Subaru Parts Online is now open!


Smart Service has just launched our online parts store  We have chosen to offer the same parts quality Subaru parts we use day in and day out on our own customers cars. Six-Star head gaskets, Tranquil Transmission sleeve kits, timing belts, etc. are among the offerings. All parts come with a 2 year unlimited mileage warranty. Check back often as we are always expanding our selection. For you head gasket DIY’ers we even have a complimentary head gasket installation guide with our head gasket kits!

We value your input so please let us know if there’s something else you’d like to see offered on the site.



Mike Corbin

Smart Service your Independent Subaru Expert



  1. Ash
    May 16, 2017 Reply

    Hello Mike
    I bought my son a 2010 Subaru legacy. He has barely had it a year and the car heats up. The radiator splashes fluid all over the inside of the hood. We took it to a mechanic and repaid almost $600 to get a new radiator. Unfortunately, it didn’t solve the problem. We are now being told that the head gasket are probably blown. My husband is saying it’s probably the thermostat.
    Will you please help?
    Thank You!

    • Mike Corbin
      May 16, 2017 Reply

      Before spending the time and money on replacing the thermostat, please have the cooling system checked for hydrocarbons by someone with an exhaust gas analyzer. If you replace the thermostat and the head gaskets have failed, you’re just wasting money. It is possible that the thermostat can cause the same condition but make sure you confirm there are no hc’s before replacing it.

      Good luck,

      Mike Corbin
      Smart Service
      Independent Subaru Expert

  2. Scott Weierich
    May 16, 2017 Reply

    I have a 2003 Forester XS with climate control. I am having issues getting the system to blow out the front vents. It seems to be stuck…tons of air is moving out the defrost vents and very little out the front vents as well as out the floor vents. I have disassembled the dash somewhat but can’t figure out what isn’t working correctly. The fresh air cabin filter is fine and no debris seems to have been ingested. So I am suspecting that a servo motor needs to be replaced. Any ideas? I can’t seem to find an online source to track this down. I own a Haynes manual that is just about worthless. Can you help? If it is a servo motor, do you carry the part?

    • Mike Corbin
      May 16, 2017 Reply

      Hi Scott,
      If something isn’t mechanically stuck, it may be in failsafe mode. If the control system ever has an issue it defaults to defrost as a failsafe for safety. There are step by step diagnostic procedures you can go through. I would suggest signing up for a one year subscription to You can purchase an inexpensive 1 year subscription to all the diagnostic and repair info for your specific vehicles. They pull all of their info directly from the Subaru factory manuals.

      I hope this helps.

      Take care,

      Mike Corbin
      Smart Service
      Your Independent Subaru Expert
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