Oil Changes for 2008 Smart Fortwo

2008 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2008 Smart Fortwo Oil Changes

Need more info about 2008 Smart Fortwo oil changes? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Smart recommends having your 2008 Smart Fortwo’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Your Fortwo may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Smart if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or go long distances at low speeds. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Smart Fortwo. In fact, every oil change is an opportunity to diagnose and treat any other issues, such as bad brakes or a failing battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Smart Fortwo Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Smart Fortwo. Smart has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2008 Fortwo. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. In an oil change service, a technician will change your Fortwo's oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, refill vital car fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving preferences, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Smarts

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Smart? Your Fortwo engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Smart Fortwo oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For example, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2008 Smart Fortwo, refer to Smart's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Smart Fortwo Oil Change

The next time your Smart Fortwo needs an oil change, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your Fortwo’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Smart Fortwo oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your Fortwo's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2008 Smart Fortwo

  • Should I check my Smart Fortwo motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Smart Fortwo engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Smart Fortwo oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Smart Fortwo spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2008 Fortwo

Help your 2008 Fortwo engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!