Rev Up That Hoopty
Between rising gas prices, maintenance and insurance, owning a car isn’t cheap. There’s nothing worse than seeing the “check engine” light pop up on the dashboard…well, maybe the bill from the mechanic is worse. Drivers in the nation’s capital should be happy, they paid the least amount of money to get their car repaired at $265.29 per transaction. Here are the top five states that have the highest car repair costs, according to CarMD.com, which analyzed roughly 80,000 repairs made on vehicles with "check engine" light problems in 2010.
Average Cost: $421.49 per transaction
Average Cost: $406.81 per transaction
Average Cost: $397.83 per transaction
Average Cost: $394. 49 per transaction
Average Cost: $393.96 per transaction
Check out which residents forked over the most amount of money to get their car repaired in 2010.