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Consumer Expenditure Surveys

Section 12 - Vehicle Operating Expenses

Part A - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Parts, and Equipment

  1. Oil change, lubrication, or oil filter
  2. Motor tune-up, including -
    spark plugs   emission controls
    air/fuel filters   valve adjustment
    computer sensor   distributor cap, rotor   
    ignition wires   PCV valve
    ignition timing or mixture adjustment   air filter element

  1. Battery purchases or installation
  2. Tire purchases or mounting
  3. Tire repairs
  4. Front end alignment, wheel balancing, or wheel rotation
  5. Shock absorber replacement, including MacPherson struts
  6. Body work or painting, including -
  7.     convertible top   doors   sanding
        crash repairs   glass replacement   T-roof
        window repair   rust proofing   vinyl top
  1. Any other vehicle or engine repairs, including -
    axle work   steering    power steering   bushings
    alternator   ignition system    carburetor   fuel pump
   gaskets   timing belt   bearings   fuel injector
    compressor   condenser   air conditioning   clutch or transmission
    electrical system work   engine repair/replacement   exhaust system work   transmission
    suspension   brake pads   car computer   radiator
    fan switch or belt   recharge AC   muffler   brake work
    battery charge   differential   hydraulic system
  1. Vehicle accessories or customizing, including -
    alarm system   fender skirts   spoilers
    bike/ski racks   luggage rack   steering wheel covers
    bumper guards   running boards
    carpeting   seat covers
  1. Other vehicle services, parts, or equipment, including -
    battery cables   jack   charcoal canister filters
    brake lights   light bulbs   windshield wipers
    upholstery work   speedometer cable   wheels/rims
    gas cable/cap/can   vent filters   hub caps
    gaskets   wheel lugs   tire/wheel combination
  1. Vehicle cleaning services including car washes, including -
    vehicle detailing services   vacuuming   boat cleaning services

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Last Modified Date: April 7,2016