CarMD finds Washington, D.C. has highest check engine light-related repair costs

CarMD.com Corporation recently published its State Repair Cost Ranking. The report is part of the 2019 CarMD Vehicle Health Index and identifies which states had the highest and lowest cost in 2018 in terms of check engine light-related car repairs.

Data showed that the District of Columbia has the highest average repair cost ($414.02) for the second consecutive year, and Ohio has the lowest average repair cost ($354.24).

Following are the five states/districts with the highest engine light-related repair costs in 2018:

Ranking
State
Average Labor Cost
Average Parts Cost
Average Total Car Repair Cost in 2018
(Parts & Labor)
1
District of Columbia
$152.67
$261.35
$414.02
2
Connecticut
$149.31
$264.60
$413.91
3
California
$154.39
$248.74
$403.13
4
Georgia
$157.94
$244.72
$402.66
5
New Jersey
$151.15
$250.44
$401.59


Below is CarMD's ranking of the five states/districts with the lowest engine light-related repair costs in 2018:

Ranking
State
Average Labor Cost
Average Parts Cost
Average Total Car Repair Cost in 2018
(Parts & Labor)
47
Vermont
$134.53
$225.11
$359.64
48
Wisconsin
$148.00
$208.84
$356.84
49
Michigan
$154.42
$201.74
$356.16
50
Maine
$142.79
$211.59
$354.38
51
Ohio
$147.78
$206.46
$354.24


These results were gathered and assessed by CarMD from over 11.4 million cars, trucks, vans and SUVs needing repairs in 2018.

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