Wyoming Has Most Expensive Auto Repair Costs

2 Utah, no. 3 California, no. 4 Montana and no. 5 Arizona. These states are home to half of the nation's national parks and many popular, yet remote and higher-elevation driving destinations. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/25/wyoming-has-most-expensive-auto-repair-costs/

Car-Repair Costs Drop, but Southwest Still Pays Most

CarMD says lower labor rates, driven by the recession, are responsible for the overall decline in such repair costs, but the cost of parts has gone up, and severe repairs are becoming more common. Drivers in Indiana paid $283.95 per repair, making the Hoosier State the cheapest place for check-engine repairs. Other inexpensive states include Maine, Wisconsin, Iowa and New Hampshire. In sharp contrast, Wyoming drivers averaged $389.18 per repair, capping a group of pricey states that includes Utah, California, Montana and Arizona. CarMD believes that high altitudes left Wyoming drivers paying the most, as did having long distances between mechanics. Indeed, with 5.8 people per square mile, Wyoming ranked as America's second-least-dense state in 2010. <br>For the original version including any supplementary images or video, visit http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2012/06/car-repair-costs-drop-but-southwest-still-pays-most.html

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