Saab servicing - should I stick with the main dealer?
I own a 2006 Saab 9-3 1.9 Tid Automatic 150PS model. With only one Saab dealership left in Ireland, should I keep main dealer service? Would other garages have Saab diagnostic equipment. I also seem to have a loud screeching noise on acceleration - any ideas?
That 1.9 is a GM/Fiat/Alfa Romeo engine so any specialist in any of these can look after it. But it does need to be looked after properly with 40k timing chain, tensioner and waterpump changes, etc. The screech might be the timing belt tensioner or the waterpump giving out. If the timing belt snaps, the car is virtually scrap.
Answered by Honest John on