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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
65.7% Auto Parts Retailer 18.7%
20.5% AutoZone Inc. AZO 10.7%
19.1% O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 18.4%
10.1% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 23.1%
8.8% Genuine Parts Company GPC 30.9%
6.3% LKQ Corporation LKQ 25.3%
0.9% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 10.4%
24.0% Car Dealer 47.3%
7.0% CarMax Inc KMX 45.3%
6.5% KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 38.2%
4.8% Copart Inc. CPRT 66.3%
1.4% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 29.3%
1.2% Lithia Motors Inc. LAD 27.0%
1.1% Penske Automotive Group Inc. PAG 59.4%
1.0% AutoNation Inc. AN 9.4%
1.0% America's Car-Mart Inc. CRMT 101.5%
5.0% Diversified 19.0%
3.3% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 6.5%
1.7% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 68.2%
2.8% Tires 6.2%
1.6% Powertrain systems 70.6%
1.6% Cummins Inc. CMI 70.6%
0.9% Drivetrain systems 21.2%
0.9% Wabco Holdings Inc. WBC 21.2%

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