44 Ways You Are Spending Too Much Money on Your Car

Ways You’re Overspending on Your Car
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Ways You’re Overspending on Your Car

Driving a car is one of the most expensive things you’ll do in your lifetime. Whether you buy or lease, there are a multitude of costs involved in having a car. When you make good choices, you can keep those costs to a minimum.

Make bad choices, and the cost of your ride can balloon. 

The American Automobile Association (AAA) does an annual survey that looks at the cost of owning a vehicle. In September 2019 (their latest data), they reported that the average cost of vehicle ownership was $9,282. While the cost of fuel and auto financing will likely drop in 2020 due to the effects of the coronavirus, it's still a significant expense. 

On the following pages, we’ll walk you through ways to save money by looking at the mistakes shoppers and owners make, avoiding them, and correcting any mistakes you may have made. We’ll start with car buying, and move onto used car buying, car leasing, auto financing, auto insurance, and car ownership. 

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