Deciding on an auto insurance company can be tough: every company's rates differ by location, vehicle, and driving record, and every company provides a different set of discounts. North Star and SAFECO are two of America's most popular car insurance companies, offering competitively priced policies in most states across the US.
In an effort to make shopping for car insurance easier, we pulled average policy prices from SAFECO and North Star. The below cover a variety of rating factors, including credit history, driving history, and demographics. Examine these rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very bad credit, North Star could be preferable to North Star. On average, North Star offers better premiums than SAFECO for drivers with credit scores of 579 or less. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should lean toward North Star, which typically beats SAFECO by $693 annually. View average insurance costs by credit level for SAFECO and North Star below.
|Credit level||North Star avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,980||$5,308|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,018||$1,871|
If you're carrying an at-fault crash, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI in your recent history, North Star could be a better choice than SAFECO. Every insurer has different post-violation pricing structures, so don't be afraid to shop around to understand which insurer is best for you.
|Citation||North Star avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,534||$2,546|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,534||$1,969|
Insurers rely on age as an indicator of potential risk, assigning rates accordingly. An insurance policy is usually priciest for teen drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and more affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every auto insurance company evaluates age tiers in a different way, it's wise to compare rates and find great coverage.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose North Star instead of SAFECO: North Star offers average yearly savings of $5,027, compared to SAFECO.
|Age tier||North Star avg. annual premium||SAFECO avg. annual premium|
Cost aside, North Star and SAFECO both have 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||North Star Mutual provides insurance protection through a variety of products along with friendly personal service and fast, hassle-free claims handling to keep you on course.||Why customers love Safeco: Whether it’s your car, home, motorcycle, boat, identity, or more, Safeco makes it simple to protect what matters to you. Financial strength you can trust: Safeco Insurance is proud to be part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company, rated “A” by A.M. Best Company. Liberty Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company.|
|Roadside Assistance||North Star Mutual offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, including towing, tire, battery, delivery, and locksmith services, as well as mechanical first aid.||Safeco offers roadside assistance 24/7 as a policy option, including coverage for towing, flat tire, battery service, fuel and fluids, and lockouts.|
|Additional Discounts||None Available||Safeco offers additional discounts such as Advance Quote Discount, New Teen and Preferred Payment. And as a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual, Safeco offers 24/7 claims service.|
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