I'm newbie owner of 09 Cabrio.  Any tips on best deals on filters?  Also any way to get a second key without the insane price at Mercedes?  thanks,  Larry

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NAPA, Auto Zone, O'Riellys and probably others have oil, air and cabin filters that fit the smart. I use the NAPA filters.  As for the second key, if you find a cheaper one let everyone know.

 

Good Luck,

 

Bob

Try SOS Diagnostics - they apparently supply replacement keys.  http://www.sosdiagnostics.com/services/smart/
As far as I know, EVERYTHING at Mercedes is priced insane.   While getting my $210 oil change, I visited with a Mercedes owner in the waiting room who was being charged $220 for a new battery.  If it weren't for warranty documentation, I would have taken it to Goodyear,  Jiffy Lube or someplace else.   And that's where you will find me in another year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first.


Joe Dumm said:
As far as I know, EVERYTHING at Mercedes is priced insane.   While getting my $210 oil change, I visited with a Mercedes owner in the waiting room who was being charged $220 for a new battery.  If it weren't for warranty documentation, I would have taken it to Goodyear,  Jiffy Lube or someplace else.   And that's where you will find me in another year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first.

Hi Joe, Walmart carries the correct Mobil 1oil and oil filter for 30-35 dollars depending on which quality filter you choose.  they will do the oil and filter job for $55 so that beats Mercedes a bit.   I'm still working on getting a backup key to at least open the door in emergency.

Also I used NAPA air filter for $17.

Larry Close said:



Joe Dumm said:
As far as I know, EVERYTHING at Mercedes is priced insane.   While getting my $210 oil change, I visited with a Mercedes owner in the waiting room who was being charged $220 for a new battery.  If it weren't for warranty documentation, I would have taken it to Goodyear,  Jiffy Lube or someplace else.   And that's where you will find me in another year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first.
I think we  have federal rules that allow you to take your car to non dealers for service and with documents showing proper materials used the warrantee still holds.   Please do independent confirmation of this.  Larry

Larry Close said:

Hi Joe, Walmart carries the correct Mobil 1oil and oil filter for 30-35 dollars depending on which quality filter you choose.  they will do the oil and filter job for $55 so that beats Mercedes a bit.   I'm still working on getting a backup key to at least open the door in emergency.

Also I used NAPA air filter for $17.

Larry Close said:



Joe Dumm said:
As far as I know, EVERYTHING at Mercedes is priced insane.   While getting my $210 oil change, I visited with a Mercedes owner in the waiting room who was being charged $220 for a new battery.  If it weren't for warranty documentation, I would have taken it to Goodyear,  Jiffy Lube or someplace else.   And that's where you will find me in another year or 10,000 miles whichever comes first.

The MB dealer in UT is the also the smart dealer (for all of the inter-mt west).   The prices for servicing of smarts is very fair and equal to the honda dealers in SLC for the same service  It may be different in LA or FL but for the inter-mt west they have very fair "smart" rates.

 

I've looked at servicing my smart my self but with their rates, I've always had them do it as I would not be saving much $$$ otherwise.

Check out SCoA  smartcarofamerica.com  and smartmadnessforum.com for more info


jwight said:
Try SOS Diagnostics - they apparently supply replacement keys.  http://www.sosdiagnostics.com/services/smart/
Why doesnt smart car supply two keys when you purchase the car.  Mercedes makes a lot of money from car sales and I am sure they want their customers to be happy.  Giving owners of Smart two keys would make me happy and I am sure I would not be the only one.  Do I just take the filter to a NAPA store when it comes to replacing the filter I never knew I had.    Thanks for the info.

Bob & Jan said:

NAPA, Auto Zone, O'Riellys and probably others have oil, air and cabin filters that fit the smart. I use the NAPA filters.  As for the second key, if you find a cheaper one let everyone know.

 

Good Luck,

 

Bob

Did you buy your smart as a new car?  If so you should have received two keys.  If it's a used car then the previous owner may have lost a key or whatever.  As long as you have one working key the smart center can get you a second one - at a price.

FALINE CONNER said:
Why doesnt smart car supply two keys when you purchase the car.  Mercedes makes a lot of money from car sales and I am sure they want their customers to be happy.  Giving owners of Smart two keys would make me happy and I am sure I would not be the only one.  Do I just take the filter to a NAPA store when it comes to replacing the filter I never knew I had.    Thanks for the info.

Bob & Jan said:

NAPA, Auto Zone, O'Riellys and probably others have oil, air and cabin filters that fit the smart. I use the NAPA filters.  As for the second key, if you find a cheaper one let everyone know.

 

Good Luck,

 

Bob

oil filter and oil change for smart is $55.  Uses top filter and Mobil 1 official oil.

Todd Blackley said:

The MB dealer in UT is the also the smart dealer (for all of the inter-mt west).   The prices for servicing of smarts is very fair and equal to the honda dealers in SLC for the same service  It may be different in LA or FL but for the inter-mt west they have very fair "smart" rates.

 

I've looked at servicing my smart my self but with their rates, I've always had them do it as I would not be saving much $$$ otherwise.

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