According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 4.15% higher in 2018 versus 2010.
Between 2010 and 2018: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of 0.51% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2010 would cost $520.77 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.64% during this same period, inflation for car parts was lower.
In the year 2010: Pricing changed by 2.20%, above the average yearly change for car parts during the 2010-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2010 (1.64%), price inflation for car parts was higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle parts and equipment: