If you want to break down in any state, turns out Arizona’s the worst—and Washington D.C. is the best to do so. Better keep pushing your beater to New Mexico.
In a survey that analyzed the cost of repairs for a “check engine” light, Arizona residents paid $421.49 in 2010, while Washington DC residents only shelled out $265.29, not including the pine air freshener. In fact, western states like New Mexico, Colorado, California, and Nevada all paid $406.81, $397.83, $394.49, and $393.96, respectively: the dry, arid heat and dust can take its toll on cars, coupled with the fact that they’re driven even further to get anywhere. Better keep pushing your car to Utah.
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