Owning a Car Become a Burden because of Oil Price Increase

Owning a Car Become a Burden because of Oil Price Increase
Having your own car is very convenient and comfortable to travel. However, with the continually increase of oil price, having a car become a burden and costly.

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Martin
Yeah of course. When you calculate the totals per month consider the amount you could save as you get into the metro or other cheaper transport option.
Posted by Martin on 12-06-2018
MomoStarr16
That is one of more benefits you can get from having a car. And for me having one when you do a lot of travel will overlaps all the burden you may think of having one.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-06-2018
Frank
Owning a car have never come cheap the benefit I see with car ownership is that it very convenient and give one comfort but it comes sometimes with a huge price.
Posted by Frank on 12-07-2018
stbrians
Owning your car can be a great luxury. You travel where you want to go and comfortable. Fuel prices increase each day. Owning a personal car be ones too expensive due to fuel costs.
Posted by stbrians on 12-08-2018
antonToledo
I would choose comfort and owning a car rather than use public transport. In my country, our public transport is a total nightmare and I experience it personally, but if you think having a car can be costly and a burden just looks for an extra source of income so you can increase your budget and that you won't feel the effect of oil increase.
Posted by antonToledo on 12-06-2018
stbrians
In my country it is worse. Public traffic makes overcharging and ivercrowding. One cannot travel in comfort. There language is foul and they bribe traffic police openly
Posted by stbrians on 12-08-2018
Franzel2oo
That much is true. The increase in oil price continues to be a thorn in the side of car owners. It gives you perspective on what is important. If your car means more to you than comfort, you certainly won't be torn on such a subject. However, if all your car means to you is comfort, you might want to start considering your finances. If you can afford it, keep it. If you can't, it helps to find other alternatives.
Posted by Franzel2oo on 12-06-2018
stbrians
So if you own a personal car one weighs between fuel costs and public transport? Comfort is expensive and one must bear with it.
Posted by stbrians on 12-08-2018
MomoStarr16
It could be a burden and you are right but of course having one also gives you more benefits from it. Just think it wisely if you really need it.
Posted by MomoStarr16 on 12-06-2018
stbrians
Just owning a car is prestigeous. The prestige has a price in petrol. We must bear with the cost for the comfort of owning a car.
Posted by stbrians on 12-08-2018
kaushikangara
Of course. Petrol and diesel prices are sky rocketing these days and buying a car will certainly become a burden for a common man. I decided against buying a car for the same reason. I use public transport where ever possible or try to find a share cab. It think it is better from a cost saving point of view.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-07-2018
Frank
Even in my country we are experiencing same the price of car oil and fuel is really alarming and the roads are really bad, so isnt just about diesel and oil even cost of maintenance is high.
Posted by Frank on 12-07-2018
knnon
It's not only the oil prices but also the car's maintenance that's going to break your bank. Not to mention the monthly insurance fees you need to pay. There's also the toll fees when you travel to different cities and the parking fees! Another thing is you need to regularly change your tires for safety reasons of course. It's more than just the gas that's made owning a car expensive.
Posted by knnon on 12-07-2018
theresajane
It's also tiring to monitor your car especially if you don't have a garage where you can park your car safely. Here in our country, it's like a trend to buy a car and park it outside blocking the other cars to have an easy passage in the area.
Posted by theresajane on 12-07-2018
jaymish
I don't agree with this argument. I think most people have their own cars because of convenience and it becomes cheaper than having public transport. Imagine a family of three, four, five, six and seven all having to take public transport? The cost would be huge? I don't buy the oil prices argument. Oil prices would also affect public transport unless your buses are electric, I've not heard that any Country has electric buses yet. I think having your own car is still cheaper, plus you are saving time and the hassle of having to wait for public transport.
Posted by jaymish on 12-07-2018
Frank
You're right but you will still agree that fueling that car daily to transport with the family to and fro will cost more than transport fare. Well in my location fare is just 20 cents which is really affordable
Posted by Frank on 12-07-2018
amelia88
I'm trying to walk and ride my bike more for this very reason. Gas is expensive and where it's practical I try not to use my car. I wonder if eventually I'll phase it out all together and rely more on public transport too - I think it's the way the world is going.
Posted by amelia88 on 12-07-2018
luv2xacosta
Yes that's true and not just because also of the oil price but the maintenance of the car as well. Especially here in our country, everything is very expensive.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-07-2018
burgosmichael2407
As of this moment, the Philippine government discourages some people who doesn't have a garage to buy cars to lessen the problems in traffic. They are planning different ways to solve problems in traffic and one of the ways is to discourage them through the oil price.
Posted by burgosmichael2407 on 12-07-2018
gutzman
This is true. It is hard to maintain owning a car nowadays. Some people would rather ride on a public vehicle instead of using their own when going to work specially when there is traffic. You would just waste your money if you do so you have no choice but to take the public vehicles which will cost the same even though there is traffic.
