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Here at Valley Car servicing we offer a quality, professional service from local friendly and experienced car mechanics.

Our Prices

Model Details Interim Service A
(Inc. VAT)
Full Service B
(Inc. VAT)
900 ALL £124.00 £185.00
9000 ALL £124.00 £185.00
93 ALL £161.00 £275.00
95 ALL £164.00 £275.00

Add an MOT for just £49

As past winners of the Saab Regional Dealer of the year award, Valley Automotive Ltd (formerly Valley Service Station) is one of the longest established Saab dealerships in the UK. As a privately owned and family run Saab dealership, Valley Saab customers are guaranteed the highest level of customer care, car servicing and maintenance. 

We also carry a large Saab Parts Stock at our Saab Car Servicing facility. . 

Saab car servicing: we are newly relocated at 38 Ormside Way Redhill RH1 2LW and are now operating as an in dependant Saab specialist, same people, same great service only cheaper!

Our Saab Service

As a local fully fitted professional garage, we pride ourselves on offering our clients the highest possible level of customer satisfaction.

Our service includes free collection and delivery of your Saab at your chosen time and place.

Our experienced and fully qualified mechanics check all cars from top to bottom to make sure the entire car is mechanically sound in every way.  

Free valet.

On completion of services your Saab service book will be stamped and kept fully compliant with your car's warranty


On average our customers save around 60% on main Saab dealer prices with the same or better level of service, not forgetting the convenience of not needing to take your car into a Saab garage.


All of our Saab parts come with a full 12 months parts and labour warranty for the same peace of mind you would expect from any Saab main dealer  

Our costs

Our Saab service prices are exactly as stated in the above chart with no hidden charges or extras. All other work is done on quotation and clients are made fully aware of the exact price before work is carried out on their vehicle. 

To book or enquire about our Saab service please call our friendly staff
Tel: 01737 372 780


The History of Saab

Saab Automobile AB, better known as Saab (or SAAB, an acronym for Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget), is a Swedish car manufacturer owned by General Motors. It is the exclusive automobile royal warrant holder as appointed by the King of Sweden. Since its inception, Saab has been known for innovation, pioneering significant advancements in Saab ergonomics, green technology, safety and Saab turbocharging.


Saab 92001
Saab was originally a division of Svenska Aeroplan Aktiebolaget (Swedish Aeroplane Company),Saab which had been created in 1937 in Linköping. The Saab company had been established in 1937 for the express purpose of building aircraft for the Swedish Air Force to protect the country’s neutrality as Europe moved closer to war. As the war drew towards a close and the market for fighter planes evaporated, the company began looking for new markets in which to diversify.
In 1944, Project 92 began, with the goal of creating the first Saab passenger car. The result, the Saab 92001 (or Ursaab), was unveiled three years later, with a design that highlighted  Saab’s roots in aviation. Notably, the Saab’s drag coefficient of 0.30 was the lowest of any production car of the time.

Three years into Project 92, a company Saab site in Trollhättan was converted to allow automobile assembly, and the Saab project moved there. The Saab company has remained headquartered there since.

In 1949, Saab was ready to bring the car to market, and the Saab 92 went into production, selling 20,000 examples through the mid-1950s.

The  Saab92 was throughly redesigned reengineered in 1955, and accordingly was renamed the Saab 93. The Saab’s engine gained a cylinder, going from two to three and its front fascia became the first to sport the first incarnation of Saab’s trademark trapezoidal radiator grill. A wagon variant, the Saab 95, was added in 1959.

The decade also saw Saab’s first foray into performance motoring with the Saab 94, the first of the four Saab Sonnetts.

1960 saw the third major revision to the 92’s platform in the Saab 96. The 96 was an important model for Saab: it was the first Saab to be widely exported out of Sweden. It proved very popular, selling nearly 550,000 examples.

Even more important to the company’s fortunes was 1968’s Saab 99. The 99 was the first all-new Saab in 19 years, and unlike its predecessors, severed all ties with the 92. The 99 had many innovations and features that would come to define Saabs for decades: wraparound windscreen, self-repairing bumpers, headlamp washers and side-impact door beams.

The design by Sixten Sason was no less revolutionary than the underlying technology, and elements like the Saab “hockey stick” profile graphic continue to influence Saab design.

In 1969, Saab merged with the Swedish commercial vehicle manufacturer Scania-Vabis AB to form Saab-Scania AB.

The 99 range was expanded in 1973 with the addition of a combi coupe model, a body style which quickly became synonymous with Saab. Owing to its great success, the millionth Saab was produced in 1976.

Saab entered into an agreement with Fiat in 1978 to sell a rebadged Lancia Delta as the Saab 600 and jointly develop a new platform. The agreement yielded 1985’s Saab 9000, sister to the Alfa Romeo 164, Fiat Croma and Lancia Thema; all rode atop a common Type Four chassis. The 9000 was Saab’s first proper luxury car.

