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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
64.7% Auto Parts Retailer 16.8%
19.6% O'Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 23.0%
18.1% AutoZone Inc. AZO 15.2%
10.0% Advance Auto Parts Inc W/I AAP 9.0%
8.5% LKQ Corporation LKQ 24.8%
7.8% Genuine Parts Company GPC 31.8%
0.7% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 7.8%
22.1% Car Dealer 22.2%
7.5% Copart Inc. CPRT 58.2%
5.7% CarMax Inc KMX 2.4%
5.3% KAR Auction Services Inc KAR 20.6%
1.1% Penske Automotive Group Inc. PAG 4.7%
1.0% Group 1 Automotive Inc. GPI 32.2%
0.9% Sonic Automotive Inc. SAH 18.7%
0.8% AutoNation Inc. AN 16.3%
9.0% Diversified 12.7%
4.3% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 4.9%
3.6% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 28.8%
1.1% Standard Motor Products Inc. SMP 28.6%
2.0% Tires 0.3%
1.1% Powertrain systems 11.6%
1.1% Cummins Inc. CMI 11.6%
1.0% Drivetrain systems 3.4%
1.0% Wabco Holdings Inc. WBC 3.4%

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