Deciding on a car insurance company is complex: the rates each insurer offers can vary widely by driving record, age, and location, and every company's discounts vary. AAA and Erie are two of the most popular insurers, selling affordable insurance policies across most of the US.
In an effort to simplify the comparison process, we collected average rates from Erie and AAA. These take into account a number of rating factors, including credit quality, driving history, and demographics. Compare rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very bad credit, Erie could be preferable to AAA. On average, Erie offers better premiums than AAA for drivers with credit scores of lower than 580. Drivers with excellent credit — a score of 800 or better — should favor View common insurance rates by credit tier for Erie and AAA below.
|Credit level||AAA avg. annual premium||Erie avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$2,402|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$743|
If you're dealing with an at-fault accident, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI on your driving résumé, Erie could be a better choice than AAA. Every car insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so it's worth comparing quotes to understand which insurer suits you.
|Violation||AAA avg. annual premium||Erie avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$893|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$772|
Car insurance companies use a driver's age to outline potential risk, pricing premiums accordingly. Insurance is often most expensive for teens — because of their inexperience — and more affordable for drivers aged 25 or older. Since each insurance company rates ages in a different way, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Erie over AAA: the former's average annual rates are $8,018 less than the latter's..
|Age||AAA avg. annual premium||Erie avg. annual premium|
Costs aside, there are myriad pros and cons of both AAA and Erie, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|About||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.||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.|
|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.||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.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||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.|
|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
|Will Erie reinstate my policy after non-payment?|
It's very likely they will reinstate your policy if you pay the amount past due and any potential fees associated with the cancellation. Because each company has their own administrative rules regarding reinstatement, it's very likely for you to be able to get your policy active again.I was injured in a car accident two months ago, can I still file a claim?
The statute of limitations for filing a bodily injury claim in North Carolina is 3 years. So you are still within your legal time frame to file a claim even though your car's claim was completed.How long can an insurance company wait to pay out your claim?
Virginia law does not specify an actual time frame for a claim payout but simply requires that insurance companies pay claims in a reasonable time. Most insurance companies want to close claims as quickly as possible, however, so you may want to contact that company directly to ask if they have an estimated date of the payout.If the person who damaged my vehicle is paying for the repair out of pocket, will the claim show up anywhere on my record?
Unless you notified an insurance company to file a claim or a police officer wrote an incident report of the damage, the repair will not be documented on your driving record or claims history. Insurance companies verify your driving history by looking at your Motor Vehicle Report (MVR) and CLUE report.See More Questions
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