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Used Car Tune-up

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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
65.3% Auto Parts Retailer 4.2%
20.5% AutoZone Inc. AZO 7.7%
20.3% O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 0.8%
8.9% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 4.3%
7.6% LKQ Corporation LKQ 3.8%
7.0% Genuine Parts Company GPC 1.1%
1.0% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 26.1%
22.1% Car Dealer 23.8%
7.3% CarMax Inc KMX 18.5%
5.3% Copart Inc. CPRT 47.8%
4.4% KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 21.8%
1.2% AutoNation Inc. AN 13.0%
1.0% America's Car-Mart Inc. CRMT 29.5%
1.0% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 7.1%
1.0% Asbury Automotive Group Inc ABG 0.2%
1.0% Penske Automotive Group Inc. PAG 22.5%
5.4% Diversified 7.4%
3.0% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 23.3%
2.4% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 46.3%
4.8% Tires 13.2%
3.0% The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT 10.9%
1.8% Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB 17.3%
1.5% Drivetrain systems 42.0%
1.5% Cummins Inc. CMI 42.0%
1.0% Powertrain systems 24.1%
1.0% Tenneco Inc. TEN 24.1%

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