Our award-winning service is now available on-demand all the time
We are now bringing you our Express Service every day we're open! Subaru Express Service offers you on-demand access to
Air filter changes
Cabin air filter changes
Subaru Express Service isn't just for Subarus; it's available to all our guests! 7:30 am - 5:00 pm Monday through Friday and 8:00 am - 5:00 pm Saturday, swing by, and we can take care of your basic vehicle needs with no appointment. Just stop in…
The Insurance Institute for Highway Safety recently tested the 2017 Subaru Impreza, and well, the Impreza did a good job. We'll let the IIHS tell it: "The redesigned Subaru Impreza, a small car, is the latest winner of the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's 2017 TOP SAFETY PICK+ award, thanks to top ratings for crash protection, a superior-rated front crash prevention system and good-rated headlights." And per IIHS's twitter, "This car managed to ace every test."
Some of us are lucky enough to have dogs that enjoy every car ride. Some of us are not quite so lucky. Thankfully, it is possible to teach a dog to enjoy road trips so you can make it to your favorite hikes and campsites.
Teaching a dog to like car rides is based on a simple idea. Simple doesn't always mean easy, so working with your dog may take a little more effort than someone else with another dog, but it is totally possible to teach your dog to love riding along with its family.
Stanley Subaru is excited to have Jessica McIntire joining our team! She bringing with her a wealth of experience in many areas of the automobile business. A local girl, Jessica grew up on Mount Desert Island and began her adult life as a painting contractor, owning her own company.
Her insatiable love of cars, and a desire to see the world, led her to the car business in Madison Wisconsin, Manchester New Hampshire, and a few places in between. Jessica couldn't be more elated to be coming home to beautiful downeast Maine.
Construction is coming along! While we are working on improving the showroom and service entrance, we have temporarily moved all operations over to the annex. So for everything service, parts, rental, or sales related, you will want to visit the annex. The annex is on the right side of the street if you are heading to Bar Harbor or on the left side if you are heading into Ellsworth.
The lovely new annex
Don't worry! We don't expect it to take long. As you can see, the work is coming along quickly:
The Stanley Subaru family is hurting. We lost Georgette Himes-Richardson (Geddy) to cancer. We love Geddy and miss her terribly. She was the very first employee of Stanley Subaru and was a huge part of building us into the organization we are today. She embodied all the virtues we strive for – exceptional service and attention to our guests, a force for good on our team, and a positive contributor to our community. Our deepest sympathies are with her family. We love Geddy and will continue to try to do right by her.
Subaru prides itself on safety. Subaru is the only manufacturer to have every model in their lineup earn the IIHS Top Safety Pick award. Subaru has done it twice. (Fingers crossed for three in a row this year!) One of the most important safety features on a vehicle are its airbags. Airbags have gotten a lot of attention in the last year, and we want to make sure that all our guests have all the information they need to be informed and safe!
We are getting ready to put the finishing touches on our new service department! When we're done, we will be able to handle all our guests' needs for regularly scheduled maintenance on-demand without an appointment!
In October, Stanley Subaru ran Test Drives for the Cure, a program where they would donate $10 to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital patients' cancer care for every test drive taken. All told, Stanley Subaru donated over $2000 to get local cancer patients the care they need this year! Stanley Subaru's owner, Mark Politte, even came to the hospital to hand out crab-shaped cookies to the staff and patients of the Mary Dow Center and Breast Health Clinic!
Subaru EyeSight uses stereo cameras to track vehicles, lanes, obstacles, and other objects. It then takes that information and uses it to help you stay safe!
Why might EyeSight turn off?
It is winter! Which means there are occasions where EyeSight will be disabled for one of a few reasons. EyeSight is a tremendous help, but it does have its limitations. Understanding stereo vision and mapping an environment takes a lot of effort so things that make that more difficult make it harder for EyeSight to function. Sun glare and inclement weather make it very difficult…
Share the Love is Subaru's annual event that lets Subaru owners give back to their favorite charities. For every new Subaru purchased or leased between November 17 and January 3, Subaru will donate $250 to charity.
Our guests can choose whether to share that money across multiple charities, or choose one charity to receive the full $250 to go to their cause. Meals on Wheels, The National Park Foundation, Make-A-Wish, and the ASPCA are the national charities, and at Stanley Subaru, we are once again supporting The Grand here in Ellsworth.
We are expanding our capacity to provide on-demand service to our guests. While we're at it, we're touching up our showroom. To do that, we need to make space, so enjoy the Construction Reduction sale for an extra $1000 off in-stock new and used vehicles!
[Mark Politte] At Stanley Subaru, it’s always been our goal to provide you great service. So we’re increasing our service capacity to better meet your needs.
Jason has three tips for how to research your next car online. Sound a little familiar? We love looking up cars and figuring out the best way to do it! We also have a written guide here!
Hi, my name is Jason from Stanley Subaru, and these are my top three tips for researching cars online. Tip number one is using credible sources of information online: dealer websites, manufacturer websites, and credible third-party information.
Mark is here to help you save money the next time you buy a used car.
Hi, I’m Mark Politte from Stanley Subaru. These are my top tips to time your used car purchase. First, give yourself time. Don’t wait until you need the car to start the buying process. Second, certain models have peak seasons during the year. If you can buy off-peak, you’re likely to find better savings. I’m Mark and those are my tips to timing your used car purchase. Stanley Subaru is the Smart Choice on the Bar Harbor Road in…
We are working on the interior so we can get you all the service you need when you need it. While we are finishing up the inside, we have moved our service department over to the annex. Which totally works out for you! The colors on the trees are so much better over there! Enjoy the perfectly-timed (temporary) move to get a good look at the best of Maine's autumn while you get your vehicle serviced!
Stanley Subaru is once again supporting Down East cancer patients with Test Drives for the Cure.
For every test drive taken in October, Stanley Subaru will donate $10 to the care of patients at the Mary Dow Center for Cancer Care, a department of Maine Coast Memorial Hospital.
No purchase is necessary, and the money will be donated in your name. This program has been running since 2009, and directly benefits local cancer patients. Test Drives for the Cure has raised over $10,000 for patient care in Hancock County so far!
The Subaru Guaranteed Trade-In Program guarantees the minimum trade-in amount owners will receive for their qualified Subaru vehicle when a new later model year Subaru vehicle is purchased. The GTP Value is updated monthly and is available for 6 years from the original vehicle warranty start date. Subaru is extending this offer not just six years back, but all the way back to 2008 for our guests!
There are lots of different bells and whistles that are available from every manufacturer, so to try to make it easier to tell which car will fit you best, we have this base model to base model comparison of the 2017 Legacy, Accord, Camry, Fusion, and Sonata. Everyone will let you add more, but comparing base models will help you figure out which vehicle really has the best value. Find out which car works for you!
We want to thank Dave Cookson for his consistently outstanding work for us as a service writer. Despite all our best efforts to keep him here forever, Dave retired.
On Thursday, we had a cookout for him to visit with us and our guests one more time. There were lots of hugs, and almost as many goodbyes. Dave was quick to remind everyone that attended that he'll be back plenty; he owns a Subaru, after all, and will need it serviced.
Time to trade in or get a new lease or just get another car, huh? There are three easy things you can do to make your life a little easier when it comes to making a decision.
1. Compare different models
Since you probably know what you want in terms of the size and shape of the vehicle (you might even have a particular model in mind), check out some of the comparisons out there that compare similar types. You may be a diehard Subaru fan (thank you), but you might find some features on another vehicle that surprise you…
Get your basic maintenance without an appointment!
We are hard at work expanding our service facilities to get you faster, better service, we are excited to let you know that you no longer need an appointment to get service the moment you need it! With Subaru Express Service, you can pull right in and get an oil change!
You don't need an appointment, just pull right up, and Heather will get you started!
The Outback is a great vehicle with a devoted following, but Subaru isn't the only company making wagons, crossovers, or small SUV's. (What you call them depends on who you ask.) Every year there's a new crop of models from other companies to choose from. We put together a comparison of standard features available on the base models for the Subaru Outback, Audi allroad, Volvo V60, and Ford Edge.
Stanley Subaru has been part of the Hancock County community for sixteen years, and we are committed to showing our community as much love and support as we have received. That's why Stanley Subaru supports arts programs, education, animal welfare, and local healthcare. Acadia National Park directly impacts all of these areas and has given Stanley Subaru, the state of Maine, and our country so much in the past 100 years that we want to do our part to ensure its success for another 100 and beyond.
The 2017's will be coming at the end of the year, but the 2016 model year has seen some small cars with pep that are definitely worth your time. There are lots of different bells and whistles that are available from every manufacturer, so to try to make it easier to tell which car will fit you best, we have this base model to base model comparison of the Impreza, Focus, Civic, and Corolla. Find out which car works for you!
