Choosing an auto insurance company can be tricky: rates can vary based on your driving history, location, and age, and companies offer an array of discounts. Progressive and American Family are among America's most popular insurance companies, selling high-quality insurance policies across large portions of America.
In an effort to simplify the insurance-shopping process, we've pulled average rates from American Family and Progressive. These cover a variety of rating factors, including credit score, driving record, and age. Take a look at these rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very bad credit, American Family could be the best option for you. Typically, American Family offers lower rates than Progressive for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Insurance shoppers with extraordinary credit — a score of 800 or higher — should opt for Check out average insurance rates by credit tier for American Family and Progressive below.
|Credit score||Progressive avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,602||$1,931|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,453||$1,009|
If you have an at-fault collision, ticket, reckless driving citation, or DUI in your recent history, American Family could be a better choice than Progressive. Every car insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so don't be afraid to shop around to find out which insurer suits you.
|Violation||Progressive avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,720||$1,763|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$2,245||$990|
Insurers rely on a driver's age as an estimator of risk, pricing policies accordingly. An insurance policy is often most expensive for teens — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and more affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every auto insurance company rates age tiers uniquely, it's wise to compare rates and find a suitable policy.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose American Family instead of Progressive: the former's average annual rates are $4,438 less than the latter's..
|Age||Progressive avg. annual premium||American Family avg. annual premium|
Setting aside cost, there are myriad pros and cons of both Progressive and American Family, 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||Since 1938, Progressive has made it easy to understand, buy, and use car insurance. In fact, as one of the largest insurance companies out there and the number one personal auto insurer by written premium among independent agents, you can choose the coverage options that make the most sense to you.||American Family strives to provide their customers with industry-leading service, an exceptional claims experience and products that build long-term relationships.|
|Roadside Assistance||Progressive's Roadside Assistance offers towing service, winching service, flat tire change, battery jump-start, battery charge for electric cars, locksmith service, on-scene labor, and emergency gasoline delivery, and depending on your policy, these may come with no out-of-pocket fee. In most states, you'll need to have Comprehensive and Collision coverage on the vehicle to add Progressive's Roadside Assistance.||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||Progressive offers additional savings through a loyalty rewards program which includes perks like priority call service, renewal guarantees, and accident forgiveness, based on the amount of time you’ve been with the company.||None Available|
Do I need to put everyone in my household on my policy?
It's usually recommended to add everyone who lives in the household on the same policy if it's likely they will be driving the insured car, and insurance companies generally require everyone in the household of driving age to be listed on the policy. But if the others in the household already have their own insurance and vehicles, this would be unnecessary.How many cars can I have on my progressive policy?
Hello, Most companies — including Progressive — will allow four cars per policy. Of course, it's always a good idea to check with your insurance company if you are unsure about whether or not your cars are covered.Why won't my insurance recognize or cover Tesla labor rates?
Each insurance company has different guidelines when it comes to how they handle claims and repairs. As long as they are following the guidelines agreed to within your policy documents, then they are meeting the requirements on their end, so refer back to your policy and check what's covered and what's not.I'm selling my car and canceling insurance. When I buy another car a few months from now, will I get higher rates for a lapse in coverage?
You are right — having a lapse in coverage will cause your rates to be higher in the future. I recommend getting a non-owners policy, which it sounds like Progressive is already offering to you.See More Questions
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