Have you ever actually sat down and figured out how much that car or truck you're driving back and forth to work is costing you? AAA South Dakota has.

According to a new AAA study, the average costs of owning and operating a car is now $706 per month, or $8,469 per year. That's based on 15,000 miles per year.

Obviously the smaller the vehicle the lower the cost, with pickup trucks being the most expensive. The survey also found that 1-in-6 drivers would consider an electric car.

Here's how the numbers broke out when comparing the different types of vehicles found on the road today.

AAA South Dakota
AAA South Dakota

To read more about the findings, and to figure out for yourself what you car is costing you per year, here's a link to the study.

Source: AAA South Dakota

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