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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Vehicle Recalls

Has your vehicle been recalled for a safety defect? Get the latest news and information from NHTSA and automakers on recent auto recalls.

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Repair & Maintenance

Repair & Maintenance

Get expert car detailing tips, Do-it-yourself car maintenance advice and more!

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Cars for Sale

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Ownership Posts

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Hyundai whistleblower to collect $24 million from NHTSA

It's the first such award since the program was established

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Porsche 'digital twin' can predict when your car will need service

You may seek repairs long before there's a serious problem

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BMW removes touchscreen from a bunch of models due to chip shortage

Popular BMWs like the 3 Series, X5, X7 and more will lose their touchscreens

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Mazda Co-Pilot will safely pull your car over if you pass out

A sudden health issue or fatigue will be less likely to result in a crash

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2022 Hyundai Santa Cruz pickup is an IIHS Top Safety Pick

Poor headlights on low trims hold it back from "+" rating

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Here's why you should back into perpendicular parking spaces

For multiple reasons, it’s a better way to park

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Most expensive cars to insure in the U.S.

High rates on these cars, crossovers and SUVs may price them out of reach for some buyers

Recalls
Tesla recalls 12,000 vehicles to address automatic braking issue

The issue was introduced by an over-the-air update and was fixed the same way

Recalls
Audi issues backup camera recall for virtually its entire 2022 lineup

If you have a 2022 Audi (or a few 2021s), it's probably getting recalled

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Halloween is the deadliest holiday for U.S. pedestrians, no matter which day it falls

If you decided to move your celebrations to a weekday, you may want to reconsider

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Opinion
Rental car companies should focus on trucks, not Teslas

Drive the efficient car every day, rent the truck when you really need it

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Ram recalling 131,000 heavy duty trucks over fire hazard

Warns owners with 6.7-liter Cummins turbodiesel to park outside for now