According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 6.70% higher in 2018 versus 2009.
Between 2009 and 2018: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of 0.72% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2009 would cost $533.48 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.70% during this same period, inflation for car parts was lower.
In the year 2009: Pricing changed by 4.12%, significantly above the average yearly change for car parts during the 2009-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2009 (-0.36%), price inflation for car parts was much higher.
Raw Consumer Price Index data from U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics for Motor vehicle parts and equipment: