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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Ownership Posts

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AAA study says the average annual cost of vehicle ownership is $12,182

'Your Driving Costs' study result is up from last year, and you can blame pickups

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Reviver RPlate can be purchased and installed at a dealer or in Ford's accessories store

Michigan bill would revive two popular retro license plate designs

The designs could bring considerable income for the state's highways

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The 'tipping point' for wide EV adoption has arrived. Now what?

More drivers are buying EVs, but there are obstacles to mass adoption

IIHS study finds minivans are unsafe for second-row passengers

Four models received a "marginal" or "poor" rating

Genesis, Kia, Lexus EVs earn spots on the IIHS Top Safety Picks+ list

Stricter new crash testing standards make this harder to do

Android Automotive getting Zoom, Weather Channel, Prime Video in some cars

Thankfully, video features don't work while the vehicle is moving

Watch a whirling office chair smash into car's windshield on Utah interstate

From unsecured loads on the highway, the simplest objects become terrifying weapons

UAW strike could drive up car prices, insurance costs

Lower car and part supplies will mean higher purchase and repair costs.

Insurance costs keep climbing, here's why and who's hurting

Not much relief in sight because of high repair costs and disasters

NHTSA says 52 million airbag inflators should be recalled — and they're not Takata

They're used by 12 automakers; feds may compel the recall after manufacturer balks

Car Buying
These are the 10 best and 10 worst cities to buy a used car

Also, the best and worst cities for buying one of the 25 most popular models

Survey says: 10 features new car buyers want most

You might be surprised by what topped the list (or didn't)

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