Wednesday, 29 June 2016 15:24

Ohio Named 3rd Least Expensive State to Fix Your Car In

Ohio Named 3rd Least Expensive State to Fix Your Car In

Auto mechanic Joe Valenti changes a battery in a Honda Acura at his garage in Dormont, Pa. (Gene J. Puskar)


It may not make you feel any easier about all the potholes and constant road repair. But Ohio does have one thing going for it when it comes to taking your car to the mechanic: It's not as expensive as other states.

In a recent report by financial website 24/7 Wall St., Ohio was determined to be the third least expensive city for car repairs. The only states less expensive were Michigan and Indiana.

This comes on the heels of Ohio being ranked the fifth least expensive state to own a car in, based on one-time purchase costs and ownership/usage costs. The recent "Fix Your Car" report takes into account a state's average labor cost and average parts cost, which Ohio ranked eighth and fifth in, respectively.

However, according to the report, Ohio had the 15th highest percentage of roadways that are in poor condition, which probably doesn't come as a surprise to anyone who commutes to work.

In case you're wondering, the most expensive state to own a car in California.


Thank you cleveland.com for reprint permission.