Picking a car insurance company can be tough: rates vary based on your location, vehicle, and driving record, and insurers offer a variety of perks. State Farm and Mercury are two of America's most popular car insurance companies, offering competitively priced insurance policies in most states.
To make shopping for car insurance easier, we have gathered average rates from Mercury and State Farm. These take into consideration an array of rating factors, including credit rating, driving history, and demographics. Check out the below rates and find an affordable policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Mercury could be the best option for you. Typically, Mercury offers lower premiums than State Farm for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Those with excellent credit — a score of 800 or better — should lean toward View typical insurance rates by credit score for Mercury and State Farm below.
|Credit level||State Farm avg. annual premium||Mercury avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,522||$1,115|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,451||$1,115|
If you are dealing with an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your driving record, Mercury could be a better choice than State Farm. Every car insurance company enacts rate penalties differently, so don't be afraid to shop around to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Violation||State Farm avg. annual premium||Mercury avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,849||$1,822|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,524||$1,125|
Insurers rely on age to estimate risk, pricing premiums accordingly. Auto insurance is usually more expensive for young drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since every insurance company prices age tiers in a different way, it's wise to compare rates and find great coverage.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Mercury over State Farm: the former's average annual rates are $2,403 less than the latter's..
|Age||State Farm avg. annual premium||Mercury avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, State Farm and Mercury both have pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, 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.||Rated A+ by AM Best, Mercury Insurance has been saving customers money on home and auto insurance since 1962.|
|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.||Mercury offers roadside assistance as an optional addition to your policy which provides coverage 24/7 for things like reimbursement for locking keys in your car, a flat tire change, and even a tow up to the limit on your policy.|
|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.||Mercury insurance offers additional accommodations to military service members like accepting out of state licenses, physical damage only coverage, and more!|
Should I file a claim through State Farm?
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 I use my roadside assistance if I'm in my friends car?
When you have roadside assistance through your insurance company, the service is only available on the vehicle that the coverage is listed. There are other roadside companies that will allow you to use the roadside no matter whose vehicle you are in.See More Questions
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