Car Techniks
Better Service For Less. Since 1981 Tuesday, September 02, 2014
ASE ASE Certified Technicians

These credentials symbolize our commitment to our customers in both quality of work and ethical practices.
State-of-the-art Diagnostic State-of-the-art Diagnostic

We take pride on using the latest technologies and state-of-the-art diagnostic tools and equipment. Coupled that with ALLDATA® we can diagnose and troubleshoot most complex problems in a fraction of the time that it takes other shops.
Factory-Scheduled Maintenance

We perform factory-scheduled maintenance, such as oil changes, tune-ups, and more extensive repairs such as powertrain, chassis and electrical, to maintain your car's warranty.

  Saab Required Maintenance  
Saab Because time flies when driving a Saab
Driving a Saab is one of life's pleasures, and taking care of one can also be a breeze. To make it even easier, we've provided maintenance schedules we suggest you consider.

Maximum service intervals may be limited by time duration, depending on how you drive. We classify required vehicle service as Routine Checks and Miles-Driven.

All scheduled service is necessary to maintain your vehicle in optimal operating condition and to avoid damage to your vehicle not covered by the warranty. We strongly recommend you take your Saab to our shop for all service work.


ROUTINE CHECKS, INSPECTIONS AND SERVICES

Engine, Oil and Chassis Lubrication Scheduled Maintenance

Your vehicle is equipped with the Saab Oil Life System (OLS) which monitors oil wear and indicates when an oil change is required. The time and miles between necessary oil changes will vary depending on your driving habits. You should change your oil when indicated by the OLS light on your instrument panel, or every 12 months (whichever comes first). When the OLS light on your instrument panel lights up, change your oil within the next 50 miles.

Our Service technicians replace your vehicle's engine oil with premium Saab Motors oil, and replace the oil filter with a Saab-approved filter. Your OLS monitor will also be reset.

We also lubricate your chassis, suspension and steering, as needed. And We perform a Saab 15-point inspection:

1. Check brake fluid   9. Inspect air filter
2. Check power steering fluid 10. Inspect tire wear
3. Check windshield washer fluid 11. Inspect hoses
4. Check differential fluid (RWD) 12. Inspect wiper blades
5. Check transfer case fluid (4WD) 13. Inspect drive belts
6. Check transmission fluid 14. Inspect all lights (including signals)
7. Check tire pressure 15. Inspect battery (Cables & clamps)
8. Inspect coolant

A regular oil change is important because dirty engine oil and a clogged oil filter will decrease your engine's efficiency, and can lead to engine damage requiring expensive repairs. Our Service Technicians know the right oil is vital for the proper operation of the Saab Oil Life System.


Semi-Annual Maintenance (every 6 months)

All of the following services are included in the Semi-Annual Service and should be done every six months:

