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New owner of a baby sneaker

Started this discussion. Last reply by james g Jan 18, 2012. 6 Replies

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

 

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Joe Dumm replied to Janeen Marshall's discussion New owner of a baby sneaker
"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…"
Jan 18, 2012
Joe Dumm replied to Janeen Marshall's discussion New owner of a baby sneaker
"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…"
Jan 18, 2012
Robert Ricewasser replied to Janeen Marshall's discussion New owner of a baby sneaker
"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…"
Jan 18, 2012
Janeen Marshall replied to Janeen Marshall's discussion New owner of a baby sneaker
"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…"
Jan 18, 2012
Robert Ricewasser replied to Janeen Marshall's discussion New owner of a baby sneaker
"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…"
Jan 18, 2012
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New owner of a baby sneaker

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?
Jan 18, 2012
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