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Choosing an auto insurance company is difficult: companies' rates differ based on your location, age, and driving history, and companies offer an array of discounts. Allstate and Nationwide are two of America's most popular car insurance companies, providing high-quality insurance policies across most of America.
To help make insurance shopping seamless, we pulled average policy rates from Nationwide and Allstate. These take into account myriad rating factors, chief among which are credit quality, driving infractions, and demographics. Compare rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Nationwide could be a better option for you. On average, Nationwide offers cheaper rates than Allstate for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or better — should opt for Check out common insurance rates by credit level for Nationwide and Allstate below.
|Credit level||Allstate avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,117||$1,593|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,820||$1,109|
If you're dealing with an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI on your driving résumé, Nationwide could be a better choice than Allstate. Each insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so it's worth comparing quotes to figure out which insurer is best for you.
|Infraction||Allstate avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$3,006||$1,836|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$2,290||$1,475|
Insurance companies use a driver's age to estimate risk, assigning rates accordingly. Car insurance is commonly most expensive for teen drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and more affordable for older drivers. Since each insurance company prices age tiers uniquely, it's a smart move to shop around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Nationwide before Allstate: the former's average annual rates are $2,818 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||Allstate avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
Setting aside cost, there are myriad pros and cons of both Allstate and Nationwide, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to shop around before settling on an option.
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|About||Allstate gives quality protection at a great price, complete with personal attention and service you need to choose coverage that makes the most sense for you.||Nationwide demonstrates customer appreciation and respect through dedicated, licensed professionals and superior claim service.|
|Roadside Assistance||Every Allstate customer has access to Allstate's 24/7 Roadside network with no annual fee. This pay-per-use coverage allows you to pay only for service when you need it (typically with a charge of $99 per tow and $84 for other services like tire changes, jump starts, fuel delivery and locksmith services). For prepaid options, you may choose Allstate Motor Club for full coverage or elect to add Towing & Labor Coverage to your auto policy.||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||Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired.||Nationwide offers additional savings through a Family Discount, which allows you to share discounts with members of your family.|
|Recent Questions||Do I have to list my spouse as a driver?|
You do have to list your spouse on the policy but many companies will allow you to exclude your spouse as a driver. Keep in mind that unless your spouse has a poor driving history, bad credit, or an expensive car, it's usually a sensible decision to add them since most insurance companies offer a discount on a joint policy.Can I still be on my parent's car insurance?
Insurance is zip-code specific so your policy needs to be rated for the zip-code you're living in - so, basically, you would need to get your own insurance. If your parents own the vehicle and it is registered to them, they would be listed under an "additional interest" in the policy as they own the vehicle.An automated security gate hit my door, should I file a claim or get them to pay for the damages?
It's unlikely to company will pay for damages to your vehicle because, as you stated, you misjudged where the gate would open to. In terms of filing a claim with your insurance company, I recommend getting an estimate first to see how much the damage will cost.Can an insurance company force add me to a policy even if I do not drive?
Insurance companies generally require any household member of driving age be listed on a policy. Policyholders normally have the option, however, to "exclude" anyone they don't want added to their policy.See More Questions
|What's the ADOT code for Nationwide|
The ADOT code for Nationwide would be listed on your policy documents. But for Nationwide, it is 0014.Will an insurance company tell me if someone has paid a loan off?
Unfortunately an insurance company is not able to get information on another person's loan status due to privacy laws. Typically when a loan is fully paid off for a vehicle, then the title is transferred to the owner, who should then turn it over to you with the vehicle.I was rear-ended but the driver drove off before we exchanged information
The safest course of action would be to contact your insurance company with all the information possible. Including the police report and the at-fault driver's license plate information.If I hit an uninsured driver, can he go after me for damages?
Georgia isn't a "No-Pay No-Play" state, so if the insured driver is considered to be at-fault for the crash then the not at-fault party's insurance status does not have a bearing on any claims payout. Long story short, they can claim their vehicle damage and injuries if the other driver is at-fault.See More Questions
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