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We provide sales, servicing and repair to all SAAB models


 Important Information COVID-19



We have taken the decision to close on Saturdays temporarily starting today. We will not be open tomorrow for drop ins, however I (Lauren) will be around answering the phone tomorrow to ensure anyone who needs us can get through.
We have also collectively made the decision to close from Wednesday for anything other than Essential Key Workers Vehicles or Emergency repairs. This decision has not been taken lightly but we feel this is the right thing to for our colleague’s and loyal customers.
Dave and myself will be in for the foreseeable, but please do not venture out unless ABSOLUTELY necessary. We have spoken to our local suppliers who will also be running skeleton crew with deliveries so cannot guarantee parts delivery to us but are willing to support us anyway they can. We have also been in contact with Orio Saab Parts UK who will be running parts as usual that are in the UK (delivery chain dependent) but anything from Sweden will need to be specially ordered incurring an additional carriage charge. They are also doing everything they can to support us in this difficult time and are updating us daily on the situation.
We will endeavour to do everything we can to ensure our Key Workers stay on the road and are safe to do so in the times where we all need them now more then ever.
Stay Indoors, Stay Safe.
The Saabtec Team
01457 867878 (Mon – Fri)
07387616752 Emergency Text Number


Important Information regarding COVID-19


After last night’s announcement from the Prime Minister we will remain open whilst we still can. We will be reviewing the situation day by day and if anything changes our customers will be the first to know.
We ask for people to be patient with ourselves and other small businesses as we try and prioritise key workers first to ensure the country still has the essentials they need during this time.
We have steps in place to ensure we minimise contact with the public.
  • We ask that you wash your hands before entering the premises using the temporary station set up outside of the office door. We have provided blue gloves if you wish to use them.
  • Please only use the blue door reception entrance.
  • One customer in the reception area at any one time and for no longer than 15 mins. This means that if you are booked in for a waiting job you may be asked to wait outside.
  • We offer a faceless reception where you can put your keys through the letter box and collect you vehicle using our key safes outside which are sanitised daily.
  • You can pay via Bank Transfer, Contactless, over the Phone or ‘Customer not Present’ through the card machine.
  • All customer vehicles will be cleaned on receipt of key and before hand over.
  • We will temporarily offer collection and drop off of vehicles to those self isolating or vulnerable. This is subject to availability. Courtesy Cars may temporarily become limited due to carrying out regular cleaning intervals.
We will endeavour to deliver the service that everyone has come to expect from us, however we also have families so on some days we may be short staffed.
A big thank you to all our suppliers who have set out measures to ensure we still receive parts for as long as we are allowed to operate.
We would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone for their continued support and understanding. Stay safe and we’ll see you all soon.
The team at Saabtec
01457 867878
07387 616752 Emergency Text Number


SAABTEC was opened in 1999 by Richard Elliott after working with SAABs since 1971, including at Manchester SAAB as Aftersales Manager.

We provide sales, servicing and repair to all SAAB models, and have all the latest diagnostic equipment. Formerly based in Padfield, we have now moved to new premises near to TESCO and the Wrens Nest Retail Park in Glossop.

We are within easy reach of the train service to Manchester and customers can be provided with a free courtesy car for their convenience, or they can visit the local shops and cafés close by.



  • Very friendly and very helpful many thanks RichardPaul Delooze
  • Always excellent service.Irena Staszko, Manchester
  • I have always received excellent service with a friendly smile from the staff at SAABtecPaul Wilson, Manchester
  • Finding some one to take care of my classic SAAB 96 was a nightmare, until I discovered SAABtechJohn Smart, Stockport
  • BrilliantSue Long, Barnsley
  • Brilliant…..awesome service.Daryl White
  • Being coming to Richard for nearly 15 years and have bought 5 cars in my time. Doesn’t take a genius to work out why.Mark Palmer
  • Took my 93 vert in for a DPF regen, cost less than I expected so bought a bottle of the Saab DPF cleaner they have. It works, 500 miles on and the car is smoother, quieter and an extra 5MPG.Alan Hulbert
  • Brilliant 1st class service diagnosed problem and fixed within the hour at short notice. Doesn’t get any better than that thanks to the team at SaabtechPaul Hill




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