Selecting a car insurance company can be hard: companies' rates vary based on your location, age, and driving history, and every company's discounts vary. AAA and Nationwide are two of the nation's most popular insurers, providing affordable policies in many states.
To simplify the comparison process, we gathered average costs from Nationwide and AAA. These take into consideration a variety of rating factors, including credit history, driving history, and age. Examine these figures and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very bad credit, Nationwide could be the way to go. Typically, Nationwide offers lower prices than AAA for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or better — should favor View typical insurance rates by credit level for Nationwide and AAA below.
|Credit level||AAA avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$6,569||$1,593|
|Very Good (740-799)||$3,004||$1,109|
If you are carrying an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving citation, or DUI offense on your résumé, Nationwide could be a better choice than AAA. Every car insurance company will handle driving offenses differently, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to understand which insurance company suits you.
|Violation||AAA avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$4,078||$1,836|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$4,002||$1,475|
Insurers use a driver's age as an indicator of potential risk, assigning rates accordingly. Auto insurance is typically more expensive for beginning and young drivers — because of their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since every insurance company evaluates age brackets uniquely, it's smart to shop around and find a great rate.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Nationwide over AAA: the former's average annual rates are $6,632 less than the latter's..
|Age bracket||AAA avg. annual premium||Nationwide avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, AAA and Nationwide each come with pros and cons, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, 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.||Auto insurance from Nationwide gives you peace of mind. When you choose an On Your Side Auto Repair Network® facility, you can get a written guarantee on your car repairs. With our On Your Side Claims® Service, you also get personal service like the On Your Side® Review, an annual check-in with your insurance professional to review your coverage. And with multi-policy and other discounts, such as the SmartRide® and SmartMiles® usage-based programs, you get peace of mind and value.|
|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.||Nationwide's Roadside Assistance is available in select states. Two levels of emergency Roadside Assistance coverage—Basic and Plus—are available. Nationwide Roadside Assistance Basic applies to everyone on your policy, in any car you might occupy with coverage that includes towing up to 15 miles, ditch extraction service, emergency fuel, battery jump-start, locksmith services up to $100 and tire changes. Nationwide Roadside Assistance Plus includes all the previously listed services in addition to a tow up to 100 miles and trip interruption coverage that may reimburse your expenses up to $500 for alternate transportation, lodging and meals if you find yourself broken down 100 or more miles from home.|
|Additional Discounts||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount Original Owner Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.||Nationwide offers additional savings through a Family Discount, which allows you to share discounts with members of your family.|
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This sounds like a processing error. Short of that, I would say that this issue is unfortunately too specific to your policy for me to accurately advise.How do i dispute a driving record with AAA
The only way you can dispute a claim on your driving history is to contact LexisNexis. That is the database that reports accidents to other companies.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.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.See More Questions
|Can I get an EMT discount with Nationwide?|
To my knowledge, Nationwide does offer discounts to EMT but I'm not 100% if there are any specifics to the state of California. Because car insurance is regulated at the state, there could be some implications regarding California's state legislator that would prohibit employment status being considered.What's the ADOT code for Nationwide
The ADOT code for Nationwide would be listed on your policy documents. But for Nationwide, it is 0014.Is accident forgiveness a good idea for me?
You might be a good contender for this policy option. Most lease contracts will require you to keep the vehicle in good condition.See More Questions
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