Car Repairs More Expensive Than In 1928

Andy Y
March 29, 2009

Now that everyone in my social circle knows that I spend far too much of my life thinking about auto repair, I get a lot of car-related email and news--which is great!  There's a lot of it.

I was just sent this auto repair shop advertisement from a 1928 newspaper, and while I can't verify that it is authentic, but for fun, let's just assume that it is.

1928 Auto Repair Costs

Note that grinding valves runs $3.00 to $4.00, and the labor on an engine and transmission overhaul is $20 to $25.  Still doing the same jobs, but at a slightly different labor rate these days . . .

Andy Y

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