Thanks for the info. That looks like something I will look into because you never have to worry about it. It is in line and always ready.I just recently purchased a TRC SurgeGuard hard wired surge protector for my new Outback. I didn't have one on my previous Outback and never had an issue, but I was worried about possible surges as we were riding out thunderstorms. Guess it's worth it for the peace of mind.