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Choosing a car insurance company can be hard: rates may vary by driving history, age, and location, and insurers offer a variety of perks. State Farm and Farmers are two of America's most popular insurance companies, offering affordable insurance policies in many states.
To simplify the process of comparing insurance companies, we pulled average rates from Farmers and State Farm. These take into consideration a variety of rating factors, including credit quality, driving infractions, and age. Compare rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, Farmers could be the way to go. On average, Farmers offers cheaper rates than State Farm for prospective clients with credit scores of 579 or less. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or better — should favor State Farm, which typically beats Farmers by $94 annually. View average insurance costs by credit score for Farmers and State Farm below.
|Credit score||State Farm avg. annual premium||Farmers avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$3,522||$2,633|
|Very Good (740-799)||$1,451||$1,459|
If you have an at-fault accident, ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your driving résumé, Farmers could be a better choice than State Farm. Each car insurance company has different post-violation pricing structures, so it's worth comparing quotes to find out which insurer is best for you.
|Infraction||State Farm avg. annual premium||Farmers avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$2,849||$2,334|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$1,524||$1,699|
Auto insurance companies use a driver's age to estimate risk, pricing policies on a sliding scale. Auto insurance is usually more expensive for teen drivers — because of their inexperience — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because each insurance company prices age brackets uniquely, it's worth shopping around and finding the best rate for you.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose State Farm over Farmers: State Farm offers average yearly savings of $698 versusFarmers.
|Age tier||State Farm avg. annual premium||Farmers avg. annual premium|
Setting aside cost, there are myriad pros and cons of both State Farm and Farmers, including their discount programs, add-ons, customer satisfaction ratings, and financial stability. Be sure to shop around before settling on an option.
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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.||Farmers Auto Insurance knows that protecting your vehicle is more than just a basic obligation, which is why they provide all the value and flexibility you need, along with unparalleled customer and claim service.|
|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.||Farmer's Roadside Assistance provides assistance for reasonable and necessary services up to $150, including towing, roadside winching, locksmith services, flat tire changes, and jump starts.|
|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.||Farmers offers an additional discount for seniors.|
|Recent Questions||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.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
|Are some insurance providers better suited to my needs than others to get the best rate?|
Because most coverage options can be matched across insurance companies, I think what you are really looking for is the best customer service/claims support for the best cost. Right off the bat, I know Geico probably wouldn't be an option for you with a leased vehicle.Does Farmers allow exclusions?
While I do not work for Farmers, it has been my experience that they do allow exclusions. Usually, you will need to call your agent or a customer service representation at their call sent and request an exclusion form.Will my farmers insurance cover my towing off the the NJ turnpike
Although I am not a Farmers insurance agent, my understanding of Farmer's Roadside Assistance program is you can either call their roadside service while your vehicle is inoperable and they will tow you up to $150 or you can be reimbursed for your troubles. However, this is all dependent on having towing and roadside on your policy.Will insurance cover someone other than the insured?
While it can vary by company, insurance will follow the car rather than the driver. So, in the event you get into an accident in your dad's vehicle, his insurance would be primary and yours would be secondary.See More Questions
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