Choosing an auto insurer can be difficult: rates vary by driving record, age, and location, and companies offer an array of discounts. GEICO and MetLife are among the top insurers, providing high-quality policies across many states.
To help take the sting out of shopping for car insurance, we've gathered average premiums from MetLife and GEICO. The below cover an array of rating factors, including credit rating, driving history, and age. Examine these figures and find the right policy for you.
If you have very bad credit, GEICO could be preferable to GEICO. On average, GEICO offers cheaper rates than MetLife for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Those with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor GEICO, which typically beats MetLife by $229 per year. Check out average insurance rates by credit score for MetLife and GEICO below.
|Credit level||GEICO avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,051||$3,495|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,120||$1,517|
If you are saddled with an at-fault collision, ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI on your driving résumé, GEICO could be a better choice than MetLife. Each car insurance company prices its policies differently, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to understand which insurer suits you.
|Violation||GEICO avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,857||$2,598|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,580||$1,679|
Car insurance companies use age to outline potential risk, assigning rates accordingly. An insurance policy is typically priciest for teens — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and more affordable for drivers aged 25 or older. Because every car insurance company prices age brackets in a different way, it's a smart move to shop around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose GEICO over MetLife: GEICO offers average yearly savings of $2,926 versusMetLife.
|Age tier||GEICO avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, GEICO and MetLife each come with pros and cons, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, 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.||Protect yourself and your family with custom-fit car insurance from MetLife Auto & Home®. Be covered in case of an accident or theft and save big by combining auto and home insurance. Get a quote.|
|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.||MetLife offers optional Towing & Labor Coverage to help reimburse you for towing and other roadside-assistance expenses.|
|Additional Discounts||GEICO offers an additional discount for vehicles with daytime running lights. Moreover, the company offers the policy feature of accident forgiveness.||MetLife offers additional savings through a Deductible Savings Benefit (available in select states), which enables you to earn $50 every year you don't make a claim, up to a maximum of $250 that may be used toward your deductible, if you have a covered loss.|
|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.Does State Farm match auto insurance quotes with other companies?
In truth, no. Car insurance companies determine their rates based on their previous years' filings (loss to revenue ratio) in addition to other factors.See More Questions
|Whose insurance pays for an accident after running a stop sign?|
Unfortunately stop signs in parking lots are not the same as stop signs on the street when it comes to determining fault. Parking lot accidents are often difficult to assign fault for insurance companies so they may ultimately decide to cover only their own customer's damage by saying the that fault was 50/50 between the drivers.Who is at fault if I opened my car door and it was hit by another driver?
In situations where a car door is opened and subsequently hit, fault is generally with the person who opened the door. There are scenarios where both drivers may share liability and each situation is different, so it's difficult to say with any certainty where fault lies.Will a paraphernalia charge impact my auto insurance rate?
Tickets that impact your auto insurance rate are generally moving violations, so you probably don't have to worry about this showing up on your driving report. The exception would be if your drivers license was suspended because of the ticket, but the suspension is what would impact your rate and not the ticket itself.If I'm involved in an accident driving my grandmother's car, will the damage be covered?
Luckily, most insurance policies allow for permissive use drivers, so the damage you caused should be covered under your grandmother's policy as long as you aren't a full-time driver. Unfortunately, your grandmother's insurance rate is likely to increase after the claim since it will be considered an At Fault accident.See More Questions
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