When a vehicle’s check engine light comes on, drivers in California now pay the most ($435) on average, while vehicle owners in Michigan pay the least ($354) to have it fixed, according to CarMD, which analyzed data from more than 1 million vehicles needing repairs in 2015. Rounding out the five most expensive states for auto repairs are Wyoming (no. 2), Maryland (no. 3), North Dakota (no. 4) and New Jersey (no. 5). After Michigan, the most affordable states for car repairs are Indiana (no. 50), Ohio (no. 49), Wisconsin (no. 48) and Iowa (no. 47).
CarMD’s ranking of the five states/districts with the highest car repair costs in 2015:
CarMD ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest car repair costs in 2015:
State-by-State Ranking of Average Check Engine Light Car Repair Costs – 2015
(Source: CarMD.com Corp., CarMD® Vehicle Health Index™)