And do they ever stand out. They may not sell the most cars; yet from the beginning Subaru has grown and maintained its popularity among a dedicated core of buyers by marketing toward specific geographical and lifestyle niches, and designing cars with both dependability and personality in mind—in equal parts. Theirs are most definitely cars with “attitude.” Indeed, some have described Subaru as the first truly “artisanal” carmaker. Thus, by staying true to its uniqueness, the company has built what many consider the deepest loyalty in the automotive business.
That uniqueness begins right under the hood, with Subaru’s signature use of a boxer engine in their entire lineup of sedans, SUVs, crossovers, and sports cars. Known for their reliability and superior driving dynamics on the road, boxer engines usually require less service than most other engine types.
A second reason that Subaru stands out from other carmakers is that their symmetrical all-wheel drive system comes standard in virtually all their vehicles. Unlike plain-vanilla all-wheel drive, this proactive system intelligently distributes balance, control, and traction where needed to all four wheels of the vehicle while in motion on curved or slippery roads.
Going hand-in-hand with symmetrical all-wheel drive are the advanced active-safety features that the company builds into their cars. The most notable of these is Subaru EyeSight® Driver Assist Technology, which acts like an extra set of eyes on the road and includes:
- Adaptive cruise control
- Lane departure and blind spot warning systems
- Automatic emergency pre-collision braking and throttle management
As if that weren’t enough, they have now introduced a new safety technology called DriverFocus™, which works together with EyeSight to help detect inattentive or drowsy driving behavior and then delivers both visual and auditory alerts to the distracted driver.
As the company likes to say, “There’s safe…and then there’s Subaru Safe.”
It is this emphasis on performance, reliability, and safety that has made Subaru a perennial favorite among both the adventure-minded seeking authentic off-road experiences and family-focused car buyers who just want to get from point A to point B without mishap. Is it any wonder their cars dominate Kelley Blue Book’s “Most Trusted Brand” list and are consistent winners of “Top Safety Pick+” designation from the IIHS?
But no matter how safe or well-engineered, no car on the planet is guaranteed to be 100% immune to the occasional crash, side-swipe, or fender-bender. In that unfortunate event, it is vitally important that you let a Subaru Certified Collision Repair Center return your damaged vehicle to a like-new, defect-free, post-accident condition.
And it starts with parts. Unlike aftermarket alternatives (which can cause the finished product to reveal uneven or misaligned bodylines, creases, gaps, and faulty trims after installation), genuine Subaru collision parts are identical to the ones originally installed on your vehicle from the factory. These perfectly fitted and quality-tested replacement components are guaranteed to restore the original appearance of your vehicle.
As a Subaru-certified Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) body shop, Keri Coach Works uses authorized OEM parts, equipment, and repair procedures to maintain the integrity of your vehicle after an accident so its appearance, resale value, and safety are not compromised after the repair. These requirements are designed not just to return your vehicle to “like new” condition, but to restore it to its original factory specifications.
Our I-CAR Gold Class status gives us access not just to exclusive Subaru training and OEM parts, but also to a substantial list of Subaru-specific collision-related tools that we use to make the necessary repairs. Most importantly, these repairs are not just cosmetic! Because the engineering and design of Subaru cars are different from that of other manufacturers, only a qualified, certified body shop should be trusted to perform the repair correctly.
Nowhere is this fact best illustrated than in the aforementioned Subaru EyeSight Driver Assist Technology. At the time the repair is made, your vehicle will be hooked up to a Subaru-specific computer that will clear and accurately recalibrate the EyeSight code components of the car, assuring the continuing safety of you and your family when you take it back on the road.
Finally, here’s yet another way that Subaru sets itself apart from other car companies: their Collision Repair Network program requires that all certified shops perform community service for a 501(c)3 charity, including local ones. Keri Coach Works is more than happy to comply with that requirement!
Accidents may be unpredictable. What is not unpredictable, however, is getting your damaged vehicle reliably repaired at Keri Coach Works. So if your Subaru is ever damaged and requires collision repair, be sure to give us a call. “Returning your Subaru to the way you love” isn’t just Subaru’s motto. It’s ours as well.
To learn more about Subaru’s EyeSight safety technology, see the video below.