I want to thank you personally for the very generous donation of your time and technical talents in support of our 25th Anniversary 10k/5k benefit race. Your many hours of help with Facebook and Pay Pal and more was invaluable. We are lucky, indeed, to have businesses near and far so willing to help us in this effort. The work you did with our two 'tech experts' helped us find new ways to meet expenses and make this important fundraiser a success. It is especially meaningful because our volunteers don't cover Hancock County, although…
We mentioned last time that we are looking to open more space to increase our service access. We love our guests, but we know you want to be able to get service without an appointment, and we are taking concrete steps* to make that happen. We have begun the work to expand service access by the annex.
May is Teacher Appreciation Month, and last week was Teacher Appreciation Week. We have celebrated Teacher Appreciation Month for years at Stanley Subaru. We believe that great teachers are not only inspirational figures for students, but they are keystones in our community.
As part of a humble thank you to the incredible teachers in our community, we are providing complimentary oil changes and 27-point inspections to them this month. Teachers received a small note with how to redeem the offer at their convenience along with flowers and balloons arranged by The Bud Connection.
Thank you! Stanley Subaru has enjoyed being part of a wonderful community for over 16 years, and it has been possible because of our fantastic guests.
With this appreciation in mind we'd like to apologize to you for not always being available when you want to have your vehicle serviced. Our growth as part of this great community has stressed our service department and resulted in long wait times for reservations. We are grateful for your patience, but we know you deserve better, and we will do better for you!
The hands-free operations in your Subaru are great, but you have to pair your phone with it first. Blaine breaks it down for us how to do that! Use the iPhone, Android, or Windows Phone pairing videos below (complete with transcripts!) to make the most of your Subaru experience.
We popped by The Grand yesterday to deliver $10,000 donated through Share the Love.
During “Share the Love” which ran from November 19, 2015 through January 2, 2016, Stanley Subaru guests who purchased a new Subaru could select from a list of charities to receive a $250 donation from Subaru of America. This year, Subaru will donate $15 million dollars to participating charities. Over the last seven years, Subaru of America has donated $50 million to a number of worth causes through the “Share the Love” event.
"Everything we do at [Camp Beech Cliff] is to get people connected with nature, each other and their best selves,” says Debra Deal, Executive Director. The Acadia Winter Festival was a celebration of winter in Acadia National Park and surrounding communities and culminated in Camp Beech Cliff's Winter Boot Bash, a benefit dance to raise funds for camp programs. Winter is a magical time of year to investigate wildlife, reunite with old friends over a cup of cocoa, learn a new skill, and enjoy a fun winter activity.”
Stanley Subaru wins the Stellar Care Award for the fifth year in a row.
Every year, Subaru evaluates dealers everywhere on rigorous standards that cover everything from building maintenance to how guests are treated to how effectively vehicles are serviced. Stanley Subaru was honored this year with our fifth Stellar Care Award, passing the most demanding quality requirements ever.
Subaru Starlink is bringing new benefits to Subaru owners.
Now, when your Subaru dashboard indicator lights alert Starlink subscribers and alert is sent out. A dash light alert will notify us (as the dealer from whom you purchased your vehicle) in case it's something that needs your attention. We will try to reach you to make sure you have everything you need if that happens.
We just completed one of our most successful food drives yet!
About 1 in 4 students in Maine is food insecure. Undernourishment deeply affects students' lives including reducing their ability to learn, which further impacts their future. Food insecurity is a terrible problem, and Stanley Subaru is making efforts to solve it. We partnered with WABI TV5 and the Maine Education Association in 2015 to End Student Hunger.
Julia Montague organizes food at the Ellsworth High School pantry
We are happy to say the state of Maine confirms that we have some of the best possible water you can drink! Not only was everything good and at acceptable levels, we had some of the best possible readings in almost every category! Which means not only is our water great, but whenever you have tea, coffee, or cocoa, you're getting some great quality brew!
We also have loads of great news from our service department! Chris Williams passed his final ASE in December and is officially Subaru Master Certified!
We love our community. We love being a part of down east Maine. We are so grateful to every one of our guests who make us feel welcome. Because we love our community, we are always looking for ways to help where there is a need. Unfortunately, in Maine and in Hancock County in particular, there is a great need for children to get enough to eat. Which is why we are continuing our partnership with the Maine Education Association and WABI TV5.
Share the Love returns to Ellsworth November 19th - January 2nd!
Share the Love is Subaru's annual event that lets Subaru owners give back to their favorite charities. For every new Subaru purchased or leased between November 19 and January 2, Subaru will donate $250 to charity. Our guests can choose whether to share that money across multiple charities, or choose one charity to receive the full $250 to go to their cause. Meals on…
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…
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…
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
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...
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…
When you're renting a new (like new new) Subaru, there are a few things you probably want to know if you haven't driven a Subaru much before. We want you to get the most out of your driving experience, so here are a few ways you can maximize your comfort and capability when taking it out on the road.
Bill Bergeon, Mark Politte, Kelly Cochrane, Gail La Rosa Thompson
As the result of our successful
Share the Love campaign, Stanley Subaru presented fifteen thousand
dollars to The Grand Theatre in Ellsworth as part of our ongoing
support of the Campaign for the Grand.
Campaign for the Grand is a fundraising effort to restore, repair,
and improve the Grand's facilities to enable a renewed focus on
quality local theatre. We plan to use…
David Higgins and Craig Drew dominated at this weekend's snowy Rally in the 100 Acre Wood. With ice covering 50% of the roads yesterday and steady snow all day with 6+" of accumulation, this was a true snow event. The 2015 Subaru WRX STI handled the treacherous conditions with ease and performed flawlessly all weekend.
always a good year to have a Subaru, but 2015 is spectacular. Not only
is every Subaru model an IIHS Top Safety Pick, Consumer Reports has had
some glowing things to say.
It's a sweep; Subaru took 49% of the total votes for best vehicle! From Consumer Reports:
Winner: Subaru Outback (25 percent [of votes]) The
redesigned Subaru Outback hits a sweet spot, with refined manners,
benchmark safety scores, available advanced safety equipment,
easy-to-use infotainment system, and ample passenger and cargo space.
Factor in standard all-wheel drive and respectable fuel economy, and you
have the best new and used Subarus you can find, but there are times
when you just need a truck. Luckily, we have a couple of those, too.
We have three 2012 pick-ups, and we put together this comparison to
help make it a little easier to find what you're looking for.
For the sixth year in a row, Subaru is the only manufacturer to earn Top Safety Picks from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety for every vehicle in its line up. The Impreza, XV Crosstrek, Legacy, Outback, and Forester each earned Top Safety Pick + and are once again the only vehicles in their classes to earn a Superior rating on Crash Mitigation and Prevention.
We are pleased to announce a new, public car rental in
Ellsworth! Stanley Subaru will be offering new Subaru vehicles
including Subaru Foresters—the 2014 Motor Trend Sport Utility of
the Year, an IIHS Top Safety Pick+ winner, and the only vehicle in
its class to get a Superior rating on collision mitigation and
Roy was looking for something like a
Mustang when he came in and talked to Tony yesterday. He was after
something sporty with good handling, and he knew a Mustang would fit
the bill, but Roy also knew his wife Nan wanted all wheel drive.
Tony had him try a 2009 Outback XT
Limited. Roy was hooked. With the turbocharged engine and the 105
inch wheelbase, he had a blast getting the sporty feel he…
Gail La Rosa Thompson, Executive Director of the Grand and Tony Murray
Stanley Subaru and Subaru of America will donate $250 to charity for every new Subaru sold at Stanley Subaru from November 20, 2014 through January 2, 2015. As part of Subaru's 7th annual Share the Love event, guests can choose which charity their donation will support.
Over the last six years, Subaru of America has donated $35,000,000 to charities…
Susan at the Mary Dow Center for
Cancer Care chooses her cookie
Stanley Subaru raised $3210 for Maine Coast Memorial
Hospital's Breast Health Clinic this October. Stanley Subaru enjoyed
its 15th anniversary in October, and as part of our celebration we dedicated $15 for every test drive taken all month directly to
diagnostic testing at Maine Coast Memorial. People from…
Let Stanley Subaru help
complete your to-do list. November 7th starting at 9:00AM, we're giving
free flu shots to staff, family, and guests! Still need your snow tires?
Perfect timing. We'll store your other tires for free when you buy your snow tires from us. Come in, get your snow tires, get a free flu shot while they get mounted!
The CDC has a ton of great information on influenza, and you…
By far one of our most useful blog posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every light that shows up on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything about it when they do? How involved is it really?
Welcome to part three of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights go off in the first place and what to do…
Acadia Choral Society is entering its 36th contiguous year, and Stanley Subaru is proud to support them for the fourth straight season.
It's a group of about 60 singers from all over Down East Maine that aims to
create a professional-level choir that entertains and inspires. Their
range covers everything from Handel to Berlioz to Beck. Led by Dr. Jamie
Hagedorn and accompanied by Kimberly Haller, this season will open
December 6th with selections by Bailey, Mendelssohn, and more, with the
full program here.
(Or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and End the Beep)
By far one of our most useful posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every light that shows up on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything about it when they do? How involved is it, really?
