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Choosing a car insurance company can be tricky: companies' rates differ by driving record, age, and location, and companies offer an array of perks. State Farm and MetLife are two of the nation's most popular car insurance companies, offering competitively priced policies in most American states.
To help make shopping for car insurance easier, we gathered average rates from MetLife and State Farm. These cover myriad rating factors, including credit rating, driving history, and age. Compare rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, MetLife could be a better option for you. On average, MetLife offers better premiums than State Farm for drivers with credit scores of lower than 580. Insurance shoppers with exceptional credit — a score of 800-plus — should favor State Farm, which typically beats MetLife by $33 per year. Check out typical insurance rates by credit score for MetLife and State Farm below.
|Credit level||State Farm avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,522||$3,495|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,451||$1,517|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding violation, reckless driving citation, or DUI offense in your recent history, MetLife could be a better choice than State Farm. Every insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so always do your due diligence and compare quotes to figure out which insurance company suits you.
|Infraction||State Farm avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,849||$2,598|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,524||$1,679|
Car insurance companies use age as an estimator of risk, pricing policies accordingly. Car insurance is usually most expensive for beginning and young drivers — thanks to their inexperience — and most affordable for older drivers. Because each insurance company prices age tiers differently, it's worth doing some comparison shopping.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose State Farm over MetLife: STATE FARM offers average yearly savings of $614, compared to MetLife.
|Age tier||State Farm avg. annual premium||MetLife avg. annual premium|
Costs aside, there are myriad pros and cons of both State Farm and MetLife, including their discounts, perks, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|JD Power Rankings||Above average||N/A|
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|Other Features||State Farm||MetLife|
|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.||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.|
|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.||MetLife offers optional Towing & Labor Coverage to reimburse drivers for towing and other roadside-assistance expenses.|
|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.||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.|
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%.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%.I started a claim but canceled it with no payout. Why is it on my CLUE report?
Unfortunately, if you start the claims process, the insurance company can list it on your CLUE report through LexisNexis which contains your claims history — even if there was no payout or resolution. You can dispute with State Farm to see if they will remove it, but at this point, that is really the only option which is definitely frustrating.See More 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
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