How to buy a new exhaust fan in 10 minutes
If you’re a fan of your vehicle’s exhaust, you’ve probably spent a fair amount of time checking the status of your fan.
You’ve checked the radiator fans in your car, the air intake fans, and the exhaust fans.
You even used an exhaust fan to test how much it sucks on your car.
Unfortunately, exhaust fan rentals are becoming increasingly difficult to find.
In fact, according to Auto Trends, the number of exhaust fan rental listings has dropped to just two, compared to over 20,000 listings in 2016.
The problem is, there aren’t many people out there who can actually afford a rental.
Even though the rental market is relatively new, there’s a very real demand for rental-specific exhaust fans, so it’s not surprising that rental-based exhaust fan owners are struggling to find a place to rent a replacement.
“I think we all know that the market is changing rapidly, so we should be doing a better job of finding more affordable exhaust fan options,” said Adam Boudreau, marketing manager for Subaru’s brand, which makes the Subaru Outback.
In fact, the majority of Subaru exhaust fan reviews on Subaru forums are for Subaru dealerships, which may be more appealing to renters.
It’s easy to imagine a scenario where a car rental company might be able to find an exhaust-related replacement for a rental-only exhaust fan, but that’s not the case.
While Subaru may be looking to increase the supply of rental-owned exhaust fan parts, the fact of the matter is that most of the time, it’s more cost-effective to rent an exhaust fans instead of buying an exhaust kit and buying a rental exhaust fan.
Rental-only fans have become so popular that Subaru has begun leasing its exhaust fans for a price of $3,000 per month.
But while that price tag may seem like a bargain, the rental fees can add up fast.
As a result, renters are often willing to pay more for their exhaust fan replacement.
“For rental fans, the biggest thing is the rental fee,” said Scott Bautista, owner of Bautistain Automotive in St. Louis.
And while rental-friendly exhaust fan sales are still relatively few, the trend has accelerated recently, and Subaru is now offering more rental options to its fans.
With the number and number of rental exhaust fans available on the market, it can be difficult to keep up with the demand.
But if you’re one of the lucky owners who’s willing to do the work, you can find the exhaust fan you need in under an hour.
Check out our complete guide to buying an OEM exhaust fan for your car in just 15 minutes.