According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 2.55% lower in 2018 versus 2013.
Between 2013 and 2018: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of -0.52% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2013 would cost $487.24 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.29% during this same period, inflation for car parts was lower.
In the year 2013: Pricing changed by -1.44%, below the average yearly change for car parts during the 2013-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2013 (1.46%), price inflation for car parts was lower.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle parts and equipment: