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Picking a car insurance company is complex: rates may vary based on your driving history, age, and location, and every company provides a different set of discounts. Erie and Safe Auto are two of the most popular insurance companies, offering high-quality coverage across large swaths of the US.
In an effort to simplify the comparison process, we've pulled average insurance premiums from Safe Auto and Erie. The below cover a variety of pricing factors, including credit history, driving behavior, and age. Compare rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have extremely bad credit, Erie could be preferable to Erie. On average, Erie offers lower premiums than Safe Auto for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Insurance shoppers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or better — should lean toward Erie, which typically beats Safe Auto by $1,195 annually. Check out common insurance rates by credit level for Safe Auto and Erie below.
|Credit level||Erie avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,402||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$743||$1,937|
If you are saddled with an at-fault crash, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI in your recent history, Erie could be a better choice than Safe Auto. Each car insurance company prices its policies differently, so it's worth comparing quotes to understand which insurer is best for you.
|Infraction||Erie avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$893||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$772||$2,837|
Insurance companies use age as an estimator of risk, assigning rates accordingly. Insurance is typically more expensive for drivers younger than 25 — thanks to their inexperience — and most affordable for drivers aged 25 or older. Since each insurance company prices ages in a different way, it's a smart move to shop around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Erie before Safe Auto: Erie offers average yearly savings of $6,024 versusSafe Auto.
|Age tier||Erie avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Affordability aside, Erie and Safe Auto come with pros and cons, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Anti-Lock Brake System|
|Student Away at School|
|Affinity Membership Alum|
|Pay in Full|
|eSign or ePay|
|JD Power Rankings||5 out of 5||3 out of 5|
|Travel Trailer Insurance|
|Mobile Home Insurance|
|About||Erie Insurance provides customers with the flexibility to customize their car insurance by offering over 30 extra policy features, along with the highest levels of customer service.||At SafeAuto, we strive to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|Roadside Assistance||Erie provides 24-hour roadside assistance for an additional fee on your policy that covers reasonable auto towing and required labor cost at the site of your vehicle breakdown.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|Additional Discounts||Erie offers an additional discount called "Reduced Usage" that provides a lower rate on your policy if your vehicle is unused for 90 consecutive days during the policy period.||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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