Welcome to part two of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights go off in the first place…
(Alternate title: How to Deal with Beeping Things Guide)
By far one of our most useful posts has been What does this light on my Subaru dashboard mean? And
with good reason. It's a great quick-reference guide for almost every
light that shows on your dash. So, now you know what light corresponds
to what system, but why do they light up? Should you do anything when
they do? How involved is it, really?
is part one of our Technical Schmecnical deep dive on why these lights
go off in the first place and what to do about…
Below is a reproduction of an AutomotiveNews.com article.
Maine store's free tires bring customers back
Perk builds loyalty to Stanley Subaru
If new-vehicle buyers follow Subaru's recommended maintenance schedule and have the work done at Stanley Subaru, the dealership replaces their tires for free when they wear out. "A happy service customer will buy more cars from you," says John Hutchins, who manages the store's business development center.
We've written before about what kind of performance the 2014 XV Crosstrek Hybrid can offer (and so have others), so you probably already know you don't lose any of the 8.7 inch ground clearance between the 2014 XV Crosstrek and the Hybrid. You may also know that although the gas mileage improvement is modest, the Hybrid significantly improves performance, handling, and has much-reduced road noise. You may know all that, but how is Subaru's hybrid different from other manufacturers' hybrids?
Stanley Subaru turns 15 years old this month, so for the whole month of October we are going to donate $15 for every 15-minute test drive to Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Mammogram Scholarship Fund. That's every test drive, every day, for the entire month of October. No purchase necessary. Just stop by, say hi, enjoy trying out a new car, and we'll donate $15. It's that easy.
Subaru is partnering with The Grand of Ellsworth, Maine! For the next
10 years, The Grand will receive financial support from Stanley
Subaru as part of the Campaign for The Grand. This lead gift from
Stanley Subaru will help establish an endowment and create a
debt-free, renovated building, which will enable The Grand to create
and present more quality programs for the community.
General Sales Manager Charlie Skovgaard and Jeanne Dennison at The Grand…
of what makes Stanley Subaru great is the commitment Subaru owners
show us. We got a digital postcard from Subaru owners Linda and
Larry. They spent three weeks cruising around Wyoming and Montana in
a rental car, and nothing less than a Subaru would do. Here they are
posing with their borrowed Crosstrek.
Linda and Larry! We look forward to having you back in Maine!
Subaru designed today's engines to operate longer between oil changes.
After decades of reminding owners to change engine oil every 3,000 miles, engine and oil technologies now allow 7,500-mile maintenance intervals. Stanley Subaru offers a free safety check at 3,000-3,500 miles to check all fluids, top them off, and give the car a thorough safety inspection...
What is Subaru X-Mode? | How Does Subaru X-Mode Work? | Why Would A Driver Use Subaru X-Mode?
First we will explain what X-Mode is, then get into the details of how it works, and finally answer our most frequently asked question about X-Mode.
2014 & 2015 Subaru Forester models equipped with the Lineartronic CVT feature Enhanced Active All Wheel Drive. Select Foresters also feature X-Mode. Both of these new safety and performance features help improve vehicle control…
Do you have questions about your Subaru? We're here to give you answers to those Subaru questions!
Each month we will highlight Subaru questions asked by our guests and online readers and provide you with answers! Similar to a Dear Abby column, please feel free to submit your questions in the comments section below or via email: firstname.lastname@example.org. We will try to answer your questions within 24 hours.
Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology is the technological equivalent of "The Buddy System."
Blind Spot Detection and Rear Cross-Traffic Alert are two new features to the Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist System.
The EyeSight* Driver Assist Technology integrates multiple safety and convenience features so you'll always feel comfortable and protected, wherever you go. EyeSight gives you a virtual second pair of eyes on the road that can warn you of potential danger ahead, and even…
Where there's a Subaru made, there's a Subaru recycled in some way, shape, or form. In fact, we’re so passionate about it, we currently have 95 percent recyclability in our vehicles; we will have recyclability in everything we do by 2015…
When did the Subaru Legacy first appear in the U.S.? | What's new for the 2015 Subaru Legacy?
The year was 1989. The Cosby Show, Cheers, and Golden Girls ruled prime time American television. Teenagers were slow dancing to Poison's "Every Rose Has It's Thorn" or Bon Jovi's "I'll Be There For You". Joe Montana played in his last Super Bowl, Barry Sanders was the NFL Offensive Rookie of the…
How Do I Get Rid of Mice or Squirrels From My Car? | 5 Tips for Keeping Critters Away From Your Car
Ever find unwanted house guests in your Subaru? When the weather gets cold mice love to use all the great materials under the hood to build a nice cozy nest. They can do a surprising amount of damage! And cost you significant amounts of money to repair.
ALL-NEW 2015 SUBARU WRX STI DEBUTS AT NORTH AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL AUTO SHOW IN DETROIT
--New platform offers a stiffer, more agile chassis for Subaru's global performance flagship model
--Bold new sedan model with aero body design
--High-performance chassis with new Active Torque Vectoring
--305 hp turbo BOXER engine; most powerful engine in the segment
--Driver Controlled Center Differential All-Wheel Drive
--STI Launch Edition limited to 1,000 available--Order Yours Today-Click Here!
How Does Subaru's Traction Control Work? | Traction Control is part of Subaru's Vehicle Dynamics Control System | Traction Control Light
How Does Traction Control Work?
Traction Control, Electronic Stability, Limited-Slip Device, Anti-Lock Braking System (ABS), Electronic Brake Force Distribution (EBD), and Brake Assist are all components of the Vehicle Dynamics Control System (VDC).
Here is a great explanation from C.J.Spitz of Cars101.com:
Top 5 Subaru Blog Posts for 2013--Includes posts about Subaru Dashboard Lights, Twin Scroll Turbochargers, Differences between the Outback and Forester and much more!
These posts are what you, our guests, want to know more about. 2014 will bring even more useful content, service and technical information, as well as previews of what Subaru of America has in store for us! Thank you for reading, and if there is a topic you'd like…
Five Subaru Models Now Rated As 2014 IIHS Top Safety Picks
CHERRY HILL, N.J., Dec. 19, 2013 – Subaru of America, Inc. today announced that the all-new, 2014MY Forester has been joined by the 2014MY Legacy and Outback (with Optional EyeSight) to be named as 2014 Top Safety Pick Plus by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) along with the highest possible rating of “Superior” for Front Crash Prevention. The 2014MY Impreza and XV…
What are third parties and independent reviewers saying about the 2014 Subaru XV Crosstrek Hybrid?
When an automotive journal or online review site takes a car for a first drive, usually it is on a nice paved test track, decent weather with perhaps a wet surface for excitement. Instead, we're going to take the brand new Crosstrek Hybrid to Iceland and see how it keeps up with a Land Rover Defender and an Arctic…
2014 Subaru Impreza and 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek Earn IIHS Top Safety Pick Plus Award
The following is a news release from the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety:
ARLINGTON, Va. — The 2014 Subaru Impreza and its near-twin, the Subaru XV Crosstrek, earn the IIHS TOP SAFETY PICK+ award for good performance in each of the Institute's crashworthiness evaluations, including the small overlap front test.
Beginning with 2014 models, Subaru made structural changes to improve…
How Does the Subaru Forester Compare to Other Vehicles in the Crossover SUV segment? | Watch these videos of the Crossover Challenge conducted by the independent testing of the United States Auto Club
The following is a series of videos, aptly titled "The Crosover Challenge", which puts the 2014 Subaru Forester in direct competition with the Toyota Rav4, Honda CR-V, Mazda CX-5, and Ford Escape through three tests: All Wheel Drive, Control and Braking, and Hill…
"About all you can see these days is Subaru's tailights," reports Denis Flierl of TorqueNews
"2014 Subaru Forester is selling so well that the Japanese automaker needs to increase production which will force them to end Toyota Camry production in their U.S. plant. About all you can see these days is Subaru's taillights. The 2014 Subaru Forester is experiencing blistering sales in the U.S. and it’s forcing Subaru to make…
For the past 5 years, Subaru of America has donated $25 million to a range of national charities. Due to this success, differentiation, and social good will of the "Share the Love" event, (which donates $250 from every new Subaru purchase or lease to one of 5 charities) we are excited to announce two changes to this year's event:
Stanley Subaru owner Mark Politte and a representative from the Mary Dow Cancer Center.
Subaru, with the EyeSight System, is the only car out of 74 tested to avoid a collision at 25 mph
In an article from TorqueNews describing the new IIHS safety rating for crash avoidance, David Flierl states that "the 2013-2014 Subaru Legacy sedan and 2013-2014 Outback crossover scored the highest in a new IIHS safety rating and they use a safety system called EyeSight that is better than all the competition."
EyeSight is a driving support system that uses a range of functions to assist the driver in making decisions in order to provide for more safe and comfortable driving and to reduce driver fatigue. It is designed to help assist drivers, not replace them.
