Really? It costs more to own a car in Virginia than in Maryland

Really? It costs more to own a car in Virginia than in Maryland

Virginia is the nations ninth most expensive state for owning a car, but Maryland is in the bottom half of states for car expense, in 29th place. The estimated annual cost of car ownership from Bankrate.com includes repairs, taxes and fees, gasoline and insurance. In Virginia, the total is $3,622, and in Maryland, $3,158.

The most expensive state is Georgia at $4,233, and the least expensive, Oregon, at $2,204. The District of Columbia is not included in the survey.

The professor who headed the study said the point is not to abandon cruise control, but to turn it off in congested traffic, in construction zones or near toll booths. When using cruise control for long trips, he recommends more frequent rest breaks.

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