The Subaru Certified Pre-Owned Program

When you shop for a certified pre-owned Subaru at our dealership, you can expect nothing less of excellence when finding a quality, low-mileage vehicle. There are certain aspects that go into the Pre-Owned Certification, and we can ensure our customers that our cars go through a thorough 152-point inspection and exterior and interior reconditioning so you receive the full warranty benefits and a like-new car with your purchase.

If you live in Claremont of commute in the areas of Keene, Brattleboro or Norwich VT and you're in the market to find a certified pre-owned Subaru you can count on our selection to find what suits your tastes and style best. When you browse what's available on our lot, you can shop with a peace of mind knowing that our vehicles come with a full history report from CarFax, so you know all the aspects of the vehicle's prior use and current well-being. Also, rest assured that the vehicles on our lot are well-maintained and cared for by our expert technicians. We take pride in the appearance and operational functionality of our pre-owned vehicle selection, so your purchase maintains longevity and reliable quality.

A few benefits that are included with the purchase of a Certified Pre-Owned Subaru is 24/7 roadside assistance, a six-year 100,000-mile powertrain coverage, as well as affordable upgrade options. Feel free to scroll down the list to learn what the Subaru certification checklist entails and never hesitate to see what we have in store for you in our Certified Pre-Owned inventory. We look forward to working with you and if you have any questions at all on our Certified Pre-Owned program, please contact a member of our sales team at (888) 690.1261.

152 Point Subaru Certification Checklist

Checked Under the Hood:

1. Before Road test/hood open/trunk open

2. Primary and secondary hood latch operation
3. Radiator and cap
4. Hoses and clamps
5. Air filter
6. Change Oil filter
7. Drive belt tension and condition
8. Change Engine oil
9. Coolant
10. Power steering fluid
11. Brake fluid
12. Clutch fluid*
13. Fill windshield washer fluid
14. I/C water bottle (filled less than ½ full during cold weather)*
15. Clean battery (mounting, cables, and ground straps)
16. Specific gravity
17. Electrolyte level
18. Load test
19. Spare tire pressure/ tool kit/ jack and handle
20. Replace front & rear wiper blades

Checked in Interior of Vehicle:

21. Insert key in ignition/chime
22. Key "ON"/ check dash warning lights
23. Turn "ON" rear defogger/ check indicator
24. Windshield wipers and washer front/ rear check*
25. Headlights high/low alignment
26. Dash illumination control and display
27. Head light leveler operation*
28. I/C water spray operation*
29. Turn headlights to park position
30. Hazard flashers
31. Reverse lock out check*
32. Shift Transmission to reverse/ set parking brake check adjustment if necessary
33. Clutch/brake pedal freeplay*
34. Seat belts/warning lights
35. Check for proper movement and operation of both front seats
36. Cold weather package operation (heated seats, mirrors, and windshield)
37. Fuel filler release
38. Lighter and ashtray*
39. Power outlet*
40. Trunk release*
41. DTC check using Select Monitor
42. Steering column parking lamp switch operation
43. Sound horn
44. DCCD display and manual mode operation (reset to automatic mode)*

Checked Outside of Vehicle:

45. Fog lamps/aim*

46. Turn signals (front & rear)
47. Parking lamps
48. License plate lamps
49. Brake and high mount stop lamps
50. Tail lamps
51. Reverse lamps
52. All front lamps
53. Fuel filler cap operation CHECKED WITH DOOR OPEN / IGNITION OFF:
54. Hazard flashers/parking lamps (door open/ignition "off")

Checked in Vehicle Ignition On/Off:

55. Turn signals/indicator lamps
56. Brake lamps
57. Remote mirror operation L/R
58. Passenger airbag on/off and seatbelt warning light*
59. Set clock
60. Steering lock/tilt
61. All seat adjustments
62. Power window operation
63. Sunroof operation
64. Door locks
65. Map/dome lights
66. Radio/CD - set stations

Checked Outside Vehicle with Key:

67. Rear defogger
68. Door locks & door closing operation (key number/security code recorded)*
69. Rear seat belts
70. Security system*
71. Child safety door locks (left unlocked)
72. Door entry lights*

Checked with Vehicle Raised on Lift:

73. Tire pressure, tread depth, orientation and condition
74. Tire set match documented
75. Wheel, wheel cover, and trim check
76. Check brakes, rotors, and calipers for specified parameters
77. Wheel cylinders*
78. Axle seals
79. Lug nut torque
80. Fluid leak check
81. Complete exhaust system
82. Steering linkage
83. Struts
84. Axles
85. Bolts/bushings/fasteners
86. Rear differential fluid level check and top off
87. Other fluid leaks/damage

Checked with Vehicle Lowered:

88. TPMS warning light check (should be off)*
89. Engine performance (cranking, idle, accel., etc.)
90. Transmission performance and warning lights
91. Clutch operation*
92. Clutch safety switch operation*
93. Steering wheel alignment
94. Steering performance (return, free-play, tracking)
95. Wheel balance (absence of vibration)
96. Brake operation
97. Gauges/speedometer/ odometer operation and readings
98. Turn signal operation and cancellation
99. Cruise control operation
100. Vent/heater/A/C operation
101. Check for squeaks, rattles, vibrations, and wind noises
102. Tachometer alarm operation and reset*
103. Hill Holder operation*
104. VDC off switch*
105. Check that all keys start the engine
106. Check for unusual noises
107. Parking brake operation
108. Emissions check as required by state or local laws
109. Re-check coolant, power steering and ATF levels
110. Re-check DTC
111. Check leaks under vehicle
112. Electric cooling fans check
113. Steering wheel
114. Dash pad/instrument panel
115. Headliner
116. Passenger's sunvisor
117. Passenger's side door trim panel
118. Passenger's seat upholstery and trim
119. Glove box
120. Carpet
121. Floor mats
122. Center console, cup holder and arm rest
123. Driver's sunvisor
124. Driver's side door trim panel
125. Driver's seat upholstery and trim
126. Back of front seats
127. Package shelf*
128. Rear carpet
129. Rear cup holder
130. Floor mats
131. Side door trim panels
132. Rear seat upholstery and trim
133. Trunk/cargo area trim
134. Front bumper
135. Hood
136. Driver's side body panels
137. Passenger's side body panels
138. Door sills and jambs
139. Roof
140. Trunk/tailgate
141. Rear bumper
142. Glass
143. Other plated or painted parts
144. Overall paint condition
145. Engine compartment
146. Trunk/cargo area
147. Interior
148. Exterior
149. Glass
150. Door sills and jambs
151. Decal removal
152. License plates and frames


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Subaru of Claremont

152 Charlestown Rd
Directions Claremont, NH 03743

  • Sales: 603-542-9966
  • Service: 603-542-9966
  • Parts: (888) 686-1430
  1. Subaru of Claremont

    152 Charlestown Rd
    Claremont, NH 03743

    • Sales: 603-542-9966
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