For the second consecutive year, Michigan is the U.S. state with the lowest average check engine light repair cost ($343.40), according to CarMD, which analyzed data from more than 11.5 million vehicles needing repairs in 2016. Connecticut had the highest average repair cost at $411.45 for parts and labor to address the glowing dashboard light. After Connecticut, the most expensive states/districts for car repairs are District of Columbia, Rhode Island, Georgia and Maryland. Rounding out the five most affordable states for car repairs are Maine, Wisconsin, Hawaii and Ohio.
CarMD’s ranking of the five states/districts with the highest car repair costs in 2016:
CarMD ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest car repair costs in 2016:
State-by-State Ranking of Average Check Engine Light-Related Car Repairs – 2016
(Source: CarMD.com Corp.)