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Deciding on an auto insurer is sometimes difficult: every company's rates differ based on your driving history, age, and location, and every company's discounts differ. USAA and Auto Club (AAA) are two of the most popular car insurance companies, offering high-quality insurance policies across large portions of the US.
To help simplify the comparison process, we gathered average premiums from Auto Club (AAA) and USAA. These rates cover myriad rating factors, including credit rating, driving history, and age. Examine these figures and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, USAA could be preferable to USAA. On average, USAA offers better rates than Auto Club (AAA) for prospective clients with credit scores of lower than 580. Drivers with extraordinary credit — a score of 800 or higher — should favor USAA, which typically beats Auto Club (AAA) by $1,974 per year. Check out typical insurance rates by credit score for Auto Club (AAA) and USAA below.
|Credit level||USAA avg. annual premium||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,682||$6,569|
|Very Good (740-799)||$910||$3,004|
If you're dealing with an at-fault crash, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DUI on your record, USAA could be a better choice than Auto Club (AAA). Each insurance company prices its policies differently, so don't hesitate to shop around to figure out which insurer suits you.
|Violation||USAA avg. annual premium||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,304||$4,078|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$947||$4,002|
Auto insurance companies use a driver's age to estimate risk, assigning rates accordingly. Car insurance is usually expensive for beginning and young drivers — because of their inexperience — and relatively affordable for middle-aged drivers. Since each insurance company evaluates age brackets differently, it's wise to compare rates and find a great fit.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose USAA instead of Auto Club (AAA): USAA offers average yearly savings of $7,392 versusAuto Club (AAA).
|Age bracket||USAA avg. annual premium||Auto Club (AAA) avg. annual premium|
Setting aside cost, USAA and Auto Club (AAA) both have 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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|Ratings Comparison||USAA||Auto Club (AAA)|
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|About||USAA is known for their award-winning service, distinguished products and making their customers' needs a priority.||Auto Club provides its customers with customizable payment options, competitive rates and excellent features.|
|Roadside Assistance||24-hour roadside assistance is included in all of USAA's Extended Vehicle Protection programs. Pricing varies depending on which plan you select. Roadside assistance will pay up to $100 per occurrence of the following: towing service, flat tire change, emergency gas delivery, battery jump, and locksmith services. Substitute Transportation is available up to $250 per occurrence. Travel/Lodging Reimbursement is available up to $300 per occurrence.||AAA offers three tiers of 24-hour Road Service: Classic, Plus and Premier, which all include towing, emergency starting, battery service, flat tire assistance, locksmith service, fuel delivery, and extrication/winching service. AAA membership covers you, not your vehicle, so you can call whether you are in your own car, a friend’s car, or a rental. Each AAA cardholder is entitled to four Roadside Assistance service calls or reimbursements per membership year at no charge.|
|Additional Discounts||USAA offers additional discounts for vehicles with daytime running lights and vehicles in storage, as well as a legacy discount for members under 25 years old whose parents have had USAA auto insurance.||AAA offers an additional Garage Parking Discount, and maintains a wide-ranging rewards program for AAA members.|
|Recent Questions||Our son-in-law is a USAA member (Navy). Can we join also?|
Parents are not eligible for USAA. I believe USAA eligibility flows "downstream" — so descendants, i.e.Can my brother use his insurance for damage he caused to my vehicle?
Unfortunately, car insurance follows the vehicle, not the driver. In this case, he cannot use his own insurance to cover the damage he caused to your vehicle.Agree to be paid out of pocket with driver with no license
To sum, having her pay out of pocket might be your best option. Let me explain.Can I get USAA insurance from son in law
Although I am not a licensed agent for USAA, it is my understanding that you need to be a child or spouse of an established members to get a policy. Meaning, you wouldn't be eligible to get your own policy away from your son-in-law.See More Questions
|Can I bundle my renters and new car insurance?|
We have several companies that will be able to fit your needs. At this time, we do not quote renters insurance on our site but we can quote you with our agency.Does roadside assistance cover people not on your policy
I haven't heard of a roadside assistance program that doesn't extend to anyone using the vehicle that has been given permission to do so. While most companies prefer any driver using the vehicle to be listed on the policy, they do have previsions in the policy that extend to infrequent users.Customer service for AAA roadside assistance only versus AAA auto insurance?
Insurance companies are regulated at a state commissioner level and in theory are supposed to be neutral. But, it's hard to say for sure any being is entirely neutral.What do I do if my vehicle was totaled while parked?
I would definitely involve your insurance company and let them know about the situation. The other driver's insurance company should be paying for your damage up to the limit of that policy, but if it doesn't cover everything then your current company should be able to help cover the rest.See More Questions
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