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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Ram recalls over 142,000 pickups due to faulty turn signal stalk

You might end up turning on the high beams when signaling

Virginia sheriff says Tesla Autopilot was running before driving under tractor-trailer

Data recorder shows the car was doing 70 mph in a 45, reducing reaction time

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Pedestrian fatalities most often occur at night, and that's a recent, scary change

Driver distractions in the dark: smartphones, walkers where they're least expected

2024 BMW 5 Series earned a Top Safety Pick + designation

The new car has more safety tech and driver assistance feature than in years past.

Aggressive driving climbs in many cities over holidays, says GasBuddy

Tucson ranks number one for holiday driver aggression; Minneapolis is "nicest"

Tesla Cybertruck's stiff structure, sharp design 'alarm' auto safety experts

Reuters consulted 6 safety professors and officials who viewed the crash-test videos

Watch as students lift a car off a mother and child pinned beneath it

20 kids 'just all took a spot on the car and lifted it'

What is Android Auto?

Everything you need to know about Android Auto: How to use it, which cars are compatible

BMW recall raises new questions about 30 million non-recalled Takata airbags

Inflater in a BMW X3 blows apart, hurling shrapnel and piercing a driver's lung

530,000 Hondas, Acuras under expanded NHTSA investigation for steering problem

'Sticky steering' has led to hundreds of reports and several crashes

US opens probe into 73,000 Chevrolet Volt cars over loss of power

NHTSA has received 61 complaints tied to the Battery Energy Control Module

12-year-old takes forklift on an hourlong police chase, smashes 10 parked cars

Boy drove stolen telehandler 14 miles in and around Ann Arbor

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