Oil Changes for 2012 Smart Fortwo

2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Change 2012 Smart Fortwo Oil

Need more info about 2012 Smart Fortwo oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Smart recommends changing your 2012 Fortwo’s oil at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your Fortwo in the above table. Outside of Smart-recommended oil change intervals, your Fortwo may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, smell oil inside the vehicle, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Smart recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, adventure off-road, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt 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’s the Right Type of Oil for 2012 Smart Fortwo?

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 recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the ideal engine oil for your 2012 Fortwo. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, keep the engine cool, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician will change your Fortwo’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a courtesy inspection on your entire vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Fortwo by considering your driving habits, and mileage.

Types of Motor Oil for Smarts

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your Fortwo engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and 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 instance, 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. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Smart Fortwo, refer to Smart's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Smart Fortwo Oil Change

When the time for your Fortwo’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Smart Fortwos. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Find out how much your Smart Fortwo oil change will cost by calling ahead. Let the experts take care of your Fortwo’s engine by making an oil change appointment today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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 2012 Smart Fortwo

  • Should I check my Smart Fortwo motor oil level? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Fortwo’s engine to fail. That’s why it’s best to check your oil levels and get your oil changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Smart Fortwo oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Smart Fortwo spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Get Your Smart Fortwo Oil Changed

Give your Fortwo’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.