  • Restraint System Check
    • Our Service Technicians check your safety belt reminder light and all belts, buckles, latch plates, retractors and anchorages. We look for loose or damaged parts, and anything else that might keep a safety belt system from doing its job. We also check for opened or broken air bag coverings. (The air bag system itself does not need regular maintenance.)
  • Throttle System Inspection
    • We inspect your vehicle's throttle system for interference or binding, and for damaged or missing parts. We replace any components that have high effort or excessive wear.
  • Fuel System Inspection
    • We inspect your vehicle's complete fuel system for damage or leaks.
  • Automatic/Manual Transmission/Transaxle Check
    • We check the transaxle fluid level, topping up if necessary, and inspect the hydraulic clutch.
  • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Inspection
    • We examine your vehicle's engine air cleaner filter and replace it if necessary.
    • - The engine air cleaner filter prevents dust from entering your engine and causing damage. A dirty filter can restrict air flow to the engine.
  • Wiper Blade Check
    • We will inspect your wiper blades for tears or cuts and replace as required. We will also inspect your windshield for cracks or large chips.
  • Engine Cooling System Inspection
    • We inspect the hoses, pipes, fittings and clamps in your vehicle's cooling system, and replace them as needed. We clean the outside of the radiator and air conditioning condenser. We also perform a pressure test of the cooling system and pressure cap.
  • Brake and Tire Inspection (Including Tire Rotation Service)
    • Tire Inspection (including Spare) - We inspect your tires for pressure, wear and tread depth. When necessary, We rotate your tires. We also check the pressure of your spare tire and make sure that it is stored securely.
    • - Uneven tire wear and improper tire inflation may affect your fuel economy and even your safety. Regular rotation and maintenance of your tires can prevent uneven wear, improve traction and extend tire life.
    • Brake System Inspection - We inspect your vehicle's disc brake pads for wear and rotors for surface condition. We check that the brake lines and hoses are properly hooked up and free of binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. We also inspect the calipers, parking brake, and all other parts of the brake system.
    • - Maintenance of your vehicle's brakes promotes safety, increases brake component life, and helps avoid costly repairs. Because brake pads and shoes gradually wear down, they must be inspected regularly and replaced as required. (You may need to have your brakes inspected more often if your driving habits or conditions result in frequent braking.)
  • Steering and Suspension System Check
    • We inspect your vehicle's front and rear suspension and steering system for damaged, loose or missing parts, signs of wear, or lack of lubrication. We check that the power steering lines and hoses are properly hooked up, and are free of binding, leaks, cracks, chafing, etc. We clean and then inspect the drive axle boot seals for damage, tears or leakage, and replace the seals if necessary.
    • - The proper maintenance of your vehicle's steering and suspension helps to optimize driving control and safety. It also extends vehicle life, preserves resale value, and decreases the possibility of breakdown and expensive repairs.
  • Exhaust System Inspection
    • We inspect your vehicle's entire exhaust system and the body near the exhaust system. We look for broken, damaged, missing or out-of-position parts, as well as open seams, holes or loose connections.
    • - A damaged or malfunctioning exhaust system could cause a heat build-up in the floor pan or leak exhaust fumes into the vehicle.
  • Weatherstrip Lubrication Service
    • We apply dielectric silicone grease to your vehicle's weatherstrips.
    • - Weatherstrips treated with silicone grease last longer, seal better and are less likely to stick or squeak. (More frequent application may be required during very cold, damp weather.)

Annual Maintenance (every 12 months)

All of the following services, and all of those listed under Semi-Annual Service, are included under Annual Service and should be done ever 12 months:

  • Body and Key Lock Lubrication.
    • Lubricate all of your vehicle's hinges and latches on body doors, hood, secondary latch, pivots, rear compartment, glove box door, etc. We also lubricate the key lock cylinders. (More frequent lubrication may be required when exposed to a corrosive environment.)
  • Ignition and Parking Brake Safety Test
    • Test to see that your vehicle can be started only in Park (P) or Neutral (N). We verify that the automatic transmission can be shifted out of Park (P) only while the engine is running, and that the ignition can be turned off only while vehicle is in Park (P). We also test the holding ability of the parking brake and the Park (P) mechanism on an incline.

MILES-DRIVEN MAINTENANCE SCHEDULE

Services due at 30,000 mile.

  • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
    • We replace your vehicle's engine air cleaner filter.
    • - The engine air cleaner filter prevents dust from entering your engine and causing damage. A dirty filter can restrict air flow to the engine.
  • Replace Fuel Filter (is so equipped)
    • Our Technicians will replace your vehicle’s fuel filter.

Services due at 50,000 mile.

