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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
67.3% Auto Parts Retailer 11.2%
20.8% AutoZone Inc. AZO 5.9%
19.8% O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 16.1%
9.3% Genuine Parts Company GPC 25.4%
9.0% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 12.5%
7.3% LKQ Corporation LKQ 27.1%
1.0% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 6.4%
22.0% Car Dealer 17.4%
6.3% KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 27.0%
5.8% CarMax Inc KMX 8.4%
4.7% Copart Inc. CPRT 61.5%
1.1% Lithia Motors Inc. LAD 12.9%
1.1% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 9.0%
1.0% Penske Automotive Group Inc. PAG 3.7%
1.0% AutoNation Inc. AN 16.2%
0.9% America's Car-Mart Inc. CRMT 8.0%
5.2% Diversified 4.0%
3.5% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 7.8%
1.6% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 29.5%
3.0% Tires 6.2%
1.9% Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB 0.2%
1.1% The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT 17.0%
1.5% Powertrain systems 18.6%
1.5% Cummins Inc. CMI 18.6%
1.1% Drivetrain systems 7.9%
1.1% Wabco Holdings Inc. WBC 7.9%

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