Ownership

Think you know how much a car costs? The total cost of ownership for a car today is so much more than just what you pay at the dealership. Unless you're paying cash for that new car, you're also going to pay interest on the price that you and the dealer agreed upon. There are some great car financing options in today's market. While there may be some great low or no finance deals out there, interest costs are going to drive the cost of ownership up.

Total cost of ownership today also includes licensing and vehicle registration, fuel, maintenance, insurance and depreciation. It's a lot to consider when you think about becoming a car owner, but we're here to help you figure it all out. Check out the car owner resources and content below.

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Mail trucks are reportedly catching fire at an alarming rate

More than 120 fires in the past five years

More than 120 fires in the past five years.

Report
NHTSA drops plan to require vehicle brake-throttle override system

'When the technology is in widespread use now, there is no need to continue a rulemaking'

"When the technology is in widespread use now, there is no need to continue a rulemaking."

Auto Accessories
Amazon has another great deal on a portable air compressor

It's only $32.29 for the next 4 hours

It's always a good idea to have a portable air compressor in your garage or even in your trunk. This pump is ideal for cars, motorcycles, SUV, ATV and trucks. It has 150PSI of max pressure.

ETC
Feds investigate whether Mazda CX-9 side airbags can inadvertently deploy

Two owners said they went off for no reason while driving

Two owners said they went off for no reason while driving.

Official
2019 BMW 3 Series tops previous model in safety with IIHS' highest rating

It has better automatic emergency braking, headlights, child seat anchors

It has better automatic emergency braking, headlights, child seat anchors.

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Snag 16 ounces of Adam's Tire Shine for 31% off on Amazon

The tire shine is only $11.69 off for the next 4 hours

Adam's Polishes promises a "lustrous dark shine" that's long lasting with this product! For under $12, it could be great for giving your car a little extra pop for the summer.

Opinion
Grappling with the dark side of EVs | An EV owner’s journal

Are EVs truly environmentally friendly?

Are EVs truly environmentally friendly?

By The Numbers
New car sales fall in April in the face of rising costs and interest rates

Average price of a new vehicle was over $36,000 last month

The average price of a new vehicle was over $36,000 last month.

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Class action lawsuit challenges Chicago's lucrative car-impounding 'racket'

City collected $28 million in 2017, seizes cars whose owners did nothing wrong

City collected $28 million in 2017, seizes cars whose owners did nothing wrong.

This compact portable air compressor is 35% off for the next 4 hours

At $32.29 with a 5-star Amazon rating, it looks to be a steal

This 12V portable air compressor can quickly inflate anything from a car tire to a basketball and is currently 35% off on Amazon.

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Porsche reprints classic owner manuals

If your 356 handbooks are ruined, you can replace them

Porsche has reprinted hundreds of different user manuals for its classic models.

ETC
IIHS study suggests rear-seat occupants could use more crash protection

Technology to protect those in front hasn't migrated to the second row

Technology to protect those in front hasn't migrated to the second row.

Official
Honda recalls over 50,000 Odysseys because the transmission may unexpectedly shift to Park

The minivan's transmission could do some weird stuff

The Honda minivan's transmission could do some weird stuff.

Official
US expands probe into ZF-TRW airbag failure-to-deploy to 12.3 million vehicles

8 deaths may be attributable; affects Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, FCA

8 deaths may be attributable; affects Toyota, Honda, Kia, Hyundai, Mitsubishi, FCA.

Official
20 most efficient crossovers and SUVs

Popular meets environmentally friendly

We list the 20 most fuel efficient crossovers and SUVs on sale today. They include EVs, hybrids, plug-in hybrids, diesels and gas vehicles. They also span affordable subcompact crossovers to large SUVs.

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On Earth Day, practical ways to reduce your vehicle carbon footprint

There are lots of ways to reduce your impact

There are things you can do to significantly reduce your carbon footprint, starting with what and how you drive. Every bit helps.

Study
Study: European fully adaptive headlights better, should be legal in U.S.

They dim some sections of light to prevent glare, increase others to better illumination

They dim some sections of light to prevent glare, increase others to better illumination.

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