Embarcadero Automotive (Verified 2015-16) 824 ELLIS ST San Francisco (415) 541-8500 Web: http://www.embarcaderoauto.com/ Embarcadero Automotive is an Official Saab Service Center. For over 30 years, San Francisco SAAB Owners have trusted our mechanics to repair and maintain their autos in a safe manner. Embarcadero combines hi-tech diagnostic and repair skill with legendary personal service. I have all my work done here. Wonderful guys. Michael Land sometimes known as Dr. Mike is pure SAAB genius. Submitted by Mark R.
Marin Volvo Saab Independent Repair (Verified 2017) 24 Woodland Ave San Rafael (415) 459-7178 Web: http://marinvs.com/
Your Right Solution, Inc. (Verified 2017) Walter Wong 8664 Venice Blvd. Los Angeles CA (310) 666-2406 Saabnet.com Sponsor Email: Click Here Web: www.saabtech.net Our 2001 9-5 Aero reached 100,000 miles and this incredibly reliable car started to have the miles catch up to it. The alternator died one day so I had it towed to the dealer. I have been searching for a good independent repair place, with little success. The dealer wanted $800 to install a new alternator. The service writer even had the nerve to tell me the battery cable need replacing too, and that would be another $200! I called an independent I knew and he said he didn’t trust rebuilt alternators either and that was the going price. I paid the dealer and wondered how I could continue loving this car, and Saabs in general. I felt like the Saab romance was over after the ‘58 93b, ‘60 95, ‘66 96, ‘79 900t, ‘85 900t, ‘88 SPG, ‘88 Cab, and ‘99 95 wagon. We actually started looking for a replacement in the form of a 2007 95 Aero. A week later we get a low coolant warning on the Aero. I start searching Saabnet for answers and come to the conclusion it was the heater by-pass valve. I ordered a new valve and planned to put it in myself. While poking around Saabnet, I found the repair shop listing and I stumbled across Walter Wong and Right Solution Inc. below the listing are a bunch of glowing endorsements. I booked and appointment with Walter. Walter is everything all those glowing endorsements claim. He test drove the car, went over every inch of it with me. We made up a list of what had to be done together. I was impressed. His guys installed the heater by-pass valve and an upper motor mount. He even loaned me a car from his wonderful fleet of Saab 900’s, not just any car, but the red Saab convertible that was in SIDEWAYS [the movie]. The Aero will go back to Walter in a couple of months to have the rest of the items on the list fixed. We are looking forward to putting another 100,000 miles on the Aero with Walter’s mechanical support! Walter has an impressive knowledge of Saabs, a great team of mechanics, and a terrific attitude about making his customers happy and keeping those old Saabs on the road. His approach to repairs is intelligent and his prices are reasonable. If you have a Saab in Los Angeles this is only one place to get it fixed, period. You may even get to drive the SIDEWAYS 900 Convert! I am positive I will be Walter’s customer for a long time. Submitted by Dick L. Walter is The Best mechanic in town, he does everything but body work ,even he give a loaner car and that means a lot for people like me, because I work with my 900T.As mobile service my friends and I we can save and get first class repairs he is working on Saabs only for the last 15 years, and he really know how to keep a Saab on the road without spend more money than necessary. Submitted by: Thomas M. I have an 1985 Saab turbo that has had some problems. I said had. Walter Wong who I found by a happy accident is definitely the Saab Angel with golden wings. Walter only works on Saabs, was trained in Sweden by Saab and is Saab certified. Walter has won numerous awards as mechanic of the year in several countries including Sweden. In my Saab travels around LA many of the Saab mechanics I've talk to know Walter and all nod in approval of his abilities. Walter charges a more than reasonable rate. He's a downright bargain. Walter doesn't just fix your car he resurrects it. I feel like I'm driving a brand new car. Walter installed a transmission and several other parts, clutch, master clutch cylinder etc., for half of what other people charge. He also is honest to a fault. He will tell you how to save money by going to Sears or somewhere else to have shocks put in rather than have him do it. He even tells you when the sales are happening. All said and done Walter has made owning a Saab a joy and not a sob. There is only one drawn back to Walter Wong. He is a family man with children and refused to let me put him in my car trunk forever no many how much money I offered him. Submitted by Brian M. Just as I was about to dump my 1989 Saab 900 SPG (218,000 miles and counting) I found Walter Wong. After years of dealer and mechanic rip offs, I have found an extraordinarily honest mechanic who loves Saabs and looks out for their owners. I am a journalist and need my car constantly. Unlike many mechanics who won't let you near the car when they're working on it, Walter patiently explains what he's doing and what I can do myself. I get several different fixing "options" depending on my budgetary demands. He never makes you feel like a stupid customer. I have learned much about my own car since I met Walter. Last year when my car broke down in Utah, I was stuck in a tiny town with a mechanic who'd never even seen a Saab. Via cell phone, Walter guided the man through a diagnostic. I've decided to keep my car because of Walter. I'll probably be buried in it. I almost have as many miles on me as it does! Submitted by Dianne B. I was having some problems with shifting on my 93 900 Turbo. I received an estimate for $3000 from a mechanic telling me I needed a new transmission. To get a second opinion I put an ad on Saab Net asking for help. Walter responded to my ad, calling me over and over again trying to help and following up to make sure I was making progress on getting my car fixed. Thanks to his over-the-phone diagnostics (which determined I needed a new coupling and not a transmission), repair instructions, and $1.50 (that's one dollar and 50 cents) worth of plastic ties