Choosing an auto insurance company can be tricky: rates may vary based on your location, vehicle, and driving record, and companies offer an array of perks. State Farm and Allstate are two of the top insurers, providing high-quality insurance policies across large portions of the US.
To simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we've gathered average rates from Allstate and State Farm. These take into consideration a variety of rating factors, including credit history, driving record, and age. Examine these figures and find the right policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, Allstate could be the best option for you. Typically, Allstate offers better rates than State Farm for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should lean toward State Farm, which typically beats Allstate by $483 annually. View typical insurance rates by credit level for Allstate and State Farm below.
|Credit level||State Farm avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,522||$3,117|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,451||$1,820|
If you've got an at-fault crash, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI in your rear view mirror, State Farm could be a better choice than Allstate. Each auto insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so don't be afraid to shop around to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Citation||State Farm avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,849||$3,006|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,524||$2,290|
Auto insurance companies rely on a driver's age to indicate risk, pricing premiums accordingly. An auto insurance policy is commonly more expensive for teen drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every car insurance company rates ages differently, it's wise to compare rates and find great coverage.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose State Farm before Allstate: STATE FARM offers average yearly savings of $622 versus Allstate.
|Age tier||State Farm avg. annual premium||Allstate avg. annual premium|
Aside from finances, State Farm and Allstate each carry pros and cons, including their customer satisfaction ratings, discount programs, add-ons, and financial stability. Be sure to get quotes and compare rates before purchasing a policy.
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|About||Get the protection you need at a price you can afford with State Farm; offering packaged options, discounts and custom coverage to meet any driver's needs.||Insurance doesn’t have to be a compromise. With Allstate you can get the protection you need and the new low rates you want. See how much you can save today.|
|Roadside Assistance||State Farm's Emergency Road Service offers mechanical labor at the place of breakdown, the towing of your vehicle to a repair facility, removal of a stuck vehicle, delivery of gas or oil, assistance with changing a tire or a jumpstart, and locksmith services.||Allstate offers three types of roadside service to customers with and without an Allstate insurance plan. Annual roadside membership plans and pay-per-use plans are available, and if you have Allstate insurance, you can add roadside coverage to your policy. The pay-per-use coverage allows you to pay only for service when you need it (typically with a charge of $119 per tow and $84 for other services like tire changes, jump starts, fuel delivery and locksmith services).|
|Additional Discounts||State Farm offers an additional discount for vehicles made in 1994 or later, depending on the loss experience of the vehicle make and model.||Allstate offers additional discounts for utility vehicles, farm vehicles, seniors, and the newly retired.|
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These kinds of situations are going to depend greatly on your current finances and insurance premiums. If you've previously had a clean record, an accident will typically increase your rates by about 20 to 30%.Can my new insurer cover a bodily injury claim made against me from my past accident when I was covered by a different company?
Unfortunately, State Farm will not handle your recent bodily injury claim since you no longer have a policy with them. Progressive would be the one to handle that claim since that is your current active plan.My car was towed by an apartment complex, will State Farm reimburse me for the towing cost?
Roadside assistance covers towing but it won't cover your car being towed by someone else. Your insurance company will not cover the cost of your car being towed from parking in the wrong location.What could be the reason State Farm increased my premium?
Since it is policy-specific, State Farm will be the only one who can answer why the rate increased by 39%. I am not aware of any insurance law in California that would cause an increase of 39%.See More Questions
|Can you make your child a permissive user in order to get a discount?|
You are not required to make your son a permissive user, so that seems off. You may want to get in touch with Allstate's customer service or your agent.Do I have to list my spouse as a driver?
You do have to list your spouse on the policy but many companies will allow you to exclude your spouse as a driver. Keep in mind that unless your spouse has a poor driving history, bad credit, or an expensive car, it's usually a sensible decision to add them since most insurance companies offer a discount on a joint policy.Car insurance for elderly car owner who doesn't drive
There's a couple of ways to go about handling this. First, you need to be careful about your mother's registration.Can a claim be denied if I have scheduled personal property coverage for a home where I'm no longer living?
The issue might be that the policy covering your wife's ring was intended to provide coverage for your primary residence. Most standard homeowners policies require that you actually live full-time in the house for which the policy applies.See More Questions
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