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Minnesota Among Fastest States For Auto Repair

Fastest mechanicsWhile our main goal at Affordable Auto is quality service, speed is also another factor we keep in mind. We know how important it is for you to have your vehicle, as the daily commutes to school, work or the post office simply can’t wait. That’s why we are honored to work in a state that constantly ranks among the nation’s best when it comes to getting your repairs done in a timely manner.

According to data provided by Enterprise Rent-A-Car, Minnesota is the second fastest state for auto repair.

To determine which mechanics do the quickest work, Enterprise collected data from their Automated Rental Management System (ARMS). The ARM system tracks how many days a customer uses a rental car when they take their car into a body shop for major work. The average consumer rents a car for 10.7 days.

Quickest States For Auto Repair

Minnesota just missed out at the top spot, falling behind North Dakota by just a few hours. Take a look at the five fastest states for auto repair below:

1. North Dakota (8.0 days)

2. Minnesota, Nebraska, South Dakota (8.1 days)

3. Iowa (8.3 days)

4. Utah (8.8 days)

5. Idaho, Maine, Vermont (8.9 days)

Minnesota mechanics are 2.6 days quicker at returning your car than the national average, which can save you money in the long run. Although Enterprise boasts about renting cars for $9.99 a day, the average consumer spends between $30-$60 a day depending on the vehicle you rent. If we round that difference up to three days, considering it probably will take you some coordination to get to the repair shop and then drop off your rental car, Minnesota residents can reasonably expect to save about $150 on car rental expenses compared to an average consumer, simply because they won’t have to rent a car for an additional three days! That $150 will certainly go a long way in cutting into your car repair bill.

We’re proud to work in a state with so many great mechanics, because it means we can’t cut corners. If we want to be the best, we’ve got to keep up with the best, and these numbers certainly show were headed in the right direction. Let us preform your next auto repair. We think you’ll find our work quality, quick and affordable.


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