According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, prices for motor vehicle parts and equipment were 0.95% lower in 2018 versus 2015.
Between 2015 and 2018: Car parts experienced an average inflation rate of -0.32% per year. In other words, car parts costing $500 in the year 2015 would cost $495.26 in 2018 for an equivalent purchase. Compared to the overall inflation rate of 1.69% during this same period, inflation for car parts was lower.
In the year 2015: Pricing changed by -0.41%, below the average yearly change for car parts during the 2015-2018 time period. Compared to inflation for all items in 2015 (0.12%), 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: