Let’s talk Subaru!! From the smallest, the Subaru Impreza, to the top-of-the-line Subaru Ascent, which boasts 3 row seating, these cars are a great option for single drivers, families, and everything in between. Let’s take a look at some details about the Subaru Line.
- All-Wheel Drive Pioneers: Subaru is known for its commitment to all-wheel drive (AWD) technology. Almost all Subaru models come standard with AWD, making them popular choices for drivers in various weather conditions.
- Boxer Engine: Subaru uses a unique flat-four “boxer” engine layout in most of its vehicles. This design helps lower the vehicle’s center of gravity, improving stability and handling.
- Symmetrical All-Wheel Drive: Subaru’s Symmetrical AWD system provides balanced power distribution to all four wheels, enhancing traction and control. This system contributes to Subaru’s reputation for off-road capability.
- Safety Awards: Subaru consistently receives high safety ratings and awards from organizations like the Insurance Institute for Highway Safety (IIHS) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA). Many Subaru models feature EyeSight Driver Assist Technology.
- Rally Heritage: Subaru has a strong rally racing heritage, with the Subaru World Rally Team winning multiple World Rally Championships. This motorsport history has influenced the performance and design of their consumer vehicles.
- Boxer Diesel Engine: Subaru introduced the world’s first boxer diesel engine in a passenger car in 2008. It offered improved fuel efficiency and reduced emissions compared to traditional diesel engines.
- Subaru Outback: The Subaru Outback, a rugged station wagon/crossover SUV, is one of the brand’s most iconic and popular models, known for its off-road capability and practicality.
- Forester XT: The Subaru Forester XT is a compact SUV that often surprises with its turbocharged performance, combining the practicality of an SUV with spirited driving dynamics.
- Continuous AWD System: Subaru’s AWD system operates full-time, making it different from some competitors that engage AWD only when slip is detected. This provides better stability and control in all conditions.
- Green Initiatives: Subaru is committed to sustainability and has implemented eco-friendly practices in its manufacturing processes. They also produce vehicles in eco-friendly plants, and their Indiana manufacturing facility was the first auto assembly plant in the U.S. to achieve zero-landfill status.
In the video below, Gene Fetty, the owner of Dent Repair Now works on a Subaru Impreza left front fender that was backed into. It was a leased vehicle, and the owner didn’t necessarily need a “perfect” repair. As Gene Says in the video, when we say, “It may not be perfect” or “We can make it better” or “Drastic improvement” what some people hear is “We are going to charge you and when were done, you are still going to see where the damage was, if not still having damage.” This video is a perfect example of a “not quite perfect repair”. With this particular repair, “not quite perfect” was a great option for our customer. He was preparing to turn his Subaru Impreza leased vehicle into the dealership. He didn’t want to pay for perfect, but also did not want to get dinged upon turn in inspection. So, we explained how we can dial back on the cost of repair as we dial back the amount of detail work we do. In short, we could repair the fender to an acceptable level to pass inspection with no negative impact to our customer. In doing this, we were able to charge him 30% less than the “perfect repair” estimate. Take a look and see the end result! It looks fantastic! Our customer was happy, the lease turn in inspection went just fine, and it was a good day for us as we had another success story. You can see more videos and learn about our services on our YouTube Channel!
In the next video, our Head Technician, Dave Fisher repaired a roof on a 2018 Subaru Outback that the insurance company said could Not Be Done!! Our customer’s insurance company wanted this repair done at a traditional body shop (called a conventional repair on most insurance estimates). Our customer was ardent in the fact he did not want that. They wanted to remove his roof and replace it with a new one. That would require welding and painting, not to mention the seams being pulled apart that can cause leaking issues, and corrosion.
Here is another example of before and after pictures of a Subaru repair on a driver’s side quarter panel. Notice how we are able to not only remove the dent, but completely reshape the bodyline to its original place. If you would like to learn more about paintless dent repair or Dent Repair Now, you can check out our blog, or take a look at these individual articles.
You can also check out more videos on our YouTube Channel
Please feel free to reach out to us to see what is the best way to repair your vehicle and if your damage qualifies for a mobile repair. You can fill out the form on this page or text us photos of your damage to 724-554-1756 and we will be in touch with an estimate for repair, and see how we can best help you.
You can also stop in at the shop for an in-person evaluation of your damage. We are located at 4699 Campbells Run Road, Pittsburgh, PA 15205 That’s right next to I376 (The Parkway) just off of the Campbells Run Road exit if you’re coming from I79 or Downtown Pittsburgh. If you’re coming from the airport area you have to use the Ridge Road exit and then turn right.
If you’re ready to send us some photos of the damage, you can watch this video here on how to take a photo of your dent in 4 easy steps.
1. Make sure the damaged panel is clean.
2. Take the picture at an angle.
3. Try to line up a reflection on the dent.
4. Lastly, make sure you are far enough from the dent so we can see WHERE on the panel the damage is.
If you still have questions, we are here to help! You can call 724-554-1756 or email us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org