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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 12:10:38 PM

hmmm
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honda0105
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Message Posted: Jul 25, 2012 6:20:05 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).
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pbug101
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 4:38:51 AM

ok
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Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:11:31 AM

Also agree with my fellow michigander jessek especially in Detroit :)
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Dphillips720
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Message Posted: Jul 23, 2012 3:09:47 AM

If same exact repair on same exact vehicle only difference should be parts due to shipping
Sounds like a little gouging going on! !
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mfeldstein
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:19:00 PM

New state slogan: "Wyoming, where smart car mechanics go for work"
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rahcat
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:05:40 PM

Old News
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 11:03:06 PM

ok
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jessek
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:57:07 PM

Actually you don't to break down anywhere.
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OilOnTheCheap
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:50:38 PM

Proper maintenance will prevent you from being a statistic
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:47:18 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.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:46:04 PM

good to know!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:43:25 PM

towing is a killer.
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mstearno
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:42:06 PM

glad I don't live in those states
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downstream
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:37:55 PM

variation is to be expected.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:34:41 PM

Interesting but kinda obvious, take care of your car and it will be cheaper
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:32:51 PM

I'm glad that I don't live in or near any of those states.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:26:34 PM

Don't go there?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:26:17 PM

i never drive this places...
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abcdMA
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:26:09 PM

All top 5 are in the west---hmmm
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:24:28 PM

No good time for a breakdown.
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budman1035
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:20:57 PM

I guess "Don't go driving west, young man!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:20:34 PM

wow
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:19:43 PM

Proper maintenance will minimize breakdowns on trips.

Like the body, a malfunction can happen anytime, anywhere.
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Amtrgas
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:19:21 PM

There is no place you want to break down. That is why you want to maintain your vehicle.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:18:34 PM

All out west
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blazerbob91
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:18:05 PM

IT's always more expensive when your from out of state.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:16:39 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:14:05 PM

Glad I don't live in any of these.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:11:04 PM

You said it comprof, use to be a 1/2 inch an 9/16 craftsman wrench, also made in America.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:09:34 PM

How do you control where you breakdown?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:07:15 PM

There goes my road trip to the Left Coast...
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:04:44 PM

Break downs are never timely.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 10:03:36 PM

Am glad my state is not on the crappy list
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:58:19 PM

Great, my state is on another crappy list.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:52:26 PM

Car repairs are not cheap anywhere.
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camel1
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:51:26 PM

one would think the high area would be the northeast area (NY, NJ).
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:49:51 PM

Do you ever want it to break down.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:49:51 PM

Breakdown is not good.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:48:45 PM

I am glad i don't have many breakdowns.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:48:19 PM

The tow bill could be huge as well.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:46:54 PM

No place is a good place to suffer a breakdown.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:42:21 PM

BUMMER!
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:40:21 PM

Break downs are never good.
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Dennisjk
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:36:57 PM

I don't think you want your car to break down in any state.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:36:29 PM

ok
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:32:24 PM

Bugger huh?
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:32:21 PM

Interesting
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suzmar
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:29:43 PM

All out west, maybe inaccessibility has something to do with it. Miles to repair places. suppliers, etc.
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Message Posted: Jul 22, 2012 9:28:08 PM

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