Jan. 25—Tennessee is the least expensive state in the nation to operate and maintain a car, according to a new study.
Thanks to cheaper gas and insurance rates and better roads and highways in
“What sets the state apart is the total extra vehicle operating cost per driver, which is the lowest nationwide,” she said. “This refers to any costs that are a result of driving on roads in need of repair, lost time and fuel due to congestion-related delays and the cost of traffic accidents in which roadway features were a likely contributing factor.”
Another key advantage for
“The biggest single factor in why
Motor fuel is one of the most-taxed goods in America, to help fund America’s roads and highways. In addition to the federal levy of
Auto insurance rates are also lower in
Other surveys by the personal finance website ValuePenguin.com also have ranked
WalletHub also looked at how safe and well maintained are America’s roads.
Tennessee roads, however, rank among the best in the nation, according to WalletHub.
Other least expensive states to operate a car are:
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