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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
65.1% Auto Parts Retailer 28.8%
21.6% AutoZone Inc. AZO 38.2%
17.9% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 49.9%
9.3% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 8.4%
9.1% Advance Auto Parts Inc AAP 13.1%
4.8% LKQ Corporation LKQ 3.5%
1.5% Pep Boys - Manny Moe & Jack PBY 58.0%
1.1% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 18.1%
14.8% Diversified 30.7%
10.5% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 40.8%
2.5% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 2.5%
1.8% Standard Motor Products SMP 10.1%
12.7% Car Dealer 13.6%
4.8% CarMax Inc. KMX 2.1%
2.4% Copart Inc. CPRT 9.2%
2.1% Lithia Motors, Inc. LAD 69.9%
1.1% KAR Auction Services KAR 11.2%
0.9% Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG 1.7%
0.8% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 4.2%
0.5% America's Car-Mart Inc CRMT 42.0%
7.4% Tires 28.3%
4.2% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 26.1%
3.3% Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co. GT 31.0%