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What do I need to know about shocks and struts?

Shocks and struts are the bits of your car that keep you from scraping the the bottom of your car on the road but also make it so you don't feel every little bump. Without shocks and struts, your vehicle would continually bounce and bound down the road. While it looks fun in rally video, experiencing it going to work is a real bummer.

Since winter is the time of frost heaves and infinite potholes, it's a good idea to check that shocks and struts are in top condition during the winter months.

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How They Work

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How to take care of windshield wipers

You might take them for granted -- until it rains, and suddenly your safety depends on them. Windshield wipers always need to stay in top condition because you never know when you'll need them to help you see the road.

Tech changing windshield wiper blades

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Tires for Life 2.0 means you get even more

Tires for Life has grown to be even better for you

Every dollar you spend on maintenance and repairs at Stanley Subaru is eligible toward tires. When you purchase a new vehicle at Stanley Subaru, we offer you Tires for Life 2.0. There is absolutely no cost to you! We make it available to you as a thank you for being our guest.

Why pay for tires on a new Subaru? Our guests don't.

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Why and how to take care of your tires

We all know that tires wear. There are certain things you, as an owner, can do to help minimize this wear and prolong the life of your tires (and save money!).

66 Batman Batmobile wheel

Keep your tires properly inflated.

This is perhaps the single most important thing you can do.

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Who makes Subaru's airbags?

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!

Close up of a Subaru interior with the Subaru emblem and airbag emboss

Who makes Subaru's airbags?

Subaru uses both Autoliv and Takata.

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Automotive News featured Stanley Subaru!

Below is a reproduction of an 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.
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As thank you for 15 years, we're offering you 15/15/15 deals!

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.

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What Accessories Are Available on the 2013 Subaru? New Subaru Accessories for 2013-2014

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.


WeatherTech All Weather FloorLiners are the…

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How Does Subaru Handle Recalls? How Do I Know if My Subaru Has an Open Recall?

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…
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Stanley Subaru is Saddened by the loss of our friend Steve Bailey

Steve A. Bailey (April 23, 1980-December 23, 2012)


"TRENTON - Steven A. Bailey, 32, died Dec. 23, 2012, at a Bangor hospital. He was born April 23, 1980, in Newport, R.I., the son of Steven T. and Denise A. (Brawner) Bailey.

Steven graduated from South Kingstown High School, Kingston, R.I., and worked in the parts department at Stanley Subaru in Ellsworth for the past six years. He was a member of the Lygonia Masonic…

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What Do Shocks and Struts Do?

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…

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What is a Powertrain? What is Lifetime Powertrain Protection?

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…

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What Are The Maintenance Requirements for Subaru Fuel Systems?

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…

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