AAA vs. The General
Not everyone realizes AAA provides car insurance in addition to travel discounts and roadside assistance. But if you’re considering AAA and The General for coverage, you already knew that.
AAA is a well-established company that has been in business for more than 100 years. Coverage through AAA requires a membership, which adds to the cost of your insurance. But with that membership come perks like travel planning, home lockout service, entertainment discounts and more.
The General is newer to the car insurance industry, but it has made a name for itself with excellent customer service. It earns an A+ from the Better Business Bureau. It is also known for insuring high-risk drivers.
Below are the rest of the facts you need to know about each provider to make your decision.
|About the provider||The General specializes in budget-friendly insurance plans for drivers who may be deemed “risky” elsewhere. Conveniently selling directly to customers online, insurance can be approved and put a driver on the road in no time.||AAA is a non-profit that has been serving motorists for over 100 years. With nearly 55.6 million members, the elite federation of motor clubs is known for its roadside assistance, discounts and rewards, and hands on customer service.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit The General for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit AAA for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|States served||46||All 50 states|
|J.D. Power ratings**||N/A||2/5 on overall claims satisfaction|
|Driver discounts||View driver discounts||View driver discounts|
|Vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts||View vehicle discounts|
* Based on Better Business Bureau’s company rating
** Based on the 2016 U.S Auto Claims Satisfaction Study
|Pay in full discount|
Low annual mileage
Purchase in advanced
New vehicle discount
If you’re looking for the rewards that come with a AAA membership, getting care insurance through AAA might be right for you. But if cost is your main concern, or if you have poor credit or driving violations, The General is a great choice.