Performance Parts and Accessories The Subaru Aftermarket

They’ve handed you the keys and the Subaru is yours! Hop inside, enjoy the “new car” smell and start your engine. Then remember this reality: the buying doesn’t stop when you drive out of the lot. Ask anyone who drives a car and they will tell you the same thing. Perhaps that accounts for the fact that, in 2017, the automotive aftermarket in the U.S. was an industry worth $287 billion. This includes the Subaru aftermarket.

Through 2020, the projected compound annual growth rate of the automotive aftermarket is 3.6%. Whether you have purchased a brand new vehicle or a used one, there’s always something new and exciting available to make your car even better than the day you purchased it.

These aftermarket parts can be categorized in two different groups. The first group is accessories. The second group consists of performance parts, and sometimes these are import performance parts. Subaru aftermarket customers and other car owners have the choice of having their vehicles serviced, or of doing it themselves. Let’s have a look at what items make up these two categories.

Accessories are items that are made to be added on after the sale of the original vehicle. These accessories can be designed for customization of the vehicle, like a monogrammed initial plate. They can also be designed for comfort, such as plush seat cushions.

Accessories may also be added for safety (extra mirrors, for example), convenience (extra cup holders, perhaps) or performance. Subaru aftermarket upgrades are a good example of this area. Performance parts for Subaru aftermarket items as well as other brands could include a fuel surge tank for high power output, or Cosmis wheels for racing, for instance. And, a new turbo and other upgrades are available to get your Subaru WRX STI to go as fast as possible, which is a horsepower higher than 500.

Or, the accessories may be specifically related to the type of car–for the Subaru aftermarket, as stated, one may need Subaru performance parts. This is true for other models, as well, such as Acura performance parts, Hyundai performance parts, or Mazda performance parts.

The other category, import performance parts, deals with parts of the car that have been rebuilt or remanufactured due to various causes: for example, wear and tear. Also, damage to a fuel surge tank from an accident, for instance. Certain foreign cars require import performance parts, which are specialized items.

It is an exciting hobby for many do-it-yourselfers to work on their cars. Clearly, since by 2020 the automotive aftermarket industry is projected to reach $722.8 billion worldwide.

Cars are such a part of our psyche! Just look at the Subaru, for example: about 59,841 were sold in the U.S. alone in June of 2018. And everyone involved in the automotive industry is delighted that cars bring people so much satisfaction–and that cars bring them such substantial profits. So hop on that highway to happiness in your car and enjoy the trip to the Subaru aftermarket!