Published on April 30, 2013 in The Herald-Sun
DURHAM —North Carolina drivers are expected to pay lower annual driving costs this year due to falling gas prices, lower insurance costs and improved fuel economy, according to AAA Carolinas. The not-for-profit automobile association affiliate said in a news release Tuesday the owner of an average sedan in the state is expected to pay $9,362 in 2013 to drive based on current prices. That’s compared to $10,558 last year. The total includes insurance, maintenance, gasoline, tires, taxes, registration, depreciation and finance charges. The estimate was based on motorists driving 15,000 miles a year.