Car Cost Calculator

According to AAA, the average car owner spends more than $8,000 on their vehicle every year. That's great for car companies, but probably not so great for you. Play with our car cost calculator to see what you actually pay every day, every month, and every year to own and operate your car. We all know cars are expensive, but how much you actually pay just might shock you!

Car Cost Calculator

FIXED COSTS


Purchase Price of Car$

2 - Year NYS Vehicle Registration Fee*$

Plan to keep for(Years)
*Average fee for midsized sedan $75

Expected Resale Value$

Annual Vehicle Inspection Fee*$

Monthly Insurance Cost$
*Annual NYS fee $35

TOTAL FIXED COST PER DAY $6.77


OPERATING COST


Cost of Gas per week $

Annual Cost of Major Repairs $

Parking Fees per Month $

Annual Other Maintenance Costs (oil changes, carwashes, etc.)* $

Tolls per Month $
*Average $432 per year for midsize sedan traveling 10,000 miles annually (AAA "Your Driving Costs 2012")

Annual Cost of Tires* $
*Average $113 per year for midsize sedan traveling 10,000 miles annually (AAA "Your Driving Costs 2012")

Annual Parking & Traffic Ticket Fees $

TOTAL OPERATING COST PER DAY $12.12


TOTAL COSTS


OUCH NOW WHAT?

While most places, including Buffalo, have tried really hard in the past to make your life car-dependent, we're lucky enough to still have other options. It's still easy to walk and bike around in most areas, and we have a transit system that runs on almost every major street. So, you can just get rid of your car altogether, or you can start reducing those hefty operating costs by replacing trips with other modes.

RE-EVALUATE YOUR TRANSPORTATION HABITS

Habits are hard to break, so it might be best to take baby steps if you decide to start driving less. Next time you need to go somewhere within a few miles, try walking or biking there. See if you like it - and if you do - start doing it more often and to more places.

Going to work or somewhere with good transit service? Perhaps somewhere that doesn't require a transfer? Try taking Metro Rail or Bus there. Again, see if you like it - and if you do, try taking it to even more places.

REMEMBER:

• Walking and biking are free

• Monthly Transit Passes range from $50 - $75

• Most Carshare members save more than $5000 a year by switching over from personal ownership

Car Cost Calculator

FIXED COSTS


Purchase Price of Car$

Plan to keep for(Years)

Expected Resale Value$

Monthly Insurance Cost$

2 - Year NYS Vehicle Registration Fee*$
*Average fee for midsized sedan $75

Annual Vehicle Inspection Fee*$
*Annual NYS fee $35

TOTAL FIXED COST PER DAY $6.77



OPERATING COST


Cost of Gas per week $

Parking Fees per Month $

Tolls per Month $

Annual Cost of Tires* $
*Average $113 per year for midsize sedan traveling 10,000 miles annually (AAA "Your Driving Costs 2012")

Annual Cost of Major Repairs $

Annual Other Maintenance Costs (oil changes, carwashes, etc.)* $
*Average $432 per year for midsize sedan traveling 10,000 miles annually (AAA "Your Driving Costs 2012")

Annual Parking & Traffic Ticket Fees $

TOTAL OPERATING COST PER DAY $12.12



TOTAL COSTS