EyeSight is new Subaru technology that monitors your safety whether your eyes are on the road or not. Subaru takes a look into the future with EyeSight. Two…
Safety Drives Subaru Design: Safety Features of Subaru Vehicles
Control and Braking
Along with the traction that Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive gives you, Vehicle Dynamics Control (VDC), a stability control system, automatically senses steering and braking inputs to help keep the vehicle on the driver's intended path. The VDC system also includes an all-wheel all-speed traction control system.
In stopping situations, the Anti-Lock Braking system (ABS) pulses braking power to help prevent wheel lockup. Electronic…
STUDY SHOWS MANY PET CAR SAFETY RESTRAINTS TO BE UNSAFE
Subaru and the Center for Pet Safety Announce Full Study and Crash Testing Results
Sleepypod Clickit Utility Harness Named 2013 Top Performing Harness
Cherry Hill, N.J. - Subaru of America, Inc. and the Center for Pet Safety (CPS), announced today the results of a collaborative study to test the effectiveness of pet harnesses marketed with safety claims. Sleepypod's Clickit Utility Harness has been identified…
Subaru has revealed a new and innovative driver assist system for wheelchair-bound drivers on the all-new 2014 Forester.
Torque News has reported that Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd., the maker of Subaru vehicles, has introduced the world's first wing seat for drivers with disabilities. Denis Flierl of Torque News tells us all about it below:
"Subaru who is one of the world's most progressive automakers, and on the move around the globe, has just…
You've heard all the bad things or superstition around Friday the 13th, but have you thought of all the good things that have happened on Friday the 13th? Surely there must have been more good things than bad things that have happened...
Today may be Friday the 13th, and although there is a technical term called friggatriskaidekaphobia for those who have a fear of Friday the…
Subaru Announces Big Changes in the annual "Share the Love" Event
For the past 5 years, Subaru of America has donated $25 million to a range of national charities. Due to this success, differentiation, and social good will of the "Share the Love" event, (which donates $250 from every new Subaru purchase or lease to one of 5 charities) we are excited to announce two changes to this year's event:
According to Edmunds.com's Compare Cars Tool, there are 8 key advantages of the Subaru Outback over the closest competitors, the 2013 Ford Edge, the 2013 Volvo XC60, and the 2014 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo.
1. Subaru Outback is rated a Top Safety Pick+ by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS).
2. Subaru Outback is the only vehicle in its segment that features standard All…
Largest Parade of Subaru Cars: Itasca, IL breaks Guinness World Record and draws $15,000 in donations to PAWS (Pets Are Worth Saving) and Salute Inc., an organization that helps military personnel and their families. Subaru also donated a new 2013 Subaru Impreza to the Itasca Police Department.
Below is a press release from the World Record Academy, dated July 22, 2013:
ITASCA, IL, USA -- During a 2.5-mile parade, the village of Itasca beat…
What Should You Know Before Buying a Car? | 4 Tips For Buying a New Car
We went to Sales Consultant Kelly Armstrong to find out those answers and share with you some helpful tips for prospective car buyers. Kelly has been at Stanley Subaru for 6 years and takes pride in helping her guests make well-educated decisions and finding just the right car that fits their lifestyle and their budget.
Why Is It Important To Service Your Vehicle Regularly? | How Often Should I Service My Vehicle? | Practical Advice From a 1928 Post Card
Picture it: North Dakota, 1928. You are the proud owner of a Ford Model T. You get a post card in the mail from C.R. Gleason, Co., from where you purchased the Model T, reminding you to properly service and maintain your Model T so that it lasts you for many…
How to Increase MPG | Increase Your Fuel Economy | Fuel Economy Tips
Subaru is the most fuel efficient all-wheel-drive brand on the market. However, next time you're at the pump, think about this: better fuel economy starts with better vehicle maintenance. Why? Because neglect of basic maintenance items can have a significant effect on fuel consumption and the amount of money you spend to "fill it up."
What is Aha Radio? | How Does Aha Radio Work? | How Do I Get Aha Radio?
Subaru's Summer 2013 Drive issue features an article on Aha Radio, the new streaming radio service powered by Aha by Harmon. (This comes from the Harmon Kardon stereo systems featured in most new Subaru vehicles.) As Bryan Norman describes below, Aha radio-- which is a free-to-use service with a free-to-download smartphone app-- provides simplicity, variety, and immediacy in a…
What Type of Suspension Does A Subaru Have? | How Does The Subaru Suspension System Work?
4-Wheel Independent Suspension
Subaru suspensions are designed for ground clearance and dynamic balance to handle whatever the road throws at you. Whether you're looking for the sporty handling and dynamic cornering of the Subaru WRX, or the extra ground clearance of the Subaru Outback or Forester that allows for smooth handling on and off the road, the 4-wheel independent…
Stanley Subaru Welcomes Spencer from Hancock County Technical Center's AYES Program
We are proud to welcome Spencer, a student at Hancock County Technical Center in Ellsworth, to the Stanley Subaru Service Department. Spencer is shadowing our shop foreman Rob Moon and performing some of our simpler service tasks under his instruction and guidance. He will be here throughout the summer and during school vacations throughout his upcoming senior year at HCTC.
The 2014 Subaru Forester is first vehicle to ace every aspect of the IIHS Small Overlap Front Crash Test
The Subaru Forester was tested, along with 12 other small SUV's, by the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) with the new Small Overlap Front Crash Test. The Forester outperformed all others, across all aspects of the testing. Be sure to scroll down to see the video…
New Accessories Available for most 2013 Subaru models and available soon for the 2014 Forester
Stanley Subaru and Subaru of New England are pleased to announce the addition of WeatherTech All Weather FloorLiners to SNE's line of port installed accessories. The FloorLiner set includes front and rear in available colors of Black or Tan. Applicable to Legacy, Outback, Impreza, Crosstrek and will be available soon for the Forester.
What Do Zombies, Velociraptors, Skiers and Snowboarders all have in common? A Subaru, of course!
You just bought yourself a brand new Subaru. You want to show the world how awesome this new Subie is, so you are going to customize it and make it your own. Rims. Spoilers. You know all the usual options. How about taking that Subaru and re-creating a car from an old movie? Or equipping your Subaru with cat tracks…
How Does Subaru Handle Recalls? | How Do I Know if My Subaru Has an Open Recall? | Subaru Is Always Proactive Instead of Reactive When It Comes To Vehicle Recalls
Subaru is a leader in the automotive industry when it comes to safety. Safety is the first element considered when a Subaru is designed, and every effort is made to produce the safest vehicle possible. Every Subaru vehicle on the market today is an IIHS Top…
7 Spring Car Care Tips | How to Get Your Car Ready for Spring | When Do I Swap Winter Tires for Summer Tires?
The changing of the seasons is often one of the best ways to time basic automobile maintenance. The dawn of spring is the perfect reminder for you to verify that your windshield wipers are still in good shape, your tires are holding air and your air filter is still clean enough to do…
What is a Twin-Scroll Turbocharger? | The New 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT has Twin Scroll Turbocharger| How Does Twin Scroll Turbo Work?
As the newly redesigned 2014 Subaru Forester makes its debut, along with the Forester 2.5i model comes its turbocharged twin: The 2014 Subaru Forester 2.0XT. This Forester 2.0XT runs a 2.0 liter 4 cylinder twin-scroll turbocharged SUBARU BOXER engine.
Two Turbocharged models available: The 2.0XT Premium and 2…
Did you know Maine Coast Memorial Hospital has Courtesy Valet Parking? When you arrive at the newly redesigned Main Entrance, you may meet a nice fellow named Selly, who will happily help you out of your car, lead you to the entrance, and then park your vehicle for you. Selly Blethen has been one of the Volunteer Valets at Maine Coast Memorial Hospital for the 20 years they have provided the service.
Volunteer Valet Selly Blethen with Stanley Subaru owner Mark…
What is a CVT transmission? | How does Subaru Lineartronic CVT work? | What Subaru Vehicles have CVT?
According to Subaru's Drive Magazine, "the CVT concept and technology are not new: CVT was conceptualized by Leonardo Da Vinci in the late 15th century, and it was available on the Subaru Justy from the late 1980s through the mid 1990s, the first car with a CVT for the U.S. automobile market."
What is a Certified Pre Owned Subaru? | What Makes A Subaru A Certified Subaru?
It all starts with a Subaru and love. A Subaru that has been gently cared for, with low miles, and has been serviced regularly is the main ingredient in the Certified Subaru recipe. We then take this beloved Subaru and give it a thorough 152-point inspection by one of our Subaru Certified Technicians or Subaru Certified Master Technicians. After the vehicle…
You may have heard recently about Subaru Puddle Lights being recalled on certain Subaru models. The story has been all over the national and local media and we wanted to help clear up some confusion. Subaru Puddle Lights are an optional accessory installed on certain Subaru models. Most Subaru vehicles do not have these puddle lights. Often Subaru models have an interior light on…
It may come as no surprise to Subaru owners that Subaru of America, Inc. would rather sponsor the Puppy Bowl on Animal Planet instead of the National Football League's Super Bowl. Instead of being lost in the crowd of car dealers, insurance companies, and junk food ads, Subaru will be among the pet food and kitty litter set. Subaru has a long tradition of supporting the…
Jonathan Elfalan, contributor for Edmunds.com, had a chance to drive the all new Subaru Forester (2.0L 4-cyl. Turbo All Wheel Drive CVT Automatic) in the Sonoran Desert recently and reports his experiences below:
Of the new changes implemented in the 2014 Forester, he says the narrower A-pillars are pushed forward while the side mirrors are pulled back on the doors, creating a solariumlike cockpit.
