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Buying a new Electric Smart!! RANGE

Started this discussion. Last reply by Brandon Jun 1. 3 Replies

Can anyone advise me on this please? I current have the Pure and am trading in, I have a round trip to work each day of 62 miles. Should I buy the electric? Or is it too risky?  I would really…Continue

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Tire Blowouts

Started this discussion. Last reply by Doug Daniel May 5. 8 Replies

Hi AllHas anyone any experience of blowouts!I put 4 new tyres on the car in March '14 (5 weeks ago) and now have had two blowouts on the Merritt Parkway in the past 2 weeks!!  On both occasions I had…Continue

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Brandon replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Buying a new Electric Smart!! RANGE
"You definitely need to be able to charge at work. I'd say that you could probably make it but you'll be cutting it real close. Yesterday i drove 21 miles and only used 18 miles off the battery at speeds of around 55 and a few quick…"
Jun 1
Donna Garlitz replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Buying a new Electric Smart!! RANGE
"find out if you can charge it at work you could not make it back and forth to work on one charge"
Jun 1
George Oller replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Buying a new Electric Smart!! RANGE
"Not sure where you live, but in winter climates, that could present a range problem."
May 31
Enda McGovern posted a discussion

Buying a new Electric Smart!! RANGE

Can anyone advise me on this please? I current have the Pure and am trading in, I have a round trip to work each day of 62 miles. Should I buy the electric? Or is it too risky?  I would really appreciate feedback from those who already have the Electric.  I am so keen to explore.  Thanks very muchEndaSee More
May 31
Doug Daniel replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"I have taken to having the TPMS valve stems replaced anytime someone has to take a tire off the rim if they look at all corroded.  I had some break with my first smart when I was swapping out a set of rims and found that it was fairly cheap to…"
May 5
jwight replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"OK, that helps a lot.  This is not only inconvenient but a safety issue as well.  It should be reported to the NHTSA as a safety issue, IMHO - you can report online at: https://www-odi.nhtsa.dot.gov/ivoq/ Second thing is to open a case…"
Apr 28
Robert Ricewasser replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"You do not need the smart Center. Just go to a proper tire shop that is familiar with TPMS sensors. If the nuts were loose, the tire shop that you went to should have caught this when they mounted and balanced the tires and properly tightened us the…"
Apr 28
Enda McGovern replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
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Apr 28
Robert Ricewasser replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"It looks to me that the failure was caused by corrosion of the TPMS valves causing an instant air out on your tires. I would look into TPMS valve replacements. Harsh winter weather conditions can cause the aluminum valves to corrode & break off. "
Apr 28
jwight replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"Did the new tires have the TPMS installed when they were put on?  What brand are the tires?  Modern tires rarely if ever blow out.  Whoever installed the new tires may have damaged the TPMS valve stems when fitting the new…"
Apr 28
Enda McGovern replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"Nothing that I could find. On both occasions I was traveling on a relatively smooth road and had no reason to suspect anything that interfered with the tires.  That is the reason I am both frustrated and concerned.   One of the questions I…"
Apr 28
jwight replied to Enda McGovern's discussion Tire Blowouts
"What caused them - debris in the road, nails, potholes, etc?  Lots of missing info here...."
Apr 28
Enda McGovern posted a discussion

Tire Blowouts

Hi AllHas anyone any experience of blowouts!I put 4 new tyres on the car in March '14 (5 weeks ago) and now have had two blowouts on the Merritt Parkway in the past 2 weeks!!  On both occasions I had to be towed off the Merritt and the value broke off during the blowout.  As one can imagine, having a blowout is not an enjoyable experience but it has slowed me down considerably!  I am beginning to lose faith / confidence in driving it even though I have 56k miles in the past 4 years!!Can anyone…See More
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Hi EveryoneI am new to this Group even though I have been a Smart owner for 2 years.  I love the vehicle and consider driving this to be an extension of my lifestyle, i.e. small, environmentally friendly, economical, and just downright fun. As I teach at Sacred Heart University in Fairfield, I am eager to write a paper on this sense of identity, and other considerations that make the Smart enjoyable for each of us.  But I also would like to discuss those considerations whereby our neighbors and…See More
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