The shock absorbers on your Saab not only absorb bumps to provide a comfortable ride, they also play an important safety role. Worn shock absorbers reduce the security of contact between the tyres and the road and therefore reduce the stability of your car in extreme driving conditions This reduced contact will also increase braking distances. If your shock absorbers are not functioning correctly the impacts from bumps in the road will also increase wear on your Saab’s suspension and tyres.
To ensure your Saab handles as it should, it is important that you retain shock absorbers of the same type the car was built with at the factory. Saab Genuine shock absorbers are designed to interact with other parts of the vehicle's steering / suspension system. As part of this complete system they will ensure your Saab will be stable and safe in a sudden, evasive manoeuvre or when cornering at speed.