chi-oreilly auto parts The average age of cars on the road will continue to increase until 2018, driving more customers into auto parts stores such as this.

CHICAGO—Many drivers hung onto their old cars during the recession, providing a boost to the nation’s auto parts sector. Net lease investors were then drawn to these properties, pushing down their cap rates to historic lows. And even though the worst of the economic times seems past, auto parts remains one of the more popular net lease options.