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20,000 maintenance or service and oil change

Started this discussion. Last reply by jwight Mar 24, 2012. 39 Replies

 

"Squirt" is now home safe in my driveway!!!

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jwight replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"In short, no.  Just document what you did, with receipts for the materials you bought (just to be on the super safe side.)  There is no requirement to have the service done at a smart center, although Mercedes would certainly appreciate…"
Mar 24, 2012
Barb Olivarez replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"wow i was wondering what it would cost    hubby not going to be too happy.  if we do the work ourselves does that not void the warranty "
Mar 24, 2012
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Jan 12, 2012
Skychef replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"thx jax, you do need a breaker bar because you can`t get a good grip unless you have a lift.I go 5k on a change. "
Nov 18, 2011
spicejax replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"I'd recommend using a six point 24mm socket and a long 'Breaker bar' wrench or a pipe over a regular wrench to prevent rounding off the bolt (12 point socket can slip off). I've helped two smart owners DIY the oil and filter…"
Nov 17, 2011
jwight replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"If you check all the various maintenance schedules on the smart USA site there is zero (as in none) requirement to change the transmission oil.  Maybe after 120K miles, but that won't be an issue for most of us. "
Nov 16, 2011
Skychef replied to Richard D. Shell's discussion 20,000 maintenance or service and oil change
"Just my 2 cents, dealers are the same character as politicians. They lie!!! I have an 08 with 40k, I change my own oil with Mobil 1 $ 8.00 @ qt. The filter is off the shelf at $ 4.00. I have not had the brake fluid changed or any brake work at all…"
Nov 16, 2011

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I've been a smart owner since
December 27, 2008
I've been a smart reservation holder since
March 1, 2008
Location
Troutville, Virginia
My favorite things about smart
It's just so dang cute!
About Me
Photographer, Computer Graphic Design
My smart's name
Squirt

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Found the smart under the snow...

Posted on February 8, 2010 at 10:33pm 4 Comments

Well I finally dug "Squirt" out from under the snow. The first major snowstorm she was tucked away in the garage. During the last snowstorm she got caught outside. I shoveled around her yesterday and started cleaning her off today. When I finally got the snow off the windshield I noticed the inspection sticker said January... just great. I had to go out so I took the Subaru. When I came out of the store someone had parked a yellow 2008 smart parked right in front of me. I just hate when Squirt… Continue

Sears Christmas Commercial

Posted on November 30, 2009 at 10:03pm 7 Comments

I just saw a Sears commercial on the tube. The elf arrives at the store in a red fortwo with a tiny trailer. Also, one of the sign magazines we get at Fastsigns had photos of recent wrap jobs. Two of the winners were fortwo's. I love our little one!

CSI New York

Posted on May 13, 2009 at 10:54pm 1 Comment

I'm sitting here watching CSI New York and the episode is taking place in Greece. In many scenes there are one or more smart fortwo's in the background. They all have two tail lights as opposed to three. It's great to see so many on a tv show.

Can we drive the shiny gray gokart???

Posted on January 1, 2009 at 10:42pm 2 Comments

Last night at a pot luck supper, the kids were riding a two seater gokart around the yard as we ate our supper. After about 30 minutes they rushed in and asked if they could drive the shiny gray gokart in the driveway!

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At 4:06am on February 9, 2010, spicejax said…
Squirt and spice...twins...separated at birth, but spice has no fog lights.

MJB
At 2:23am on January 3, 2010, Zippin Pippin said…
She's dang cute and pretty, too! I like how different these cars look with only minor color changes. The grey/black is a particularly good color combo. Try to keep the little squirt from becoming a snow plow. My Brabus, lowered and with extended front valance, would be particularly prone to plow snow. I wouldn't want to scratch the front air dam plowing icey snow.
Keep her safe!
:)
At 10:25pm on January 19, 2009, Eric said…
That Metallic Gray looks really nice on that little "Squirt". So where is Troutville, VA anyway? Is it known for some good fishing? Id be up for a good road trip to see that car on a saturday, of course id show off mine in return.
At 6:56pm on January 4, 2009, Emily said…
Oh so that's what configuring means in reference to the smart. The DDE estimated my delivery date at December 2009, do you think that it will be that long? Do they call you when you configure and then you give all the specifications about your car? Thanks for helping me out!

Emily
At 11:58am on January 2, 2009, Emily said…
Hi! Thank you for the welcoming comment. Frescita is scheduled to arrive between December 2009 and February 2010! :( I reserved mine when there was an 18 month wait!! How long did it take you to get yours? Oh and can you explain to me what configuring means?

Thank you!
Emily
At 11:59am on December 30, 2008, Greg said…
Hi Richard.
You right, I have the black interior too. I vacum my car almost on a daily basis. I never took such a good care of my previous cars as I do this one.
At 7:57pm on December 29, 2008, Greg said…
I like the color of your car!
At 7:22pm on December 29, 2008, Ed said…
I like your gray Smart. I configured mine about a week ago and also chose gray. What color of interior did you choose? I hope to get mine spring/summer 09; can hardly wait any longer.

Congrats!
At 10:56pm on October 2, 2008, Richard D. Shell said…
Melissa, I really hope the gray looks good. When I configured it looked dark like the pic on my profile but I have also seen a lighter version on the smart site. If it's too light I will just have to paint it to my taste! I reserved earls in March and my dde runs from October to December. I can't wait to blow past some toyota Prieus (Spelling probably not right!) I'm a Canon 40D guy myself. Thanks, Richard
 
 
 

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