2017 Fortwo Smart Steering & Suspension Services

2017 Smart Fortwo Maintenance Schedule

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

Is It Time For 2017 Smart Fortwo Suspension Service?

During the first few years you had your 2017 Smart Fortwo, you probably enjoyed a smooth and steady ride. But these days, things are starting to feel a bit rough. Maybe your Fortwo bounces, drifts 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 2017 Smart Fortwo in for steering and suspension repairs. We'll pinpoint the problem.

We'll start by inspecting the suspension system to diagnose your vehicle. We’ll take a look at the front and rear end suspension, shock dampeners, damper springs, struts, bushings, CV joints and axles, chassis, axle bearings, and power steering system parts. We'll get to the root of the problem and, if your car needs steering and suspension repairs, we'll explain all of your options and the potential cost. If parts of your Smart Fortwo suspension or steering system need to be replaced because they're worn or damaged, we may also suggest a wheel alignment because installing new steering and suspension components may alter wheel angles and ride height.

Smart Fortwo Suspension Shocks or Strut Replacement

Struts and shocks are a vital part of your 2017 Smart Fortwo’s suspension. They influence the control and handling of the vehicle, keeping it from bottoming out. While the struts support the structure of the suspension, the shocks keep the car from bouncing too much. These pieces work together to help dampen vibration and hold the car off the ground. However, there’s no set schedule for when you should replace your Fortwo’s shocks and struts since many factors can impact the wear rate and severity. A bouncy ride, side-to-side swaying, or rocking back and forth can all point to issues with your Smart Fortwo shocks and struts. It’s a good idea to have your 2017 Smart Fortwo’s shocks and struts routinely inspected by an ASE-certified technician. So, avoid a bumpy ride. Schedule an appointment for steering and suspension services at your local Firestone Complete Auto Care.

2017 Fortwo Steering & Suspension Questions

  • Does tire pressure and tread depth impact my Smart's suspension? Proper tire care can reduce strain on the suspension system, and also alert you to the need for new tires. A faltering steering and suspension system could lead to uneven tire wear.
  • Why should my Smart Fortwo get regular tire rotations and wheel alignments? Regularly rotate tires and adjust wheel alignment. 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 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 optimally.

Schedule Smart Fortwo Steering & Suspension Services

Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care at the first sign of steering or suspension problems with your 2017 Smart Fortwo. From shocks to ball joints, your Smart will be in good hands. Schedule an appointment today.