Independent or Genuine Saab Service?

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It can be a wee bit frustrating when your Saab is in need of servicing and you aren’t sure where to take it for quality repairs that won’t cost you a pot of gold.

Taking your Saab to a local independent (Saab) mechanic, versus the dealer, might just be your lucky charm because it can save you money and enable you to build a relationship with a trained technician working on your vehicle.

SAAB – How to Save Money

By taking your Saab to an independent repair shop, you won’t have to worry about getting lucky on pricing because costs are generally lower than what the dealer charges.

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No, not because of magic or that 4-leaf clover you picked out back, but because OEM parts are not marked up as much and because indy shops have lower hourly rates since overhead is significantly less.


SAAB Personalized service – solid relationship with independent servicer

Independent Saab service centers tend to offer a more genuine, personalized service than that of the dealer.

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You are likely to be in direct communication with your Saab mechanic each time you come into their shop. This allows you to form a solid relationship with them, instead of talking to a different service advisor each visit about the repair recommendations a different mechanic suggested while working on your Saab.

Finding the right Saab mechanic can be a blessing when your Saab needs servicing. Don’t become bogged down at the dealer and fall victim to the blarney and shenanigans they can play when it comes to cost and personalized service.

Goran Aničić
the authorGoran Aničić
For over 10 years, Goran Aničić has been passionately focused on Saab automobiles and everything related to them. His initial encounter with Saab cars took place back in 2003 when the first Saab 9-3 and sedan version were introduced. At that moment, he was captivated by the car's Scandinavian design logic and top-notch engineering, and everything that followed stemmed from that first encounter. Later on, through his work at the editorial team of the Serbian automotive magazines "Autostart" and later "AutoBild," he had the opportunity to engage more closely with Saab vehicles. In 2008, he tested the latest Saab cars of that time, such as the Saab 9-3 TTiD Aero and Saab 9-3 Turbo X. In 2010, as the sole blogger from the region, he participated in the Saab 9-5ng presentation in Trollhättan, Sweden. Alongside journalists from around the world, he got a firsthand experience of the pinnacle of technological offerings from Saab at that time. Currently, Goran owns two Saabs: a 2008 Saab 9-3 Vector Sportcombi with a manual transmission, and a Saab 9-3 Aero Griffin Sport Sedan from the last generation, which rolled off the production line in Trollhättan in December 2011.

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