We want to avoid being wasteful by throwing away used Subaru parts and components, and you want to save without sacrificing quality. Both of these goal are accomplished with one word: remanufactured. Genuine Subaru Remanufactured Parts meet original factory specifications, so they fit and perform like they're new. We subject them to the same quality tests as new parts, and each one is backed by professional Subaru certification and the choice worthy of the same Genuine Subaru Parts Limited Warranty. Genuine Subaru Remanufactured Parts cost less because they didn't require raw materials to prepare for sale, but are based on the core of a used part and restored to the condition of a new part.
Every time Subaru receives a used engine part, it's evaluated for restoration and then completely disassembled, cleaned, and inspected for what is needed to make it as good as it was when it was new. The individual components are inspected for damage, and any broken or unusable pieces are serviced or replaced. During reassembly, experts check the new part against stringent standards to make sure it passes the same tests that a new Subaru part would. In order to get our stamp of approval and qualify for a warranty, the remanufactured part must meet the same specifications and tolerances as brand new Genuine Subaru Parts.
The difference between the average resold Subaru part and what you get with the Genuine Remanufactured seal of approval is in the process. Our components are taken apart and put back together after careful inspection, and aftermarket products generally just fix the one piece that proved to be the point of failure. We replace every piece that's worn, all the way down to the nuts and bolts, with Subaru-approved materials, and aftermarket products use any pieces which may not precisely fit or be made of inferior materials. Our remanufacturing is carried out by Subaru-trained experts, while aftermarket products may have been restored by unqualified mechanics. We back up our remanufactured parts with a Subaru certification and warranty, and aftermarket products typically aren't built to last. Our remanufactured parts get checked and tested with driving simulations and advanced computers before they pass; aftermarket products don't claim to pass any standards of quality.