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What to Look for in a Full Coverage Car Insurance Quote in Arkansas

April 1st, 2022

At the very least, Arkansas requires every motorist that drives on its public roadways to carry liability insurance in the amount of $25,000 medical coverage for each individual with a minimum of $50,000 medical coverage per accident, plus you need a minimum of $25,000 of property coverage under your liability insurance.

If you have a newer car or a very expensive car which is being financed, then your lender may very well require that you carry coverage above and beyond the state’s minimum requirement.

If your vehicle is financed you will also be required to carry comprehensive insurance, collision insurance, and uninsured motorist insurance.

Comprehensive insurance covers repairs to your vehicle for damage received by natural causes or by vandalism. This is the insurance you would use if, for example, a tree branch drops on your car, crushing it. This is also the insurance you will use if a vandal breaks your windows or scratches your paint job.

The amount of comprehensive insurance you will be required to carry will depend, in part, on the value of your vehicle and whether your vehicle is routinely parked in a garage or on a public street at night. Your rate can also vary depending on what part of a city you live in and on whether you live in a city or in a rural area.

Collision insurance pays for the repair of your vehicle in the event of an accident. If you hit another vehicle, a stationary object, such as a tree, or an animal, such as a deer, your collision insurance will pay toward having your car put back as it was prior to the accident.

The amount you are charged for your collision insurance varies depending on the value and age of your vehicle, the number of miles you routinely drive each month, your past driving record (moving violations, DUI ((Driving Under the Influence)) and DWI ((Driving While Intoxicated)) convictions will greatly increase how much you pay) and your deductible.

Uninsured motorist coverage pays for repairs to your vehicle if it is involved in an accident with a vehicle which is not insured. As with your collision and comprehensive coverage, the amount of your premium for your uninsured motorist coverage is dependent on the value and age of your vehicle, the number of miles you drive in a month, whether your car is garaged at night, and on the area in which you live.

As mentioned before, if you own a new vehicle which is financed your lender may require that you carry the maximum amount of each type of insurance. The amount of insurance required by a lender varies by the model purchased and is affected by such factors as the cost of replacing or repairing the vehicle and the likelihood of the vehicle being stolen.

Not all vehicles are created equal when it comes to the cost of full coverage car insurance and it is up to each insurance purchaser to ask questions and find out as much as they can about their current and future insurance costs so they know precisely what to look for in a full coverage car insurance quote in Arkansas.