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CarMD Finds Examine Engine Automotive Restore Prices Lowest in Maine, Highest in Connecticut in 2021

IRVINE, Calif., Aug. 31, 2022 /PRNewswire/ — CarMD.com Company at this time launched its annual state rating of verify engine light-related automotive restore prices, which finds automobile homeowners in Connecticut paid essentially the most ($418) and Maine the least ($349) for repairs throughout calendar 12 months 2021.

Rounding out the 5 most inexpensive states for automotive restore after Maine had been Ohio, Michigan, Iowa and Wisconsin – all situated within the Midwest. After Connecticut, the states/districts needing the most costly automotive repairs had been Colorado, California, District of Columbia and Georgia. Essentially the most ceaselessly identified restore in all 5 of the states with the best common restore prices was “exchange catalytic converter.” Expensive components that include treasured metals, catalytic converters don’t sometimes fail except upkeep and different repairs akin to a defective oxygen sensor or ignition coil are ignored, or a automobile has excessive mileage.

“A number of components contribute to a state’s common automotive restore prices, together with automobile 12 months, make and mannequin, the restore issue and related components value,” mentioned David Wealthy, technical director, CarMD. “It is sensible that as folks maintain onto their automobiles longer than ever earlier than, automobiles and vans begin to outlast their components and wish extra pricey repairs. Staying present on upkeep may also help automobile homeowners scale back shock automotive restore payments, whereas fixing verify engine gentle issues rapidly can enhance gas financial system and scale back the chance of further repairs down the highway.”

CarMD Storage is a free on-line useful resource that drivers can use to verify for upcoming upkeep, technical service bulletins and customary verify engine issues by 12 months, make, mannequin and mileage.

CarMD.com Company publishes this annual state-by-state rating as a part of its CarMD® Car Well being Index™ to convey consciousness concerning the significance of verify engine gentle well being. To view the 2022 CarMD state rating of automotive restore prices for information collected in calendar 12 months 2021, go to https://www.carmd.com/vehicle-health-index-introduction/2022-carmd-state-index/.

CarMD’s rating of the 5 states/districts with the best automotive restore prices in 2021:

1. Connecticut, $418.37
2. Colorado, $417.14
3. California, $415.66
4. District of Columbia, $411.00
5. Georgia, $407.71

CarMD’s rating of the 5 states with the bottom automotive restore prices in 2021:

47. Wisconsin, $361.11
48. Iowa, $359.96
49. Michigan, $356.29
50. Ohio, $353.76
51. Maine, $349.25

Labor Prices: For the sixth consecutive 12 months, Vermont had the bottom common labor value ($127.15) for verify engine-light associated repairs. This isn’t stunning since the most typical motive for the verify engine gentle on Vermont automobiles is an inexpensive repair to tighten or exchange a free or lacking fuel cap, which displays on the common restore value. For the fourth 12 months in a row, drivers in Mississippi paid essentially the most on common for labor ($151.67), the place the most typical restore was to interchange ignition coils and spark plugs. The kind of restore, how lengthy the restore will take, what the store expenses per hour, and whether or not you choose to do it your self or have it repaired by an expert automotive technician, all issue into common labor prices for a automotive restore.  

Elements Prices: With provide chain points impacting new automobile availability and common automobile age reaching an all-time excessive, components prices have elevated with higher-ticket repairs wanted as automobiles outlast their components. Not surprisingly, drivers in Michigan, house to “Motor Metropolis,” paid the least on common for automotive components ($211.26), however that is up practically 5% from a 12 months in the past. This previous 12 months, drivers in Connecticut paid essentially the most on common for components ($281.53). The kind of automobile, kind of restore and whether or not authentic tools (OE) components are used issue into common components value.

CarMD’s state rating of restore prices was derived from evaluation of greater than 17 million repairs recognized for mannequin 12 months 1996 to 2022 automobiles whose drivers sought steering for a verify engine gentle subject from Jan. 1, 2021 by way of Dec. 31, 2021. All 50 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia, are represented on this Index. The repairs are associated to a automobile’s on-board diagnostic (OBD2) system, which is customary on all automobiles, gentle vans, minivans, SUVs and hybrids manufactured since 1996. It screens emissions-related programs inside a automobile, triggering the verify engine gentle when an issue happens. CarMD doesn’t report on issues which can be outdoors the scope of a automobile’s OBD2 laptop monitoring akin to tires, and mechanical components like belts and hoses.

