- Arizona automobile owners pay, on average, $421.49 on total parts and labor costs or 18% higher than the national average. Washington D.C. residents, on the other hand, pay the lowest at $265.29 or 25% below the national average. Interestingly, our nation’s capitol is one of the wealthiest areas to live according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
- Arizona is joined by New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Nevada as the most expensive states to repair vehicles. According to CarMD, all-year driving due to the mild weather increases vehicle wear and tear while the dry air and dust break down car parts more quickly. Automobile owners, on average, pay around 13% more than their Midewest counterparts; 11% more than those living in the Southeast; and 5% more than drivers in the Northeast.
- Oxygen sensor replacement was the number one “check light” issue in 2010 and a major issue since an improper sensor can reduce a vehicle’s fuel economy by as much 40 percent. Alaskans paid the most ($268.22) to replace their vehicle’s O2 sensor whose average cost is $238.71.
Its a good thing what CarMD can provide to consumers on what should be the problem of an engine and the cost of the repair as well. Also, CarMD compiled a report on every state what an average cost of every repair of an engine. Very cool! However, i am just curious about these CarMD kit? How can it be use? Just wondering.