Car and Driver believes the Crosstrek is a new entree on a familiar menu.
"Think of Subaru as dishing up the comfort food of the car biz, sort of Mom's meatloaf with All Wheel Drive," says Fred M.H. Gregory of Car and Driver. He is referring to how Subarus have earned reputations for being dependable, solid, and kind of different. Mr. Gregory discusses his experience with…
What is a Subaru Badge of Ownership? | How Do I Get a Subaru Badge of Ownership? | What Are the Options for Subaru Badge Images?
Show your love, display your passions.
Subaru owners are known for living life to its fullest and love to share their interests with others. Now you have a unique way to let other Subaru owners know what you enjoy most with your own Badge of Ownership.
Recently the Subaru was featured in DownEast Magazine because of the sense and sensibility of the versatile Subaru wagon. Although not the most popular vehicle in Maine according to the DMV, that award goes to the Ford F-150 Pickup. According to Mr. Beem's article, there are 53,000…
Stanley Subaru employees share their favorite recipes for soups, stews, and other recipes good for taking the chill off a Maine Winter.
Let's face it: it is
cold...frigid, actually. The wind is howling, the thermometer is
showing numbers less than zero, and you want to be curled up next to
the wood stove with something warm to eat. Here we share our favorite
crock-pot recipes. These are easy recipes that you can throw…
Should the NHTSA Require Black Boxes on Personal Vehicles?
In an article on ABC News' "Tech This Out" blog, Mark Greenblatt writes about the potential new mandate from the NHTSA requiring a 'black box' in all new cars and trucks. It is an attempt to make vehicles safer, by providing information about what actually happened during an accident, to help emergency personnel and law enforcement with accident investigations. Some critics argue that this invades the…
December is known for many things. One of them involves a jolly fellow in a red suit, another a festival of lights, and still another....reflections of the past year. Although we must pay tribute to those loved ones we have lost this year and remember the joys we shared, we must also remember that January 1 is a fresh start. I am an optimist, and regardless of the triumphs…
Wondering when more Subaru Crosstreks or Imprezas will be available? | Looking to get behind the wheel of a hard-to-come-by Subaru?
Trying to get behind the wheel of the latest Subaru Impreza or Crosstrek is becoming a harder goal to reach these days. With high demand and limited production runs, Subaru enthusiasts are gobbling up Subarus faster than dealers can keep them in stock. Most of the Subaru vehicles that arrive on the transport trucks are…
Is Subaru the Best Car Money Can Buy? The Senior Editor-At-Large of CNNMoney / Fortune Magazine presents a strong case for Subaru.
In an article titled "Are Subarus the best cars money can buy?" posted on CNNMoney and to be published in Fortune's December issue, Alex Taylor III, senior editor-at-large, gives a well rounded history of Subaru of America, highlights the strengths and long list of safety and residual value awards. Taylor illustrates how Subaru…
What Does This Blue Light on My Subaru Dashboard Mean? | Subaru Temperature Gauge | Subaru Dashboard Lights
Referred to as the "Coolant Temperature Low Indicator Light or the Coolant Temperature High Warning Light" in the Subaru Owner's Manual, this light will come on whenever you start your Subaru vehicle. Upon startup, your vehicle is preforming a temperature check. For the system check, this indicator light/warning light illuminates in RED for approximately 2 seconds when…
What are the Differences Between the Subaru Outback and Subaru Forester? | What is the driving experience like in an Outback versus a Forester? | Is this a reasonable car to own for city driving with occasional journeys to the mountains?--Answers to these questions and more can be found below:
A prospective Subaru shopper raised these questions recently and here is what I've come up with to explain the differences, the driving experience, and answer…
The All-New 2014 Subaru Forester made it's global debut today in Tokyo. A video from Subaru Global TV was released on YouTube today, and the video is nothing short of an epic movie premiere! Projection Mapping was used to unveil the new model.
Here are some preview images from Subaru Global's website. Please note these depict 2014 Subaru Forester models, but some options and accessories may not be…
Where Do You Take Your Subaru For Adventures? | Subaru Adventures at the Yoga Journal Conference in Colorado | Yoga and Rock Climbing with Subaru Impreza Video
In 2012, Subaru was the official vehicle and Gold Sponsor of the Yoga Journal Conference, Estes Park, Colorado. Subaru presented the Yoga & Rock Climbing excursion to Lily Lake trailhead. Yoga Journal Conference participants had the opportunity to drive 5-door Subaru Impreza vehicles to the yoga/rock climbing site and experience…
For the Month of October we held a fundraiser for Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Mammogram Scholarship Program. With your help we raised over $1,000 again this year! With each test drive, we donated $10 to the Mammogram Scholarship Program. Thank you to everyone who helped raise money for this important cause! Learn more aboutBreast Cancer and Maine Coast Memorial Hospital's Breast Clinic HERE.This is the third year Stanley Subaru has…
For nearly 10 years we have had the pleasure of having George Luce as our courtesy shuttle driver and "George of All Trades." Regardless of the work he is doing, snow he is plowing, or the errands he is running, George always has a smile. He takes time to tease everyone on a daily basis and reminds us to 'loosen up' and have a more positive attitude. Always friendly with our…
Johnathon Ramsey of AutoBlog.com described the vehicle like this:
"Leave the Saint Bernards at home, honey, we've got something better. The Subaru Mountain Rescue Vehicle was made for the National Ski Patrol On its tiptoes it has 14 inches of clearance, and the staid passenger car driving compartment is balanced by the diamond plate floor…
How Do I Change a Flat Tire In My Subaru? | Subaru Tire-Changing Safety Tips | What Tools Do I Need to Change A Flat Tire?
With the new 2013 Subaru models came several revisions to the Subaru Owner's Manuals. Among the updates are several "How To" sections, including how to change your oil and how to change a flat tire. The information below comes directly from the 2013 Subaru Outback/Legacy Owner's Manual. (Find…
Exercise IS Medicine | Your Lifestyle Drives Your Safety | A Workplace Wellness Approach
Yesterday I attended a Workplace Wellness Conference put on by the Wellness Council of Maine, Eastern Maine Healthcare, and other organizations. The main focus of the conference was this: We are a nation at risk. Your lifestyle drives your safety.* If your lifestyle is one of poor diet, inactivity, and lack of sleep, you are putting yourself, your family, and your community at…
What Do Shocks and Struts Do? | How Do Shocks and Struts Work? | How Do You Know if Shocks and Struts Need Replacement?
What Are Shocks and Struts?
Shocks and struts influence the control and handling characteristics of your vehicle while holding the tires to the road. They control the action of the spring to resist bottoming out -- like when you hit a pothole -- and keep the movement of the springs under control when they rebound…
What is a Powertrain? | What is the Lifetime Powertrain Protection Plan? | What is covered by my Stanley Subaru Lifetime Powertrain Protection Plan? Let's Ask the Subaru Experts:
First, a refresher course in automotive parts and pieces: A vehicle's powertrain is made up of the engine, transmission, transfer case, differentials, and drive axles. Essentially, the powertrain is the system that powers the car, and then transfers that power through to the wheels of the…
cancer typically produces no symptoms when the tumor is small and
most treatable. Therefore, it is very important for women to
follow recommended screening guidelines for detecting breast cancer
at an early stage!
How Do I Take Care of My Subaru Transmission? | Subaru Transmission Care | How Do Transmissions Work?
A healthy transmission is crucial for smooth operation.
One of the most important parts of your car or truck, and often a part you rarely think of, is the transmission. Proper transmission maintenance, while not necessary as frequently as other routine maintenance tasks, is still an important part of increasing your vehicle's longevity.
These words hold true for the all new Subaru XV Crosstrek. Anything you can dream up, you can do with this new crossover! Got kayaks to haul? Throw 'em up on top. Got a small trailer to tow? Hitch it to the back. Got friends to go on an adventure? Get out there!
From first glance, the Subaru XV Crosstrek looks alot like a jacked-up Impreza. It's…
September is Cholesterol Awareness Month and Stanley Subaru wants to share some information on cholesterol as well as 10 tips for lowering cholesterol, as outlined by the American Heart Association, found on WebMd.
It may surprise you to know that cholesterol itself isn't bad. In fact, cholesterol is just one of the many substances created and used by our bodies to keep us healthy. Some of the cholesterol we need is produced…
Where Do You Subaru? | What Adventures Do You Have With Your Subaru? | How To Have Fun With Your Subaru
Subaru has long been known as an outdoor enthusiast's go-to vehicle. With All Wheel Drive, great fuel economy, and convenient folding rear seats, the Subaru models are hard to beat when it comes to versatility.
