Comparing costs of car insurance and fuel
Last updated 9/4/2008 at Noon
While many drivers are understandably (and rightfully) concerned about the costs of fuel, those costs are largely out of their control.
But not all costs associated with a vehicle are beyond driver control. Most notably, drivers can control their insurance costs not only by being a safe driver but by choosing the right vehicle as well.
While conventional wisdom has suggested that smaller cars help avoid accidents, data notes that’s really not the case. Small cars get into more accidents than their larger counterparts, according to the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).