Owning a car can make life more convenient, but it can be a big expense. According to AAA, the average cost of owning a car in 2019 was a whopping $9,282 a year. For families struggling to make ends meet, that extra $773.50 a month per car can stretch an already thin budget even thinner. The good news is, there are ways to reduce this amount, potentially saving you hundreds of dollars a month. This car cost calculator will tell you how much you are already spending, and the tips below can help you bring that number down.