There are dozens of car insurance companies out there who would love to have your business, and although coverage amounts, limits, and other benefits may be similar between the various car insurance carriers in your area, it pays to shop around. Independent Studies have shown that the average consumer may be able to save nearly $500 every 6 months by shopping for the best rate before purchasing a car insurance policy.

In addition to the monetary benefits of shopping for the best car insurance rate, it is important to understand the car insurance company's history of customer satisfaction with claims payment, financial stability, and online capabilities (if this is important to you).

Information about some of the top car insurance companies in the industry (below) has been aggregated for your assistance. Use this information to help select a car insurance company.

21st Century

21st Century Insurance is the seventh largest personal auto insurance company in California.

AAA Auto Insurance

In addition to their excellent ratings, and reputation for fantastic service, and reliability, AAA offers reasonable rates as well.

AIG

AIG is currently the largest underwriter of commercial and industrial insurance in the United States.

Allied Auto Insurance

Allied Group is a subsidiary of multi-line insurer Nationwide Insurance.

Allmerica

Allmerica provides personal auto insurance through subsidiaries Hanover and Citizens.

Allstate

Allstate provides insurance to over 15 million households.

American Family

American Family is based in Madison, Wisconsin and operates in 17 states.

Amica

A.M. Best Company has repeatedly given Amica its highest rating, A++ (Superior).

Bristol West

Bristol offers car insurance in 17 states.

Dairyland

A+ rating from A.M. Beat Company.

Donegal

One of the country's leaders in mid-sized insurance companies.

Eastwood

Specializing in "non-standard" coverage since 1989.

Encompass

Encompass Insurance is a subsidiary of Allstate.

Erie Auto Insurance

Erie Insurance Group was formed in 1925.

Estrella

Claims to have the 'friendliest' service in the industry.

Esurance

Esurance is a direct-to-consumer auto insurance company dedicated to constantly improving the way people shop for, buy, and manage their auto insurance.

Farmers

The Farmers Insurance Group of Companies was founded in 1928.

GEICO

GEICO writes car insurance in 49 states.

GMAC

GMAC focuses on selling specialty insurance products for cars, commercial vehicles, and motorcycles.

Infinity

Second largest writer of 'non-standard' insurance by independent agents.

Liberty Mutual

Personal insurance is Liberty Mutual's largest business segment.

Mercury

Mercury General writes all risk classifications of automobile insurance.

Nationwide

Nationwide does business in all 50 states.

Progressive

Progressive insurance provides auto insurance directly to consumers as well as through agents.

Safeco

Safeco sells a mix of insurance and investment products.

State Farm

State Farm has been the number one insurer of cars in the U.S. since 1942. Today, one out of four cars in the U.S. is insured by State Farm (more)

Unitrin

Unitrin Direct offers automobile insurance in many states.