Best Car Insurance Companies

DH Top Tens, LLC BBB Business ReviewKnowing you have selected a good car insurance company is peace of mind you will want to have before you get in an accident, have your car stolen, or encounter any number of situations that involve you having to make a claim. You don't want to find out too late that your car insurance provider isn't up to par.

This list contains the top ten best auto insurance companies in the U.S. based on affordability, value of services, and responsiveness. Because, after all, what good is having a rock bottom rate if you don't get enough in return or can't get the help you need when you need it.

The Top Ten

1 Liberty Mutual Liberty Mutual

They are the BEST out there! I have gone to different ones and had to come back to them because they are so honest, so friendly and so professional. They are not ripping you off with those 6 month policies and with a bunch of other fees. Do your research... Call around and you will be shocked at how many of those other companies are charging for their premiums (double what Liberty Mutual charges) and then once they get you the first year with somewhat low rates, they hike them back up the second year! Do your research and you will realize that Liberty Mutual is the best all around!

This is an amazing company. I remember when I was small when my mother would show me her work (At Liberty Mutual). Everybody gave me mints and gave me a caring grin. When I passed there well lit offices. I loved the people there and I still do.

I am a 40 year customer. They are personal, competitively priced, and are quick and professional wiht price. Sometimes they try to raise prices at renewal time if you don't stay on top of your policy.

Liberty stands with you, liberty mutual insurance. - PeeledBanana

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2 Esurance Esurance

I was tired of my insurance payments going up and up and up, so thought it was time to start shopping for new insurance. I had tried over the Internet before but hadn't a clue what I was doing, so I just gave up. I had my previous insurance elsewhere and came to find out I was paying way, way too much. I am saving $750. 00 a year by switching to Esurance! I could not believe it! I immediately started the process of switching, and I am now a new Esurance customer and a very happy one! Today, I received my policy and cards via email just as promised and am glad I switched!

Thanks Esurance for the savings, Progressive wanted
$900.00 6 months and 21st wanted $1100.00 and ESURANCE
$525.00 what more can I say!

Simple, easy to use online interface with little or no lag time. You can change your policy and pay bills in literally seconds. 5/5 stars for convenience alone. Competitive rates too.

I love Esurance. Hands down the best insurance company that I have ever been to! You save a lot of money with high quality customer service available 24/7 and the website is extremely easy to navigate. I had to file a claim for a not at fault accident and they were extremely efficient taking care of it and so easy to talk to. Thanks Esurance!

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3 Allstate Allstate

One never really knows how good his or her insurance provider is until disaster strikes. I was broadsided by an SUV that ran a red light. The other driver did not have insurance, and both my wife and I went to the hospital. Allstate's response was compassionate and swift. A few days later all bills were paid. My rates did go up, but the rate hike was well worth the peace of mind I felt. I am sticking with Allstate.

Had GEICO in the military, switched to Allstate, for car & house. A "Common Sense" company. They stood behind us for over 2 years of a law suit, because of our good record! Some kids plowed into us with his junk heap, No insurance, No State license, & they were suing for so much, as our agent said: to set themselves up for a "life of Riley"! Great folks who work for them too & Now we get rebates, 2 x a year, for our good driving record!

I have Allstate. Bought a new car so obviously my rate went up. I shopped around and State Farm, Geico and NJ Manufacturers were all even higher. Those who claim to save hundreds are not telling you that they reduced some of the coverage they had previously.

Love them!

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4 State Farm State Farm

A company can't stay number one in business unless the people in the company do what they promise. I have always been delivered more than promised by my State Farm Agent. No one asks how much they were paying when one has a claim. Price becomes pretty subjective. How fast and fair claim is handled matters the most when one has a loss.

I love State Farm, they handle all my ins. My car, car loan, my Apt., and my health ins. My old car loan charged me a lot for gap insurance, my SF car loan gives me gap insurance for free, I saved money when I refinance my car with SF. My old insurance was more money, and my coverages were less. My agent explained what I had, and I picked better coverages and pay less. I also like their website. Nice being able to talk to real people 24/7, even in late at night, m and I am traveling, and in other time zones. Great service.

