In its latest state ranking of check engine light-related car repair costs, CarMD finds vehicle owners in California paid the most ($411) and Ohio the least ($342) to have it fixed during calendar year 2020. Americans logged fewer miles and needed fewer car repairs in 2020 as pandemic-related shutdowns and essential travel guidance gripped most of the country. Hawaii and Nevada, which were among the state economies hardest hit by coronavirus, saw the most dramatic drop in CarMD’s state ranking with Hawaii moving down 39 spots and Nevada dropping 25 spots.
Rounding out the five most affordable states for car repair after Ohio this past year were Maine, Wisconsin, Michigan and Indiana. After California, Connecticut, Colorado, District of Columbia and Utah were the states/districts needing the most expensive car repairs. CarMD analyzed data from more than 13.9 million cars, trucks, vans and SUVs whose drivers sought guidance for a check engine light problem in 2020. This was down nearly 13% from the 15.9 million check engine light issues analyzed by CarMD the previous year.
CarMD’s ranking of the five states/districts with the highest car repair costs in 2020:
CarMD ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest car repair costs in 2020:
State-by-State Ranking of Average Check Engine Light-Related Car Repairs – 2020
(Source: CarMD.com Corp.)