SafeAuto vs. Root

Alright. Slow down, take a 30 second break. Maybe have a glass of water. Are you staying hydrated? You need to stay hydrated. Okay. At this point, you’ve probably already spent a good amount of time combing through car insurance companies websites, asking friends for recommendations, and may have even taken the time to compare car insurance quotes. You’ve narrowed it down to SafeAuto and…the other guys and now it’s time to get down to brass tacks.

Why Should You Choose SafeAuto?

At SafeAuto, we value transparency as much as affordability. We hope this chart helps you decipher if SafeAuto or ROOT is a better fit to meet your insurance needs.

BBB Rating

SafeAuto

SafeAuto Insurance Group Inc. is rated A+ by the BBB.

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Root

A+

What Customers Say...

SafeAuto

“SafeAuto provides peace of mind - no hassle - auto insurance coverage, at the best prices with excellent customer service.”

“It was so easy to obtain a quote and then obtain great coverage! The installment payment plan really helped out when on a fixed income!”

“Needed reliable insurance and I needed It ASAP. Would advise anyone to get safe auto. Makes you feel like a person and not a check.”

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Root

“I've really enjoyed having my insurance through this company. My rate has went down, never up. I like being able to see how well I'm driving and what I could work on.”

“We purchased Root insurance because the rates were competitive…we made no claims during the six months we were with them, yet Root raised our insurance rate twice, and pretty significantly.”

These reviews are from consumers via the BBB or directly received from our own customers.

Do SafeAuto & Root Offer 24 Hour Customer Service?

SafeAuto

YES
Dial customer service 24/7 at 1 800 723-3288.

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Root

YES
Customer service with an expert is available by phone during business hours. New claims can be made any time by app.

Do SafeAuto & Root Provide SR-22 Insurance?

SafeAuto

YES
We do our best to provide you with the best rates for SR-22 car insurance from SafeAuto that is fast and easy, regardless of the reason.

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Root

YES

Are SafeAuto & Root Flexible To My Insurance Needs?

SafeAuto

Flexible, fast.
Not every carrier understands if your needs are month to month. That’s why we offer low down payments and flexible policies so you can choose the best car insurance coverage for your situation no matter how often it changes.

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Root

Flexible

How Long Does It Take To Get A Quote?

SafeAuto

3 minutes.
Get a quote in three minutes or less and get back on the road same day online or with the help of our trained specialists.

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Root

About 3 weeks. Root sets rates based on driving behavior. It takes about three weeks to complete the “test drive” which tracks your driving.

Available in some states same-day.

What Discounts Do SafeAuto & Root Offer?

SafeAuto

Multi-Vehicle
New Business Transfer
Homeowner
Driver Improvement Course

And more…

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Root

Good Driver – Root measures driving behavior in order to set rates.

This is not an exhaustive list of every discount offered. Discounts may vary by state. Call and discuss which discount options may apply to your situation with your insurance carrier.

What Are SafeAuto's & Root's Specialties?

SafeAuto

State-minimum insurance coverage
High-risk auto insurance

As a legal requirement, we believe everyone should have access to the insurance they need to get back on the road safely. It’s our pleasure to help drivers with less-than-perfect records get the coverage they need at a price they can afford.

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Root

Good drivers. Root bases their rates primarily on driving behaviors, which are measured via their app.

What Insurance Offerings Do SafeAuto & Root Provide?

SafeAuto

Auto
Renters and Homeowners
Motorcycle
And more.
We can help you find the insurance you need, whether it’s auto insurance, property insurance, or health insurance.

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Root

Auto
Renters and Homeowners

This is not an exhaustive list of every product offered by each insurance company.

What Payment Options Do Root & SafeAuto Offer?

SafeAuto

Online, phone, mail, app

Explore your payment options.
We also offer low down payments and billing plans to better accommodate your needs – just call and ask what is available in your state.

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Root

You can pay for your policy in-app/online. They accept credit cards and Apple Pay.

Are You Ready To Commit?

Okay. Take a deep breath. This is the moment because you’re done. This was your last task to compare SafeAuto to Root insurance, and now, you’re better prepared to choose the best affordable car insurance to fit your needs and budget. We’re proud to provide insurance to anyone who needs insurance, regardless of their driving record, and we would be just as proud to serve you, too.

Please note the information included on this page was last updated in October 2020.

SafeAuto Is Proud To Be The Insurance For The Rest Of Us.

Flexible plans and affordable state minimum coverage? Now that’s insurance for the rest of us. Have a question for us at SafeAuto? Need to start your policy? Just want to talk? Call us at 1-800-SAFEAUTO to speak to a real person, not a robot, any time or email us at CustomerService@SafeAuto.com. For common questions, please consult our FAQ page.