2008 Smart Fortwo Maintenance

2008 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2008 Smart Fortwo? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2008 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2008 Smart Fortwo?

Here’s Why 2008 Smart Fortwo Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Smart Fortwo to last as long as possible. With the right maintenance at the right time, you could hit 200,000 miles (or beyond!) in your Fortwo. So, you want to care for your car, but you’re not sure when to get certain services. It can be overwhelming, but fortunately, there’s a resource that takes the guesswork out of routine Fortwo maintenance. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2008 Smart Fortwo!

Smart knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your Fortwo's life, increase your vehicle safety, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2008 Smart Fortwo problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Smart Fortwo

Bring your 2008 Smart Fortwo to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and our technicians will jump right in with a Courtesy Check. This Courtesy Check can establish a baseline of what may need to be addressed during your service appointment. Each Courtesy Check includes a free battery test and an inspection of your Fortwo's windshield wiper blades, head and tail lights, filters, fluid levels, tires, and alignment.

Could your 2008 Smart Fortwo be ready for a new battery? If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Smart Fortwo battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Smart Fortwo won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can help your 2008 Smart Fortwo's engine run smoother. To learn how often Smart recommends you have the oil changed in your 2008 Fortwo, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2008 Smart Fortwo.

Maintaining your Smart Fortwo steering and suspension system can not only ensure a smooth ride; it can also help you maintain control of your car in compromised road conditions. When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. You can count on Firestone Complete Auto Care’s trained technicians to inspect this system and, if needed, provide Smart Fortwo steering and suspension services including wheel alignment, strut replacement, power steering fluid changes, ball joint lubrication, and wheel bearing replacement. To keep your car running at its best, it’s essential to have regular maintenance services on your Smart Fortwo's steering and suspension system.

If you skip recommended Smart Fortwo services, you might find yourself with a hot mess on your hands – quite literally. A damaged A/C system is never fun, and an overheated engine can cause significant issues (like a total car breakdown!). Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Smart Fortwo cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Smart Fortwo radiator? We got it. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your one-stop shop for 2008 Smart Fortwo maintenance and repairs.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

2008 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Questions

Take an active role in maintaining your 2008 Smart Fortwo. Get answers to common Smart Fortwo maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What do I do if I hit a pothole in my Smart Fortwo? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2008 Fortwo is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I switch my Smart Fortwo to high mileage oil? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Smart Fortwo? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can Smart dashboard warning lights wait? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Smart Fortwo to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Smart Fortwo

Take care of your Smart Fortwo and it'll take care of you. Schedule an appointment for routine maintenance today.