Well it's yet another post concerning gas prices, but this one is a little different. The is an all encompassing average for not only the gas prices, but the maintenance and any other costs concerning your movement from one place to another in your personal automobile. Gas prices are only a portion (though a considerable portion) of the total cost of operating a vehicle. Maintenance, insurance, tires, fees, and taxes are also included in the total cost. One thing that I've noticed is a surge of insurance company commercials showing deals and making service better for their consumers. This could be related directly to gas prices and people trying to make their average cost of driving go down by any means necessary, even changing their insurance policies. Though fuel prices will always be a primary cost for driving, I can see the potential demand for lower costs in other more flexible areas of auto-related costs. What do you think? Would there be a demand for lower maintenance and tire prices? Maybe lower registration and taxes for automobiles or more tax breaks for hybrid and non-polluting alternatives? Will people give up cars all together as this cost rises and go for alternatives such as mass public transportation?