Though the first Subaru car wasn't sold until 1953, its parent company Fuji Heavy Industries (FHI) was founded by Chikuhei Nakajima in 1917 as The Aircraft Research Laboratory. The company was later restructured as the Nakajima Aircraft Company, which became Japan's largest supplier of warplanes during World War II. After the war ended FHI was making the Fuji Rabbit Scooter using leftover aircraft parts, and by the early 1950s company CEO Kenji Kita decided to get into the automobile manufacturing business with his 1.5 liter Subaru P-1 compact car. For the next fifty years Subaru designed and manufactured an impressive number of models, including the 360, Sambar, 1000, R-2, Rex, Leone, Brat, Alcyone, Legacy, Impreza, Forester, Tribeca and Exiga. Subaru is the Japanese word for the Pleiades constellation, which is the basis for the Subaru logo and pays homage to the six companies that originally made up Fuji Heavy Industries.
In recent years Subaru has received many accolades (including the United States Environmental Protection Agency´s Gold Achievement Award) for having the first automobile manufacturing facility to achieve zero landfill status, which means nothing from its manufacturing and assembly operations ends up in a landfill. Tailpipe emissions are also a major concern for Subaru, which offers several Partial Zero Emissions vehicles, as opposed to other carmakers who only offer PZEV certified cars in states with California Super-Ultra-Low-Emission standards. Subaru even considers vehicle "end of life" recycling, and uses unusually large amounts of aluminum auto parts in its vehicles, which can be easily recycled when the vehicles are retired.
Routine Subaru auto parts replacement and maintenance is especially important for environmentally-conscious drivers, as faulty, over used Subaru parts often lead to increased pollution emissions and reduced fuel economy. Replacement genuine Subaru parts from the dealer can be outrageously expensive, so most owners get their OEM Subaru parts and accessories from a Subaru parts online warehouse such as Car Parts Discount. CPD sources its genuine Subaru parts from the same distribution network as dealers, but doesn't charge the high markup that makes dealer Subaru auto parts so expensive. Some drivers try cheap used Subaru parts, which are often just as worn-out as the used Subaru parts being replaced, and may only last for a short time. Which means paying full-price for installation twice, when brand-new aftermarket Subaru parts online could have been used for the same low price as cheap, used Subaru parts. Aftermarket Subaru parts online are typically manufactured to the same specifications as genuine Subaru auto parts, but only cost a fraction as much as OEM Subaru parts. Visit the Subaru Car Parts Discount online warehouse today to find out just how much money you can save!