Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 12, Part A - Vehicle Operating Expenses - Vehicle Maintenance and Repair, Parts, and Equipment

Section 12, Part A deals with expenses for vehicle services, parts and equipment.

I will now ask about expenses for vehicle services, parts, and equipment. Please do not include expenses for vehicles used entirely for business.

  1. Enter 1 to Continue

Since the first of the reference month, have you or any members of your CU had expenses for any of the following?

* Read each item on list

  1. Oil change, lubrication, or oil filter
  2. Motor tune-up
  3. Brake work
  4. Battery purchases or installation
  5. Tire purchases or mounting
  6. Tire repair
  7. Front end alignment, wheel balancing or wheel rotation
  8. Steering or front-end work
  9. Electrical system work
  10. Engine repair or replacement
  11. Air conditioning work
  12. Engine cooling system work
  13. Exhaust system work
  14. Clutch or transmission work
  15. Body work or painting
  16. Shock absorber replacement
  17. Drive shaft or rear-end work
  18. Audio equipment or installation
  19. Vehicle accessories or customizing
  20. Other vehicle services, parts, or equipment
  1. None/No more entries

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What was the expense for? [enter value] _____________

* Ask if not apparent

What type of vehicle is it?

  1. Automobile
  2. Truck, including vans and SUVs
  3. Motorized camper-coach
  4. Trailer type camper
  5. Other attachable type camper
  6. Motorcycle, motor scooter, or moped (motorized bicycle)
  7. Boat, with motor
  8. Boat, without a motor
  9. Trailer other than a camper type, such as for a boat or cycle
  10. Private plane
  11. Any other vehicle

Did this expense include labor?

  1. Yes
  2. No

In what month did you have this expense? [enter text] _____________

What was the total cost? [enter value] _____________

Did this include sales tax?

  1. Yes
  2. No

* Enter 'C' for a combined expense

  1. C
  2. Not combined

What expense was combined with the vehicle services, parts, and/or equipment expense?

* Enter all that apply

  1. Oil change, lubrication, or oil filter
  2. Motor tune-up
  3. Brake work
  4. Battery purchases or installation
  5. Tire purchases or mounting
  6. Tire repair
  7. Front end alignment, wheel balancing or wheel rotation
  8. Steering or front-end work
  9. Electrical system work
  10. Engine repair or replacement
  11. Air conditioning work
  12. Engine cooling system work
  13. Exhaust system work
  14. Clutch or transmission work
  15. Body work or painting
  16. Shock absorber replacement
  17. Drive shaft or rear-end work
  18. Audio equipment or installation
  19. Vehicle accessories or customizing
  20. Other vehicle services, parts, or equipment
  1. Misc. combined (unable to specify/DK)

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Has any of this expense or will any of it be reimbursed?

  1. Yes
  2. No

How much? [enter value] _____________

Did you have any other expenses for vehicle services, parts, and/or equipment?

  1. Yes
  2. No

End of Section 12A

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Last Modified Date: October 11, 2005

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