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Ipswich New & Part Worn Tyres - Saab Tyres

Uneven tyre wear can be caused by misaligned wheels on your Saab, often caused by hitting a speed ramp harder than expected or clipping a kerb when parking

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Saab tyre fitting
New or part worn tyres fitted and balanced

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When your Saab needs an urgent tracking repair, suspension spring, brake pads, replacement tyres or just a general service before your MOT is due then use our simple form to arrange a quote from a garage in the Ipswich area

Saab has uneven tyre wear, especially on the front tyres then you may need to check tyre pressures are correct

Saab steering wheel shake could be caused by front wheels out of balance or even deformed tyres - have the front tyres balanced and checked for deformities

New or Part-Worn Tyres - Saab Tyre Fitting

Saab Tyre Fitting Ipswich

Saab Ipswich: Alloy Wheels and Tyres Fitted

Saab Timing Belt - Saab Cambelt
Saab Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Saab service or if the Timing Belt on your Saab has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Saab Exhausts
Saab Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Saab Exhausts fitted & welded

Saab Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Saab Suspension System
Saab replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Saab EGR Valves
Replacement Saab EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Saab - The EGR valve helps your Saab burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Saab engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Saab Brakes
Routine Saab servicing, replacement Saab brake pads & discs fitted, Saab hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Saab Alternators
Replacement Saab alternators fitted

Saab Performance Spares
OEM Saab parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Saab Gearboxes
Saab Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Saab gearbox

Saab Electrical Components
Saab electrical faults repaired using Saab OEM components - Saab sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Saab Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Saab paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Saab different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Saab Body Panels
Replacement Saab panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Saab Panel damage repairs

Saab Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Saab model

Saab Clutches
Saab clutch repairs Ipswich - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Saab Clutch kit

Saab Cooling System
Replacement Saab radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Saab engine at its optimal operating temperature

Saab Starter Motors
Replacement Saab Starter motors installed

Saab Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Saab Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Saab Engines
Saab Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Saab Autoelectrics
Saab electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Saab engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Ipswich Brake Servicing - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Saab brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Modern Saab braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

Saab Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Saab disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Saab rear wheels

Saab disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Saab Brake Servicing - Saab Brake Discs and Pads

If the Saab brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Saab brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Saab Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

The brake pads on your Saab should wear first

if the Saab brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Saab Brake Inspection Elements

Brake pipe Condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

ABS warning light operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Saab braking system:-

Hand brake linkage condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Handbrake function and travel

Brake drum condition

General brake disc condition

Brake calliper operation

Adjust handbrake

Wheel cylinder condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Saab Steering - Steering System Inspection

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Saab steering system is uneven tyre wear

Common symptoms of Saab steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Saab tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Saab Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Saab Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Saab Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Saab Timing Belt or Cambelt

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Since Saab Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Saab

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Saab parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Saab timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

Generally Saab belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Saab that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Saab Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Saab Clutch Fitting Ipswich

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

Saab Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Saab clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Saab Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Saab Clutch kit:-
Saab clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Saab clutch slave cylinder

The Saab clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theSaab transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

Saab Fuel Injection

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Saab fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Saab Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Saab Re-Mapping Ipswich
The Saab ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Saab vehicles

Saab Engine Mapping
The Saab ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Ipswich Maintenance - Saab Oil Change

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Saab recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Synthetic Oil Change - Ipswich
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Saab engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Saab engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Saab performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Saab engine increases

Oil & Filter Change
A new Saab oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Saab engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Saab engine fails

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Saab motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Saab running smoothly

Saab Exhaust Fitting Ipswich

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

The Saab exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

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Saab ABS - Anti-lock Brakes

  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Pump

Saab Air Conditioning

  • Saab AC Condenser
  • Saab AC Pump
  • Saab AC Compressor
  • Saab AC Evaporator
  • Saab AC Fluid Top Up
  • Saab AC Receiver Drier
  • Saab AC Radiator

Saab Filters

  • Saab Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Saab Air Filter
  • Saab Fuel Filter
  • Saab Transmission Filter Kit
  • Saab Oil Filter

