2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance

2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Smart Fortwo? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

How often should I service my 2012 Smart Fortwo?

Here’s Why 2012 Smart Fortwo Scheduled Maintenance Matters

You want your Smart Fortwo to last as long as possible. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your Fortwo has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. Not an expert in what services your car needs and when? No problem. 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 2012 Smart Fortwo!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Smart, your vehicle manufacturer. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; however, there’s a good chance that your vehicle’s recommended maintenance services will include oil changes, tire rotations, brake pad replacement, filter changes, and fluid checks and exchanges. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your Fortwo perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Smart Fortwo problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Smart Fortwo Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Smart Fortwo to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your Fortwo. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Could your 2012 Smart Fortwo be ready for a new battery? Batteries generally need to be replaced every three to five years. Yours may need to be replaced sooner depending on your driving habits and climate. Short trips and extreme temperatures can shorten the overall 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! Otherwise, your battery could die unexpectedly, leaving you and your Fortwo stranded. Your Smart Fortwo won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Staying on schedule for battery replacements and motor oil changes can help your 2012 Smart Fortwo's engine run smoother. To learn how often Smart recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 Fortwo, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Smart Fortwo.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Smart Fortwo can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, perform Smart Fortwo suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut 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.

Without routine Smart Fortwo maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. We can help you with all those issues. Our technicians have the knowledge and tools to repair and maintain the heating and cooling systems for your Smart Fortwo’s engine, and we can service your A/C system, too. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Smart Fortwo? We can take care of that. Got a funny smell coming from your A/C? We'll fix it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Smart Fortwo maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 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 2012 Fortwo is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When does my Smart Fortwo need 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 I ignore dashboard lights on my Smart? Don't ignore dashboard warning lights! Bring your Smart Fortwo in for a diagnostic code scan as soon as a dashboard warning light flashes on, whether it's your check engine or battery light. Dashboard lights alert you to trouble under the hood.

Maintain Your Smart Fortwo

Your Smart Fortwo isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.