Car ownership in Australia is now costing more than ever with the average family now paying $477 per week, $65 more than for same period last year. Soaring petrol prices (up $6.06 per week in last quarter alone) have been blamed for the hip-pocket blowout, but increases in tolls , loan repayments and car maintenance are all adding up. The average Australian city household now pays $19,117 on annual transport costs, or 14.8% of household income according to Automative Association of Australia. Car owners should shop around for better deals on Fuel, Car Insurance and Car Maintenance to offset the cost pressures. Apps like Manage My Car can help car owners better understand their runnings costs, budget for future expenses and provide access to deals that can help reduce annual running costs.