Subaru Splash Shield Buyer's Guide

Are you looking to learn more about the splash shield on your Subaru? This guide is for you. We’ll teach you everything you need to know about splash shields. If you have a question that’s not addressed in this guide, you’re more than welcome to contact us.

What’s A Splash Shield?

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The space underneath the engine is open. That’s quite problematic because the engine is vulnerable to:

  • Dirt
  • Debris
  • Moisture

A splash shield covers the space underneath the engine. It’s a flat plastic panel you bolt into the chassis. This post goes into more detail about what a splash shield is and how it protects your engine.

How To Tell If A Splash Shield Is Failing

Sometimes a splash shield will break or fall off. When that happens, it’s a pretty big deal. Dirt, debris, and other impurities can get into the engine compartment and damage components. So if you notice issues with your engine, you may want to give your splash shield a visual inspection. You only need a flashlight, five minutes of your time, and this diagnostic guide.

OEM Vs. Aftermarket Splash Shields

Is it time to buy a replacement splash shield? The first decision you have to make is whether to buy an OEM or aftermarket shield. To reach an educated decision, you have to consider three important factors:

  1. Size and fitment
  2. Quality of materials
  3. Warranty

How do OEM and aftermarket splash shields stack up against each other? According to this comparison guide, OEM splash shields come out on top. Check out the guide to find out why!

How To Replace A Splash Shield

If you have a Phillips screwdriver, you can replace the splash shield in an instant. The process is very straightforward. You just need to:

  1. Either lift your Subaru or scoot underneath it
  2. Remove the old splash shield
  3. Install the new splash shield

This Subaru splash shield replacement tutorial outlines the steps in more detail.