We offer specialist repairs on gearbox, DMF, CSC and all clutch related hydraulic systems and clutch replacement for your Saab. So whether you drive a:
- 9-2X (2004 – 2006)
- 900 (1981 – 1998)
- 9-3 (1998 – 2003)
- 9-3 Sport (2002 – 2011)
- 9-3 Cabriolet (2003 – 2011)
- 9000 (1984 – 1998)
- 9-5 (1997 – 2005)
- 9-5 Sport (2005 – 2010)
- 9-5 (2010 – 2011)
- 9-7X (2005 – 2008)
We can help get your car firing on all cylinders again.
In addition to our offering the best in clutch and gearbox reconditioning, repair and replacement, we also provide a full range of garage services for your Saab. These include, but are not limited to, battery inspection, general repairs, full servicing and we also hold full MOT capabilities.
So give our team a call, whatever your motoring need, and they will gladly help you and arrange for you to get back on the road. The full range of options is offered at each of our four branches – Birmingham, Cannock, Derby and Tipton – simply choose the branch closest to you for your convenience. We offer vehicle recovery if you require rescuing from the roadside, and we also offer a free courtesy car for you to use while we carry out the repairs to your vehicle. We appreciate how valuable your time is, and we want to make car repairs and maintenance as minimal a distraction as possible.
As an independent business, we are not tied to a particular manufacturer and also we are free to source the highest quality replacement parts for all of our jobs. The beauty of being independent is that we can offer the highest level of care and expertise, without charging main dealership prices. Our technicians are trained to be experts in their field, with many years experience on hand to identify the problems, diagnose the issues and implement the repair. We are a family owned business and are very proud of our 25 year heritage, and we are keen to keep our excellent reputation within the industry by continuing to provide A1 levels of service and care to our customers.
All of our work is covered by our comprehensive parts and labour warranty. Even better, all of our clutch kits are covered for 2 full years, an industry leading offer. This is part of the reason we get so many happy customer reviews.
Click on the links above to find your closest branch and get in touch today. We will have you back on the road, for less money, in no time!
Saab was a Swedish manufacturer of premium quality cars. Founded in 1945, with the Saab 92 as the launch vehicle. Hugely innovative, with the bodywork being cut from one piece of metal, the doors and windows were cut in later on, a transverse engine and generating 25hp from just 762cc – the 92 was a good seller in the domestic Swedish market and on the wider continent.
Saab vehicles have always held a strong philosophy in doing what is right for the benefit of the car. The looks could be secondary to achieve a low coefficient of drag, although the looks generally are very aesthetically pleasing with most Saabs.
Saab merged with Scani-Vabis in 1968, and created commercial vehicles in the form of buses, coaches, lorries and more through this partnership.
In 1978 Saab launched one if it’s most famous models – the Saab 900. It remained in production for 20 years and just two generations during this time. The 900 helped Saab crack America, as well and cement themselves into several European markets. Again innovations around the engine and design of the car gave it several advantages over the available offerings from other manufacturers of the time.
Saab was acquired by General Motors in 1989, or at least 50% of the business was – GM exercised the option to purchase the remaining shares in 2000.
Saab released the 9-5 and the 9-3 to much acclaim – having originally been planned on being slightly reworked version of the Vauxhall Vectra but then Saab decided to entirely re-engineer the Vectra platform so the end result resembled little of the Vauxhall ‘donor’ car. It was decisions like these that set Saab apart from their competition, but also that lead to their demise.
Following several bad years with big losses, and the General Motors restructuring, GM placed the brand ‘under review’ in 2008, with potential buyers lined up including BMW, Fiat, Hyundai, Renault and more. However one of the more serious bidders was the Swedish supercar company, Koenigsegg. Backed with Norwegian and Chinese investors, after 6 months of negotiation, Koenigsegg reluctantly announced that the delays meant they could no longer acquire Saab.
BAIC, one of the Chinese investors sought to purchase the intellectual property rights to both the 9-3 and the 9-5. However these deals did not go through either.
Dutch luxury car manufacturer, Spyker purchased the brand in 2010. However following continued poor sales performance Saab ran out of money in 2011 – unable to cover the losses, Spyker stopped paying the bills and production ceased. The following 12 months saw much wrangling, potential partners and interest in the brand but nothing materialised and so in 2012 they declared bankruptcy.
Saab was famous for their reliability and durability, two key traits needed in a car from a country where winters can see temperatures drop to -40 degrees. In 1986 the Saab Long Run team using three standard Saab 9000 cars set a new endurance record at the Talladega Superspeedway for 100,000km (62,000 miles) at an average speed of 132.537mph – continually doing 132mph for almost 20 days – straight… unbelievable.
In another quirky news feature, a travelling salesman from Wisconsin handed his Saab 900 over to a museum after he had covered 1,001,385 miles on the original engine! Unbelievable durability from a car that was designed to be the best.