With a visit to the mechanic likely to cost hundreds of dollars, take a look at the most expensive and cheapest states for car repairs.
Using data from 2012, CarMD, a California-based consumer-information provider, calculated which states were the cheapest and most expensive for car repairs.
CarMD's analysis is of more than 160,000 repairs made on vehicles with check engine light problems.
The top 5 most expensive states for car repairs based on costs of parts and labor:
5. Maryland: $387.78
4. North Carolina: $389.91
3. California: $390.37
2. Washington, D.C.: $391.62
1. New Jersey: $392.99
The 10 cheapest states for car repairs:
10. Ohio: $328.18
9. Maine: $328.08
8. New Hampshire: $328.00
7. Wyoming: $324.31
6. Michigan: $317.27
5. Iowa: $314.77
4. Delaware: $313.62
3. South Dakota: $311.88
2. West Virginia: $310.49
1. Vermont: $269.72
This slideshow was based off CarMD's analysis of costs for parts and labor in all 51 states in 2012.
To check out the cheapest and most expensive cities in the U.S., click here.
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