As a professional in the data industry, I can attest to one thing that universally holds true: There's a lot of power in data. Rather than let it sit and go untapped, some businesses have decided to take a closer look and extract some insights out of this information.

One of those companies is CarMD, which is a business that sells an OBD II device that extracts critical data from vehicles in order to diagnose problems.

Given the nature of its business, it obviously has access to a plethora of auto data provided by users of its product. It has compiled what it calls the Vehicle Health Index. The purpose of the index is to see a couple of things:

1) The vehicles with check engine repairs and their respective costs, which results in a rank order of the Top 10 brands and Top 100 vehicles least likely to have a check engine light (CEL) on; and,

2) The Top 3 vehicles per category.

Pulling the data from October 1, 2017 to September 30, 2018, the winner was Toyota, which is considered the least likely brand to need a check engine repair. Mazda gets a nod because it is the brand with the lowest cost associated with a check engine repair.

All that said, I've passed along more finding from CarMD's data. Are there any OTHER surprises in here that caught you off guard?

Let us know in the comments below!

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Auto Data Company Reveals That Toyota Is The MOST Reliable And Mazda MOST Affordable To Repair — Any OTHER Surprises?

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