In its 10th annual state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, CarMD 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, 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, minivans 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 ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest car repair costs in 2019:
State-by-State Ranking of Average Check Engine Light-Related Car Repairs – 2019
(Source: CarMD.com Corp.)