most significant factor to the longevity of your Saab is proper care
and maintenance. In the warranty and service records book that accompanies
your owner's manual, Saab describes the recommended maintenance schedule.
If you do not have this book contact our parts department.
Through the years the increased technology has led to cleaner emissions, higher
performance and allowed longer oil change intervals. This has however made
using the right products at the appropriate time even more important to guarantee
the service life of the engine and thus the performance.
Some factors like extensive idling, stop-and-go driving and repeated short
trips without sufficient warm up time, require more frequent oil changes.
Since April 2000 Saab has been using synthetic blend 5W-30 as factory fill.
You can now purchase this oil from us directly. In our shop we use it exclusively
since it is far cheaper than most any name brand oil. Saab Cars also requires
its use on all warranty repairs and prepaid maintenance. They also strongly
recommend against any additional oil additives.
than just oil changes
There is more to servicing your Saab than just oil changes. Every 10K miles
you should have an oil change / inspection which involves rotating the tires
and a comprehensive check of the entire vehicle the intent here is to catch
any problems before they cause major problems. At 30K intervals you need a "major
service" this involves a brake fluid change, checking everything, cabin
filter, air and oil filters, change trans fluid etcetera. Contact us for the
details of you particular model since they do vary.