Picking an auto insurance company can be tricky: rates fluctuate by driving record, location, and age, and every company provides a different set of discounts. MetLife and American Family are two of the top car insurance companies, selling affordable insurance policies across large portions of America.
To simplify the comparison process, we've gathered average prices from American Family and MetLife. These take into consideration an array of rating factors, including credit score, driving record, and age. Examine these rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very bad credit, American Family could be the best option for you. On average, American Family offers more affordable rates than MetLife for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Those with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should opt for View common insurance rates by credit level for American Family and MetLife below.
|Credit level||MetLife avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,495||$1,931|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,517||$1,009|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding violation, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your record, American Family could be a better choice than MetLife. Every insurance company enacts rate penalties differently, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to understand which insurer is best for you.
|Infraction||MetLife avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,598||$1,763|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,679||$990|
Auto insurance companies use age as an indicator of potential risk, pricing policies accordingly. Car insurance is typically most expensive for teen drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every car insurance company evaluates ages in a different way, it's wise to compare rates and find a suitable policy.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose American Family over MetLife: the former's average annual rates are $2,624 less than the latter's..
|Age tier||MetLife avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
Aside from affordability, MetLife and American Family each have pros and cons, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to shop around before settling on an option.
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|About||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.||American Family strives to provide their customers with industry-leading service, an exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships.|
|Roadside Assistance||MetLife offers optional Towing & Labor Coverage to reimburse drivers for towing and other roadside-assistance expenses.||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||MetLife offers additional savings through a Deductible Savings Benefit (available in select states), which enables you to earn $50 every year in which a driver doesn't make a claim, up to a maximum of $250 that can be put toward the deductible in the event of a covered loss.||None Available|
|Recent Questions||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
|Are some insurance providers better suited to my needs than others to get the best rate?|
Because most coverage options can be matched across insurance companies, I think what you are really looking for is the best customer service/claims support for the best cost. Right off the bat, I know Geico probably wouldn't be an option for you with a leased vehicle.See More Questions
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