Selecting a car insurance company is sometimes difficult: rates can vary by driving record, location, and age, and companies offer an array of perks. GEICO and Safe Auto are two of the most popular insurance companies, offering competitively priced policies in most American states.
To help simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we pulled average costs from Safe Auto and GEICO. These take into consideration a number of pricing components, including credit history, driving history, and age. Examine these figures and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very poor credit, GEICO could be the way to go. On average, GEICO offers cheaper prices than Safe Auto for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should lean toward GEICO, which typically beats Safe Auto by $857 per year. Check out typical insurance costs by credit score for Safe Auto and GEICO below.
|Credit level||GEICO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,051||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,120||$1,937|
If you are dealing with an at-fault crash, ticket, reckless driving citation, or DWI on your record, GEICO could be a better choice than Safe Auto. Every insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so don't be afraid to shop around to understand which insurer is best for you.
|Violation||GEICO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,857||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,580||$2,837|
Insurers use a driver's age to estimate risk, pricing premiums accordingly. Auto insurance is usually more expensive for teen drivers — because of their inexperience — and relatively affordable for older drivers. Since every insurance company evaluates ages differently, it's worth comparing rates and shopping around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose GEICO instead of Safe Auto: GEICO offers average yearly savings of $4,754, compared to Safe Auto.
|Age tier||GEICO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Cost aside, GEICO and Safe Auto each have pros and cons, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Discount Comparison||GEICO||Safe Auto|
|Anti-Lock Brake System|
|Student Away at School|
|Affinity Membership Alum|
|Pay in Full|
|eSign or ePay|
|Ratings Comparison||GEICO||Safe Auto|
|JD Power Rankings|
|Other Products||GEICO||Safe Auto|
|Travel Trailer Insurance|
|Mobile Home Insurance|
|Other Features||GEICO||Safe Auto|
|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.||Safe Auto strives to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|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.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|Additional Discounts||GEICO offers an additional discount for vehicles with daytime running lights. Moreover, the company offers the policy feature of accident forgiveness.||Safe Auto specializes in providing minimum, state required coverage and full coverage to drivers who have had some trouble getting affordable rates due to tickets, accidents, and license issues.|
|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
|Should I get full coverage from a less well-known insurer?|
Whether or not the company is a "mainstream" provider doesn't mean that you would have a bad claims experience. There are several companies out there that have been around for several years and just don't advertise like other companies.Who is at-fault when parking spot stopper had bolts sticking out of it?
Unfortunately you would be considered at fault for the damage to your vehicle. If you file a claim, it will likely be paid under collision coverage, meaning you'll be required to pay your deductible.If my daughter is uninsured and gets rear-ended by another driver, will their insurance cover her damage?
In most instances of rear-end accidents, the driver who was hit is normally considered to be not at fault so I'd recommend that your daughter contact the insurance company of the other driver to start the claims process. In Texas, your insurance status (or lack thereof) should not keep you from being compensated if you are hit by an at-fault driver.Do car insurance companies share information?
The new insurance company is likely to find out about the accident, but that will come from your driving reports when you buy your policy. The majority of insurance companies request a motor vehicle report (MVR) and a comprehensive loss underwriting exchange (CLUE) report to verify the accuracy of a new customer's driving record.See More Questions
|Compare More||GEICO vs. 21st Century GEICO vs. Allied GEICO vs. Allstate GEICO vs. American Family GEICO vs. Amica Mutual Insurance GEICO vs. Auto Club (AAA) GEICO vs. Elephant GEICO vs. Erie GEICO vs. Esurance GEICO vs. Farm Bureau Mutual GEICO vs. Farmers GEICO vs. Foremost GEICO vs. Infinity GEICO vs. Liberty Mutual GEICO vs. Mercury GEICO vs. MetLife GEICO vs. Metromile GEICO vs. Nationwide GEICO vs. North Star Mutual GEICO vs. Progressive GEICO vs. Root Insurance GEICO vs. Safeco GEICO vs. State Farm GEICO vs. The General GEICO vs. The Hartford GEICO vs. Titan GEICO vs. Travelers GEICO vs. USAA||Safe Auto vs. 21st Century Safe Auto vs. Allied Safe Auto vs. Allstate Safe Auto vs. American Family Safe Auto vs. Amica Mutual Insurance Safe Auto vs. Auto Club (AAA) Safe Auto vs. Erie Safe Auto vs. Esurance Safe Auto vs. Farm Bureau Mutual Safe Auto vs. Farmers Safe Auto vs. Foremost Safe Auto vs. Infinity Safe Auto vs. Liberty Mutual Safe Auto vs. Mercury Safe Auto vs. MetLife Safe Auto vs. Nationwide Safe Auto vs. North Star Mutual Safe Auto vs. Progressive Safe Auto vs. Safeco Safe Auto vs. State Farm Safe Auto vs. The General Safe Auto vs. The Hartford Safe Auto vs. Titan Safe Auto vs. Travelers Safe Auto vs. USAA|
|Top States||Arizona California Florida Illinois Michigan New Jersey New York Ohio Pennsylvania Texas||Arizona Georgia Illinois Indiana Louisiana Missouri Ohio Pennsylvania Texas Virginia|