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Choosing a car insurer can be hard: rates can fluctuate based on your driving history, location, and age, and every company's discounts vary. SAFECO and Safe Auto are two of the most popular insurers, offering competitively priced coverage in most states across the US.
To help simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we pulled average rates from Safe Auto and SAFECO. These rates cover a variety of pricing components, including credit, driving behavior, and age. Examine these rates and find the right policy for you.
If you have very poor credit, Safe Auto could be the way to go. On average, Safe Auto offers better premiums than SAFECO for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with extraordinary credit — a score of 800 or higher — should consider SAFECO, which typically beats Safe Auto by $266 per year. View typical insurance rates by credit score for Safe Auto and SAFECO below.
|Credit level||SAFECO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$5,308||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,871||$1,937|
If you have an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your résumé, SAFECO could be a better choice than Safe Auto. Each insurer enacts rate penalties differently, so it's worth comparing quotes to understand which insurer suits you.
|Infraction||SAFECO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,546||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,969||$2,837|
Auto insurance companies use age to outline risk potential, pricing policies accordingly. Car insurance is often priciest for teen drivers — due to their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since each 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 SAFECO over Safe Auto: SAFECO offers average yearly savings of $497, compared to Safe Auto.
|Age||SAFECO avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Finances aside, SAFECO and Safe Auto come with 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||Why customers love us: Whether it’s your car, home, motorcycle, boat, identity, or more, Safeco makes it simple to protect what matters to you. Financial strength you can trust - Safeco Insurance is a proud part of Liberty Mutual Insurance, a Fortune 100 company. Liberty Mutual is rated “A” by A.M. Best Company.||Safe Auto strives to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|Roadside Assistance||Safeco offers roadside assistance 24/7 as an option to your policy and includes coverage for towing, flat tire, battery service, fuel and fluids, and lockouts.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|Additional Discounts||Safeco is a subsidiary of Liberty Mutual and offers claim service 24/7.||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.|
|Recent Questions||What can I do about fixing incorrect information on my driving record?|
It really depends on where the accidents are listed. Insurance companies look at 2 different reports to verify your driving history.If my teenager rear ended another car but we aren't filing a claim, will my insurance rate go up?
The tricky part about this situation is the police report. Since your current insurance company is unlikely to re-run your driving records after you become a customer, avoiding a claim should keep the rate with your current company from increasing.Should I file a claim if my repair cost is $1,500?
In New Mexico, our State of Insurance report shows that an at fault accident increases rates by an average of $596 additionally per year. Since accidents impact your rate for at least 3 years, you would be paying an extra $1,788 in premium over that time frame.Can I put my insurance on hold due to temporary disability?
Technically, you can cancel your car insurance at any time. However, canceling your policy will result in the loss of a Prior Insurance discount when you go to purchase another policy in the future.See More Questions
|Should I get full coverage from a less well-known insurer?|
Whether or not the company is a "mainstream" provider doesn't mean that you would have a bad claims experience. There are several companies out there that have been around for several years and just don't advertise like other companies.Who is at-fault when parking spot stopper had bolts sticking out of it?
Unfortunately you would be considered at fault for the damage to your vehicle. If you file a claim, it will likely be paid under collision coverage, meaning you'll be required to pay your deductible.If my daughter is uninsured and gets rear-ended by another driver, will their insurance cover her damage?
In most instances of rear-end accidents, the driver who was hit is normally considered to be not at fault so I'd recommend that your daughter contact the insurance company of the other driver to start the claims process. In Texas, your insurance status (or lack thereof) should not keep you from being compensated if you are hit by an at-fault driver.Do car insurance companies share information?
The new insurance company is likely to find out about the accident, but that will come from your driving reports when you buy your policy. The majority of insurance companies request a motor vehicle report (MVR) and a comprehensive loss underwriting exchange (CLUE) report to verify the accuracy of a new customer's driving record.See More Questions
|Compare More||Safeco vs. 21st Century Safeco vs. Allied Safeco vs. Allstate Safeco vs. American Family Safeco vs. Amica Mutual Insurance Safeco vs. Auto Club (AAA) Safeco vs. Erie Safeco vs. Esurance Safeco vs. Farm Bureau Mutual Safeco vs. Farmers Safeco vs. Foremost Safeco vs. GEICO Safeco vs. Infinity Safeco vs. Mercury Safeco vs. MetLife Safeco vs. Nationwide Safeco vs. North Star Mutual Safeco vs. Progressive Safeco vs. State Farm Safeco vs. The General Safeco vs. The Hartford Safeco vs. Titan Safeco vs. Travelers Safeco vs. USAA||Safe Auto vs. 21st Century Safe Auto vs. Allied Safe Auto vs. Allstate Safe Auto vs. American Family Safe Auto vs. Amica Mutual Insurance Safe Auto vs. Auto Club (AAA) Safe Auto vs. Erie Safe Auto vs. Esurance Safe Auto vs. Farm Bureau Mutual Safe Auto vs. Farmers Safe Auto vs. Foremost Safe Auto vs. GEICO Safe Auto vs. Infinity Safe Auto vs. Liberty Mutual Safe Auto vs. Mercury Safe Auto vs. MetLife Safe Auto vs. Nationwide Safe Auto vs. North Star Mutual Safe Auto vs. Progressive Safe Auto vs. State Farm Safe Auto vs. The General Safe Auto vs. The Hartford Safe Auto vs. Titan Safe Auto vs. Travelers Safe Auto vs. USAA|
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