Stanley Subaru

22 Bar Harbor Road
Ellsworth, ME 04605

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What do I need to know about buying a rental car? 5 questions answered.

What do I need to know about buying a rental car?

There are quite a few articles out there from some well-known automotive publications about what the advantages and disadvantages of buying a vehicle that came from a rental fleet. Click and Clack, the Magliozzi brothers from CarTalk, even talked about it. However, finding out exactly what happens from the seller's side can be a bit more challenging.
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Meet the new head of our Car Rental Department, Krystal O'Hara

Krystal grew up in a small northern Maine town, graduating with a small class of only about 50 others. She relocated to Bangor and attended Beal College in the Business Management program.

Krystal is currently living on the coast with her family (animals included). She has an African grey parrot her family adopted, and because of that, although she doesn't speak French, her African grey knows some. She also has a blue and gold…
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What does antifreeze do? What is antifreeze? How does antifreeze work?

What does antifreeze do?


It keeps him from taking over Gotham.

Okay, actually, antifreeze is what makes engine coolant more effective. Your engine is cooled by liquids that are pumped through the engine to absorb heat and expel it away safely. This helps keep the engine in good condition by keeping it in an appropriate temperature range. If your engine were to get too hot, engine parts could warp or break, and those warped or…
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How did Vespa become Vespa? What does Vespa mean? Do I need a motorcycle license to drive one?

How did Vespa become Vespa?

Piaggio (the company that makes Vespa) started as a timber machining company in 1884. When airplanes got off the ground in the early 1900's, Piaggio started with the wood and canvas planes that were taking flight. Piaggio found great success as a plane manufacturer, becoming one of Italy's largest producers of airplanes and seaplanes...

The history of Piaggio in a gif:

Do you need a motorcycle license to drive a Vespa in Maine?

Maine has two different classes of scooters, motor scooters and mopeds...
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SPCA of Hancock County adoption event at Stanley Subaru

This past Saturday, we hosted the "Take an adventure. Take a friend." adoption event here at Stanley Subaru. Local animal shelter SPCA of Hancock County set up in our showroom with dogs and cats available for adoption.

David Wells of SPCA of Hancock County giving Colby some belly rubs

“The SPCA of Hancock County is grateful to our neighbors, Stanley Subaru, for hosting this adoption event! Anytime we can get our dogs and cats out…
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Safest performance compact on the planet? Rally champion? BRZ STi? Yes, yes, and yes!

So much Subaru news has been coming out, it's hard to keep up with it all! Here's a smattering of the Subaru news you need to know!

The Subaru WRX is getting EyeSight

EyeSight is part of what makes Subaru unmatched in the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety Top Safety Picks (see the the rankings here, where Subaru is the best of the best). Torque News seems pretty excited:

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