Picking an auto insurer is complex: rates can fluctuate based on your driving history, location, and age, and every company's discounts differ. GEICO and American Family are two of the top car insurance companies, selling competitively priced insurance policies across most of America.
In an effort to simplify the comparison process, we collected average prices from American Family and GEICO. These cover a variety of rating factors, including credit rating, driving history, and age. Check out the below rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, American Family could be the way to go. On average, American Family offers better premiums than GEICO for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Drivers with extraordinary credit — a score of 800-plus — should lean toward Check out average insurance rates by credit tier for American Family and GEICO:
|Credit level||GEICO avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,051||$1,931|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,120||$1,009|
If you are saddled with an at-fault collision, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI on your driving record, American Family could be a better choice than GEICO. Every insurer prices policies differently after a violation, so it's worth comparing quotes to find out which insurer suits you.
|Citation||GEICO avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,857||$1,763|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,580||$990|
Auto insurance companies use age to estimate risk, pricing premiums accordingly. Car insurance is often most expensive for beginning and young drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and more affordable for drivers aged 25 or older. Because each insurance company prices ages uniquely, it's wise to compare rates and find a great fit.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose GEICO instead of American Family: GEICO offers average yearly savings of $302 versusAmerican Family.
|Age tier||GEICO avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
Affordability aside, GEICO and American Family come with pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Be sure to shop around before settling on an option.
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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.||American Family strives to provide their customers with industry-leading service, an exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships.|
|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.||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||GEICO offers an additional discount for vehicles with daytime running lights. Moreover, the company offers the policy feature of accident forgiveness.||None Available|
|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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