EXPLAINED – Real Cost of Owning a Car in Canada

  • Owning a car in Canada can be surprisingly expensive.
  • The YouTuber gives some handy tips on the kinds of expenses one could expect on a monthly basis.
  • He compares these expenses for a new and a used car.

In this video, a vlogger shares the real expenses of owning a car in Canada. Many people in Canada, especially students and migrants opt for a used car. They think that just because they are getting them cheap, they will be able to maintain the car with minimum wage or part-time jobs. However, the YouTuber very diligently puts the list of things you would need to do on a monthly basis that would incur expenses on the car and compare these charges for a new and used car. Here is what he found out.

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Expenses of Owning a Car in Canada

The video has been uploaded by Piyush Canada on his YouTube channel. He compares the expenses you would incur every month on a car should you decide to buy one. It becomes clear from the video that buying a car, new or used, is much easier than maintaining it. To prove this point, he breaks down all the expenses on a monthly basis. This also includes things like service and tyres which might be half-yearly or yearly expenses. But to get a clear picture, he has divided it by 12 to get the amount per month.

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He takes into account, first and foremost, the insurance which is mandatory for everyone in Canada. Thereafter, he calculates the car payments which are only applicable to new cars. However, other things are common to both new and used cars such as fuel, service, winter tires, car wash, vacuum cleaning, washer fluid for winters, air pressure (if not done at the fuel station for free) and surprise expenses that can crop up anytime.

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ExpensesOld CarNew Car
Car Payments0$400-800
Winter Tires$0-50$50
Car Wash$10-50$10-50
Washer Fluid$5-20$5-20
Air Pressure$0-5$0-5
Surprise Expense$150-500$150-500
Monthly Expenses – Old vs New Car

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Expenses of Owning a Car in Canada
Cost of Owning a Car in Canada

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