Pennsylvania Is Among The Cheapest States To Operate A Car

09.02.13 | Sarah Harnisch

According to a new analysis by the financial website Bankrate.com,  Pennsylvania motorists spend an average of $2,764 annually to operate their vehicles. Those costs are significantly lower than the national average of $3,201. Overall, Pennsylvania ranked No. 44, meaning it had the seventh lowest vehicle operating costs in the country. While insurance and repair costs for Pennsylvania motorists were in line with the national averages, the biggest factors holding down expenses were lower taxes and fees, and lower spending at the pump. However, fees could soon be going up for Pennsylvania residents. A bill in the state Senate would raise both vehicle registration and license fees.