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The General

The General offers great rates on auto insurance to all types of drivers. Whether you have great driving record, had a gap in coverage, or been in an accident, we have a rate for you!

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What we know about The General

The General, headquartered in the great city of Nashville,Tn, was founded in 1963. Its financial strength rating–aka its money-flexing muscle power to keep your assets safe–is Excellent. On the other hand, its J.D. Power rating, which measures customer satisfaction around the handling of claims, is Not Rated out of 5. A higher J.D. Power Rating is a good indicator that a carrier will treat you well should something go wrong. Which is exactly what insurance is for, right? See more on J.D. Power ratings here.

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  • Low Down Payment
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  • Immediate Coverage

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Recent The General Car Insurance Questions and Answers

Does hitting a fixed object cause my premium to rise?

Dec 16, 2017

The car has $1,700 in damage. My rates are already higher from an accident I had recently and I’m afraid ...

Why do I have to keep insurance on my old car if I’m not using it?

Apr 27, 2017

I just bought a new car and will be giving my son the old car. When I talked to my ...

Why did The General cancel my car insurance?

Mar 26, 2017

I bought a policy with them and just over a month later they cancelled my policy. They said something about ...

Is car insurance mandatory in New Jersey if a person no longer uses their car to drive?

Nov 19, 2016

My car is broken down and I don’t plan on fixing it for quite some time. Do I have to ...

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Today The Zebra announced that we closed a record-breaking $40 million Series B funding round, led by Accel Partners. As...

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InsurTech Trends: Industry Experts Discuss Which Are Truly Innovative
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Insurance technology (also known as InsurTech or InsureTech) is en vogue. Whether it’s a new model of underwriting or new...

Why Tesla is Opting to Insure Its Own Cars
Why Tesla is Opting to Insure Its Own Cars
Apr 13, 2017

As driverless vehicles become less a futuristic dream and more a reality, our current system – which is obviously based...

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Don’t Count on Anti-Theft Devices to Lower Your Insurance Rate – Here’s Why
Don’t Count on Anti-Theft Devices to Lower Your Insurance Rate – Here’s Why
Nov 02, 2016

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The Strangest Insurance Policies We’ve Ever Heard Of
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At The Zebra, insurance is our bread and butter. But in this enormous and complicated industry, there are lines of...

It’s Not You… Or Is It? What Might Cause Your Insurance Company to Drop You
It’s Not You… Or Is It? What Might Cause Your Insurance Company to Drop You
Jul 05, 2016

Car insurance companies may occasionally cancel policies if customers fail to pay the premium, commit insurance fraud, make unapproved modifications that change the...

The Absurd Spectrum of Auto Insurance Fraud
The Absurd Spectrum of Auto Insurance Fraud
May 24, 2016

Far from a victimless crime perpetuated against bloated corporations, insurance fraud reaches into the lives of everyday citizens. It costs the industry...

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When Does a Little White Lie Become Insurance Fraud?
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Feb 01, 2016

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Editorial: A Need for Transparency in Car Insurance
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Will Insurance Companies Turn to Social Media to Assess Your Risk?
Oct 21, 2015

In the week following October 10, a story of law enforcement cracking down on a drunk driver spread quickly across...

Move Over Millennials: The Auto Industry is Interested in Your Grandparents
Move Over Millennials: The Auto Industry is Interested in Your Grandparents
Oct 16, 2015

The defining characteristics of the 80 million young people currently between the ages 18 and 34 has been much debated....

Drive Less, Pay Less? The Truth About Mileage and Car Insurance
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Sep 15, 2015

Driving fewer miles can mean insurance premium savings—for some people with some insurance carriers. So how much less must you...

Are 1 in 7 Drivers Forced to Drive Illegally?
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Car Insurance Scams: Are You A Target?
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Aug 10, 2015

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Insurance Telematics USA 2015: A Conference Looking to the Future
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Pop quiz: What’s the largest potential technological disrupter of the car insurance industry? (Besides The Zebra, of course.) Answer: telematics....

When Traffic Tickets Cause Insurance Premiums to Rise
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A traffic ticket of any kind is bad enough—the extra money, the time spent in traffic court or diversion, the...

Could Your Voting Record Affect Your Car Insurance Rates?
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Jun 12, 2015

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Should Price Optimization Be Illegal?
Should Price Optimization Be Illegal?
Feb 23, 2015

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About The Zebra

The Zebra is not an insurance company. We’re an independent agency on a mission to help you compare all of your insurance options apples-to-apples, so you can make a truly informed decision. We’re proud because:

  • We’re the first to compare all the major car insurance companies side-by-side. The information provided on those insurers here is intended to help inform and educate consumers before they decide where to spend their hard-earned cash.
  • We’re independent. We have no stake in which insurance company you choose; we simply want to offer you unbiased, fast, side-by-side comparisons of your car insurance options.