An interactive calculator to help teens understand
the real costs of driving.
Think about your dream car and fill in the following fields.
The cost of your car will be a big contributor to your total cost of driving.
Don't forget about the hidden costs you'll have to pay to make sure your car keeps running!
You'll have to account for everything from gas and oil changes to repairs and taxes.
Many factors impact your insurance rate. Some variables are preset. Less-experienced drivers, for
instance, will receive higher rates because data shows an increased crash risk. (We know--unfair!) But
don't worry: factors in your control like good grades can lower how much you pay! (Awesome, right?) Car
variables like make, model and age have an impact too.
Can you swing these costs? If not, think about what you learned and try again.
Then compare costs and figure out your first ride.