I just bought a used 2009 pure. The first thing i did was get an oil change. I have been reading alot of comments on the forums. Do you really need to get brake fluid changed every 10k miles? Do you…Continue
"As for premium fuel, it is recommended for Smart cars. You don't have to use it; it will run on either regular or mid-grade fuels but your gas mileage will suffer. When I bought my 2009 used, it apparently had regular in the tank and it got…"
"A quick note on brake fluid that might be helpful. American-built cars use DOT-3 brake fluid whereas Smart uses DOT-4 brake fluid. My understanding is that one has a higher boiling point than the other (though at the moment I don't recall which…"
"Again, I would use premium fuel and keep the tank above 1/2 tank full. I would change your oil once per year and check the brake fluid with the test strips I mentioned and see if it is moisture laden. If the brake fluid is saturated with…"
"Mine has less than 20k on the miles. I did use the recommended oil but i didnt know about the premium gas until i downloaded the manual. And i had already filled it up before i left and drove 72 miles home. Since i only drive about 1000 in a year…"
"I would suggest using premium gasoline. Brake fluid should be changed every two years or at 30k miles. Only clean, fresh fluid should be used that has not been exposed to the atmosphere. Keeping the brake fluid reservoir closed…"
I just bought a used 2009 pure. The first thing i did was get an oil change. I have been reading alot of comments on the forums. Do you really need to get brake fluid changed every 10k miles? Do you really need to put premium gas in them? What advise can you give me?