Compare the best rates from 37 car insurance companies in Arkansas.
Across the Natural State, there are 204,051 miles of road just waiting to be driven. We’ll get you prepped, then you take the wheel.
Drivers with good driving records typically enjoy lower car insurance costs than drivers with histories of speeding tickets, at-fault accidents, or DUI citations. Arkansas drivers without a recent ticket save 19% on their car insurance, on average — slightly more than the nationwide average. In addition to earning a more affordable premium for staying incident-free, you may qualify for a safe-driving bonus through your car insurance company. The amount of these discounts may vary, but they typically run between 5 and 10%.
|Rating Factor||$ Savings||% Savings|
|No Traffic Tickets||$352||19.48%|
Young drivers (those between the ages of 16 and 25) pay extraordinarily high auto insurance rates, with those aged 16-19 paying the most expensive premiums of all. Because of the risk presented by inexperienced drivers, teens pay more than three times the national average for car insurance. In Arkansas, the typical teen driver pays $4,909 annually — approximately equal to the national average for teens, but about three times as much as the average driver in Arkansas.
|Age||Annual Rate with Parents||Annual Rate Alone|
If you have a clean driving record — no at-fault accidents, speeding tickets, DUIs, or other recent citations — you'll probably pay less for car insurance. Conversely, a bad driving record will inflate your rates: car insurance premiums typically increase by 27% after a DUI, 32% after an at-fault accident, and 19% after a speeding ticket in Arkansas. These post-incident rate hikes roughly align with national averages. If you have a sparkling clean driving history, be sure to inquire about your insurer's safe driver discount.
|Rating Factor||Annual Rate||% Increase|
Every auto insurer boasts about its low prices. But just like with any product, the cheapest auto insurance isn't always the best choice. Considering the financial stakes, it's worth doing the due diligence to discover an insurance policy that covers your car adequately after an incident. Be patient and look for a great value, rather than settling for the cheapest auto insurance you find.
Compare popular car insurance companies' financial strength and claims satisfaction levels to better understand the level of service you can expect. Claims satisfaction — assigned by J.D. Power — is ranked on a scale of 2 to 5, with 5 being "among the best" and 2 being "the rest." Financial strength — calculated by A.M. Best and running from "Superior" to "Poor" — determines an insurer's financial stability and ability to meet its policy and contractual obligations.
|Insurance Company||Claims Satisfaction (J.D. Power)||Financial Strength (A.M. Best)|
|Cameron Mutual||Not Rated||Good|
|Columbia Insurance||Not Rated||Excellent|
|Southern Farm Bureau||Not Rated||Superior|
|State Auto||Not Rated||Excellent|
|United Automobile||Not Rated||Weak|
The legal auto insurance minimum in Arkansas is $25,000 Bodily Injury per person, $50,000 Bodily Injury per accident, and $25,000 Property Damage per accident.
If you select the legal minimum coverage in Arkansas, you can expect to pay an average of $616 annually. This cost is less than the national average by 6%. If you choose better coverage, you can purchase a policy with comprehensive and collision coverage, protecting against damages caused by car collisions, theft, or weather incidents. But better coverage comes at a cost: in Arkansas, a comprehensive insurance policy with a $1,000 deductible costs $1,304, 112% more than basic insurance coverage. For a comprehensive policy with a $500 deductible, you can expect to pay 139% more than you would for a basic policy.
Compare typical rates for basic, better, and best coverage levels below.
|Location||Liability-Only||Comprehensive — $1,000 Deductible||Comprehensive — $500 Deductible|
In Arkansas, drivers are required to carry liability insurance at the below minimum levels:
Interested in learning more about Arkansas car insurance laws? Read our complete guide to AR insurance regulations.
If you get a ticket, your auto insurance costs will probably rise. How much your rates rise depends on the specific citation, your insurer's pricing standards, and differing local insurance regulations and risks. That's why tickets may have a different impact on insurance in your state compared to the national average.
Below is a snapshot of average car insurance rates in Arkansas after a few common violations.
|Violation||Avg. Annual Auto Insurance Rate||% Insurance Rate Increase||$ Insurance Rate Increase|
|Hit and Run||$2,285||53%||$788|
|Refused Breathalyzer/Chemical Test||$2,148||44%||$652|
|Driving with a Suspended License||$2,266||51%||$770|
|Driving with an Open Container||$2,043||37%||$547|
|Operating a Vehicle Without Permission||$1,847||23%||$350|
|Passing a School Bus||$1,967||31%||$471|
|Following Too Closely||$1,923||29%||$427|
|Failure to Stop at a Red Light||$1,842||23%||$346|
|Driving Wrong Way/Wrong Lane||$1,921||28%||$425|
|Failure to Yield||$1,842||23%||$346|
|Speeding in a School Zone||$1,811||21%||$315|
|Driving Too Slowly||$1,810||21%||$314|
|Driving with Expired Registration||$1,496||0%||$0|
|Failure to Show Documents||$1,496||0%||$0|
|Failure to Use Child Safety Restraint||$1,496||0%||$0|
|Failure to Wear a Seat Belt||$1,496||0%||$0|
|Driving Without Lights||$1,496||0%||$0|
Travelers has the cheapest rates in Arkansas according to our user profile. However, the only way to know which company is best for you is to shop around. Use our insurance calculator to compare rates in Arkansas.
For a single male driver with $500 deductibles, the average premium in Arkansas is $736 for a six-month policy.
It is illegal to drive your vehicle without insurance in Arkansas. The Zebra can give you free and cheap quotes for liability and full coverage insurance.
Car insurance companies calculate your rate based on many factors, location of the vehicle being an important one. The cheapest car insurance is found in Bentonville, Arkansas, and the most expensive in Pine Bluff, Arkansas.
|Rank||City||Avg. Annual Premium|
|4||North Little Rock||$1,868|
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