You’re not alone in thinking that every trip to the car repair shop costs more than it did the last time. And it’s (probably) not just because your car is aging.
Consumers spent an average of $384.90 fixing their cars in 2019, according to CarMD.com, which maintains a nationwide database of repairs and costs.
That’s up only a little from 2018’s $380.85, and it’s a big increase over the $357.45 consumers spent in 2017.
The cost of parts needed to repair cars averaged almost $237 last year, and consumers spent around $148 having those items installed.
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Like just about any other service, pricing varies…