Posted by gutzman on 12-07-2018
iambeth
A friend of mine who owns a car only drives it when it's raining. When the weather's nice he uses public transportation because gas is expensive and it seems the price goes higher and higher.
Posted by iambeth on 12-07-2018
NerdIndeed
I know some people who do that too. Next year, the government will also include the excise tax on fuel prices, so expect that rates of them will go over $1.20 - $1.40 a liter. Ouch!
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-07-2018
Frank
Having a car these days isn't a luxury at all it is a neccesity like a necessary evil because it can be depressing when the car start having issues it better to have a good job first before buying a car because of it's high cost of maintenance.
Posted by Frank on 12-07-2018
theresajane
I agree with you. Buying a car out of jealousy over the others having their own is a no-no. You should plan you finances well as you may struggle in the future if you're not prepared.
Posted by theresajane on 12-07-2018
overcast
I think it can be seriously be affecting many people that the price of oil is rising. And another thing is that most of the time such price rise is going to affect their savings. And if they don't have strong job or the business. That may surely affect their future prospects too. So it's better to buy electric car or say solar car in near future depending on what you can save.
Posted by overcast on 12-07-2018
theresajane
Yes, you are right. Here in our country, the price of oil is rising that the basic commodities are also affected. Also, imagine everyone having a car, it would be a hassle in the city to be always caught up in a traffic jam. It's very frustrating. So, if you can still handle it, just don't buy a car yet an focus with investing your money into something big.
Posted by theresajane on 12-07-2018
NerdIndeed
It's still beneficial to own a car especially during times of emergency. You don't want to use public transport during these times. Though if the point is really to save, making less use of it might be better and opt for public transportation now and then.
Posted by NerdIndeed on 12-07-2018
jpk0007
Owning a car can definitely feel like a burden especially when the fuel prices are high. However we simply dont have a better alternative for commuting in the city. If the cities do develop excellent infrastructure and update the public transport facility according to the needs of the commuters then the use of private vehicles will definitely reduce. This will also help in solving the big problems of traffic jams and pollution.
Posted by jpk0007 on 12-07-2018
luv2xacosta
Owning a car can be burden sometimes especially if you don't have enough money for gasoline or for maintenance but aside from that it easier to travel if you have a car also.
Posted by luv2xacosta on 12-07-2018
mhingnhormz
Owning a car become a burden because of oil price increase: Yes it is true, owning a car means that you are aware that it really happens every now and then but there are also a time that the oil price decreases that is a very good news to those who has a car. Having a car also has a benefits like you can go anywhere anytime withput wasting your time to wait for the avaible public vehicle for you to go in the place you wanted to go.
Posted by mhingnhormz on 12-07-2018
astraherondale
I agree. Oil prices are escalating, and it's becoming more and more financially difficult to own a car. It's way more convenient than public transpo, but the increasing cost is certainly a problem. If only our mass transportation system can be overhauled and improved...
Posted by astraherondale on 12-07-2018
Corzhens
I have to agree that owning a car will add to the expenses especially if you are the only one who will use the car. It is cheaper to take the cab or the bus. But if there are at least 2 people who will ride the car every day then it will be somewhat break even with the cost of the gasoline. Even with the rising cost of gasoline, I personally cannot force myself to take the bus here because it is an ordeal. I would rather spend for the expensive gasoline just so I can use my car.
Posted by Corzhens on 12-07-2018
Alymae
Here in my country, taking a bus or a taxi is a hassle. Too hassle at that. The traffic and the inconvenience about being stuck in the traffic without the convenience when you have your own car. I think convenience is a privilege that cannot be paid by money. I think it is still worth it to have a car despite the rising cost of gasoline and oil.
Posted by Alymae on 12-07-2018
clarisseblogs
I am currently based in the Middle East and oil price here is lower as compared to other countries so using cars instead of public transportation is more convenient and practical. I think the answer to this question depends on where you are currently located.
Posted by clarisseblogs on 12-08-2018
ajahcuizon
If the price of oil has increased, there is no doubt that people with cars will get affected by it. It is a necessity of a car to be maintained by an oil. A person who owns a car should anticipate such things like this and prepare enough funds if ever the oil price might increase.
Posted by ajahcuizon on 12-08-2018
kaushikangara
Not only the petrol and the diesel price, the maintenance cost of a four wheeler is very high. You need frequent servicing and that costs a bomb. Four wheeler is a luxury these days and it is going out of the reach of ordinary middle class people.
Posted by kaushikangara on 12-08-2018
Focusedwriter10
Apart from the increased cost of oil, there is maintenance cost. Owning a car is awesome because it eases movement, but you need to have some extra cash.
Posted by Focusedwriter10 on 12-08-2018
stbrians
If am told to choose then I will go for owning my own car whatever fuel expenses. I wi put up with it.
Posted by stbrians on 12-08-2018