2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Vehicle Services

Maintain Your Smart Fortwo

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Smart Fortwo maintenance appointment today.

2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance

A little service can go a long way. Select a maintenance service below to learn about properly caring for your 2012 Smart Fortwo.

Questions About 2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Systems

  • Is it more expensive to repair Smart Fortwo electric vehicle systems? It depends. Some high voltage items are only available as parts of larger units. We also offer promotional financing when you use the Firestone credit card.* (*Subject to credit approval.)
  • How do I know when to get new brakes on my Smart Fortwo? The best way to know is with a brake check. You also want to stay on top of your manufacturer suggested maintenance intervals for Smart Fortwo brakes. Generally speaking, front brake pad wear may be significantly reduced in electric vehicles due to regenerative braking.
  • My Smart Fortwo dashboard warning light is on. What should I do? A dashboard warning light means your Smart Fortwo needs some sort of attention. There may also be a high voltage system warning light on. Visit Firestone Complete Auto Care for an electric vehicle diagnostic.
  • What can cause my Fortwo to leak water? If you’ve been running the A/C in your electric car, don’t be too surprised to find some water underneath it. Electric vehicles use a receiver dryer assembly to help keep the A/C refrigerant clean, which can produce external condensation. This condensation then drains under the vehicle on warm days. While a small amount of water can be considered normal, large puddles or any coolant leaking from your Fortwo could indicate a cooling system problem.
  • Who provides Fortwo repair services near me? For reliable and comprehensive Smart Fortwo repair services, visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. Explore our low-voltage and high-voltage services.
  • How often do Smart Fortwo vehicles need service? Maintenance intervals for your Smart Fortwo depend heavily on your driving habits. For guidance, reference your owner’s manual. You should plan to stop by for tire rotations, brake inspections, and fluid checks according to your vehicle manufacturer's suggested maintenance schedule. You will also need routine A/C system, battery, and brake maintenance.

Comprehensive Auto Service for 2012 Smart Fortwo

You might think the official Smart dealership is the only shop that can care for your 2012 Fortwo, but that's not the case. From the front tires to the rear suspension, your local Firestone Complete Auto Care can take care of practically anything your Smart Fortwo needs. It's easy to book an appointment at your convenience. Book one for everyday maintenance like brake pad/rotor replacement, tire repair and service, wheel alignment, A/C service, cabin air filter replacement, and even wiper installation. Complete auto care is what we're all about. And your Smart Fortwo is in good hands with us. Schedule your electric vehicle maintenance appointment today.

EV Services for Your 2012 Smart Fortwo

Has your Smart Fortwo been feeling a bit "off"? Maybe you've noticed slower acceleration, or it just doesn't feel as "peppy" as it once did. Whatever the issue, our technicians can run through a complimentary* electric/hybrid vehicle check to get a deeper understanding. There could be an issue with the high voltage cooling system in your Fortwo -- if the high voltage battery is running too hot, it will reduce your battery's performance. Then again, it could be that your Fortwo has Diagnostic Trouble Codes stored in one of its electric modules. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care location is equipped to offer low voltage and conventional services for all electric cars, and that includes your 2012 Smart Fortwo.

Some Firestone locations also provide high voltage/advanced services for electric cars like Smart Fortwos. A high voltage service is any service that involves taking out the Smart's high voltage, service/safety disconnect plug/switch, servicing any high voltage cables, the power inverter, the high voltage electric machines/motors, the high voltage battery pack, high voltage A/C compressor, etc. Call your local store before making an appointment to check if high voltage services are offered.

Your store's high voltage electric vehicle service may include:

Electric vehicle diagnostic: After any symptoms are identified, then our team performs a diagnostic on your 2012 Smart Fortwo to get to the root of the trouble. With the information gathered, a professional technician can further investigate any electric vehicle problems and decide if more analysis is required to complete the fix. We never perform repairs without your approval.

High voltage battery cooling inspection: The technician will closely examine the high voltage battery's filter and, if needed, clean the battery's ducts. (This applies to air-cooled high voltage batteries.  Liquid-cooled or refrigerant-cooled high voltage batteries are inspected differently.)

High voltage cable inspection: Your technician will visually inspect the outer cable jackets and connectors on your 2012 Smart Fortwo and test to ensure high voltage is NOT transferring to the chassis. They'll let you know if the cable needs replacement due to wear and tear.

Isolation test: For this test, a special tool is used to reveal if a high voltage component is "leaking" energy to the vehicle's chassis.

Remove and replace high voltage battery: Is your Smart Fortwo's high voltage battery a goner? Electric vehicle batteries can sometimes fail sooner than expected in hotter climates or if you often use Level 3 fast-charging stations, since these chargers can heat the battery more. Let us replace it for you.

Health check for the power electronic systems: We'll review the power inverter, electric drive machine(s)/motor(s), and/or regenerative braking in your Smart Fortwo.

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care may offer more or less electric car services. Call first to check!

2012 Smart Fortwo Electric Vehicle Maintenance

You don't have to wait for weird noises, leaks, or smells to stop by for electric vehicle care. Taking care of your 2012 Smart Fortwo manufacturer suggested maintenance is an ideal way to help prevent major problems early on. Your local Firestone technicians know how to perform Fortwo scheduled maintenance to help keep your electric vehicle running newer, longer.

We're doing what we can to reshape and improve electric vehicle service. By driving and taking care of an electric vehicle, you're right there with us! Book an appointment soon for great electric vehicle repair and service for your Fortwo. Many stores remain open into the evening and on weekends. Vehicle diagnostic and repair services cost extra. Participating stores only. Most vehicles.