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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Best cars for snow and ice in 2023 and 2024

First, buy winter tires. Second, read this list.

4.5 million Hondas, Acuras are being recalled worldwide to fix a fuel pump defect

2.5 million are in the U.S, with more than 20 models are affected

Toyota's Daihatsu unit halts all vehicle shipments over widespread safety cheating

Involves 64 models, including cars Daihatsu built for Toyota, Mazda and Subaru in Japan

Special report: Tesla blamed drivers for failures of parts it long knew were defective

Problems are widespread, with techs instructed to blame 'vehicle misuse'

Edmunds bought a Chevy Blazer EV. It isn't going well

The new EV erupted with fault codes, identifying 23 issues that needed fixing

Turquoise lights on the outside mean the Mercedes is driving itself

Blue-green markers signal the autonomous system is active

BMW drivers get more DUIs than owners of other brands

The German automaker's drivers were number one by a wide margin

Study: Ram has the worst drivers of any auto brand

Tesla and Subaru drivers aren't much better

What's better than a garage with a lift and a kitchen? Not much, UK owners say

Enthusiasts surveyed say they'd pay over asking for a house with a 'perfect' garage

How over-the-air updates like Tesla's are changing the recall game

As cars become more connected, manufacturers turn to OTA

Top U.S. auto safety official will leave NHTSA

Her time was up, as the agency has long gone without a Senate-confirmed administrator

Range Rovers become thief magnets, causing values to plummet

Thieves are becoming as sophisticated as the cars they steal

GM Cruise will cut one-quarter of its workforce

GM says it's on 'a more deliberate path forward, with safety as the north star'

IIHS: Only three luxury SUVs perform well in new test

The updated format checks how rear-seat passengers fare in a frontal offset crash

NHTSA's proposal to require anti-drunk-driving tech is up for public comment

Continuous testing is meant to prevent cheating, but the risk of false positives remains

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