You’ve heard the saying, “an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure.” Ask any Saab owner who has neglected to follow his vehicle’s routine maintenance schedule and ended up with a hefty repair bill as a result. He or she will probably tell you, “Whatever you do, don’t make the mistake I did!” Prevention is usually less expensive and more convenient than repair.
What Types of Services Are Considered “Preventive Maintenance?”
Preventative maintenance and routine maintenance are interchangeable terms for anything done to your car to keep it running optimally, before a problem arises. Repair is reactive, but prevention is proactive. Here are some of the most common preventative services performed on Saabs:
- Oil and filter replacement
- Air filter replacement
- Fluid exchange
- Radiator flush
- Brake inspection and service
- Exhaust service
- Tire evaluation and alignment
- Transmission service
- Air conditioning recharges or flushes
- Wiper blade and headlight evaluation
Benefits of Routine Auto Maintenance
There are all kinds of things in life we know we should do but don’t actually follow through with. As a Saab owner, don’t underestimate the importance of keeping your Saab on a routine maintenance schedule. There are several compelling reasons not to let routine vehicle maintenance fall by the wayside! Here are the two biggest.
Convenience. Ironically, one reason many car owners put off preventative maintenance is because they don’t want to be without their vehicle while the maintenance is performed. When you consider the alternative, that makes no sense. A maintenance appointment takes hours. A repair appointment can take days.
Cost. When you schedule routine maintenance, you can find out in advance approximately how much it will cost. When your Saab breaks down because it hasn’t been maintained properly, you never know what the repair bill will be. Furthermore, replacing a worn belt or hose is far less expensive than paying to repair the damage a broken belt or hose may cause to your engine. Ensuring your fluids are fresh and full is inexpensive. Repairing damage caused by friction or overheating due to low fluids is costly.
Saab preventative maintenance is especially critical because a Saab is a high-tech performance vehicle. It requires careful attention to keep it in top running condition and to serve you well for years to come. For reliability and ideal performance, make and keep those recommended maintenance appointments!
Central Pennsylvania’s Smart Choice for Import Vehicle Maintenance and Repair
Does your owner’s manual indicate your Saab is nearing a scheduled maintenance date? If you’re not sure where to go to find an ASE-certified Saab technician,contact us at Swedish Motors. You’ll be relieved to learn you don't need to travel to the dealership and pay its premium prices for your Saab repair needs. Our facility is equipped with the same caliber of diagnostic equipment, tools and skilled professionals as the dealerships! We’re conveniently located and you will not find better service anywhere.