I've had State Farm my whole life and they have always done right by me. On April 10, 2009 my home was destroyed by a tornado. Amidst all the turmoil, the traffic, and the inability to call anyone... I was finally able to reach my agent around midnight to report my claim. The next morning I went to the location of my destroyed home around 8 am to find my agent was already there with a check in hand to keep me on my feet. My agent and claims team found me a town home to stay in, fully furnished it with supplies and furniture, and allowed me to stay there until the construction on my new home was complete. All the while, tending to my every need and resolving any complications or worries I had very quickly.

Great company, great service. Nice to have an Agent to help decide what coverages you need. I have been insured over 50 years by State Farm. Cost of insurance is secondary when you have a claim. Good coverage and good service are what's important. They are number 1 for a reason.

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5 Progressive Progressive

I used to have Farmers insurance until I got in an accident. Even though I had a local insurance agent, because I had to file my claim after hours, I had to contact a generic claims call center. Then, since I initiated the claim using the 1-800 number, I had to complete the rest of the process that way. At that point I was asking myself why I was paying a premium to have a local agent when he was doing nothing to help me. After the whole experience, I decided to shop around and ended up choosing Progressive. They had much better prices and since it no longer mattered to me to have a local agent, I signed up. I've had nothing but a positive experience with Progressive so far.

I shopped around for the best price for the coverage I wanted and Progressive undercut the others by around $1200. Every 6 months my monthly premium goes down. After the first six months we added another car, and the premium only went up by $6 because the policy dropped by such a significant amount. They've been good at getting my documents to me quickly, and having 24 hour customer service - which I'm coming to appreciate more and more with the odd hours I'm awake and work.

After I switched to Progressive I got into a car accident. I did not know exactly what I needed to do, but the people at progressive helped me the entire way. All I had to do was choose where I wanted to have my car repaired and they did the rest. Since I used one if the shops they referred I had my car back in less than a week. Quick and painless, all I had to do was make a call.

They are great to work with. They cover as promised and they have good rates.

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6 GEICO GEICO

I love GEICO, they have EXCELLENT customer service! They are always great, they're always so personal, they are always there to help all day and night and weekends and you don't have to worry about someone being on vacation or sick because there's always more and great agents there to help. Plus they work with other outside companies and you can get discounts other places just for being with them. I just wanted to say I think GEICO is worth calling and getting a quote if you don't already have a policy.

Switched from Allstate after 24 1/2 year and Saved $600.00 every 6 months. Was paying $1298 and now $698. 10 and now I'm switching home insurance also. Thank You GEICO for SAVING me $1200 a year on my AUTO.

I just switched to Geico because of these comments. I thought the whole, "save you more money, " marketing was just a gimmick, but I really did save money. My bill has gone down! I'm paying less for 2 vehicles than I was for 1 vehicle with another provider, same features! I spoke with 3 different people, and all of them were great, and personable. I didn't feel like just another number. Awesome rates, awesome service. Highly recommended.

I switched to Geico because Liberty Mutual is highway robbery. If you are looking for a solid insurance company that actually saves you money, look no further and make the switch to Geico today. - DMacLean15

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7 USAA USAA

They are ALWAYS there! When I lost control of my new pick up (11 months old) on slick streets, and totaled it in 2007, I was all alone. No one for miles in any direction. I called USAA to let them know what had happened. I was scared and alone, and the representative stayed on the phone with me until someone got to me. I was physically unhurt, but scared. She eased my fear and talked me through everything I needed to do. Gave me sound advice as to where to take the truck. Everything was handled smoothly and quickly. Settlement was swift. I was in a rental car in a matter of a few hours and in new car in a matter of days. We have been with USAA since 1976. We have had three burglary claims with them over the years and every one handled well and payment was swift. They are an honorable company who put their customers FIRST. They are fast, efficient and thorough. I highly recommend USAA to anyone who wants to be treated well!

USAA is just the best for taking care of their customers and making a stressful situation virtually stress free.

I have had USAA since 1975. I qualified based on my father's status as a US Army Officer. In 1978, I became qualified on my own when I received a direct commission as an officer.

USAA used to be for Officers and their families only. Not long ago they opened up membership to non-commissioned officers, then to all active military. Recently they even opened up membership to include honorably discharged veterans as well.

