West Virginia cheapest, Alaska most expensive
LEXINGTON, Ky. (March 14, 2016) — Kentucky is one of the nation’s most affordable states for car repairs, according to a study by the blog RepairPal. The study looked at the average cost of three common repairs—water pump, alternator and brake pad replacements—on three popular car models—2010 Ford F-150, 2010 Honda Accord and 2010 BMW 328i—in a range of zip codes across each U.S. state.
Kentucky’s average cost for auto repairs in the study area was $1,087, second only to West Virginia, $1,033. Arkansas was third ($1,088), followed by Wyoming ($1,095) and Mississippi ($1,102).
The most expensive state was Alaska, at $1,374, followed by Michigan ($1,289), Connecticut ($1,271), Massachusetts ($1,246) and Missouri ($1,226).