Consumer Expenditure Survey

Section 12 - VEHICLE OPERATING EXPENSES

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

  1. OIL CHANGE, LUBRICATION, and 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 breather/vapor/air filter element

  1. BATTERY PURCHASES OR INSTALLATION
  2. TIRE PURCHASES OR MOUNTING
  3. TIRE REPAIRS
  4. FRONT END ALIGNMENT, WHEEL BALANCING, 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/replacement 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
suspensions 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 heater repair
gas cable/cap/can vent filters hub caps
gasket sets wheel lugs gasket sets
headlights wheels/rims 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 30, 2013

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