About CarMD

Headquartered in Irvine, Calif., CarMD.com Company makes a speciality of automotive know-how providers that leverage and empower the capabilities of the on-board diagnostics (OBD2) port. CarMD has labored with a community of ASE-certified technicians to construct and validate essentially the most complete database of OBD2-related knowledgeable repairs and related prices from which CarMD attracts its Car Well being Index™. This Index is launched every summer time to supply automobile homeowners and the business with a state-by-state evaluation of automotive restore traits and prices. For extra data, go to www.carmd.com.

 (Under is an entire rating of U.S. states/districts so as of most to least costly automotive restore prices in 2021)

State-by-State Rating of Common Examine Engine Mild-Associated Automotive Repairs – 2021
Supply: CarMD.com Corp.

Rank

State

Avg. Labor Price

Avg. Elements Price

Avg. Restore Price (Elements & Labor)

Change in Rank from 2020

1

Connecticut

$136.84

$281.53

$418.37

up from no. 2

2

Colorado

$148.66

$268.48

$417.14

up from no. 3

3

California

$144.56

$271.10

$415.66

down from no. 1

4

District of Columbia

$141.00

$270.00

$411.00

no change

5

Georgia

$145.34

$262.37

$407.71

up from no. 6

6

North Carolina

$144.65

$257.96

$402.61

up from no. 11

7

Utah

$142.93

$258.72

$401.65

down from no. 5

8

Virginia

$143.25

$257.92

$401.17

up from no. 10

9

New Jersey

$138.50

$261.11

$399.61

down from no. 7

10

Alabama

$149.58

$249.75

$399.33

up from no. 12

11

Tennessee

$146.80

$252.31

$399.11

down from no. 9

12

Maryland

$141.30

$257.77

$399.07

up from no. 17

13

Nevada

$138.58

$259.68

$398.26

up from no. 40

14

Wyoming

$151.18

$246.61

$397.79

up from no. 21

15

Texas

$145.86

$251.67

$397.53

down from no. 14

16

Florida

$142.74

$253.55

$396.29

up from no. 24

17

South Carolina

$146.75

$249.08

$395.83

up from no. 19

18

Mississippi

$151.67

$242.36

$394.03

down from no. 15

19

Oregon

$139.62

$254.32

$393.94

down from no. 16

20

New Mexico

$145.82

$246.71

$392.53

down from no. 18

21

Washington

$142.59

$249.87

$392.46

down from no. 13

22

Delaware

$142.15

$248.74

$390.89

up from no. 25

23

Montana

$147.28

$242.56

$389.84

down from no. 8

24

Idaho

$143.84

$245.21

$389.05

up from no. 26

25

Arizona

$138.78

$250.14

$388.92

down from no. 23

26

Louisiana

$149.34

$239.32

$388.66

down from no. 20

27

Alaska

$148.66

$238.39

$387.05

up from no. 37

28

Rhode Island

$131.61

$255.32

$386.93

up from no. 30

29

New York

$135.19

$251.36

$386.55

up from no. 36

30

Massachusetts

$132.83

$253.37

$386.20

down from no. 27

31

Kentucky

$146.21

$238.55

$384.76

down from no. 22

32

Pennsylvania

$139.66

$244.67

$384.33

down from no. 29

33

West Virginia

$143.25

$240.23

$383.48

down from no. 32

34

Arkansas

$148.10

$234.51

$382.61

down from no. 31

35

Hawaii

$136.74

$244.49

$381.23

up from no. 45

36

Oklahoma

$147.81

$231.96

$379.77

down from no. 28

37

Illinois

$140.89

$238.34

$379.23

up from no. 38

38

Missouri

$146.49

$232.36

$378.85

down from no. 34

39

Minnesota

$146.02

$231.66

$377.68

up from no. 42

40

South Dakota

$147.27

$230.37

$377.64

down from no. 33

41

Nebraska

$147.41

$227.12

$374.53

down from no. 35

42

Vermont

$127.15

$247.30

$374.45

up from no. 44

43

Kansas

$146.87

$227.57

$374.44

down from no. 39

44

New Hampshire

$131.38

$239.41

$370.79

up from no. 43

45

Indiana

$143.46

$221.30

$364.76

up from no. 47

46

North Dakota

$145.66

$218.96

$364.62

down from no. 41

47

Wisconsin

$138.95

$222.16

$361.11

up from no. 49

48

Iowa

$145.96

$214.00

$359.96

down from no. 46

49

Michigan

$145.03

$211.26

$356.29

down from no. 48

50

Ohio

$136.07

$217.69

$353.76

up from no. 51

51

Maine

$135.35

$213.90

$349.25

down from no. 50

Media Contact:    Kristin Brocoff
                              CarMD.com Corp
                              (949) 400-4899
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SOURCE CarMD.com Corp.

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