Routine maintenance is especially important for environmentally-conscious Subaru drivers, because worn out or faulty mechanisms often lead to increased pollution emissions and reduced fuel economy. Factory original replacement components from your local dealer can be outrageously expensive, so most owners get their OEM Subaru parts and accessories from an online warehouse such as CPD. One of the leading resources for do-it-yourself enthusiasts and professional mechanics, CPD sources its genuine factory equipment from the same distribution network as auto dealers, but doesn't charge the high markup that makes the original pieces so expensive. Some penny-pinching "Subie" owners try cheap, used items from salvage yards, which are often just as worn-out as the failed item being replaced and usually only last for a short time. Which means paying full-price for installation twice, when brand-new aftermarket parts from an online store such as CPD could have been used for the same low price. Aftermarket reproductions are typically manufactured to the same specifications as genuine OEM, but only cost a fraction as much. Visit the CPD online warehouse today to find out just how much money you can save.
History of Subaru
Though Subaru's first 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 business 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 1950's CEO Kenji Kita decided to get into the automobile manufacturing business with his 1.5 liter P-1 compact car. For the next fifty years the automaker 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for the Pleiades constellation, which is the basis for the corporate logo and pays homage to the six companies that originally made up Fuji Heavy Industries.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 no byproducts from Subaru parts manufacturing and assembly operations ends up in a landfill. Tailpipe emissions are also a major concern so it 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. The marque even considers vehicle "end of life" recycling, and uses an unusually large number of aluminum parts in its vehicles, which can be easily recycled when the vehicles are retired.
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