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Selecting a car insurance company can be complicated: rates vary by location, vehicle, and driving record, and every company's discounts differ. USAA and Safe Auto are two of the most popular insurance companies, offering competitively priced coverage in many states.
In an effort to simplify the insurance-shopping process, we collected average rates from Safe Auto and USAA. These cover a variety of rating factors, including credit quality, driving history, and demographics. Examine these rates and find your next car insurance policy today.
If you have very poor credit, USAA could be a better option for you. On average, USAA offers better prices than Safe Auto for drivers with credit scores of less than 580. Drivers with exceptional credit — a score of 800 or higher — should opt for USAA, which typically beats Safe Auto by $1,081 per year. View typical insurance costs by credit tier for Safe Auto and USAA below.
|Credit level||USAA avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|Very Poor (300-579)||$2,682||$3,799|
|Very Good (740-799)||$910||$1,937|
If you've got an at-fault accident, speeding ticket, reckless driving violation, or DWI on your résumé, USAA could be a better choice than Safe Auto. Every auto insurance company prices policies differently after a violation, so don't be afraid to shop around to understand which insurer suits you.
|Citation||USAA avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
|At-fault accident (damage < $1,000)||$1,304||$2,867|
|At-fault accident (damage > $1,000)||$947||$2,837|
Car insurance companies rely on a driver's age to outline risk potential, pricing policies on a sliding scale. An insurance policy is often expensive for teen drivers — due to their increased odds of being involved in an accident — and most affordable for middle-aged drivers. Because every car insurance company evaluates age tiers differently, it's worth shopping around and finding the best rate for you.
As a general rule, teen drivers should choose USAA over Safe Auto: USAA offers average yearly savings of $5,398, compared to Safe Auto.
|Age tier||USAA avg. annual premium||Safe Auto avg. annual premium|
Cost aside, USAA and Safe Auto each come with pros and cons, including their customer satisfaction ratings, discount programs, add-ons, and financial stability. Dive into the data before making your decision.
|Discount Comparison||USAA||Safe Auto|
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|Ratings Comparison||USAA||Safe Auto|
|JD Power Rankings||5 out of 5||3 out of 5|
|Other Products||USAA||Safe Auto|
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|Other Features||USAA||Safe Auto|
|About||USAA is known for their award-winning service, distinguished products and making their customers' needs a priority.||Safe Auto strives to provide affordable insurance to every driver, no matter the situation.|
|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.||Safe Auto's roadside assistance coverage pays for towing services and certain repair costs required to make your car operable.|
|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.||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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