What's A Subaru Rear Skirt?

When it comes to repair information, vehicle makers use a wide variety of terminology for replacement parts. All of the different names can be confusing, especially when repairing a variety of vehicle makes and models.

When searching for repair procedures, knowing what to look for can save valuable time. When searching Subaru, for example, instead of looking for the rear body panel, look for the rear skirt (see Table 1). Having the correct repair information is essential to a proper repair process. Without vehicle maker repair information, you are potentially re-engineering the vehicle without the research into how the vehicle would react in another collision.

Subaru repair information is available for purchase at: techinfo.subaru.com

Table 1
Subaru Part Terms Industry Part Terms
Front Wheel Apron Front Upper Rail
Front Side Frame Front Lower Rail
Front Pillar A-Pillar
Center Pillar B-Pillar
Side Sill Outer Rocker Panel
Rear Quarter Quarter Panel
Rear Skirt Rear Body Panel
Rear Floor Pan Trunk Floor
Rear Side Frame Lower Rear Rear Rail
This table shows the terms that Subaru uses on the left and the common industry terms on the right.

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