Direct Auto vs. The General
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Direct Auto serves only 13 states and has a reputation for poor customer service, receiving an F from the Better Business Bureau. The General, on the other hand, earns an A+ from the BBB. Neither offer many discounts, if any at all. But if you have driving violations or a poor credit history, you might be left with no other options.
Check out our side-by-side comparison below so you can choose the provider that best suits your needs.
|About the provider||Founded in 1991, Direct Auto Insurance offers low-cost insurance policies to “nonstandard” drivers — also known as high-risk drivers — who might have a hard time finding coverage elsewhere. But beware, the company gets very poor reviews and only services 13 states.||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.|
|Price||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit Direct Auto for a quote based on your specific needs.||Policy costs depend your personal situation. Visit The General for a quote based on your specific needs.|
|J.D. Power ratings**||N/A||N/A|
|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
The General’s superior customer service makes it the clear winner in this comparison. It only provides a pay-in-full discount, but you can have peace of mind knowing the support is there when you need it.