Tennessee and Georgia motorists enjoy the lowest operating and maintenance costs for their cars and trucks in the country, according to a new study.
The personal finance website WalletHub compared the average prices of gasoline, insurance, repair expenses and road conditions to rank the 50 U.S. states for their costs of operating a vehicle. Tennessee ranked as the cheapest state and Georgia placed No. 2 in the national ranking. Hawaii and California were the most expensive states to operate a vehicle.
Lowest cost states for car maintenance
6. South Dakota
8. North Carolina
Source: WalletHub. Tennessee's average price of gasoline last year of $2.79 a gallon was the 6th lowest of all states and the Volunteer State also ranked among the lowest states for average annual insurance premiums ($1,373) and auto maintenance costs ($48.29 a year).