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U.S. Auto Care reports monthly gains

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Southfield, Mich.-based U.S. Auto Care LLC ended the month of January with 19% more sales versus January 2004.

"While tire sales remained strong, the cold weather brought in a nice increase in our (battery sales)," says U.S. Auto Care President Steve Wilson.

"Sales were good in brakes, front end and other related service categories."

U.S. Auto Care -- which operates 11 Big O franchise stores in the greater Detroit area -- also had a good December. "The month came in at a 24% comp increase over last year, with tire units and dollars continuing to lead the way."

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