Five Tips to Keep Your Saab 9-3 in Perfect Condition
The Swedish company Saab started creating automobiles in 1940s. Aircraft engineers were behind the first Saab cars, which explains why Saabs were known for the aerodynamic and safety features, precision, and durability one would expect from aircrafts. The most notable model created by Saab is no less than the Saab 9-3, currently the lone model carrying the Saab badge.
The 9-3 models released since 2003 came in different versions: four-door sedan, two-door convertible, and four-door sport wagon, all carrying two liter turbocharged four-cylinder engine generating 210-hp. Catering to the entry-level luxury Swedish market, the 9-3 Saabs impress with its sleek design, two-tone interior, comfortable seats, generous cargo capacity, and smooth handling experience.
If you own a Saab 9-3 car, you most probably care more for the balance between good looks, safety, and reliability. Maintaining such balance should not be a burden if you keep your car always in perfect condition. Here are some tips for you:
Regularly checking your tires, including your spare, for possible wear and tear is essential to maintaining your vehicle's great driving performance. Not only will this guarantee your driving satisfaction, this will also help you improve your gas mileage and save on your fuel expenses. NHTSA recommends checking them at least once a month. Check for uneven patterns, bruises, punctures, and foreign objects, and check your tire pressure and wheel alignment.
- Always keep your upholstery clean
Comfort while driving or riding your car always affects your overall experience with your Saab vehicle. No matter how great your car is in terms of performance, how to keep it comfortably clean depends on how you take care of it. If you accidentally spill coffee or soda on to your seat, make sure to dilute the liquid immediately with cold water, and wipe with cloth or paper towel.
The brake system is one of the most essential components of your car. Good brakes mean safe driving, and safe driving means peace of mind. A yearly check of your brake system is necessary to ensure your car's safety. Apart from blinking brake light on your dashboard, watch out for these signs while braking: screeching noise, pulling to one side, vibrations, and low and hard pedaling.
Through time, your car's oil quality will degrade, causing varnish and carbon to accumulate thereby clogging your engine. To ensure that your Saab's engine runs efficiently and smoothly as always,changing oil is necessary. While most new cars nowadays do not require frequent oil changes, your Saab might eventually need it after a few thousands of miles. In normal driving conditions, Saab cars could go up to 7500 miles; however, when your car's exposed to extreme temperatures, if you frequently take it on short distance trips, or if you usually get stuck on heavy traffic, your change oil intervals might be shorter.
Cabin air filters are often overlooked when it comes to car maintenance but just like our lungs, air filters are essential in keeping our cars alive and kicking. Especially after working doubly hard on hot summer days, your air filter would need replacement, to ensure proper functioning of your car's HVAC system.