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Frequently Asked Questions About Pre-Owned Vehicles

Lifetime Powertrain Protection is Stanley Subaru's way of letting our guests know that we're here for them. For unlimited time and unlimited miles, Lifetime Powertrain Protection is yours as long as you own the vehicle at no additional charge on select pre-owned vehicles.

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The Subaru GTP Value is an offer - only for Subaru owners - that guarantees the 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.

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Frequently Asked Questions About Certified Pre-Owned Vehicles

A lot! In order for your Pre-owned Subaru to even qualify for certification, if must pass a stringent 152-point inspection. All items that do not pass must be corrected in order to qualify for certification.

We road test the vehicle and check the undercarriage. We check fluid levels, filters, wiper blades, battery, tires and tire pressure, brakes, audio equipment, power equipment (windows, locks, etc), exhaust system, cosmetics, air conditioning and heater, defogger, clutch and operation of automatic transmission, cruise-control and power moonroof (to name a few). The entire 152-point check list is listed at the bottom of this page.

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The standard mechanical breakdown protection plan on a Subaru Certified Pre-Owned vehicle is 7 years/100,000 mile powertrain protection plan. This plan covers the following: Engine=Engine block, cylinder heads, all internal lubricated parts, camshaft, drive belts, intake manifold, flywheel, valve covers, oil sending unit, oil pan, oil pump, motor mounts, seals and gaskets, turbocharger assembly and fuel injection system. All-Wheel Drive=Final drive housing/gear differential assembly, all internal parts, axle shafts, constant velocity joints, propeller shaft, center support bearings, universal joints, wheel bearings and spindle, rear torsion bars and control arms, hub bearings, seals and gaskets. Transmission=Transaxle case, all internal parts, torque converter, transmission mounts, seals, and gaskets.

The standard Powertrain Coverage does not have a deductible.  The upgrade plans are available with $0, $50 and $100 options.
Yes!  Optional upgrades include the Classic & Gold

Classic includes everything in the standard PLUS:

  • Cooling and fuel: Radiator, water pump, fuel lines, fuel tank, engine fans, fan motors, heater core, fuel sending unit.
  • Steering: Steering rack assembly and all internal parts, steering column shaft and coupling, universal joints, power steering pump, seals and gaskets. Front Suspension=MacPherson struts, transverse link control arms, shafts and bushings, ball joints, steering knuckles, wheel bearings, stabilizer bar and bushings, seals and gaskets.
  • Air Conditioning: Compressor, condenser, evaporator, expansion valve, blower motor, clutch and pulley, compressor seal, receiver/dryer. Electrical=Alternator, voltage regulator, starter motor and solenoid, wiring harness, engine management control unit, power window motors, windshield wiper motors, analog dash gauges, trip computer, clock, heater blower motor and switch, manually operated switches, digital instrumentation cluster, horns, window regulators, speedometer head, electrical relays, sunroof motor.
  • Brakes: Master cylinder, wheel cylinder, pressure holding valve (hill holder), hydraulic lines and fittings, disc brake calipers, power break assist unit, Antilock Brake System (ABS), Traction Control System (TCS), seals and gaskets.

The GOLD Upgrade plan includes EVERYTHING on your Subaru with the following exceptions:  

Scheduled maintenance services and parts described in the Subaru Warranty and Service booklet with your vehicle and other normal maintenance services and parts including engine tune-ip, suspension alignment, wheel balancing, filters, lubricants, engine coolant, fluids, wiper blades, belts, hoses, spark plugs, brake pads, linings and shoes, clutch disc and recharging of the air conditioning system, unless in conjunction with the replacement of a covered air conditioning part. Other parts not covered are glass, weatherstrips, lenses, sealed beams, light bulbs, tires, hard and soft trim, catalytic converter, brake rotors and drums, shock absorbers, battery, rust damage, wind noise, squeaks, rattles and cable or linkage adjustment. Accessories are covered only if factory installed or approved.

The CARFAX vehicle history report shows if the vehicle has ever been in a major collision, has had flood damage was subject to a manufacturer buyback (lemon law buyback) CARFAX is the most trusted provider of vehicle history information. They have built a database of more than 4 billion records that covers virtually every car and truck on the road today. All Subaru Certified Pre-Owned vehicles are backed by the CARFAX guarantee. For more information on CARFAX, visit Stanley Subaru provides FREE CARFAX reports on ALL Preowned vehicles. The Free Reports are available on our website, here at our dealership, and by scanning the QR codes on our window stickers.

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