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Choosing a car insurance company is sometimes difficult: every company's rates differ based on your location, age, and driving history, and every company's discounts vary. Erie and SAFECO are among the US' most popular car insurance companies, offering high-quality insurance policies in most regions.
In an effort to make insurance shopping seamless, we have gathered average rates from SAFECO and Erie. These take into consideration a number of rating factors, including credit quality, driving behavior, and age. Take a look at these rates and find the right policy for you.
If you have extremely bad credit, Erie could be a better option for you. Typically, Erie offers more affordable rates than SAFECO for prospective clients with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or better — should consider Erie, which typically beats SAFECO by $929 annually. View common insurance rates by credit score for SAFECO and Erie below.
|Credit level||Erie avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,402||$5,308|
|Very Good (740-799)||$743||$1,871|
If you're carrying an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI in your rear view mirror, Erie could be a better choice than SAFECO. Every insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so don't be afraid to shop around to figure out which insurance company suits you.
|Violation||Erie avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$893||$2,546|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$772||$1,969|
Car insurance companies rely on age to indicate risk, pricing premiums on a sliding scale. A car insurance policy is typically more expensive for teen drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and most affordable for older drivers. Because every insurance company rates age brackets uniquely, it's smart to shop around and find a great rate.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Erie over SAFECO: Erie offers average yearly savings of $5,527, compared to SAFECO.
|Age tier||Erie avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, Erie and SAFECO each come with pros and cons, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|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.||Why customers love us: Whether it’s your car, home, motorcycle, boat, identity, or more, Safeco makes it simple to protect what matters to you. Financial strength you can trust - Safeco Insurance is a proud part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. Liberty Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company.|
|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.||Safeco offers roadside assistance 24/7 as an option to your policy and includes coverage for towing, flat tire, battery service, fuel and fluids, and lockouts.|
|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.||Safeco is a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual and offers claim service 24/7.|
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