2016 Smart Fortwo Oil Change

2016 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2016 Smart Fortwo? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Get 2016 Smart Fortwo Oil Changes

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2016 Smart Fortwo? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2016 Fortwo’s oil should be changed according to Smart’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. 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, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Smart if you regularly haul heavy loads, frequent dusty roads, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Smart Fortwo. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Type of Oil Does My Smart Fortwo Need?

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 specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2016 Fortwo. This oil helps lubricate engine parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, one of our techs will change your Fortwo’s oil, replace and recycle the old oil and filter, check all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Smarts

Wondering if we carry the right motor oil for your Smart? 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For instance, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's made 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 2016 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 go! 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 engine oil at a competitive price. Find out how much your Smart Fortwo oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Fortwo 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.

2016 Smart Fortwo Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Smart Fortwo? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and eventually lead to Smart Fortwo engine failure. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change Smart Fortwo oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Getting a professional oil change reduces the risk of something going wrong during the service, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Smart Fortwo exhaust smoke grayish or blue? 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, damaged piston rings, or damaged cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Smart Fortwo

Help your 2016 Smart Fortwo run newer, longer with routine oil changes. Schedule your oil change appointment today.