Why basic auto insurance may not be the right choice for you

Most states have basic auto insurance requirements that you must meet to drive your vehicle, and Arkansas is no exception. At Foresee General Insurance Agency Inc. in Harrison, AR, we understand the temptation to carry the bare minimum auto insurance, but we also understand the risks, and we can share our experience with our customers to help them to make the right choice for them. 

In Arkansas, basic auto insurance is strictly liability coverage. The required amount is 25/50/25. This provides $25,000 for one person injured in an accident and a total of $50,000 for two or more people injured. It also allows for $25,000 for damaged property. While this is adequate coverage, it may not be enough to protect you in a severe accident. 

If you have a car loan or you are leasing your vehicle, you will not be able to get away with just having basic auto insurance. You need protection for the car as well. 

If like many people, you don’t live somewhere that has excellent public transportation, you require your vehicle to get around for the daily activities of life. If that vehicle was unavailable to you because it had been damaged in an accident where you were responsible or a hit and run, would you be able to pay for the repairs to get it back on the road? If your auto was damaged by flooding or another weather-related event, or if it was stolen, would you be able to replace it easily? If your answer is no, this is one excellent reason to carry more than just basic auto insurance. 

Contact Foresee General Insurance Agency Inc. in Harrison, AR for all your auto insurance needs. We will answer all your questions and provide a free quote as well.