What Are The Maintenance Requirements for Subaru Fuel Systems? | How Does The Subaru Fuel System Work? | What Are The Components of the Subaru Fuel System?
At the heart of any vehicle is the engine, but without fuel to burn, an engine is just a useless lump of metal, plastic and rubber. The fuel system is responsible for feeding the engine and primarily consists of the tank, fuel lines, fuel filter and a pump that pushes…
In anticipation for the release of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek in October, there are many new ads circulating the globe. We have found several from BJL in Manchester England, courtesy of SMart.
The photos below are from Subaru's latest ad campaign in the U.K. Across the pond, the vehicle is called the XV Crossover, but it's aggressive styling and capabilities are the same as its U.S. counterpart…
Did you just receive an extended warranty notice in the mail? One that reads "Factory Warranty Expiration" or "Request for Immediate Action--Time Sensitive Material"? Beware of the many extended warranty scams circulating lately.Recently we have had a number of people call about these letters.
Our friend Elaine called today, in tears, after she got off the phone with one of these scam companies trying to get her to…
Before the coupon clipping, discount cards, and bargain hunting begins, there are some healthy habits to adopt to help you start off on the right foot. Whether you are looking for big savings or small savings, you can develop habits that are geared toward saving money. Miranda of FinancialHighway.com provides the 8 Habits below:
What is Covered By My Subaru Limited Warranty? What is Not Covered By My Subaru Warranty?
Warranties are a major source of confusion and frustration when purchasing a new vehicle, but we are here to help! We have listed the most frequently asked Warranty Questions, their answers, and some additional information to help you feel more confident in your discussions about Subaru Warranties. Before we get into warranty questions, let's address Roadside Assistance for…
At the heart of every Subaru are features and systems that form a core technology--Whether the Subaru is a performance-oriented WRX STi or a versatile Tribeca. In this week's Technical Schmecnical article, Stanley Subaru breaks down these features and systems below. The information comes from Subaru's Drive Performance Magazine.
1. SUBARU BOXER ENGINE
Design--a horizontally opposed (also referred to as boxer or flat) layout, which contributes to balanced, smooth operation…
Why is Sleep Important? What Effects Can Lack of Sleep Have on My Health?
Stanley Subaru's Employee Wellness Program focuses on increasing the overall wellness of our employees, in all areas of their life. This month, we focus on sleep and how sleep deprivation affects our health. For more, check out Stanley Subaru's Employee Wellness Newsletter, "Everyday Wellness".
How Sleep Works:
When we get enough quality sleep, we are protecting our mental health…
What is an Occupant Detection System (ODS)? How Does an ODS Work?
Stanley Subaru answers these questions with this week's Technical Schmecnical Lesson.
Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards require the use of an Occupant Detection System (ODS). This system is designed to determine if a person is seated in the front passenger seat*, and, more importantly, if the person is of adequate size to be protected in the event of the deployment of the…
Do you crave excitement and adventure? Would you be your own boss if you had the chance? Well, the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek provides the excitement and adventure, and once you drive one, you may very well choose a new career path...
Introducing the Subaru Crosstrek, the most fuel efficient compact crossover in America. This vehicle enables you to enjoy your favorite activities, whether they are off-road or in…
Stanley Subaru Shares Brake Service Advice: When do I service my Subaru brakes? How often do Subaru brakes need service? This week's Technical Schmecnical Lesson answers your brake questions! Car Care: Brake Service
Your brakes are crucial to staying safe this summer.
As you hit the road this summer, it's
important that your vehicles are ready for safe and reliable operation.
While many of the safety systems in your car or truck don…
With the upcoming release of the 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek, it seems appropriate to have a little fun with this fun-loving vehicle. Stanley Subaru shares the article below from yesterday's Aurora Sentinel in Aurora Colorado, and is written with the freshness of a cool breeze on a stifling summer day: 2013 Subaru XV Crosstrek: Natural FitBy AARON COLE, Managing Editor. Aurora Sentinel, Aurora Colorado.
Stanley Subaru shares a green story from Subaru of America. Philadelphia Greensgrow Farms, in partnership with
ShoeBox Recycling, introduced a shoe-recycling program with all
proceeds feeding Greensgrow Farms programming. Subaru of America will
also collaborate to kick-off this partnership with ShoeBox Recycling
bins placed at the Subaru display during the 2012 WXPN XPoNential
Music Festival Presented by Subaru July 20-22, 2012 at Wiggins Park.
When I went through a messy divorce and
the sudden death of my infant daughter all within the same month, I
lost myself. I ate, but didn't remember what. I pretended to sleep so my
surviving daughter, Alice, could sleep. My life was a whirlwind of
antidepressants, sleeping pills, and anything loaded with sugar and
carbohydrates. Exercise didn't happen...I just didn't have the energy. I
Here at Stanley Subaru, we strive to deliver an exceptional ownership experience to all of our guests on a daily basis. From browsing for a new vehicle, to answering all your questions, to taking care of your vehicle while it is in for service, we strive to provide you with exceptional service at all times. Thank you for allowing us to be part of your family and we welcome you to ours.
Which Vehicle is Safer--Jeep Cherokee or Subaru Impreza? This is a No-Brainer! Tom and Ray Magliozzi, or, "Click" and "Clack", of NPR's nationally
famous "Car Talk" radio show, recently interviewed a listener about
their struggle when choosing a new vehicle. Stanley Subaru shares the transcript below and their answer to the question...
Hiking Acadia: How Many Mountains Have You Climbed?
Today the Bangor Daily News reported that "College of the Atlantic President Darron Collins
is pledging to climb every Acadia National Park mountain-and even swim a
fjord-in hopes of raising alumni donations to the college. Joined by
two students, he will spend the day unpropelled by technology, meaning
that the trio will walk-or swim-from peak to peak, climbing 28 of
Acadia's peaks in 24 hours.
Do you dream of having fresh, organic produce, but either rent or don't have the ability to grow your own organic crops? Have you ever considered community gardens and community supported agriculture? Help boost the local economy and get fresh organic products with these tips; Adapted from "How to Have an Organic Garden Even If You Rent" posted on Saving Money Today.
This week's Technical Schmecnical Topic addresses common Subaru Automotive Fluid Checks and how often they should be performed. Properly maintaining your car's fluid levels is an easy way to help ensure that your Subaru runs smoothly
between service visits. Before checking, always stop the engine, remove the key from the ignition switch, set
the parking brake and let the engine cool down completely. Stanley Subaru provides useful information regarding proper maintenance and service of your Subaru.
Five Pet-Friendly Outings in New England
Enjoy a day trip with your four-legged friend at these nearby destinations.
From Northern Maine to Western Connecticut,
New England is full of pet lovers. Pets all over the region enjoy
parks, inns and even restaurants that cater to pets and their owners.
Take note of some of New England's best spots for pets while planning
your next outing with Fido. Stanley Subaru offers a handful of places around New England where your pet is welcome!
Subaru of Indiana Automotive, Inc., in
Lafayette was recognized Monday for its heightened commitment
to energy conservation that could help the car manufacturing
plant save costs and reduce emissions. Stanley Subaru provides the full article below...
Here is a lovely letter and photos sent to us from Ziva, the proud owner of a new Subaru Forester. She is seen here with her people parents (a.k.a. Chauffeurs).
Hi Kelly, Mom is so happy! She loves the Forester. Perfect color. Mom and Dad thought buying a new car would be a traumatic ordeal. Thank you for making it so much fun. I'll be looking forward to our visits…
There are many things you need to survive in this world. Oxygen, for one. Another is nourishment. But there is one other thing you may not think you need and that is the all new 2013 Subaru BRZ. Now, I know what you are thinking: "Yeah right. I don't need a rear wheel drive Subaru for anything," or "It's not practical," but I am telling you firsthand after driving one, yes you do! And here is why:
What Does This Light Mean? | What Are These Symbols For on my Subaru Dashboard? | What Do I do When Dashboard Lights Come On? | Subaru Vehicle Symbols | My Check Engine Light is on and What Should I Do?Stanley Subaru addresses these issues as part of our Technical Schmecnical Series. Technical Schmecnical Lesson 6: Subaru Dashboard Lights; What Do These Symbols Mean? What Do I Do When They Come On?
Please refer to your Subaru Vehicle's Owner's Manual to learn more about the Vehicle Symbols, Warning, and Indicator Lights.
What is the Break-in Period For New Subaru Vehicles? |New Subaru Outback/Legacy Fuel Economy Hints | Subaru Outback Catalytic Converter Safety Tips | New Subaru Driving Tips All these topics are addressed in today's Technical Schmecnical Lesson 5!
New Vehicle Break-in Driving - the first 1,000 miles (1,600 km)The performance and long life of your vehicle are dependent on how you handle and care for your vehicle while it is new. Follow these…
Extended Service Basics | Subaru Added Security FAQ's | What Is An Extended Service Contract? | Do I Really Need An Extended Service Contract? Stanley Subaru covers the basics of Subaru's Added Security Extended Service Contracts.
