How To Compare Car Insurance Quotes

See how much you could save by switching to GEICO.

Are you looking for a lower car insurance premium? If you're buying a new car or shopping around for a new insurance provider, comparing car insurance rates is a great way to make sure you're getting the best value. Get a free car insurance quote from GEICO today.

Taking the time to compare car insurance can be a lot to think about. You might be asking yourself a lot of questions. That's good! We're here to help you understand your options and make the best choice for your auto insurance needs.

How To Compare Auto Insurance Quotes

When comparing car insurance quotes or rates, make sure they're for the same:

  • Coverages
  • Deductibles
  • Limits

Getting a personalized auto insurance quote from GEICO is simple, but understanding all the terms may not be so easy. Read on for a quick overview.

Decide On Coverages

When you compare car insurance rates, make sure you select the same set of coverages for each quote. Coverage requirements vary and some coverages are optional. See our state car insurance guides for state-specific information.

As a quick overview:

Our Coverage Calculator is your best friend when it comes to understanding the terms above and many others like:

  • Rental Reimbursement may help pay your rental car costs while your car is being repaired as a result of a covered claim
  • Emergency Road Service (ERS) may pay for towing of a disabled car to the nearest shop for repairs or for mechanical labor, up to one hour, at the place of breakdown
  • Mechanical Breakdown Insurance (MBI) may help cover services while your car is repaired or if your car breaks down

Choose Deductibles

A deductible is the amount of money you pay out of pocket towards a claim. If you choose a higher deductible, it may lower your premium. Make sure you choose the same deductible for each quote when comparing auto insurance rates with different insurers.

Review & Compare Liability Limits

Liability coverage is required in most states. You can easily check your minimum state car insurance coverages.

If liability limit doesn't sound familiar, you may know it better in this format: 100/300/50.

That's just an example, but you'll commonly see three numbers listed together on an auto insurance quote.

  • 100 = $100,000 per person in Bodily Injury liability coverage limit
  • 300 = $300,000 per occurrence in Bodily Injury liability coverage
  • 50 = $50,000 per occurrence in Property Damage liability coverage

Bodily Injury liability coverage may pay:

  • If you are responsible for another person's injury in an auto accident
  • It may also pay for your legal defense

Property Damage liability may pay if you're responsible for damage to another person's property. For more details, review additional information on car insurance coverages.

If you've stepped up your insurance terms game as a result of the above information, get a fast auto insurance quote from GEICO and see how much you could save.

Why is GEICO a leader in direct sales?

For over 75 years, we've been working hard to provide outstanding customer service at an affordable price. Here are 10 reasons to switch to GEICO car insurance:

  1. New customers report an average annual savings over $500*
  2. Lots of auto insurance discounts available
  3. 97% customer satisfaction rating**
  4. We're available 24/7/365
  5. Our #1 rated insurance app***
  6. Use your voice to check on your policy
  7. Vehicle insurance options for your motorcycle, ATV, and RV
  8. Help with property insurance too: homeowners, renters, and condo
  9. Easy insurance payments options to fit your budget
  10. Claim repairs guaranteed for as long as you own your car, with Auto Repair Xpress®

With GEICO, you don't have to compromise quality for low-cost car insurance. Get your free car insurance quote today.

Please note:

The above is meant as general information and as general policy descriptions to help you understand the different types of coverages. These descriptions do not refer to any specific contract of insurance and they do not modify any definitions, exclusions or any other provision expressly stated in any contracts of insurance. We encourage you to speak to your insurance representative and to read your policy contract to fully understand your coverages.

*Average savings amount based on national GEICO New Policyholder survey data through March 2018.

**Customer satisfaction based on an independent study conducted by Alan Newman Research, 2018.

***The GEICO Mobile app and site received #1 rankings according to Dynatrace's 2018 Q1 Mobile Insurance Scorecard.

Recurring Card Payments charged to a credit or debit card and Electronic Funds Transfer payments made under a recurring payment plan are subject to installment fee charges. Please refer to your premium bill for installment fee details and amounts.

Some discounts, coverages, payment plans and features are not available in all states or all GEICO companies. Motorcycle and ATV coverages are underwritten by GEICO Indemnity Company. Homeowners, renters and condo coverages are written through non-affiliated insurance companies and are secured through the GEICO Insurance Agency, Inc. GEICO is a registered service mark of Government Employees Insurance Company, Washington, D.C. 20076; a Berkshire Hathaway Inc. subsidiary. © 2018 GEICO