Choosing a car insurer can be hard: rates vary based on your driving history, location, and age, and companies offer an array of discounts. AAA and Allstate are two of the most popular auto insurance companies, selling competitively priced policies across most of the US.
To help simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we've gathered average rates from Allstate and AAA. These cover myriad rating factors, including credit history, driving infractions, and age. Check out the below rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Allstate could be preferable to AAA. On average, Allstate offers more affordable rates than AAA for drivers with credit scores of lower than 580. Insurance shoppers with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should lean toward View average insurance rates by credit score for Allstate and AAA below.
|Credit score||AAA avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$3,117|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,820|
If you are carrying an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI in your rear view mirror, Allstate could be a better choice than AAA. Every car insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Citation||AAA avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$3,006|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$2,290|
Insurance companies rely on a driver's age to estimate risk, pricing policies accordingly. Car insurance is typically priciest for teen drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and more affordable for older drivers. Because each insurance company prices ages differently, it's wise to compare rates and find great coverage.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Allstate over AAA: the former's average annual rates are $3,814 less than the latter's..
|Age||AAA avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
Cost aside, AAA and Allstate each come with pros and cons, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to shop around before settling on an option.
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|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||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.|
|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.||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.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired.|
|Recent Questions||Can I bundle my renters and new car insurance?|
We have several companies that will be able to fit your needs. At this time, we do not quote renters insurance on our site but we can quote you with our agency.Does roadside assistance cover people not on your policy
I haven't heard of a roadside assistance program that doesn't extend to anyone using the vehicle that has been given permission to do so. While most companies prefer any driver using the vehicle to be listed on the policy, they do have previsions in the policy that extend to infrequent users.Customer service for AAA roadside assistance only versus AAA auto insurance?
Insurance companies are regulated at a state commissioner level and in theory are supposed to be neutral. But, it's hard to say for sure any being is entirely neutral.What do I do if my vehicle was totaled while parked?
I would definitely involve your insurance company and let them know about the situation. The other driver's insurance company should be paying for your damage up to the limit of that policy, but if it doesn't cover everything then your current company should be able to help cover the rest.See More Questions
|Can you make your child a permissive user in order to get a discount?|
You are not required to make your son a permissive user, so that seems off. You may want to get in touch with Allstate's customer service or your agent.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.See More Questions
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