Suspension Service & Repair for 2013 Smart Fortwo

Recommended Maintenance Schedule for 2013 Smart Fortwo

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

Does Your 2013 Smart Fortwo Suspension Need Inspection?

When you first bought your 2013 Smart Fortwo, you and your passengers probably enjoyed a ride that was smooth and balanced. Lately, though, your ride’s been feeling a little bumpy. Perhaps your Fortwo feels bouncy, pulls to one side, or makes noise whenever you turn or drive over a speed bump. The first sign of trouble is the best time to bring your 2013 Smart Fortwo in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll figure out what needs to be taken care of, if anything.

The technicians at Firestone Complete Auto Care will start with a suspension inspection to diagnose your vehicle. We will examine the front and rear end suspension, shocks, springs, CV joints and axles, bushings, struts, chassis, wheel hub bearings, and power steering components. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we’ll go over the services you need and how much they will cost before we do any work. If your Smart Fortwo’s suspension or steering system components need to be replaced due to wear and tear, we may also recommend a wheel alignment since replacing steering and suspension parts can change existing wheel angles and ride height.

Smart Fortwo Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2013 Smart Fortwo’s suspension. They help you stay in control as your car handles bumpy roads and uneven terrain. Shocks keep the car from bouncing too much and struts support the structure of the suspension. These components work together to reduce vibration and maintain your car’s height. But there’s no set schedule for getting your 2013 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts replaced since many factors affect how fast and severely they wear. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking forward and backward could all be signs of worn Smart Fortwo shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2013 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. Schedule an appointment online and visit your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2013 Fortwo Steering & Suspension Q&A

  • What role do tire pressure and tread depth play in my Smart's suspension? Maintaining your tires can help reduce strain on the suspension, and also let you know when it's time to replace your tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Are routine tire rotations and wheel alignments important for my Smart Fortwo? Alignment and rotation seem like minor services, but they have a major impact on your vehicle. Both services help ensure that the right amount of pressure is being applied to all tires and that the tires come into contact with the road in the way Smart intended.
  • Does my Smart Fortwo power steering fluid need to be checked? Have your power steering fluid checked when you get an oil change or every few months. If your power steering fluid needs to be filled, we’ll follow Smart service specifications when topping it off to help your suspension perform smoothly.

Schedule Suspension Services for Your Smart Fortwo

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2013 Smart Fortwo. From shocks to ball joints, your Smart will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.