2009 Smart Fortwo Suspension Service & Repair

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2009 Smart Fortwo

Is the steering and suspension system in your Smart Fortwo due for service yet?

Does Your 2009 Smart Fortwo Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2009 Smart Fortwo, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Fortwo bounces, leans to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2009 Smart Fortwo in for suspension and steering service. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and power steering components. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Fortwo suspension system needs repair, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Smart Fortwo’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Smart Fortwo Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Shocks and struts are important parts of your 2009 Smart Fortwo suspension system. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2009 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. Bouncing, swaying from side to side, or rocking forward and backward can all point to issues with your Smart Fortwo shocks and struts. It’s a smart move to get your Fortwo’s shocks and struts regularly checked out by a certified auto technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2009 Fortwo Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Smart's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. Uneven tire wear is one sign of steering and suspension system problems, but it can also contribute to more.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Smart Fortwo? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires connect with the road how Smart intended.
  • When should I have my Smart Fortwo power steering fluid checked? Get your power steering fluid check out when you get an oil change or every couple of months. If your Fortwo’s power steering fluid is low, we can fill it per Smart's recommendations to help your suspension perform optimally.

Schedule Smart Fortwo Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2009 Smart Fortwo. From shocks to ball joints, your Smart will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.