Picking a car insurance company can be complicated: companies' rates vary by driving history, location, and age, and every company provides a different set of discounts. GEICO and 21st Century are two of the US' top insurers, selling high-quality coverage in most American states.
To take the sting out of shopping for car insurance, we gathered average insurance premiums from 21st Century and GEICO. These rates cover an array of pricing components, chief among which are credit rating, driving history, and age. Compare rates and find the right policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, 21st Century could be preferable to GEICO. On average, 21st Century offers more affordable prices than GEICO for prospective clients with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should consider GEICO, which typically beats 21st Century by $299 per year. Check out typical insurance costs by credit tier for 21st Century and GEICO below.
|Credit level||GEICO avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,051||$1,363|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,120||$1,363|
If you're saddled with an at-fault collision, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your record, GEICO could be a better choice than 21st Century. Every car insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so don't hesitate to shop around to understand which insurance company suits you.
|Violation||GEICO avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,857||$2,440|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,580||$1,273|
Auto insurance companies use a driver's age to estimate risk, assigning rates accordingly. An insurance policy is usually most expensive for beginning and young drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and most affordable for drivers aged 25 or older. Because every auto insurance company prices age brackets uniquely, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose GEICO instead of 21st Century: GEICO offers average yearly savings of $1,725 versus21st Century.
|Age||GEICO avg. annual premium||21st Century avg. annual premium|
Aside from finances, GEICO and 21st Century come with pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|About||GEICO uses a direct-to-consumer sales model rather than relying on independent agents to provide exceptional service and superior coverage to their valued customers.||21st Century, part of the Farmers Insurance Group, is a leading US insurer of automobiles, dedicated to providing customers with superior coverage and service.|
|Roadside Assistance||You can use a mobile app to request service from GEICO's Emergency Roadside Service, which will assist you if you need a tow, are locked out of your car, run out of gas, have a dead battery or flat tire.||21st Century customers are automatically enrolled in the 21st Roadside Assistance program at no additional cost. 21st Roadside Assistance provides 24/7 towing, lock-out service and other emergency services, limited to five service calls per vehicle per calendar year. 21st Roadside Assistance coverage is provided for up to $75 ($80 in TX, $100 in NC) in roadside services. Service applies to labor only. Parts (tires, batteries, belts, etc.) and gasoline are not included.|
|Additional Discounts||GEICO offers an additional discount for vehicles with daytime running lights. Moreover, the company offers the policy feature of accident forgiveness.||21st Century offers an additional discount for seniors in select states.|
|Recent Questions||What is your best advice to buy auto insurance for my 18-year-old who is buying a used car which will be paid off?|
The bad news is that car insurance for an 18-year-old on their own separate policy is incredibly expensive — over $3,400 more than the national average. The good news? Typically, we see that combining insurance by adding your kid to your policy is the best route.My son got a DUI, I will be selling the vehicle & removing him from my Geico policy. Do I need to report it to Geico?
If you choose to repair the damage to your son's car using your insurance, you will need to file a claim and tell your insurer what happened. The claim will impact your rates, but removing your son will not impact your rates as much as leaving him on there — because he has a DUI on his record, that would increase rates in addition to the accident. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.Can I get accident forgiveness after an accident?
I'm sorry but you will not be able to have an accident forgiven and removed from your record. Depending on the insurance company, they have specific rules about accident forgiveness — generally, you need to be accident-free for a few years before an accident is forgiven.Will a hit and run impact my car insurance premium in CA?
Yes, when your company has to pay out on a claim, it will impact your rates. If you filed a police report and have uninsured motorist property damage coverage, this coverage will pay for the damages and will be considered a not-at-fault accident.See More Questions
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