Sure, we've seen a rally car slide through a turn or perhaps a few of us have watched a rally cross race in person, but what is it really like to drive a rally car through the rough and tumble course that is rally cross? Nate Martinez found that out first hand with a Subaru Impreza WRX STI racecar at DirtFish Rally School with instructor Forest Duplessis, DirtFish's chief instructor. In his blog…
What is a Multi-Link Suspension? | How Does a Multi-Link Suspension Differ From a Fixed Rear Axle? | Advantages and Disadvantages of Both Systems | Stanley Subaru's Technical Schmecnical Lesson 4: Multi-Link Suspensions
Time for some fun and games with the English language! To break up the technical posts that we've posted lately, here is a fun and amusing collection of oxymorons, anagrams, and ambiguous news headlines to brighten up your day. All of these are from FunWithWords.com, a great site for exploring the humorous and entertaining uses of everyday language. Enjoy!
Stanley Subaru's Technical Schmecnical Lesson 3: Catalytic Converters What is a Catalytic Converter? | How Do Catalytic Converters Work? | Subaru PZEV Vehicles | PZEV Technology First, a diagram courtesy of Subaru's Drive Magazine Fall 2004 Issue. Second, a chemically based analysis from HowStuffWorks.com, and third, an explanation of Subaru's PZEV vehicles and how catalytic converters fit into the PZEV equation.
In an effort to protect public safety workers and first responders, Massachusetts has started issuing special license plates for electric and hybrid cars. The following article is from The Boston Globe:State now issuing electric car safety plates. | Massachusetts is becoming the second state
in the nation to outfit electric and hybrid vehicles with special
license plates that will protect public safety workers responding to
How was the Subaru BRZ made? | What makes the BRZ different than other sports cars? | Check out this Subaru BRZ Development Movie made by Subaru Global TV. Although it shows a right-drive BRZ, the design concept is the same as the BRZ that will soon be available here in the US.
Check it out and let us know what you think of the BRZ in the comments below!
Stanley Subaru's Technical Schmecnical Lesson 2: Cabin Air Filters| What is a Cabin Air Filter? | Why Do I Need it Replaced?
Subaru vehicles are equipped with a HEPA filter system, located behind the glove box. The filter is responsible for filtering air that enters the cabin of the vehicle.Information from Saving Money Today and eHow on Replacing Cabin Air Filters in Subaru vehicles.
Although traffic conditions vary slightly here in Maine, some of our employees drive a great distance to work here at Stanley Subaru: Kelly (Sales Department)=14 miles Guy (Sales Department)= 14 miles Charlie (Sales Manager)= 30 miles Jim (Service Department)=32 miles Dan (Sales Department)= 35 miles Lincoln (Service Department)= 46 miles Dave (Service Department)=53 miles Jennifer (Service Department)=54 miles Browse more infographics from Visual.ly.
Earth Day is Sunday, April 22nd 2012. To celebrate, Stanley Subaru offers this article on 6 little known facts about Earth. The information below comes from Suite 101. Enjoy this paperless communication, plant a tree, and spend some time enjoying our planet this weekend. Happy Earth Day! 6 Little Known Facts About the Earth| Earth Science Resources that Support Student Learning| There is a lot of information known about planet earth; however,
every day new and…
How Do Brake Systems Work in Subaru
Vehicles?How Does Subaru's Brake Assist
System Work?What Are Some Good Braking Tips?All these questions and more are
answered by Stanley Subaru in today's lesson:Technical
Schmecnical Lesson 1: Subaru Brake Systems.
Are you frustrated with inflated gas prices? Tired of spending an entire day's pay to fill up your tank? Here is a list of things MORE EXPENSIVE than a gallon of gas: Gas prices have risen from $1.34 just under ten years ago, (Hmm, what happened ten years ago?) to a staggering
nationwide average of just more than $4-an approximate 64 percent
increase. In an effort to help everyone cope, I've put…
Stanley Subaru is proud to announce that Subaru of America, Inc. has announced the release of
Dynamic Brochure iPad® apps for the 2012 Subaru Impreza, Impreza
WRX/STI, Outback, Legacy and Forester. Fun and interactive consumer
tools, the apps showcase the confidence and capabilities of these
iPad® apps feature new, fully photographic exterior and interior
360-degree views that allow viewers to experiment with paint colors and
interior trims. The apps also include interactive…
Is the Subaru BRZ worthy of the hype? Here is what Subaru says about the 2013 Subaru BRZ, along with an independent review from Edmunds.com and one from AutoExpress UK. Stanley Subaru reports Subaru of America's Information on the BRZ and includes a review from Edmonds.com.
How to Save Money on Your Next Road Trip: Stanley Subaru share this advice from FoxBusiness and AskPatty.com. Advice when preparing for your cross-country road trips this Summer:Thousands of Americans will hit the road over the next few weeks to
travel as their children are out of school for spring break. Even more
will find themselves on the nation's highways on summer vacations. Here are five tips to save you money on your next road trip...
How Does Subaru All Wheel Drive Work? | What is All Wheel Drive?
First we will discuss facts about Subaru Symmetrical All Wheel Drive, then go over each type of All Wheel Drive, and then discuss the advantages of each type. Be sure to check out the video that explains how all wheel drive works at the bottom of the page.
Facts About Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive:
Designed and engineered into all Subaru vehicles from the ground up. (Except the rear wheel drive BRZ sports coupe)
Starts with a longitudinally mounted SUBARU BOXER engine with its inherent balance and symmetry.
March is National Colo-rectal Cancer Awareness Month. As part of our True Health Employee Wellness Program, Stanley Subaru shares the following information with our employees, friends and family, and our community. This article contains information on what colorectal cancer is, what the risk factors are, and precautions we can take to reduce our risks.
Spring Cleaning for Your Car
Things to take care of once warmer weather rolls around.
The changing of the seasons is often one of
the best ways to time basic automobile maintenance. According to Edmunds.com, the dawn of spring is the perfect reminder for you to
verify that your windshield wipers are still in good shape, your tires
are holding air and your air…
Tens of thousands have crashed, been injured or died due to towing
accidents; AutoMD.com provides a guide for safe towing as Spring/Summer
road trip season approaches
Over 15,000 people have been killed in crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers since 1975(1)with
more than 65,000 crashes involving passenger vehicles towing trailers
occurring in one year alone(2). Lack of knowledge of correct towing
techniques is clearly a contributing factor. So, as the Spring/Summer road trip and tow season approaches, the experts at AutoMD.com have
put together their Top Ten Towing Tips to make…
2012 will be the third year for the Merrell Down and Dirty National Mud Run Series presented by Subaru!Stanley Subaru discusses Subaru-Sponsored Merrell Down and Dirty Events. Mud-filled outings number among the latest events drawing adventure-seekers. You can find a mud run to meet your personal interests: Those held to benefit everything from cancer research to animal welfare, those events that require focus and preparation, and, admittedly, those events where we call those individuals who participate just plain crazy. A mud run is…
Your Questions are Answered by our Service Manager, Neil Harriman!
Question 1: What do I need to do to get my scooter ready for Spring? Neil Says: If you are going to get your scooter ready for Spring yourself, use the following checklist to ensure your safety on the road:
Check your tires for tread wear and cracking.
Check your front and rear tire pressure. Front 28-32 psi, rear 30-34 psi.
The Japanese based automaker Subaru has recently revealed the XV
crossover and the BRZ sports car during the 2012 Geneva Motor Show.
Even if both models are already available at dealerships around the
world, the car manufacturer still decided that they might attract some
customers into the brand. According to the company, the Subaru XV
crossover is available with a choice of two engines, a 2.0 liter diesel (unavailable in the US),
which is developing a total output of 147 HP at…
SUBARU Marks 40 Years of AWD Vehicles! From MSN Autos Feb. 14, 2012: Technology helped the Japanese automaker gain market traction. If you live in a cold climate and your all-wheel-drive car provides you with good traction during the winter-- or you live in some other type of place and it gives you great grip all year round -- you should tip your hat to Subaru, which introduced its first AWD vehicle 40 years ago. Find out more at www.stanleysubaru.com
Five Things You Buy That Don't Actually Work The Way You Think
Sometimes hopefulness gets the best of us. There are alot
of products out there that generate a lot of hype and media attention,
but are they really all they are cracked up to be? Or are they just a
waste of your hard earned money? Below are some examples of things that
don't work, plus a list of things that DO work.
According to Automotive News, Subaru earned the highest score in the latest report card ranking 13 automakers based on road tests and reliability. Subaru's score of 75 benefited from the redesigned Impreza, Legacy, and Outback models over the past few years. The 2012 Subaru Impreza tops the Small Sedan class and is the Top Pick in that category. Find out more about Subaru vehicles and to see all recent awards and accolades, visit www.stanleysubaru.com.