  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service
    • Our technicians inspect your vehicle's transmission/transaxle for leaks.
    • We replace the transmission/transaxle fluid, gasket and filter, and adjust the linkage (if necessary).
    • - Like engine oil, transmission/transaxle fluid and filters become contaminated with use and require regular replacement to prevent wear and damage to moving metal parts. This reduces the possibility of breakdowns and expensive repairs.
    • - (Necessary only for vehicles which are often driven in heavy traffic during hot weather, or on hilly/mountainous terrain, or vehicles which frequently tow a trailer.)
    • We road test your vehicle both before and after service.
  • Change Transfer Case Fluid (if so equipped)
    • If your vehicle is equipped with four-wheel-drive, Our Technicians will change the fluid in your vehicle’s transfer case.

Services due at 60,000 mile.

  • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
    • Our Service Technicians replace your vehicle's engine air cleaner filter.
    • - The engine air cleaner filter prevents dust from entering your engine and causing damage. A dirty filter can restrict air flow to the engine.
  • Replace Fuel Filter (is so equipped)
    • Our Technicians will replace your vehicle’s fuel filter.

Services due at 90,000 mile.

  • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
    • Our Service Technicians replace your vehicle's engine air cleaner filter.
    • - The engine air cleaner filter prevents dust from entering your engine and causing damage. A dirty filter can restrict air flow to the engine.
  • Replace Fuel Filter (is so equipped)
    • Our Technicians will replace your vehicle’s fuel filter.

Services due at 100,000 mile.

  • Change Transfer Case Fluid (if so equipped)
    • If your vehicle is equipped with four-wheel-drive, Our Technicians will change the fluid in your vehicle’s transfer case.
  • Positive Crankcase Ventilation (PCV) Valve Inspection
    • Our technicians inspect your vehicle’s positive crankcase ventilation (PCV) valve, and replace it if necessary.
  • Automatic Transmission/Transaxle Service
    • We replace the transmission/transaxle fluid, gasket and filter, and adjust the linkage (if necessary).
    • Our technicians inspect your vehicle's transmission/transaxle for leaks.
  • Spark Plug Replacement
    • Our Service Technicians replace your vehicle's spark plugs and check your spark plug wires.
    • - Saab vehicles are equipped with long-life platinum/iridium spark plugs that have been designed to last up to 100,000 miles. However, various fuel additives used by the Canadian petroleum industry may shorten their life span. The spark plugs should be replaced with the same type as originally equipped.
  • Spark Plug Wire Inspection
    • Wires will be replaced as needed.
    • Our Service Technicians examine your vehicle's spark plug wires for performance and condition.

Services due at 125,000 mile.

  • Engine Air Cleaner Filter Replacement
    • Our Service Technicians replace your vehicle's engine air cleaner filter.
    • - The engine air cleaner filter prevents dust from entering your engine and causing damage. A dirty filter can restrict air flow to the engine.
  • Replace Fuel Filter (is so equipped)
    • Our Technicians will replace your vehicle’s fuel filter.

Services due at 150,000 mile.

  • Engine Accessory Drive Belt Inspection
    • Our Service Technicians check the wear indicator on your vehicle's engine accessory drive belt and replace the belt if necessary.
  • Cooling System Service
    • Our Service Technicians test your vehicle's cooling system for internal and external leaks, pressure-test the radiator cap, and inspect drive belts, coolant hoses and the air conditioning condenser.
    • We also drain and refill the cooling system.
    • - A properly functioning cooling system prevents engine damage due to heat and corrosion. Regular maintenance extends the life of your cooling system and engine, and reduces the possibility of breakdowns.
Other Services Offered

  • Engine Repair
  • Air Conditioning
  • Electrical Diagnostic and Repair
  • Complete Exhaust Repair
  • Emissions Failures Repair
  • Brakes & Shocks/Struts
  • Suspension Front/Rear
  • Coolant System Flush (every 2-3 years)
  • Pre-Purchase Evaluation/Health Check
  • Health Check With Scanner Test
We service only European cars. Some repairs cannot be priced out over the phone without seeing the vehicle first but we will always try our best to answer your questions.
Note: Some models may differ in their requirements. Please consult your Owner's Manual for complete information.