We've worked with Six-Star OEM and aftermarket parts for over 15 years. Our 'Gold' Six Star OEM parts are made by the same manufacture who makes the original part for your Subaru. Don't be mistaken our 'Red' Six Star aftermarket (alternative source) parts are put through a rigorous testing and use in our Smart Service shops before we sell them online. Six Star OEM head gaskets are renowned for their superiority to their Genuine Subaru cousins. Though their other maintenance and repair parts are just as amazing with the same great pricing.
At Smart Service (and Smart Quality Parts), we have been carrying and using the Six Star brand in our repair facility for over 15 years. Since the majority of our in-house technicians are Subaru factory trained we understand the benefit and need for correctly fitting and functioning replacement parts. The benefit of being an independent facility is that we are not required to use the Genuine Subaru stamped parts but unlike other independents, we didn't want to use aftermarket parts just to cut costs and increase our margins.
We found Six Star in that search for the perfect balance between OEM quality and a more affordable price by cutting Subaru out as a middleman. We supplement with the Genuine Subaru parts where we feel that is needed or required if Six Star doesn't manufacture a certain part, but we mostly use Six Star because more often than not the part is identical to what you would buy at the dealer.
The description below outlines the color and sticker system on the parts you may receive. Please know that 90%+ of the Six Star parts we carry are the Gold Star OEM designation and the Red Star options are just as good in our opinion (see our replacement oil filter for example, you can see it cut open next to a Genuine Subaru filter there is no difference at all).
We offer our own private Six Star label parts that identifies OEM parts with a gold star:
and alternative source parts with a red star:
6 pack of Six Star OEM high-capacity oil filter kit for Impreza (RS, TS), Outback, Forester (MT, AT) and Legacy models. Includes filter and crush washer for drain plug.
6 pack of Six Star OEM standard oil filter kits for Impreza (RS, TS, WRX, STi), Outback, Forester, Legacy or Baja models. Includes filter and crush washer for drain plug for each kit.
Get what you want, and only what you want by building your own gasket kit. Every car has different needs and a custom kit will keep you on budget. Includes our exclusive install guide!
Six Star exhaust valve for Impreza (RS, TS), Outback, Forester, Legacy and Baja models. Single unit pricing, buy what you need.
A set of 8 OEM Six-Star Exhaust Valve Stem Seals for your 4 cylinder Subaru engine.
Six Star intake valve for Impreza (RS, TS), Outback, Forester, Legacy and Baja models. Single unit pricing, buy what you need. (this part number replaces 13201aa361)
A set of 8 Six-Star OEM Intake Valve Stem Seals for your 4 cylinder Subaru engine.
Six-Star OEM rear bearing kit. Includes rear bearing and seals. Choose for select Impreza (RS, TS, WRX), Outback, Legacy, and Forester models.
Six-star OEM drive belt set for Impreza (RS, TS), Outback, Forester, Legacy or Baja models. Set of 2 includes power steering/alternator belt and air conditioning belt.
Six Star front ball joint for all Subaru models between 1990 to 2018. Fits all Impreza (RS, TS, WRX, STi), Outback, Legacy, Forester and Baja models.
Six-Star OEM engine air filter for Impreza (RS, TS, WRX, STi), Outback, Forester, Legacy or Baja models.
Six-Star "essentials" head gasket kit for Outback, Legacy, Impreza, Forester and Baja models. Includes oil filter, oil drain plug gasket, valve cover gasket set, intake and exhaust gaskets.