New research has revealed that Maine is the state most in need of a mechanic.
The study by FindTheBestCarPrice.com analyzed Google trends to discover search levels for terms related to car problems, such as “auto repair” and “mechanic near me”.
It found that Maine tops the list with the highest search levels over the past 12 months, including the nation’s highest search levels for the term “mechanic”. The state is home to an estimated 356,079 cars, with a population of around 1.341 million, of whom 71.79% use their car to commute to work alone.
Second on the list is the home of Motor City itself, Michigan, whose residents make the highest proportion of searches for both “auto repair” and “auto repair near me”. There are 2,691,704 vehicles registered in the state, which equates to 27 cars for every 100 people.
Wyoming comes third for its high frequency of searches for mechanics, and also has America’s 10th highest percentage of people who travel to work by car, with 84.95% either commuting alone or in a car pool.
Hawaii ranks fourth for mechanic-related searches, while Alaska places fifth. The top ten is rounded out by Washington in sixth, Georgia in seventh, and Missouri, Idaho and West Virginia in eighth, ninth and tenth.
At the other end of the scale, Washington DC has the lowest search levels for car assistance, including the lowest rate of searches for both “auto repair” and “mechanic”. The jurisdiction is by far the least car-reliant in the country when it comes to commuting, with just 30.55% of workers traveling to work by automobile.
Connecticut ranks 50th in the list for car repair searches, while New York is 49th and Massachusetts is 48th.
Commenting on the findings, a spokesperson for FindTheBestCarPrice.com said: “America is a nation of car lovers, and so many people rely on their automobiles in various aspects of their lives, whether for work or leisure. Buying a car is one of the biggest purchases someone can make, so it’s always important to consider the benefits of an extended warranty when doing so. Regular driving only increases the chances of repairs being necessary, so a good warranty is extremely valuable as it provides the peace of mind that you are covered in the event of problems with your car.”
The latest statistics from the Federal Highway Administration indicate there are 105,135,300 cars in the United States, while 68.96% of people across the nation drive to work alone, with a further 7.88% choosing to car pool. In total more than three quarters of the working population (76.84%) use a car to get to their job.
The research was carried out by FindTheBestCarPrice.com, which is made up of a team of auto industry experts who curate incentives across all car brands, and are dedicated to sharing new deals along with their top picks each month as soon as they come out.
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