the coupling is fixed and car running great until I can purchase a new coupling and have it installed. From a $3000 estimate to a $1.50 fix - that's pretty incredible. He's also continued to follow up to help me order the new part and fix it myself and has never asked for anything in return. I just wish Walter lived in Redding and not LA. I highly recommend Walter to anyone lucky enough to live close to his shop. Submitted by Kurt H. Walter Wong is an amazing Saab technician. I went to him with several small complaints and he lead me thru the finer points of owning my Saab. With all my confidence I would recommend him to anyone who can travel to LA to see him. I look forward to my next oil change with Walter and future repairs--in his hands i trust! completely! Submitted by Shauna H. I live in Orange County, and drive about 80 miles (one way) to get my '89 900 Turbo serviced by Walter. The man's knowledge of Saabs is immaculate. He can diagnose a problem by a sound or symptom that will confound many indep shop techs. Moreover, his honesty and reasonable prices are unmatched. I've had the firsthand displeasure of returning from a Saab shop with more mechanical difficulties than I had when I arrived. Walter works on the problem, and doesn't create new ones. You'll know when you're in his neighborhood, as the number of Saabs on the street will skyrocket. I heartily recommend Walter for his aptitude and attitude, and suggest that anyone with a serious Saab condition give him a call to get the real deal. Submitted by Brian A. I bought a 1989 900 Turbo convertible with 68000 miles on it and took it to Walter Wong. He spent 2 hours with me going over the car making a list of what needed to be done right now and what could wait a while. He knows what parts to buy used and what to replace with better than OEM. We went for a ride after he serviced the car and it drove like new. He said "This is why people by a Saab" and he was right. As we drove around his neighborhood I started to notice 2 or 3 Saabs parked on every block. He even has loaner Saabs. The amazing thing about Walter is that he tries to save you money when he can. Call him with your problem and see. Submitted by Todd O. I just bought a '99 Saab convertible and came to this site for mechanic info. Following the advice here, I made an appointment with Walter. The majority rules - Walter is awesome. I mainly just wanted an overall assessment of my new(used) vehicle and he was great. He spent an hour with me, going over the inside of the car and the outside. He opened the hood and explained all kinds of stuff and jacked the car up and inspected things. He even made me drive him around the block to troubleshoot some noises I had been hearing. It was well worth the $60. I now have a list of about 4 items I'm taking to the dealer for repair (only 1 major thing which is a faulty tire). The good news is, he said my car is in great shape - mechanically and aesthetically. woo hoo! Submitted by Kathryn M. After a year of trying different Saab mechanics another Saab owner highly recommended Walter Wong from Right Solutions. Walter is a Master Technician and I was most impressed with the talent, skills, and service from him and his crew. Right Solutions has been flawlessly servicing my car for 8 years, providing me specialized knowledge including tips and tricks to improve the life and get the most enjoyment out of my Saab. As an example of how much I trust them, I drive about an hour and a half just to get there. Submitted by CA
Santa Monica Volvo-Saab Service (Verified 2016) 12411 Santa Monica Blvd Los Angeles (310) 826-4113 Email: Click Here Web: smvolvosaab.com Full service Saab and Volvo, same location since 1980. Submitted by David S.
Steve's Auto AB (Verified 2017) 3612 Fairbanks Way Antioch (510) 695-0569 Email: Click Here Web: stevesautoab.com Facebook: Click Here In the summer of 1981 the Saab dealer in berkley needed a tech that had transmission experience. Working as a shop Forman and builder in the transmission industry Steven Elliott started working with Saab. By march of 1989 steve achieved master tech level and has been working with saab in the bay area for 30 years. In the nineties , seeking additional knowledge , Steve became a Toyota Diagnoistic Master Technician Given the current situation Steve has opened Steve's Automotive AB The AB represents his roots with Saab cars ("Svenska Aeroplan AB (aktiebolaget)" (English: Swedish Aeroplane Limited ) Aktiebolag (literally "share company" or "stock company") is the Swedish term for "limited company" or "corporation".
Svensson Automotive (Verified 2017) 3297 Mt Diablo Blvd Lafayette (925) 299-0720 Email: Click Here Web: svenssonautomotive.com We are a SAAB OFFICIAL SERVICE CENTER. We service SAABS a-z also have a full service body shop. we can repair or drop ship parts to your door straight from the SAAB parts warehouse. PLEASE FEEL FREE TO CALL ME WITH ANY SWEEDISH CAR PROBLEM.
Swedecar (Verified 2017) 22634 Normandie Ave, Unit A Torrance (310) 328-1731 Saabnet.com Sponsor Email: email@example.com Web: www.swedecar.com Saabnet.com Sponsor Once in a rare while you find a highly competent, honest and fair car technician. Anders (Swedecar)is one such individual. After many frustrating episodes with the Saab dealer over servicing my '02 9-3, I found Anders. He has such a vast knowledge of Saabs that he can identify and fix any issue quickly at very, very fair rates. The fact that I drive 100 miles round trip to his shop (even for just an oil change) says it all! Submitted by John B. Anders is a great honest mechanic. He fixed the oil leak for my car (oil pressure switch), the bill was actually lower then what he quoted me on the phone. I have other problems with the car and Anders was happy to provide feedback on the phone. Honest and dependable I highly recommend him for all your Saab service. Submitted by Dean L. I drove to California from upstate NY. My car blew a hose in Colorado and needed a service. Anders was a god send! He checked over my entire car, explained everything along the way and he's a very nice person. I only wish I could bring him home with me! Oh! and he's actually from Sweden!! Submitted by Buck L.