California Tops in Auto Repair Costs

By Staff Writer July 23, 2020

CarMD.com Corporation released its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, which finds in 2019 Vermont had the lowest average repair cost ($342.14) while California drivers incurred the highest average repair cost ($414.24). Rounding out the five most affordable states for car repair over the past year were Ohio, Wisconsin, Michigan and Iowa. After California, the District of Columbia, Georgia, New Jersey and Virginia were the states/districts with the highest repair costs. CarMD analyzed data from more than 15.9 million cars, trucks, vans and SUVs needing repairs in 2019 to compile this ranking. This is the second time California has ranked most expensive and the second time Vermont has ranked the least expensive state for car repairs over the past decade.   

CarMD’s ranking of the five states/districts with the highest car repair costs in 2019:

 

California has the most expensive repairs
California has the most expensive repairs

 

1. California, $414.24
2. District of Columbia, $410.16
3. Georgia, $409.92
4. New Jersey, $403.43
5. Virginia, $403.19

 

 

 

 

CarMD’s ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest car repair costs in 2019:

 Vermont has the best repair prices
Vermont has the best repair prices

 

 

47. Iowa, $356.57
48. Michigan, $350.77
49. Wisconsin, $349.08
50. Ohio, $348.79
51. Vermont, $342.14

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