auto Club (AAA):
|Credit level||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,937|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your driving résumé, Safe Auto could be a better choice than Auto Club (AAA). Every car insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so it's worth comparing quotes to understand which insurer is best for you.
|Violation||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$2,837|
Insurance companies use age as an estimator of risk, assigning rates accordingly. A car insurance policy is usually more expensive for teen drivers — because of their inexperience — and most affordable for older drivers. Because every auto insurance company rates age brackets uniquely, it's wise to compare rates and find great coverage.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Safe Auto over Auto Club (AAA): the former's average annual rates are $1,994 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Costs aside, Auto Club (AAA) and Safe Auto each come with pros and cons, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to weigh these elements before deciding.
|Discount Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||SafeAuto|
|Anti-Lock Brake System|
|Student Away at School|
|Affinity Membership Alum|
|Pay in Full|
|eSign or ePay|
|Ratings Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||SafeAuto|
|JD Power Rankings||2 out of 5||3 out of 5|
|Other Products||Auto Club (AAA)||SafeAuto|
|Travel Trailer Insurance|
|Mobile Home Insurance|
|Other Features||Auto Club (AAA)||SafeAuto|
|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||At SafeAuto, we strive to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|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.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||Safe Auto specializes in providing minimum, state required coverage and full coverage to drivers who have had some trouble getting affordable rates due to tickets, accidents, and license issues.|
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