Without a doubt the absolute best insurance company in the world. This is a not-for-profit company owned by members and run by well trained professionals. Don't see how any company can beat them on cost, service or range of coverage (cars, home, boat, personal property, individual liability, +). I've been with them for 49 years now, had numerous claims that were all settled to my advantage. Now I get huge rebates each year because I've been with them for so long. I've made comparisons with other company costs over the years and USAA always comes up 20-30 percent lower. I have friends who would love to be able to insure with them but don't meet the military or former military requirement. They cry in their beer when I explain my benefits.

They are very polite to me, call me sir and all. One time my old 2005 Acura RSX got totaled and I got a $9,000 confensation.

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8 Nationwide Nationwide

I just switched from State Farm to Nationwide and State Farm was reasonable, though I wasn't necessarily happy with the coverage. It was only $79 a month for full coverage, but they didn't have accident forgiveness, if I got into an accident, I would have to pay 20% of the rental fee for a car, and the lowest deductible for collision they will go is $250. I switched to Nationwide a week ago and the quote was for $70 a month, (every little bit counts) but the big difference is the coverage. I got accident forgiveness included, also they pay 100% of car rental fee, and I only have $100 deductible for collision. However they do have $0 deductible but 100 I can do. This is for a 2011 Ford Focus which Focuses are generally cheap to insure.

I LOVE nationwide! I previously had State farm under my parents, and switched onto my own when quoted. I received a call the next week telling me it would be 90 more a month! I called EVERYWHERE and the cheapest I could find was 4000/6 months, until I called nationwide. (I am only 18 with a new car and high coverage. ) My new agent is VERY nice and informative and I am only paying 1200/6months. One week after switching, someone totaled my car, and Nationwide was right there, helping me through everything. I would NEVER switch! Go Nationwide!

I have been with Progressive for over two years, but I keep getting bills with extra charges and if I don't pay they will cancel my coverage. I went on line and checked several other companies, but NO success. When I contacted Nationwide, I ran into a problem doing the on line quote, so I called and talked with an agent. He was extremely helpful, got me three times the coverage, road side service, towing and all at a much lower rate! I'm very thankful with the kindness and the outstanding service, that this man and company showed me and how he made me feel, like my business was important to him and his company. I believe that I'm going to be a very satisfied customer and long time client as well!

Nationwide is on your side. - PeeledBanana

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9 AAA AAA

I just finished up a auto claim with AAA. I had used AAA for my first car years ago, but switched to geico and then state farm since I had to be insured on a college student budget.

Post grad I moved back to AAA when I was making higher income. The past weekend was the first time I've had to actually invoke my car insurance coverage due to a hit on run on my car while parked.

The response time, courteousness and professionalism shown by the AAA agent was amazing.

I intend to stay with AAA for many, many years to come. Thumbs up.

The most feared by other insurance companies. With AAA, nobody messes with you.

I just saved about $400 dollars a year by switching to AAA from State Farm. The coverage for my cars is the same and the coverage for my home is much better (and cheaper) than before. I have a credit card through AAA, roadside assistance through AAA and finally, my insurance through AAA. I could not be happier. On all fronts, AAA has the best customer service I've ever encountered.

Shopped many companies and found AAA to be the best for the dollar. I have used Roadside services frequently. I also have an RV which towing costs for that vehicle are BIG! All covered by AAA.

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10 21st Century Insurance 21st Century Insurance

When I talked to the employees at 21st Century Insurance, they don't talk at me, they talk to me just like they would any other person. They look past the bottom line dollar signs and see me as an individual; a lot of insurance companies today can't seem to deliver that. I think it's obnoxious when a company becomes so big that they don't treat the customers as people anymore or when companies become so large that the employees become impersonal and arrogant. So far, I've not encountered this with 21st Century Insurance and that, my friends, leaves me a satisfied customer!

The specialist that spoke with me helped me understand what no other insurance company ever did. Wow! I thought the lowest was ok, but now I know. I'm glad I called. They took the time to explain and make suggestions. I was only saving $10, but it was worth the switch from another company on the top 10 list.

I love 21st Century, I am elated that I made the switch from Farmers. Farmers use to make mistakes on my policy and I had to pay for it by them over charging me, so enough said about them. 21st Century keep up the good work your customer service skills are on point as well as the compassion you show your policy holders.

