Selecting an auto insurance company can be complicated: rates can fluctuate based on your location, age, and driving history, and every company's discounts differ. AAA and American Family are two of the US' most popular insurance companies, providing competitively priced policies across many states.
To simplify the insurance-shopping process, we've gathered average costs from American Family and AAA. The below rates cover a number of rating factors, including credit score, driving history, and age. Examine these rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, American Family could be preferable to AAA. On average, American Family offers more affordable prices than AAA for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Insurance shoppers with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor Check out typical insurance rates by credit score for American Family and AAA:
|Credit score||AAA avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$1,931|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,009|
If you are saddled with an at-fault collision, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI on your driving résumé, American Family could be a better choice than AAA. Each insurer has different post-violation pricing structures, so it's worth comparing quotes to understand which insurer suits you.
|Infraction||AAA avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$1,763|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$990|
Insurers use age as an estimator of risk, assigning rates accordingly. A car insurance policy is typically expensive for young drivers — because of their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because each insurance company evaluates age brackets in a different way, it's smart to shop around and find the perfect policy for you.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose American Family over AAA: the former's average annual rates are $6,446 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||AAA avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
Aside from finances, AAA and American Family come with pros and cons, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to get quotes and compare rates before purchasing a policy.
|Discount Comparison||Auto Club (AAA)||American Family|
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|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||American Family strives to provide their customers with industry-leading service, an exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships.|
|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.||American Family’s Emergency Roadside Service covers reasonable costs you can incur if you're car breaks down. These costs may include mechanical labor for up to one hour at the place of your vehicle’s breakdown, towing to the nearest place where the necessary repairs can be made, delivery of gas and oil, the cost of labor for a tire change or battery charge (not including the cost of any delivered item), and the cost of labor for locksmith services (not including the cost to replace locks or keys).|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||None Available|
|Recent Questions||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.Can I get AAA roadside assistance without having insurance with them?
You should be able to purchase roadside assistance with AAA without switching your insurance coverage to AAA. Their roadside coverage is actually offered separate from their insurance policies for this specific reason.See More Questions
|Are some insurance providers better suited to my needs than others to get the best rate?|
Because most coverage options can be matched across insurance companies, I think what you are really looking for is the best customer service/claims support for the best cost. Right off the bat, I know Geico probably wouldn't be an option for you with a leased vehicle.See More Questions
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