1978 also was the first year for the 99’s intended replacement: the Saab 900. Nearly one million 900s would be produced, making it Saab’s best-selling model. A popular convertible version followed in 1986, making up nearly 20% of 900 sales.

second generation Saab 9-5
In 1989, the Saab car division of Saab-Scania was restructured into an independent company, Saab Automobile AB, headquartered in Sweden; General Motors and Investor AB controlled 50% each. GM’s investment of US $600 million gave them the option to acquire the remaining shares with a decade.

GM’s involvement spurred the launch of a new 900 in 1994. The new car shared a platform with the Opel Vectra. Due in large part to its success, Saab earned a profit in 1995 for the first time time in seven years.

1997 marked Saab’s 50th anniversary as an automaker. The company used their jubilee owner’s convention to launch a replacement for the aging 9000: the Saab 9-5. The 900 received a facelift and renaming complimentary to its new larger sibling: it would now be called the Saab 9-3. The 9-5 was the first Saab without a combi coupe bodystyle option in twenty years. Filling that space was a wagon variant, introduced in 1999.

GM exercised their option to acquire the remaining Saab shares in 2000, spending US $125 million to the turn the company into a wholly-owned subsidiary.

The newly-close relationship yielded it’s first product in 2003’s all-new 9-3. The new model, marketed as a sport sedan, dropped Saab’s iconic hatchback in favor of a more conventional four-door approach. The model shared a platform and components with the Vectra again, but the relationship was much closer than had been in the past.

Under GM’s direction, the badge-engineered Saab 9-2X (based on the Subaru Impreza) and Saab 9-7X (based on the Chevrolet Trailblazer) were introduced in the American market in 2005 with the hope of increase sales. Neither model proved a success. GM also delayed the 9-3 wagon by three years, canceled a 9-5 replacement in 2005 and announced a planned shift of production away from Saab’s historic home in Trollhättan to Opel’s factory in Rüsselsheim.

Owing to fading fortunes across their entire business, GM announced that the Saab brand was “under review” in December 2008, a process which included the possibility of selling or shuttering the carmaker. Reportedly, 27 potential buyers emerged, including BMW, Fiat, Geely, Hyundai, Magna, Renault and Tata Motors; serious talks progressed with three bidders: Koenigsegg, Merbanco and Renco Group As the talks progressed, GM’s support receded, the company went into administration, the Swedish equivalent of America’s Chapter 11 bankruptcy. Saab’s managing director Jan-Åke Jonsson said that this was "the best way to create a truly independent entity that is ready for investment". For it’s part, the Swedish government was reluctant to become involved, with Maud Olofsson, industry minister, saying: “The Swedish state and taxpayers in Sweden will not own car factories. Sometimes you get the impression that this is a small, small company but it is the world’s biggest automaker so we have a right to make demands.”

On June 16, 2009, Koenigsegg, the Swedish supercar maker, announced their intentions to purchase the brand from GM.[6] The bid was backed by a group of Norwegian investors and the Chinese carmaker BAIC. The following month, both parties announced that GM had had consented to the deal. There were outstanding financial details, but a loan from the European Investment Bank was expected to cover them. The loan was approved in October, but on November 24, Koenigsegg announced that it had “come to the painful and difficult conclusion that it could no longer carry out the acquisition.”

BAIC’s involvement was rewarded when a deal was announced on December 14 that gave the Chinese automaker the intellectual property rights and production equipment for the first generation Saab 9-3 and Saab 9-5 in a deal worth a reported SEK 1.4 billion (US $197 million). BAIC  has expressed their intent to create a new brand around the purchased technology and admitted to the purchase of "three overall vehicle platforms, two engine technologies and two transmission systems."

Following the collapse of talks with Koenigsegg, GM announced that the brand would be eliminated in 2010 if it failed to secure a buyer before the close of 2009. As talks with several firms failed, including the Netherlands-based boutique supercar maker Spyker, GM formally announced their intention to wind down the Saab brand.

Undeterred, a new round of offers materialized. Earlier bidders Spyker and Merbanco revised offers were joined by a submission from Luxembourg-based Genii Capital, who boasted the support of F1 chief Bernie Ecclestone. GM continued accepting bids until a self-imposed deadline of January 7, 2010. Acknowledging that the chances for reaching a deal with any party were very slim, they pledged to evaluate each offer with due diligence.

However, on 25 January 2010, Spyker shares surged 77% upon suggestions that an acquisition was near.

[edit] Sale to Spyker (2010)

On January 26, 2010 General Motors confirmed that Spyker and General Motors had come to an agreement allowing Spyker to purchase Saab, subject to regulatory and government approval; the sale will be complete in February 2010. As part of the deal Spyker will form a new company, Saab Spyker Automobiles. General Motors will continue to supply Saab with engines, transmissions and also completed vehicles in the shape of the new Saab 9-4x from GM's Mexico factory. The deal includes a loan from the European Investment Bank, guaranteed by the Swedish Government.


Saab's main production facilities in Trollhättan
Saab's total world production in 2008 was 90,281 vehicles produced in 3 countries.


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