Suspension Service & Repair for 2012 Smart Fortwo

Schedule Smart Fortwo Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2012 Smart Fortwo. From shocks to ball joints, your Smart will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.

2012 Smart Fortwo Maintenance and Service Schedule

Not sure when or if your Smart Fortwo’s steering and suspension systems need service?

Is It Time For 2012 Smart Fortwo Suspension Service?

When you first drove your 2012 Smart Fortwo, the ride was probably so smooth that you didn’t even think about it! But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Fortwo bounces, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of problems is a good time to bring your 2012 Smart Fortwo in for steering and suspension repairs. We can pinpoint the source of the trouble.

The expert technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will begin with an inspection to find out what's really going on. We’ll check the front and rear suspension, shocks, coil springs, CV joints and axles, struts, bushings, chassis components, wheel bearings, and the power steering system. We’ll get to the source of your car problems and, if your Fortwo suspension system needs repair, 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 your Smart Fortwo’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Smart Fortwo Replacement Shocks & Struts

Your 2012 Smart Fortwo’s suspension system relies on its shocks and struts to function properly. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Struts support the structure of the suspension and shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These components work together to limit vibration and keep your Smart up off the ground. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2012 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, swaying, or rocking back and forth 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 inspected by a trusted technician. Save yourself the shock of steering and suspension problems by scheduling an appointment at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2012 Fortwo Steering & Suspension Questions

  • 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 bother with routine wheel alignments and tire rotations for my Smart Fortwo? 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 the tires connect with the road how Smart intended.
  • When should I have my Smart Fortwo power steering fluid checked? Have your power steering fluid inspected every few months or when you get an oil change. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll top it off per Smart's guidelines to help your suspension perform smoothly.
  • What can cause my Smart Fortwo to have a bouncy ride? If it feels like you’re on a trampoline every time your Fortwo goes over a bump or dip, you may have a problem with your struts or shocks. Faulty shocks and struts can’t properly absorb road bumps, leading to a bouncy ride.
  • What can cause the front end of my Fortwo to dip forward when I apply 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.
  • What are the signs that the shocks on my Smart Fortwo need replacing? 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 can repair my Fortwo suspension system? When you need your Fortwo suspension system serviced, head to your local Firestone Complete Auto Care. We inspect, maintain, and repair Fortwo suspensions. Schedule your appointment today!