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Buying Auto Insurance Fort Smith AR

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
1302 Main St
Van Buren, AR
Description
Safe Drivers Save up to 20% on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Bittle- Randy L - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 452-4088
2218 South 57th Street Ste B
Fort Smith, AR
 
Don Wright Ins Agcy Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 649-8001
3600 Old Greenwood Road Ste 4
Fort Smith, AR
 
Farmer's Insurance Group
(479) 783-0010
4300 Rogers Avenue
Fort Smith, AR
 
Arvid A Bean Ins Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 452-1919
3620 South 91st Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Allstate Auto Insurance
(888) 355-7971
807 E Main St
Charleston, AR
Description
Safe Drivers Save up to 20% on Auto Insurance. Call Allstate Now!
Phone Hours
SUN - SAT 12:00AM - 12:00AM

Brad S Thomas Ins Agency Inc - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 452-4320
3301 South 70th Street
Fort Smith, AR
 
Shaw- Gregory S - State Farm Insurance Agent
(479) 452-8700
4900 Rogers Avenue Ste 100F
Fort Smith, AR
 
Richard R. Organ Agency
(479) 783-2801
1309 S 41st St
Fort Smith, AR
 
Affordable Auto Insurance
(479) 782-6979
1406 Zero Street
Fort Smith, AR
 

Buying Auto Insurance

You can buy car insurance in different ways, from a variety of sources, depending on the insurance company. Does it make a difference how or where you buy? It might. Let's take a look.

There are essentially four ways to purchase auto insurance. They are:

  • From an agent (employed representative) of an insurance company
  • From an independent agent
  • From an online broker
  • Directly from an insurance company

Some insurance companies use only one of these methods of selling to customers, others may use a combination of methods. Let's look at the advantages and disadvantages of each.

From an insurance company agent
Some national or regional auto insurance companies employ agents who are commissioned sales and support people, and who work directly for the insurance company from small offices located around the country. Allstate, State Farm, and Farmers are examples of companies who work this way. Some people feel that there are benefits to being able to talk to a familiar voice regarding policy questions, billing concerns, renewals, and claim advice. Good agents will even call customers about new discounts or program options that offer cost savings. Just be aware that agents don't administer claims.

From an independent agent
This type of agent is an independent business person or company, often called a broker or agency, that represents a number of different insurance companies. This is most common way that auto insurance, and o...

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