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Choosing an auto insurance company is difficult: companies' rates may vary by driving record, age, and location, and companies offer an array of perks. Mercury and Safe Auto are two of the most popular auto insurance companies, offering high-quality policies across many states.
In an effort to take the sting out of shopping for car insurance, we collected average premiums from Safe Auto and Mercury. These take into account an array of pricing factors, including credit rating, driving history, and age. Take a look at these rates and find the perfect policy for you.
If you have very bad credit, Mercury could be the best option for you. Typically, Mercury offers cheaper prices than Safe Auto for prospective clients with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with outstanding credit — a score of 800-plus — should consider Mercury, which typically beats Safe Auto by $806 annually. View common insurance rates by credit tier for Safe Auto and Mercury below.
|Credit level||Mercury avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,115||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,115||$1,937|
If you've got an at-fault collision, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your record, Mercury could be a better choice than Safe Auto. Each auto insurance company prices its policies differently, so it's worth comparing quotes to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Violation||Mercury avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,822||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,125||$2,837|
Auto insurance companies use age to estimate risk, pricing policies accordingly. Car insurance is usually expensive for drivers younger than 25 — because of their inexperience — and relatively affordable for older drivers. Because every car insurance company evaluates age brackets in a different way, it's a smart move to shop around.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose Mercury before Safe Auto: Mercury offers average yearly savings of $4,845 versusSafe Auto.
|Age||Mercury avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Cost aside, Mercury and Safe Auto both have pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Discount Comparison||Mercury||Safe Auto|
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|Ratings Comparison||Mercury||Safe Auto|
|JD Power Rankings||2 out of 5||3 out of 5|
|Other Products||Mercury||Safe Auto|
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|Other Features||Mercury||Safe Auto|
|About||Rated A+ by AM Best, Mercury Insurance has been saving customers money on home and auto insurance since 1962.||Safe Auto strives to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|Roadside Assistance||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.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|Additional Discounts||Mercury insurance offers additional accommodations to military service members like accepting out of state licenses, physical damage only coverage, and more!||Safe Auto specializes in providing minimum, state required coverage and full coverage to drivers who have had some trouble getting affordable rates due to tickets, accidents, and license issues.|
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