According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 4.48% higher in 2017 versus 2010.
Between 2010 and 2017: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of 0.63% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2010 would cost $522.42 in 2017 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.68% 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 2010-2017 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: