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Allstate or The General: Which Company is Best for You?

Allstate and The General are two of the biggest names in insurance, with an advertising reach to match. Chances are you've seen more than one commercial from either in the past month. Allstate was founded in 1931, while The General was founded in 1963. Both are widely-trusted companies, but which has the discounts, services, and customer ratings that matter most to you? See how they stack up below.
Discount Comparison Allstate The General
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Ratings Comparison Allstate The General
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User Satisfaction Question mark icon 4.3/5 4.3/5
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About Insurance doesn’t have to be a compromise. With Allstate you can get the protection you need and the new low rates you want. See how much you can save today. The General offers great rates on auto insurance to all types of drivers. Whether you have a great driving record, had a gap in coverage, or been in an accident, we have a rate for you!
Roadside Assistance Allstate offers three types of roadside service to customers with and without an Allstate insurance plan. Annual roadside membership plans and pay-per-use plans are available, and if you have Allstate insurance, you can add roadside coverage to your policy. The pay-per-use coverage allows you to pay only for service when you need it (typically with a charge of $119 per tow and $84 for other services like tire changes, jump starts, fuel delivery and locksmith services). The General provides optional Towing and Labor coverage in select states to pay for the cost of towing your car if it becomes disabled. Comprehensive and collision coverage is a prerequisite for purchase. The General also offers a Roadside Assistance plan that is administered by Nation Safe Drivers (NSD). This optional program provides 24-hour assistance for towing and other emergency services.
Additional Discounts Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired. None Available
Recent Questions Car insurance for elderly car owner who doesn't drive
There's a couple of ways to go about handling this. First, you need to be careful about your mother's registration.
What should I do if I cancelled my insurance policy but the company drafted money out of my account afterward?
While I can't say with a certainty, it sounds like you were set up for EFT (auto-draft) payments with Allstate so you didn't have to worry about calling in or mailing a payment. Unfortunately with EFT options, it may not be possible to stop a scheduled payment draft depending on when the payment is set to be withdrawn.
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Why did The General cancel my car insurance?
Insurance companies in many states have up to 60 days from the start date to cancel a policy without providing a reason for doing so. In most cases, this has to do with some sort of potential fraud or an inaccuracy on your application.
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