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NerdWallet’s Auto Insurance Reviews for 2019

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If you’re looking for auto insurance reviews, you’ve come to the right place. NerdWallet has researched policy options, consumer complaint data, customer satisfaction ratings, financial stability and more for the country’s top car insurance companies. Browse our reviews below based on what kind of auto insurance company you need.



Mainstream auto insurance


Most insurers fall into this category, offering traditional auto insurance and catering to the majority of drivers. These companies set rates based on driving history, age, location, and, in most states, gender and credit history. But each auto insurer values your personal factors differently, so you can get widely different rates from one to the next.

21st CenturY INSURANCE

ALLSTATE

AMERICAN FAMILY INSURANCE

AMICA

ERIE INSURANCe

ESURANCE

FarmerS INSURANCE

Geico

Liberty Mutual

MercurY INSURANCE

NationwidE INSURANCE

ProgressivE INSURANCE

Safeco

State Farm

TravelerS INSURANCE


Nontraditional and membership-based auto insurance


Whereas most auto insurance companies cast their nets far and wide to get as many customers as possible, some restrict offerings to certain groups or tailor products to them. This helps them reduce risk, and in turn, they may offer lower prices to the customers they aim to serve.

AARP / THE HARTFORD — restricted in most states to AARP members.

CHUBB — white-glove insurance aimed at high-net-worth customers. 

FARM BUREAU INSURANCE — typically requires membership in a Farm Bureau chapter.

METROMILE — per-mile insurance for low-mileage drivers. 

USAA — restricted to military members, veterans and their families.



Auto insurance for high-risk drivers


If you have a hard time getting coverage due to accidents, tickets, other violations or poor credit history, you may need to look for a different type of insurer. The companies below specialize in covering drivers who can’t get insurance elsewhere, and unlike some larger insurers will typically help out with an SR-22 filing. Also known as a certificate of financial responsibility, or an FR-44 in Florida or Virginia, this is a document your insurer files with your state to prove you have at least minimum coverage. (If you need an SR-22, you’d have been notified by a judge in traffic court or in a letter from your state’s department of motor vehicles.)

Dairyland

DirecT auto insurance

The General insurance

Infinity insurance

Titan insurance