Stanley Subaru is one of many locations throughout Hancock County where food donations can be dropped off to benefit ALL the food pantries in Hancock County. Please help out by bringing donations of canned fruit and vegetables, whole grain rice and pastas, healthy soups, tuna and other canned meats, peanut butter and jelly, and low sugar cereals. Here at Stanley Subaru we have donation collection boxes in our New Car Showroom, our Service Department, and across the street in our Used Car Center. Bring your donations today and each item will be matched by a $1 donation! For more information…
many reasons why the 2012 Subaru Impreza is a great car....the video
below created by Autotrader.com highlights it's take on reasons why to
Here is a list of Stanley Subaru's reasons to fall
in LOVE with the 2012 Subaru Impreza:
1. Symmetrical All Wheel Drive Subaru Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive was
designed for excellent control, efficiency and quick response to
slippery conditions. Learn more about why there's no other all-wheel
drive like it.
New Subaru vehicles are thoroughly checked for
quality and craftsmanship. Safety, performance, and dependability are
given top priority, making the vehicles easy to operate and maintain.The following information updates factory recommendations for the care and maintenance of new Subaru turbocharged vehicle.
(Details on this Legacy GT are provided at the bottom of this post)
Subaru is the most fuel efficient all-wheel-drive brand on the market.
However, next time you're at the pump, think about this: better fuel
economy starts with better vehicle maintenance. Why? Because neglect of
basic maintenance items can have a significant effect on fuel consumption and the amount of money you spend to "fill it up."
The Subaru Forester and the Toyota RAV4
have been perennial bestsellers since their introductions, but between
these two stalwarts, which one is a better buy?
Right from the start, the 2012 Subaru Forester (MSRP $20,595) has a
distinct advantage over the 2012 Toyota RAV4 (MSRP $22,475) with a
nearly $1,900 lower base price and the legendary Subaru Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive system included as standard equipment. The Toyota RAV4
comes standard with front-wheel drive and only offers AWD as an additional option costing thousands more
How Do You Schedule Subaru Service
Appointments Online? Visit www.stanleysubaru.com, then choose "Service Schedule and Menu" from the Service drop down menu. To schedule your Subaru Service
appointment, find your approximate miles of your vehicle on the
Subaru service schedule below to determine what service is needed.
Select that service in the check box or other desired service when
completing the appointment request. You will be contacted shortly to
confirm your appointment.
Stanley Subaru is currently researching
programs that will allow our guests to see the current service
We are proud to announce that Stanley
Subaru is participating in the True Health Employee Wellness Pilot
Program, in conjunction with Maine Coast Memorial Hospital, Healthy
Acadia, and Camden National Bank. This program is designed with the
employee in mind. Benefits of joining the employee wellness program
include weight reduction, improved physical fitness, increased
stamina, lower levels of stress, and increased well-being, self-image
and self-esteem. We are so excited about this program that we
want to share our wellness tips and information with all of you!
Secrets of the VIN...Decoded! Have you ever wondered what your VIN number really means? Vehicle Identification Numbers are not just a jumble of letters and numbers, but a story of where and when your vehicle originated. CARFAX Vehicle History Reports are available to ensure prospective vehicle buyers receive the most accurate information on vehicles under consideration. Trust in knowing Stanley Subaru provides FREE CARFAX reports on ALL Pre-Owned vehicles!
What Transmission Types are available on Subaru vehicles? What is CVT? Transmission types are Lineartronic CVT, Manual Shift Mode, and Manual Transmission. CVT stands for Continuously Variable Transmission.
It stands for Continuously Variable Transmission, and this
innovative technology has been engineered to work seamlessly with the
engine and Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive to help reduce fuel consumption.
The stepless gear ratio allows the engine to run within its optimal
power range for
improved fuel economy, while its lightweight, compact design helps the
vehicle stay as agile as it can be. In Automatic Mode, it adjusts instantly to match your…
Each Subaru Certified Pre-Owned
vehicle passes a thorough 152-point inspection that covers engine
operation, emissions, electrical system, radiator, brakes, exhaust
and more! It will be checked inside and out, from the undercarriage
to under the hood. Anything not up to Subaru's high standards will be
repaired, reconditioned or replaced. Each
CPO Subaru is from the current or past five model years, and has been
driven fewer than 80,000 miles.
"When it comes to buying cars, women
may be the more practical shopper, a new study by
LeaseTrader reveals. That is to say, they're more careful and less superficial than
their male counterparts. All but five percent of 500 women surveyed said they cared about
their car's safety performance. Another article states "Women, according to recent studies, are more informed and level-headed
than men in the vehicle showroom - a place long-considered an arena for
Ways to avoid distracted driving. Dangers of distracted driving, and what you can do to keep yourself safe. The Stanley Subaru Scoop offers advice. We all know distracted driving is
dangerous, but did you know it accounts for 80% of all accidents,
according to the National Highway Traffic Safety
Administration (NHTSA.) They
also report that distracted driving directly attributed to 5,500
Is it really that important to change the radio station, check your teeth for spinach or read that
LOL your BFF sent while you are driving?
Dog Walk, a new App for pet owners is a joint effort between
MapMyFITNESS and Subaru.
provider of web- and mobile-based training and mapping applications
for fitness enthusiasts, has announced a partnership with Subaru to
create MapMyDOGWALK, a new mobile
iPhone. Subaru vehicles have long been a favorite of dog
and more than two-thirds Subaru drivers own a
MapMyDOGWALK provides dog
owners with access to an…
Advisors have the most contact with our guests than anybody else in our
dealership. Customer relations skills, personality, and good
temperament are all required, then vehicle knowledge follows. It is most
important that we look after the needs of our guests, and here at
Stanley Subaru their needs come first and their car is second."--Neil Harriman, Service Manager at Stanley Subaru
Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS): What
It Means to You and Your Subaru
Tire Pressure Monitor System Warning
the TPMS warning light comes on it means that either one of the tires
under-inflated or there is a fault with the system. If the light is
constant then inflating to the correct placard pressure should turn it
off. If this is not the case then this indicates a puncture. If
Stanley Subaru To Surprise and Delight Every Day. We have some New Years Resolutions we'd like to share: The first
resolution is to increase our digital presence and participate in
conversations through various social media and other outlets. The other resolution is to surprise and delight our guests every day. Learn more about us by visiting our website at www.stanleysubaru.com!
Restricting Cell Phone Use in Public Areas....Love It or Hate It?
At Stanley Subaru, we care about the
comfort of our guests. We want everyone to have a pleasant experience
when visiting our dealership, and it is in the interest of our guests
that we are considering a cell phone use policy in our public areas.
Out of respect to other guests at Stanley Subaru, we would like to
ask that anyone who needs…
QUICKLY IMPROVE ROOFS TO BOOST ROLLOVER PROTECTION
vehicles earn the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety's TOP
SAFETY PICK award
for 2011, including 40 cars, 25 SUVs, and a minivan.
SAFETY PICK recognizes
vehicles that do the best job of protecting people in front, side,
rollover, and rear crashes based on good ratings in Institute tests.
Winners also must have available electronic…
Vehicle Profile: The 2012 Subaru Impreza
More room, refinement and increased fuel economy are just the beginning.
The Subaru Impreza has been one of the
perennial best-selling compact sedans in America thanks to its
outstanding safety performance, reliability and standard Symmetrical
All-Wheel Drive system. For 2012, the Subaru Impreza is all new,
building on an already roomy, safe and fuel-efficient vehicle to become a
vehicle with the highest fuel economy of any all-wheel drive car…
SUBARU In 1953, five Japanese companies merged to form Fuji Heavy Industries Ltd, with a "Subaru" cluster of stars as its official logo for its cars. Better known by the Greek name Pleiades, it is part of the Taurus constellation. The word "SUBARU" is Japanese for "unite."
Here are some photos of old Subaru's. Stanley Subaru's Scenic Sojourns Page coming shortly, so please feel free to send us pictures of you and your…
How to Save Money on Gas: Maintenance! Properly servicing and maintaining your vehicle is an important way to increase your MPG. Visit www.stanleysubaru.com to find out more or call 1-888-709-4461 to talk to our Service Department on how YOU can increase your fuel economy!
We are proud to share this recent press release from Subaru of America:
Subaru Captures Multiple 2012 ALG Residual Value Awards
ALG: "Subaru continues to draw fiercely loyal devotees
who appreciate the brand's strong quality and ability to remain
practical yet progressive." - Subaru of America earns third-consecutive Best Mainstream Brand title - 2012 Subaru Outback is three-peat winner in midsize utility segment - 2012 Subaru Legacy snags honors in midsize car segment
Car Care: Winter Tires The right tire for the season.
The safety and handling capabilities of any car or truck ultimately stop where the rubber meets the road. Whether or not the winter months bring snowfall to your location, checking the condition of your tires should always be part of your automotive winterizing regimen.
Even regions that don't get covered in white stuff often experience colder temperatures and more rain between the winter solstice…
The Stanley Subaru Scoop is THE place for Subaru news, conversation, advice and events. The Stanley Subaru Scoop will be updated daily and we welcome your questions, comments and suggestions. Upcoming posts will include when the 2012 Subaru Vehicles will be available for sale, Service and Maintenance tips, advice on getting the most fuel economy out of your Subaru vehicle, and how to prepare your vehicle for winter.