I would recommend this company and the savings are awesome. A satisfy customer

No one came close to the auto insurance rate I get through 21st

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11 Farmers Insurance

My agent really took the time to explain or I should say educate me on my policy how to read what each part meant and scenerios of how I was covered if something happened. I ended up paying a little more in premium but the protection I have for myself and my family makes me feel like I'm a celeb. My agent values protecting my family, I also like the fact he calls my house just to see how we are doing. If you live in the Kansas City area, Farmers agent Troy Bower would be a real blessing to your home.

Great agents and seem to have options to cover all my belongings! Really nice to have all my insurance policies in one place. They have been around a long time and do a lot in my local area.

They are awesome! The agent that came out explained everything to us and made everything seem so clear. Plus, I can call them anything and get exactly what I need. We were paying way to much. Not anymore!

Best Insurance

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12 MetLife

I love metlife! My brother was driving my car and wrecked it. They were so responsive and proactive. They encouraged him to see a doctor right away, paid all the medical bills promptly, and paid a decent price for my totaled car. They routinely checked up on my brother to make sure he was getting all of the attention he needed. I couldn't believe these guys! THEN my brother hit a building with my truck and did some damage to the building. They again dealt with it promptly and settled with the property owner. They were so available and easy to talk with. They were so nice to me and after these two incidents, they did not raise my rates or anything. Truly, I will never use any other company! I have absolutely nothing negative to say about them.

Got home and auto several years ago. Lost house and vehicles due to a fire. They were awesome to deal with once the cause of the fire had been determined. Two million dollar claim was handled very professionally and with compassion. I went with Metlife because of the price. They were the cheapest when I had teen age drivers in the family. I will stay with them because of the way they treated me after the fire. You never know how good your insurance company is until you have a major claim.

I name is Mike and I have been with MetLife Auto for quite a few years now. Have had most of the these well known Companies and, MetLife has always had better coverage, much better price at $950.00 + and that's not for only six months but, the whole year!

Good ins. and good price

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13 Travelers

I've had travelers for over thirty years. My insurance agent a few years ago left a message on my answering machine that I should give her a call and I might be able to save money on my insurance. And my insurance went down by over 1/3 of the cost. This year I had my all my policies starting the same date - my auto insurance is now for a year instead of two six month terms and I saved money on the year policy!

I have never had a problem with any claim.

Don't know how this company gets a rating of 13. My coverages all DOUBLED with travelers and I am saving 35.00 a month compared to having have the coverage with Geico. Plus, I had been with Geico four years.. never saw a decrease and I was perfect.. no accidents.. no tickets...

Travelers is the best. Had Allstate and had Geico. Neither compares with Travelers. Travelers' people care about their customers. Fast, fair claim service and very responsive policy services. Not the least expensive company on the street but in life you get what you pay for.

This is the best company ever wow

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14 Amica

Switching to Amica from State Farm because I reviewed my State Farm policy and found that they are no longer paying to return my vehicle to "pre-loss" condition, and instead they are only paying for what is competative in the market area. I have been with State Farm for over 12 years, and recently read my policy booklet, and found this out. Based on the way State Farm's auto policies read I am very unhappy. State Farm gets to dictate what is competative in the market area, and because the majority of the shops in my area are not good shops, State Farm will not pay to have my vehicle repaired properly because it isn't competative in the market area as my policy reads. This also means that if I hit someone and they take their vehicle to a quality shop and State Farm does not pay for the cost to repair the other party's vehicle properly, then I can be sued by the person I hit. I expect more from my insurance, and I hope others do to. After contacting Amica I have found their ...more

We have our home and two autos with Amica. Good rates and great customer service. Never had a single problem, switched from AmFam

We have our car and home with Amica. Their rates are fair but more importantly they provide great customer service and handled our auto accident (that was not our fault) with great satisfaction. We had them handle the claim and reimbursement versus Allstate (which I view as the worst after 2 separate incidents with Allstate).

Always good to deal with.

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15 The Hartford

Saved me $370.00 on a three car policy and have nad no problems with the two claims I had within the last three years. Easy to work with on the phone or on line, you can choose your own repair shop and they will back you if the repairs are not correct. Had State Farm before and they did not have a firm handle on my account. I was recieving notification of changes constantly, $11.00 here and $14.00 there. When I would call to inquire, If I could get through they were never sure or justify why the small changes. They took all my pocket change, will not go back, I found a new home after years at SF.

