Warranties and Protection Plans

New Subaru Vehicles 

Warranties are a major source of confusion and frustration when purchasing a new vehicle, but we are here to help! We have answers to the most frequently asked Warranty Questions 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 a moment. 

Have a flat tire? Run out of gas? Need a tow to the nearest Subaru Service Center? No worries! All New Subaru Vehicles come with Subaru Roadside Assistance. Just Call 1-800-261-2155. 

Subaru Roadside Assistance comes standard on every Subaru from model year 2000 forward.


  • Towing to the nearest authorized Subaru dealer if you cannot safely drive your vehicle.
  • Jump-start if your battery is dead.
  • Gasoline delivery if you run out of gas.
  • Flat tire change to install your spare.
  • Emergency lockout service.

BASIC COVERAGE is 3 years or 36,000 miles, whichever comes first. Subject to the exclusions listed in this warranty, it covers the entire vehicle.  Learn more about optional extended protection beyond the warranty. 

Warranty coverage begins on the date the vehicle is delivered to the first retail purchaser. If the vehicle was used as a demonstrator or company vehicle before being sold at retail, warranty coverage begins on the date the vehicle was first placed in such service.


For more about New Subaru Warranty information, check out our "About Subaru Warranties " page, or read this recent blog post about the different Subaru Warranty options , Extended Service Contracts , and more! 
To read the full Subaru Factory Warranty, visit: Subaru of America, http://www.subaru.com.

Learn about Extended Contracts and other programs: Subaru Extended Service Contracts , Subaru Added Security Program, and Extended Service Basics.

Pre Owned Vehicles

With a Used Subaru, Used Car, Used Truck, or Used SUV, you have several options for Protection Plans. Stanley Subaru offers the following Vehicle Protection Plans:

  • Lifetime Powertrain Protection (Most used vehicles)
  • Exclusionary Coverage (Most used vehicles)
  • AmeriGard Primary Care Plus (Most used vehicles)
  • Certified Pre Owned Subaru Coverage (Subaru vehicles only)
  • Subaru Equity Shield-GAP Insurance (Subaru vehicles only)

Lifetime Powertrain Protection

Stanley Subaru offers our Exclusive Lifetime Powertrain Protection  on select Pre Owned Vehicles. Stanley Subaru's Exclusive Lifetime Powertrain Protection means that the risks of buying a pre-owned vehicle are virtually gone! Unlimited Time, Unlimited Miles, for as long as you own the vehicle. This program comes at no additional charge on Select Pre Owned Vehicles. This Lifetime Powertrain Protection is a Rewards Program, a complimentary benefit provided as a "Thank You" for performing just your basic services (oil changes and tire rotations) with us. To see details of what the Lifetime Powertrain Protection Covers, please see:http://www.stanleysubaru.com/blog/2012/october/8/what-is-a-powertrain---what-is-lifetime-powertrain-protection-what-is-covered-by-powertrain-protection-.htm .

Learn more about our Lifetime Powertrain Protection  and the rest of our Preferred Guest Package .


Exclusionary Coverage 

To protect parts outside the powertrain system, there is Exclusionary Coverage. With Exclusionary Coverage, you have the protection you need far beyond the original warranty period. It takes the worry out of high repair bills. This Exclusionary Coverage extends the coverages of the Lifetime Powertrain Protection and provides additional coverage for the vehicle's  electrical system, fuel delivery, heating and cooling system, air conditioning system, seals and gaskets, brake system, suspension, and steering system.  The Exclusionary Coverage cost depends on the age of the vehicle, the mileage, and the desired mileage coverage you request. The Exclusionary Coverage has no time limit. These additional benefits provide peace of mind, protects you anywhere in the US and Canada, offers roadside assistance, and it is affordable and convenient.

AmeriGard Primary Care Plus Mechanical Breakdown Protection

This Mechanical Breakdown Plan includes benefits that cover the engine and water pump, transmission and transaxle, transfer case, air conditioning, towing, and provides a rental benefit. AmeriGard is available with three levels of coverage:
     5 years /100,000 miles 
     5 years / 75,000 miles 
     5 years /50,000 miles

For a complete list of coverages, exclusion and pricing, contact Stanley Subaru at 800-439-8989 or by email. 

Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Coverage

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.

You can buy with confidence, because every Subaru Certified Pre-Owned vehicle comes with a Subaru-backed, nationally accepted and recognized, 7-year, 100,000-mile powertrain coverage, 24/7 Roadside Assistance, Rental and Towing Coverage, and a complete Carfax Report - including the Carfax Buyback Guarantee.  Affordable upgrade options are available. Visit our Certified Pre-Owned Subaru Program  page, or contact Stanley Subaru at 800-439-8989 or by email. 



Subaru Equity Shield-GAP Insurance

If you are financing your vehicle, you may want to consider the Subaru Equity Shield Program, or GAP insurance. This program covers any out of pocket expense between what you may owe the bank and what your insurance settles for, in the event of a total loss. For more information about GAP insurance, call 207-667-4641 or send an email. 


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Stanley Subaru, located at 22 Bar Harbor Road on the Ellsworth/Trenton town line, is your premier retailer of new and used Subaru vehicles in Maine. Our dedicated sales staff and top-trained technicians are here to make your auto shopping experience fun, easy and financially advantageous. Please utilize our various online resources and allow our excellent network of people to put you in your ideal Subaru vehicle or the Pre-Owned car, truck or SUV of your dreams today!

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Our dealership is the only Ellsworth Subaru dealer and is conveniently located for Bangor Subaru shoppers, Down East Subaru shoppers, Augusta Subaru shoppers, and everyone in between!! Stanley Subaru knows there are many Maine Subaru Dealers to choose from and we appreciate the job they all do, but we take great pride in our unique ability to cater to our owners wants and needs. Subaru is the only new automotive franchise we choose to represent and with our low overhead, we pass the savings on to you!! What you won't find here is games, gimmicks, or phony checks!!

At Stanley Subaru, we care about our reputation and we hand pick our used cars, used trucks, and certified pre-owned vehicles with that in mind. Most of our pre-owned vehicles are local trade-ins, many of which are one owner. We know that buying a used vehicle is about minimizing the risks. If it is a used Outback, Forester, Impreza, Tribeca, Baja, or other SUV, car, or truck, we take the time and spend the effort bringing that vehicle up to speed on ALL it's maintenance requirements (not just an oil change). We will show your our records and encourage you to review the service history of each of our vehicles. You will always buy with confidence from Stanley Subaru.