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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
64.9% Auto Parts Retailer 15.8%
19.1% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 19.9%
18.8% AutoZone Inc. AZO 12.5%
10.3% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 7.9%
8.0% LKQ Corporation LKQ 30.2%
7.6% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 10.1%
0.9% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 10.4%
21.0% Car Dealer 2.5%
6.5% Copart Inc. CPRT 18.1%
5.4% CarMax Inc. KMX 21.6%
5.0% Kar Auction Services Inc. KAR 4.5%
1.2% Group 1 Automotive Inc. GPI 15.9%
1.0% Penske Automotive Group Inc PAG 18.4%
1.0% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 19.4%
0.9% AutoNation Inc. AN 18.5%
9.8% Diversified 14.5%
5.6% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 19.1%
3.3% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 13.9%
0.9% Standard Motor Products SMP 11.0%
2.1% Tires 6.9%
1.2% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 16.9%
0.9% Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 6.4%
1.1% Powertrain systems 12.7%
1.1% Cummins Inc. CMI 12.7%
1.1% Drivetrain systems 10.4%
1.1% WABCO Holdings WBC 10.4%

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