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First time owning a smart car, help.

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Hey everyone! Please give me tips on how to keep this little guy well maintained. I live in Orlando, Fl and would love to know where I can take my smartie for repairs, maintenance, service, check ups, etc. I just want to be prepared in case things happen.
How often do I need to change the coolant? Is this done during the oil change? What kind of tires can I buy if they need to be replaced? Where can I purchase new tire sensors, headlights, panels?
the clear coat is peeling and I have read that all I can do for that is change the panels.
Anything else I should know about this car?

I own a 2011 Smart Fortwo Pure, 40,000 miles
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Any parts store carriers the head light bulbs. Air filters, Brakes, Plugs, batteries, oil filters, cabin filters, etc. Rock Auto has all major parts too.

You can buy used body panels. Off eBay. MB has discontinue, a few of colors new. If your mechanical incline, you can change them yourself. Cheaper to replace, then a bodyshop refinishing the clear coat.

Any tire store carries the Tire pressure monitor sensors. Most major tire stores, can order the tires too. I use Continental. I did my oil changes, every 10k miles. Changed the coolant, around 60K miles or 6 years old. Not sure the milage to replace the accessory serpentine belt.

The car is pretty simple to work on. You’ll bust your knuckles, replacing the head lamp bulbs, changing spark plugs. Use a women’s compact mirror with a flash light, behind the headlamp housing. So you can see the head lamp bulb clips.
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