I was with AAA for the longest time in my life, promised to lower my premium, but when it was time to put out they said that's our best price for 2 cars and my home around 2k. I called AARP ( Hartford insurance) and they gave me a price of $1,200 LOTS of savings for the same coverage. Then I had one car left and wanted a price from AAA $3,200 just for 1 car and Hartford $740. Are these insurance for real! Apparently only Hartford is not greedy FOR THE SAME COVERAGE. When I had an accident about 5 months ago (not my fault) State Farm had a max coverage of 25K in Vegas ( you guys watch out for this) was told to get the initial sum from Hartford -NO PROBLEM very nice and followed up all my problems. My advice all you 50 year olds try and contact Hartford and ask, you have nothing to lose.

AARP (The Hartford group) save me over $600.00 a year on my home and Auto insurance. I was with Liberty Mutual for around 15 years and never had any claims. But they would not lower my premiums. The old proverbial straw was, this year they raised the rates on us again. So see ya later for sure. They do not appreciate their loyal good customers. Don't buy from them unless you like to give money away.

Came back after a year at another company... if you are AARP member you can't beat it

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16 Ameriprise

TRUCK OWNERS BEWARE! I had Ameriprise for almost 20 years until today. They DOUBLED my rates to $750/6 months when I moved, then required I complete a new application as though I was a new customer. Then, because I made a mistake on the form (I'm old, I make mistakes sometimes), they insisted I provide them titles to the vehicles, one I don't have because it's financed, the other I sent them years ago. So they said to send the registrations, which I did. Next day I get an email saying I have to send the titles again. I called and told them I felt I was being harassed. They said fine, the registrations would work. But, that we needed to discuss the issue of me using my truck to pull a horse trailer. I said I wasn't using my truck to pull a horse trailer, I had only called to inquire whether or not they "insure" horse trailers. What then followed was a debate of almost 15 minutes with them repeatedly saying my policy needs to be reviewed and every time I asked for what, they ...more

Great rates on higher coverage (100/300) per incident. Very nice customer service.

Used them for over 12 years, no other company has beat there rates for me.

Great rates for higher coverage (100/300).

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17 Safeco

I have been with Safeco for over 20 years. I have totaled three cars with over $40k in claims there. I have been impressed with their fast claims service and the fact that they never raised my rates after a claim. I have shopped rates in the past an Safeco could not be beat. Safeco has always been there when I needed them.

My daughter has piled up her car on numerous occasions and Safeco always paid the bill! She has never had an increase in premium for over 10 years. I think Safeco is one of the hidden gems of car insurance companies!

I was with safeco for years and had zero problems. I was impressed with their roadside assistance who came to help me get my keys out of my car when we locked them in at a driver in movie theater ha!

Best service. Never raised their rates for years even if you have an accident. Customer services is excellent,
Agents respond in less than 10 mins.

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18 The General

Way better than state farm who can go felch themselves. Also meet richie.

Very very good company

19 American Family

Best Insurance Company I've ever had. They may not be the cheapest but if you rate your insurance companies on price I hope you never have a claim. You will be shaken to the core to see what the cheap guys do when you have a claim. With American Family we called Russ our agent and his staff helps us through the whole process. When we talked to the claim adjuster he was very informative and worked with us. Our car was totaled. It was an older car but it was my daughter's grandmother's car and had less the 10000 miles on the 7 year old car. The adjuster came back with an amount I felt was low. He showed me how he came up with the value. I told him the car was truly worth more then the average excellent condition 1993. He talked to our mechanic and the the body shop guys to get their input to the condition of the car. He increased the offer by 33%. He had to get approval from the company to do this. He and my agent went to bat for us and we were paid what I considered a fair price for ...more

I love this company. The most important thing to me is knowing that if I do have a claim the insurance company is going to step up to the plate and I have never been disappointed by American family. What great customer service. My agent even calls me to wish me happy birthday and I love knowing my agent. Top notch company the way

I saved $3,500 per year on 7 vehicles and 2 motorcycles by switching from Liberty Mutual to American Family. Plus, on our one and only claim in three years, we only received 75% of the car's value from Liberty Mutual... Unlike their commercial says.

Our local agent takes his time to help us when ever I come into the office.

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20 Insurance Panda

Got quotes from lots of different people. Kind of annoying agents, but really good prices

Their rates are as low at $24/month

Good premiums for New York drivers

I found 25/month rates (thru Insurance Panda) and always looking for cheaper.

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