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States Where You Don't Want Your Car to Break Down

mainstreet.com -- NEW YORK (MoneyTalksNews) -- The worst place in the country to have your car break down is apparently Wyoming.
According to a summertime state-by-state ranking of repair costs researched by auto diagnostic company CarMD, Wyoming drivers “paid 17 percent more than the U.S. average for overall repairs, including 19% more for labor and 15% more for parts.” The average cost in the state: $389.18, about $100 higher than the cheapest states.
The numbers are based on more than 160,000 repairs made in 2011 related to a “check engine” light.
Here are the top five most expensive states for car repairs:
• Wyoming: $389.18
• Utah: $378.54
• California: $367.86
• Montana: $364.29
• Arizona: $362.65


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Submitted Jul 22, 2012 By: leemun
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goldrose1
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 11:10:38 AM

hmmm
honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 5:20:05 AM

either get a rental car when traveling, or make sure to have an excellent towing policy in place. Mine (and it ain't AAA) covers 100 miles and includes trailers (boat, cargo, horse, etc).
pbug101
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:38:51 AM

ok
Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 2:11:31 AM

Also agree with my fellow michigander jessek especially in Detroit :)
Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 2:09:47 AM

If same exact repair on same exact vehicle only difference should be parts due to shipping
Sounds like a little gouging going on! !
mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:19:00 PM

New state slogan: "Wyoming, where smart car mechanics go for work"
rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:05:40 PM

Old News
Ahking
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:03:06 PM

ok
jessek
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:57:07 PM

Actually you don't to break down anywhere.
OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:50:38 PM

Proper maintenance will prevent you from being a statistic
DCbeachbum
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:47:18 PM

My pan for visiting any of these states is to rent a car. As far as changing the filters in my vehicles... well that's what brother in laws are for.
J4romeo
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:46:04 PM

good to know!
tobasco
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:43:25 PM

towing is a killer.
mstearno
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:42:06 PM

glad I don't live in those states
downstream
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:37:55 PM

variation is to be expected.
Dodge_Me
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:34:41 PM

Interesting but kinda obvious, take care of your car and it will be cheaper
Tekkersmom57
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:32:51 PM

I'm glad that I don't live in or near any of those states.
bowler360
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:26:34 PM

Don't go there?
hlscaldera
Rookie Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:26:17 PM

i never drive this places...
abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:26:09 PM

All top 5 are in the west---hmmm
gilfarm
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:24:28 PM

No good time for a breakdown.
budman1035
Champion Author St. Louis

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:20:57 PM

I guess "Don't go driving west, young man!
camaro_man
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:20:34 PM

wow
clermont40miles
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:19:43 PM

Proper maintenance will minimize breakdowns on trips.

Like the body, a malfunction can happen anytime, anywhere.
Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:19:21 PM

There is no place you want to break down. That is why you want to maintain your vehicle.
SierraFaith
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:18:34 PM

All out west
blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:18:05 PM

IT's always more expensive when your from out of state.
ManBat12
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:16:39 PM

ok
my2002m
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:14:05 PM

Glad I don't live in any of these.
toadNY
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:11:04 PM

You said it comprof, use to be a 1/2 inch an 9/16 craftsman wrench, also made in America.
mrbee
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:09:34 PM

How do you control where you breakdown?
granitestater
Champion Author New Hampshire

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:07:15 PM

There goes my road trip to the Left Coast...
bonzoonfmb
Champion Author Florida

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:04:44 PM

Break downs are never timely.
EducatedShopper
Sophomore Author Milwaukee

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:03:36 PM

Am glad my state is not on the crappy list
menagerie1013
Champion Author San Diego

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:58:19 PM

Great, my state is on another crappy list.
WIPACKERFAN
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:52:26 PM

Car repairs are not cheap anywhere.
camel1
Champion Author Minnesota

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:51:26 PM

one would think the high area would be the northeast area (NY, NJ).
pecos
Champion Author Columbus

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:49:51 PM

Do you ever want it to break down.
OOXXFF
Champion Author Greensboro

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:49:51 PM

Breakdown is not good.
fuelsaverMN
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:48:45 PM

I am glad i don't have many breakdowns.
davenles
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:48:19 PM

The tow bill could be huge as well.
bvrbill
Champion Author Eugene

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:46:54 PM

No place is a good place to suffer a breakdown.
Blue48
Champion Author Illinois

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:42:21 PM

BUMMER!
Jeffro61
Champion Author Cleveland

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:40:21 PM

Break downs are never good.
Dennisjk
Champion Author Detroit

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:36:57 PM

I don't think you want your car to break down in any state.
pbug101
Champion Author Georgia

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:36:29 PM

ok
VanIsleLes
All-Star Author British Columbia

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:32:24 PM

Bugger huh?
sneadmd
Sophomore Author Dayton

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:32:21 PM

Interesting
suzmar
Champion Author Texas

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:29:43 PM

All out west, maybe inaccessibility has something to do with it. Miles to repair places. suppliers, etc.
RooieOH
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:28:08 PM

?
nimpy
Champion Author Indianapolis

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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 8:24:19 PM

this is only common sense
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