Ask yourself: Do I really need a car at college? Most campuses are designed for students to walk, bike, or ride the bus. Some colleges don’t allow freshmen to take their cars to school at all. If you have a car before heading off to college, selling it or leaving it at home can be a real money saver for college students. If you bring a car, or buy a car during your college years, make sure you consider all the costs and make use of all the tips in this section for reducing insurance and maintenance costs.