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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
65.2% Auto Parts Retailer 36.8%
20.6% AutoZone Inc. AZO 34.4%
17.1% O Reilly Automotive Inc. ORLY 58.8%
10.2% Advance Auto Parts Inc. AAP 42.7%
9.8% Genuine Parts Co. GPC 9.8%
5.3% LKQ Corporation LKQ 19.8%
1.2% Pep Boys-Manny Moe & Jack PBY 12.9%
0.9% Motorcar Parts of America Inc. MPAA 32.7%
14.3% Car Dealer 25.6%
5.8% CarMax Inc. KMX 31.1%
2.3% Copart Inc. CPRT 7.5%
2.2% Lithia Motors Inc. Cl A LAD 34.0%
1.3% KAR Auction Services KAR 35.9%
1.1% Asbury Automotive Group Inc. ABG 29.7%
0.8% Sonic Automotive Inc. Cl A SAH 4.2%
0.8% America's Car-Mart Inc CRMT 23.3%
14.0% Diversified 19.8%
9.5% Monro Muffler Brake Inc. MNRO 24.2%
2.9% Dorman Products Inc. DORM 16.4%
1.7% Standard Motor Products Inc. SMP 0.7%
6.5% Tires 16.5%
3.5% Cooper Tire & Rubber Co. CTB 14.1%
3.0% The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company GT 19.3%