Suspension Service & Repair for 2011 Smart Fortwo

Schedule Smart Fortwo Suspension Service

When your 2011 Fortwo’s steering and suspension gives you grief, turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care. From CV joints to coil springs, your Smart will be in expert hands. Schedule an appointment today.

Is It Time For 2011 Smart Fortwo Suspension Service?

When you first bought your 2011 Smart Fortwo, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Maybe your Fortwo jolts, pulls to one side, or makes a weird sound when you drive over a speed bump or turn. As soon as you notice that something’s “off” with your 2011 Smart Fortwo, bring it in for suspension and steering service. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis components, axle bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the root of the issue and, if steering and suspension service is needed, we’ll explain what your car needs and how much it’ll cost to get it done. We won't begin any work without your permission. If parts of your Smart Fortwo suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Smart Fortwo Shock & Strut Replacement Services

Your 2011 Smart Fortwo’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They contribute to your car’s handling, keeping it from bottoming out when the road gets bumpy. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Smart up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2011 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, swaying from side to side, or rocking back and forth could all be indicators of worn Smart Fortwo shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2011 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2011 Fortwo Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • Does treadwear and tire pressure impact my Fortwo's steering and suspension? Keeping your tires properly inflated can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Smart Fortwo get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Such services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to your tires and that your tires come into contact with the road as they should.
  • 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’ll follow Smart service specifications when topping it off to help ensure proper suspension operation.
  • Why does my Smart Fortwo bounce so much? Excessive bouncing in your Smart Fortwo might be due to damaged struts or shocks that are unable to absorb road bumps effectively, causing your vehicle to feel more like a pogo stick than a smooth ride.
  • Why does my Fortwo tilt forward when I hit the brakes? The forward momentum and weight transfer to the front wheels during braking can cause your Fortwo's front end to dip forward. A damaged or faulty suspension system may fail to distribute the weight and force effectively, causing the front end to dip even more.
  • How can I tell if the shocks on my Smart Fortwo are bad? Worn Fortwo shock absorbers can't effectively absorb road impacts. Your Fortwo might feel like it's swaying or rolling when making a turn. You may also feel like your Fortwo shakes or rocks harder than normal when you go over a minor bump.
  • Who repairs Fortwo suspension systems? Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care inspects, maintains, and repairs Fortwo suspension systems. Book an appointment today!