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Making Do With More Mileage

The recession put the brakes on consumer spending, and made credit harder to come by. As a result, fewer people bought new cars, which boosted the average age of US cars to a record 11.4 years in 2012.[1] Spending on car maintenance increased, and that helped companies that serve the aftermarket for replacement parts and services. Additionally, more consumers started fishing for deals on used cars. That increased sales of pre-owned vehicles by 4.4% from 2011 to 2012[2], while the average price of a used car(up to eight years old) increased 1.2%.[3] All of which revs the engines of car dealers, who earn higher margins on used car sales vs. new cars. This motif provides exposure to the companies that may benefit from the surge in the auto aftermarket business caused by the extended use of aging cars. See more
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Weight Segment & Stocks Symbol 1 MO / 1 YR Return
66.6% Auto Parts Retailer 5.0%
22.7% AutoZone Inc. AZO 13.1%
18.7% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 14.7%
10.5% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 8.0%
9.0% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 13.0%
4.6% LKQ Corporation LKQ 11.6%
1.0% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 16.7%
14.7% Diversified 0.2%
10.5% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 4.7%
2.5% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 13.7%
1.8% Standard Motor Products SMP 10.5%
11.3% Car Dealer 24.6%
4.3% CarMax Inc. KMX 34.7%
2.5% Copart Inc. CPRT 9.9%
1.6% Lithia Motors Inc. LAD 13.3%
1.2% Kar Auction Services Inc. KAR 4.8%
0.7% Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG 40.6%
0.6% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 37.3%
0.4% America's Car-Mart Inc CRMT 56.4%
7.4% Tires 1.2%
4.2% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 3.7%
3.2% Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 7.8%

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