Car features with hidden costs
It's not always apparent which car features might later prove costly. Cars.com highlights hidden costs of common accessories, and how smart shopping can cut those expenses.
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They give cars extra grip, but summer tires can be abysmal in even small amounts of snow -- so bad that you might need a set of dedicated winter tires just to get out of your driveway. Summer tires tend to be more expensive to replace than all-season tires, sometimes to the tune of an extra $100 or more per tire. Cheaper all-season tires are better suited for varying road conditions.