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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
64.5% Auto Parts Retailer 6.6%
19.7% AutoZone Inc. AZO 2.2%
18.6% O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 4.8%
9.6% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 12.4%
9.2% Genuine Parts Company GPC 13.3%
6.5% LKQ Corporation LKQ 22.9%
1.0% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 9.9%
24.4% Car Dealer 45.0%
7.1% CarMax Inc KMX 42.4%
6.7% KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 41.0%
5.1% Copart Inc. CPRT 66.5%
1.4% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 40.6%
1.2% Lithia Motors Inc. LAD 16.0%
1.1% Penske Automotive Group Inc. PAG 55.8%
1.0% AutoNation Inc. AN 5.5%
0.9% America's Car-Mart Inc. CRMT 58.4%
5.1% Diversified 12.4%
3.3% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 10.7%
1.8% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 54.2%
3.2% Tires 8.3%
2.0% Cooper Tire & Rubber Company CTB 2.2%
1.2% The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT 18.8%
1.7% Powertrain systems 59.9%
1.7% Cummins Inc. CMI 59.9%
1.1% Drivetrain systems 20.5%
1.1% Wabco Holdings Inc. WBC 20.5%

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