Saab Sensors

  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Temperature Sensor
  • Saab Air Flow Mass Meter

Saab Electrical Systems

  • Saab Thermostats
  • Saab Electronic Control Unit
  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Headlights
  • Saab Fog Lights
  • Saab Antenna
  • Saab Alternator
  • Saab Heater Core
  • Saab Parking Light
  • Saab Tail Lights
  • Saab Lambda Sensor
  • Saab ECU Mapping Remap
  • Saab Fuel Pump
  • Saab Cooling Fan
  • Saab Ignition Coil
  • Saab Bulbs
  • Saab Starter Motor
  • Saab Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Saab Heater Blower Motor
  • Saab Window Motors
  • Saab Spark Plugs
  • Saab Eibach Pro Kit
  • Saab Water Pump

Saab Wheel & Axle

  • Saab Tyres
  • Saab Control Arm
  • Saab Ball Joints
  • Saab Axle Assembly
  • Saab Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Saab CV Joint Boot Kit

Saab Brake Parts

  • Saab Brake Rotor
  • Saab Brake Drums
  • Saab Brake Master Cylinder
  • Saab Brake Calipers
  • Saab Brake Discs
  • Saab Brake Compensator Valve
  • Saab Brake Servo
  • Saab Brake Pads
  • Saab Brake Slave Cylinder

Saab Clutches

  • Saab Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Saab Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Saab Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Saab Flywheel
  • Saab Clutch Kit
  • Saab Clutch Cable
  • Saab Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Saab Clutch Pedal

Saab Replacement Exhausts

  • Saab EGR Valve
  • Saab Oxygen Sensor
  • Saab Tailpipe
  • Saab Silencer
  • Saab Exhaust Pipes
  • Saab Exhaust Box
  • Saab Exhaust System Complete
  • Saab Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Saab Muffler
  • Saab Lambda Sensor
  • Saab Exhaust
  • Saab Exhaust Manifold

Saab Engine Components

  • Saab Pistons and Cylinder
  • Saab Fuel Injector
  • Saab Ignition Coil
  • Saab Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Saab Timing Chain Kits
  • Saab Engine Mounts
  • Saab Timing Belt Kits
  • Saab Distributor Cap & Rotor

Ipswich Gasket Fitting

  • Saab Valve Cover Gasket
  • Saab Cylinder Head Gasket

Saab Oil & Hydraulics

  • Saab Oil Cap
  • Saab Oil Filter
  • Saab Fuel Cap
  • Saab Oil Sump and Plate
  • Saab Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Saab Oil Pump

Saab Parts

  • Saab Radiator Pipes
  • Saab Radiator
  • Saab Power Steering Hoses
  • Saab Shock Absorbers
  • Saab Serpentine and V Belt
  • Saab Struts
  • Saab Tie Rods
  • Saab Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Saab Throttle Body & Cable
  • Saab Power Steering Pump
  • Saab Wiper Blades
  • Saab Windscreen Wipers
  • Saab Hood Emblems
  • Saab Steering Rack

Saab Suspension

  • Spring Condition
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Control Arms or Blades
  • Ball Joints
  • Idler arm
  • Tie Rods
  • Saab Additional Suspension Components
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Suspension Struts
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Sway Bar
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Saab bush wear
  • Struts
  • Saab Timing Belt or Cambelt

Saab Problems

  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Judder when braking
  • Clogged Saab air filter
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Saab check engine light on
  • Saab Radiator fan not working
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • master cylinder leaking
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Slipping when cold
  • Leak in coolant system
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Engine Stalls
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Engine Won't Start
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Heater Not Working
  • Saab Immobiliser
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Saab Lights not working
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Engine Overheating
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Warning Lights On
  • Saab Headlights not working
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • White corrosion on Saab alloy wheels
  • Saab keeps stalling
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Clutch Won't work
  • My Saab Does Not drive Straight
  • Clutch juddering
  • Knocking sound
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Engine Misfires
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • My Saab Won't Start
  • Saab Check Engine Light On
  • Window stuck
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
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