Klarius designs replacement emissions systems based on demand cycles and the ageing of vehicles, so new exhausts can often be developed for discontinued cars. Luckily for the loyal owner of a Saab 9-5 Aero Estate, Klarius had indeed developed a complete replacement emissions system. Independent Klarius approved garage Bewdley Autos took care of the work and it resulted in a very happy customer.
Built to withstand the Swedish climate, Saab owners will often only choose replacement components that match the high standard of the originals. Rosalie Davies’ family car was purchased new 15 years ago and when her exhaust needed replacing she did think that finding a replacement would be difficult seeing as the brand is no longer in production.
Using the Exhausts-Direct.Net website to find a local garage that had emissions experience she found Jamie and Ben at Bewdley Auto Services. “I checked the garage listing based on my postcode for a suitable service centre, and saw that Bewdley Autos was just down the road. It was important to me to choose a quality service and component, as I still love the car and how it drives.”
Exhausts-Direct.Net lists quality approved independent garages supplying quality components and maintenance work. Garages must be up-to-speed with the latest legislation, analysis methods and technology for exhausts, catalytic converters, diesel particulate filters and fuel additive systems. Klarius is the largest manufacturer of aftermarket emissions components in the UK and audits every garage member to ensure that standards are met.
Rosalie’s exhaust was delivered to the garage next day from a national distributor, in time for the Saab to undergo MOT testing. With the Klarius system fitted, the vehicle passed with flying colours. Klarius offers a ‘Fit First Time’ guarantee on all components, which means that time spent on the ramp was kept to a minimum. Supplying OEM equivalent quality is standard, with component designs independently tested to EU Type-Approval standards by the VCA.
Rosalie added: “It’s great for me to have an approved centre in the local area, as it minimises the stress of carrying out the work. The garage was exceptionally helpful, and explained to me about the two year warranty and that due to availability, they could source an exact replacement for my car. I use the Saab daily, so keeping the performance and fuel efficiency right was really important to me. The performance makes it a bit of a sleeper, so with the new exhaust, I can continue to enjoy what makes this car so unique.”