Picking an auto insurance company can be tricky: companies' rates vary based on your location, age, and driving history, and every company provides a different set of discounts. North Star and GEICO are two of the most popular insurance companies, offering competitively priced coverage across most of the US.
In an effort to simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we pulled typical rates from GEICO and North Star. These take into account a number of pricing factors, including credit history, driving infractions, and age. Take a look at these rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have extremely bad credit, North Star could be the way to go. On average, North Star offers better rates than GEICO for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Those with outstanding credit — a score of 800 or higher — should lean toward North Star, which typically beats GEICO by $102 per year. View typical insurance rates by credit score for GEICO and North Star:
|Credit level||North Star avg. annual premium||GEICO avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$1,980||$2,051|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,018||$1,120|
If you're saddled with an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your résumé, North Star could be a better choice than GEICO. Each auto insurance company prices its policies differently, so don't be afraid to shop around to figure out which insurer is best for you.
|Citation||North Star avg. annual premium||GEICO avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,534||$1,857|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,534||$1,580|
Auto insurance companies rely on a driver's age as an indicator of potential risk, pricing policies accordingly. A car insurance policy is typically more expensive for drivers younger than 25 — thanks to their inexperience — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since each insurance company rates age brackets in a different way, it's worth shopping around and finding the best rate for you.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose North Star before GEICO: North Star offers average yearly savings of $770, compared to GEICO.
|Age bracket||North Star avg. annual premium||GEICO avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, North Star and GEICO each come with pros and cons, including discount programs, customer satisfaction ratings, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
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|About||North Star Mutual provides insurance protection through a variety of products along with friendly personal service and fast, hassle-free claims handling to keep you on course.||Geico uses a direct-to-consumer sales model rather than relying on independent agents to provide exceptional service and superior coverage to their valued customers.|
|Roadside Assistance||North Star Mutual offers 24-hour emergency roadside assistance, including towing, tire, battery, delivery, and locksmith services, as well as mechanical first aid.||You can use a mobile app to request service from Geico's Emergency Roadside Service, which will assist you if you need a tow, are locked out of your car, run out of gas, have a dead battery or flat tire.|
|Additional Discounts||None Available||Geico offers an additional discount for vehicles with daytime running lights. Moreover, Geico also offers the policy feature of accident forgiveness.|
|Recent Questions||What is your best advice to buy auto insurance for my 18-year-old who is buying a used car which will be paid off?|
The bad news is that car insurance for an 18-year-old on their own separate policy is incredibly expensive — over $3,400 more than the national average. The good news? Typically, we see that combining insurance by adding your kid to your policy is the best route.My son got a DUI, I will be selling the vehicle & removing him from my Geico policy. Do I need to report it to Geico?
If you choose to repair the damage to your son's car using your insurance, you will need to file a claim and tell your insurer what happened. The claim will impact your rates, but removing your son will not impact your rates as much as leaving him on there — because he has a DUI on his record, that would increase rates in addition to the accident. If you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask.Can I get accident forgiveness after an accident?
I'm sorry but you will not be able to have an accident forgiven and removed from your record. Depending on the insurance company, they have specific rules about accident forgiveness — generally, you need to be accident-free for a few years before an accident is forgiven.Does State Farm match auto insurance quotes with other companies?
In truth, no. Car insurance companies determine their rates based on their previous years' filings (loss to revenue ratio) in addition to other factors.See More Questions
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