No, Allstate does not have a referral program. Even though Allstate doesn’t have a referral program that gives policyholders a bonus or discount for referring friends or family members to the company, Allstate does offer many other discounts that can help customers save money on their car insurance.
For more information about how you can save money with Allstate, check out WalletHub’s Allstate review.
Allstate offers pay-per-mile insurance through a program called Milewise. Allstate’s pay-per-mile insurance program works by charging customers a base amount plus a small fee per mile driven, making it a good choice for low-mileage drivers. For instance, Allstate provides an example rate of $1.50 per day plus 6¢ per mile.
Milewise has a mileage cap of 250 miles in some states, which means that drivers won’t be charged for any miles beyond this limit. As a result, long road trips will only cost up to a certain maximum amount. Unlike most insurance premiums, Milewise charges policyholders immediately after they take a trip, so drivers must keep a certain balance in their Milewise account.
Allstate Milewise Tracking and Availability
Milewise is available in 18 states, including Florida, Texas, and New Jersey. Milewise tracks mileage using a device that plugs into your car underneath the dashboard, which is compatible with most cars from 1996 or later.
Keep in mind that Milewise is different from Drivewise. Drivewise is a usage-based insurance program from Allstate that gives policyholders cashback on a traditional policy based on driving habits such as speed, braking, and the time of day that you drive.
Yes, the Allstate Motor Club is worth it if you want 24/7 roadside assistance anywhere in the U.S. and anticipate using at least $79 in roadside assistance services in a year. Allstate’s Motor Club has two membership plans: Roadside Advantage, for an initial fee of $79, and Platinum Elite, for an initial fee of $149. You can even get an Allstate Motor Club membership without having an active insurance policy with the company.… read full answer
Why Allstate Motor Club Is Worth It
24/7 roadside assistance services, including towing (up to $150 or $250 depending on the plan), jump starts, lockouts (up to $100), tire changes, and fuel delivery.
Three (Roadside Advantage) or five (Platinum Elite) free service calls per year for as little as $75 the first year.
Covers any car a member drives, including cars they borrow or rent.
Access to trip planning tools and services, plus savings on travel, health, entertainment, and more.
Members can add a second household member for free (16-18 year-olds are always covered for free).
Members still have access to Allstate roadside assistance on a pay-per-use basis after exhausting their free service calls for a year.
Allstate’s Motor Club memberships, which can be renewed annually for $99 (Roadside Advantage) and $169 (Platinum Elite), also provide discounts on oil changes, auto parts, and flights. They even include motorcycle and RV coverage, as well as a road hazard benefit that reimburses customers for damage to tires and wheels.
If you break down on the side of the road or wake up to a flat tire at home, you’ll find that an Allstate Motor Club membership is worth having. Some notable competitors to the Allstate Motor Club are AAA, National Motor Club, and Good Sam Roadside Assistance, but Allstate’s Motor Club coverage stands out because of its multiple coverage options and its availability to customers on a pay-per-use basis. To learn more about your Allstate Motor Club options, call 877-597-3393.
You can lower your Allstate car insurance costs by taking advantage of Allstate discounts, opting for a higher deductible, and reducing your coverage, among other things. Allstate considers a variety of factors when calculating your premium, though some – like your age and location – are out of your control. Fortunately, you can take steps to influence other factors in order to lower your rate.… read full answer
How to Lower the Cost of Car Insurance from Allstate
Use Allstate’s auto insurance discounts
Allstate offers a wide variety of discounts that can help you lower your overall car insurance bill. For example, drivers can get a discount of up to 20% if their policy covers a college or high school student who maintains at least a "B-" average. Or you can save up to 10% on your premium if you have multiple policies with Allstate.
Raise your car insurance deductible
Opting for a higher deductible on any of your insurance policies from Allstate can lower your premium. But if you decide to go this route, it’s important that you choose a deductible amount that you can still afford if you suddenly need to file a claim. Otherwise, you might not be able to use the coverage that you have.
Less coverage usually means lower premiums, but it could also lead to higher costs in the long run, so it’s important to approach coverage decisions with caution.
Improve your driving record
Practicing save driving habits and avoiding moving violations can help you qualify for lower Allstate insurance rates long-term. You may also be able to attend traffic school in order to remove a violation or points from your record, depending on your state.
Build and improve your credit
Because your credit history is correlated with your likelihood of filing an insurance claim, Allstate uses your credit data to calculate your premium in states where it is legal. As a result, having good credit makes you less of an insurance risk, which will reduce your rates over time.
Whether you can shorten your commute to work, use more public transportation, or even ride a bicycle more, driving fewer miles each year could lower your Allstate premium.
Drive an insurance-friendly car
Expensive cars, sports cars, and cars with high rates of theft are considered to be riskier to insure than cheaper, more practical vehicles. Before you buy a new car, get a new quote from Allstate to see how it will affect your rate. If the cost is out of your budget, then you should probably choose a different car.
Sign up for Drivewise
Drivewise, the Allstate telematics program, rewards you for good driving with a discounted premium. Specifically, Drivewise tracks acceleration, braking, and the time of day that you drive. By using Drivewise, drivers can save 10% on their premium just for signing up and earn a rebate of up to 25% every six months.
Finally, if you’re still struggling to afford your Allstate policy, you should consider switching insurers. Even if you’re not actively looking for a new policy, it’s generally a good idea to compare quotes from three different companies every 6-12 months. To learn more, check out WalletHub’s guide to switching car insurance companies.
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