How much does it cost to fix a broken speedometer?

I just got ticketed for going 52 in a 45 MPH zone. But I’m a careful driver. I *know* my speedometer read 42. My cousin says that if I show proof the speedometer was broken and that I fixed it, the judge may knock down my fine. How much will it cost to fix my speedometer?

Rachel Rigolino · Answered on Jan 19, 2022
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
That is frustrating, especially if you’re a conscientious driver. While getting your fine reduced is not a sure thing, showing up in court with proof you’ve fixed a broken speedometer can only help. In addition, you’ll want to fix your speedometer as soon as possible, to avoid any further problems—including more tickets and higher car insurance rates.
Because the cost of repairing a broken speedometer averages around $200, you’ll likely want to replace it with a new one. This can run you about $250, but you’ll have an entirely new unit.
The most common cause of a malfunctioning speedometer is a problem with the speed sensor. The cost for having a mechanic replace a sensor will likely be between $207 to $252.
If you need some wiggle room in your budget to pay for these repairs, why not cut back on the cost of car insurance? Jerry is an insurance comparison app that shops for low prices with over 50 different insurance companies for free. You’ll get quotes in seconds, can make changes at any time, and if you ever have any questions, agents are just a text away.
Here’s to hoping the fix will be easy and not too painful on the pocketbook!
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