The supply of spare parts for our cars via Saab Parts AB is going well and has continuously improved in recent months. We can't complain. The “Parts Story” is not only a success story in Sweden. But there are also other sources, depending on which year you are traveling with. The “classic division”, for example, is (still) neglected in Sweden. It may only be a matter of time, because the spare parts business is interesting and lucrative, which was not only recognized in Nyköping. Or rather, almost everyone recognized that, but we'll get to that. First the positive examples.
Kunert Automobile AG
For drivers of older Saab models, the online shop of the blog supporter and traditional Saab partner, the Kunert Automobile AG from Bonn, is very interesting.
Kunert Automobile has a large number of parts for our classics in stock that are no longer available or difficult to obtain in Sweden. No wonder, because the Bonner are for over 45 years for the cars from Trollhättan there. Now the Saab and Volvo dealer has opened his treasury. The online store of the Saab partner is worth a visit and the initial feedback from the community is also very positive. Because in addition to the shop offer is also the advice.
Saab Tuner Maptun has also been in business for a long time, and Maptun is one of the most recommended addresses in Sweden. With its own, newly founded Parts Department, you can now also sell original and third-party parts for our Saabs. Maptun is moving, and the Parts Department will be a success there. From our experience Maptun is recommended, because the quality of advice and the prices are consistent. The Maptun Parts is under construction and will permanently expand its range. The Maptun Parts also has its own Online-Shop.
With Maptun, a serious competitor enters the stage in Sweden. But competition is good and revives the business. For us Saab driver this can only be an advantage.
Yes, there is speed Parts in Uddevalla. A company in direct neighborhood to Trollhättan selling nice Saab parts. The parts are good, the quality is right. Unfortunately, it works with the German distributor so not at all. In the past, we had tried to obtain parts via Neustadt's Speedparts and K + K Autotechnik. What did not succeed, because both Sweden and the K + K OHG punished us with disrespect. About a friend in Sweden, we still came to the parts. In May we have about it berichtet.
It has not gotten better since then. It gets really annoying when you receive false statements at K + K. A reader of our blog also wanted to order leather door handles for his Saab 9-5 after the article. According to Speedparts shop, the parts are available, and he made a request to K + K Autotechnik.
The distributor answered by mail as follows:
Dear Sir ……. * I would like to supply you with these handles, unfortunately Speedparts no longer has them in stock and will no longer be supplied by Hirsch / Switzerland. Therefore, I unfortunately have to cancel your order. Mfg Stephan Karpinski KK-Autotechnik Neustadt
The door handles do not come from Hirsch, but from a German manufacturer that also supplies Hirsch, but the statement was frustrating. The email was forwarded to us and we thought that these parts should be available and advised to try through friends from Sweden. The result is not a surprise. Over a few detours and with a lot of patience - but what we don't do for our cars - our reader got hold of the leather door handles, and his Saab now feels even more noble. Here is the photo proof.
In the end, the only question is what K + K Autotechnik is doing. The workshop may be good, but you should urgently work on the distribution. Those who are not interested in the products, should give the Speedparts representation to a dealer who is interested in Saab and the Saab customers. More is nothing more to say. A recommendation, this company can not get from us, unfortunately and again.
* Name and address as well as correspondence are available to the editors.
Pictures: Kunert Automobile AG, reader image