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Automobiles: Owning & Operating Costs

These sites focus on owning and operating costs of automobiles. Information includes reviews of automobiles, searchable databases of different makes and models, insurance and financing tips, fuel and insurance costs, and cost calculation tools. Lesson plans, video clips, images, and articles are includes. There is a link to eThemes Resource on Transportation: Automobiles.


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This article explores the varied expenses related to car ownership: sticker price; taxes and tags; financing charges; insurance; gas, maintenance; fender-benders, dings and scrapes; depreciation; tickets; questions collision; and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This interactive pricing system calculator explores hidden costs often overlooked by car buyers: depreciation, interest on your loan, taxes and fees, insurance premiums, fuel costs, maintenance, and repairs. Includes links to other calculators: basic loan calculator, basic lease calculator, low APR vs. cash back calculator, and gas-guzzler calculator NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn more about the true cost of car ownership; compare costs according to income levels or type of car and learn tips for minimizing these costs. NOTE: This site includes ads. NOTE: This site includes a discussion board (message board, forum, etc.).
This 7-page PDF lesson focuses on learning about costs related to car ownership and creating a plan for buying a car.
This lesson centers around the costs of owning a car; Includes using proportions to calculate distance and mpg, analyzing data, determining a curve of best fit and extrapolating data.
This lesson focuses on comparing the cost of car ownership that vary by person; includes links to KWL Chart, Total Cost of Ownership Worksheet; Car Shopping Questionnaire, and Glossaries of Economic Terms.
This site provides tips and advice in buying and selling cars. Video clips are included. NOTE: This site includes ads and has links to blogs.
Click on "Find and Compare" at the top. This feature allows you to get fuel costs for various makes and models of automobiles.
This site provides information about different types of insurance and what factors that affect your insurance rate. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Calculate your driving costs and find out the potential savings that you can make for each year. Information about average ownership and operating cost are included.
Use this calculator to determine the costs of buying and owning a car. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Learn about costs associated with car ownership: car values, cars for sale, car reviews, or top picks. Use the research tools to compare cars, sell cars, look at insurance costs, financing and more. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This site provides information about the costs of owning hybrid cars compared to conventional cars. Calculator, factors influencing hybrid mileage, and gas saving tips are included. NOTE: This site includes ad.
In this lesson plan, students determine factors that are important in purchasing a vehicle, compare and contrast auto leasing and auto buying, and evaluate vehicles available for purchase.
Find out information about parts of fuel cell and include images to see each parts of cars. NOTE: This site includes ads.
These sites focus on automobile transportation. Read about the development of the first automoblies as well as the electric cars of today. Contains photographs of old and new cars. Also includes information about the parts of cars and their functions.

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