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Country Financial and Erie are two well known names in the auto insurance industry. Both Country Financial and Erie were founded in 1925. Country Financial is better for customers who are looking for a simple online platform, while Erie is better for customers who are looking for excellent customer service. However, Erie tends to have higher insurance premiums and Country Financial has a limited online quoting system. Still, both companies have excellent J.D. Power and financial strength ratings. So which one offers the kinds of discounts, services, and even customer ratings that best fit your car insurance wants and needs? Keep reading to find out.

Best If/Worst If

  Country Financial Erie
Best If Country Financial
  • You want good discounts and a simple online platform
Erie
  • You want excellent customer service
Worst If Country Financial
  • You want an extensive online quote system--Country Financial’s is quite limited
Erie
  • You want more affordable insurance premiums

Special Car Insurance Discounts

Country Financial Erie
Country Financial Erie

Other Discounts:

  • Safe Driving Course Discount
  • Driver Training Discount
  • Accident Prevention Course Discount

Standard Car Insurance Discounts

Bundling Coverage Discounts Country Financial Erie
Multi-Car
Home and Car
Car and Life
Vehicle Type and Safety Features Country Financial Erie
Alternative Fuel
Electronic Stability Control (ESC)
Anti-Lock Brake
Anti-Theft
Passive Restraint
New Car
Economy Car
Utility Vehicle
Farm or Ranch Vehicle
Driving Record and Insurance History Country Financial Erie
Accident Free/Good Driver
Prior Insurance
Long Term Policy Holder
Defensive Driving Course
Student, Professional, and Club Memberships Country Financial Erie
Affinity Group
College Graduate
Good Student
Resident Student
Organization or Club Membership
Farm Bureau Member
Military
Special Circumstances Country Financial Erie
Telematics Device
Low Mileage
Short Commute
Days Per Week Driven
Other Discounts Country Financial Erie
Married
Paid in Full
Advance Renewal
Electronic Funds Transfer
Senior Driver
55 and Retired

Consumer Complaint Data

Country Financial Car Insurance Erie Car Insurance
2016 4 43
2015 2 40
2014 2 35
2013 4 19

U.S. Auto Insurance Shopping Study (2016)

Country Financial Car Insurance Erie Car Insurance
Overall Purchase Experience Among the best
Policy Offerings Above average
Pricing Among the best
Local Agent Above average
Call Center Representative --
Insurer Website --

U.S. Auto Insurance Claims Satisfaction Study (2015)

Country Financial Car Insurance Erie Car Insurance
Overall Satisfaction Average Average
First Notice of Loss Average Average
Service Interaction Above average Above average
Appraisal Average Average
Repair Process Average Among the best
Rental Car Experience Average Average
Settlement Below average Average

Financial Strength Ratings

Country Financial Car Insurance Erie Car Insurance
A.M. Best A+ A+
Moody's -- --
S&P's -- A

Mobile Apps

Country Financial Erie
Country Financial

Snap N Send by Country Financial is an app that lets you record your Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) and take photos of the damages to your vehicle. You can then send the photos to Country Financial and get a repair estimate within minutes. To download Snap N Send, click here.

Erie

eSSENTIAL Accessibility App is a free mobile app for you to use to navigate Erie Insurance’s website from your mobile device. It’s specifically geared for those with physical disabilities who have trouble navigating with a mouse. The app has keyboard and mouse replacement options and aims to empower the disabled community. To read more and download the app, click here. 

Roadside Assistance

Country Financial Erie
Country Financial

COUNTRY FINANCIAL Road Service

COUNTRY Road Service coverage on your policy will cover up to $100 for a tow to the nearest service center. Also, pay up to $100 for locksmith services and gas delivery.

Services Covered

  • Towing
  • Locksmith
  • Gas deliver

Contact Phone Number

For towing or other roadside services, you can call 866-COUNTRY (866-268-6879).

Roadside assistance is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

Erie

Erie Emergency Road Service

Emergency Road Service coverage is offered as part of your existing car insurance policy. Road Service covers labor costs thru their nationwide roadside assistance partner Agero.

Service Covered

  • Towing
  • Flat tire
  • Battery service
  • Gas delivery

Contact Phone Number

Erie Emergency Road Service Hotline: (800) 367-3743