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I am presently seeking International assistance with any and all information leading to the understanding, enhancement, repair, and preservation of the Smart Vehicle Brand. The International Community has a wealth of practical knowledge that smaller US Smart community could benefit greatly from. I will attempt to seek out that International knowledge for the love of my personal Smart and hope that any knowledge shared in this thread may also benefit other Smart care takers also.

I am very grateful for the Smart Car Of America Community as a tremendous source of information an Member interaction. Thank You for the well oiled platform.

I am want to acknowledge the 2 US Shops that are of great value to me personally,

Bay Diagnostic of Brooklyn, NY.


Smart Madness USA


I am currently interested in 2 shops outside of the US that have caught my attention.


D. Konsolakis Mercedes Benz - Smart repairman Argyroupoli


Dipstick's Tyres & Exhausts LTD, London


I will be attempting to get some suspension advice but both have some Items i would pick up.

To all our International members you have much to share please continue to do so. Thanks to everyone..
 

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What is needed in the US is a list of independent repair facilities & parts suppliers. It appears that most former smart Centers will no longer service the brand so we either have to do our own repairs or seek out an independent service facility that will work on our cars.
 

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I would put Bay Diagnostic on that list for the NYC area.

I must say however my 451 Smart is very serviceable by shop u-name it anywhere for normal service
Oil, oil filter, air filter, cabin air filter. anywhere.
Brake service, anywhere.
Exhaust repair, anywhere.
Glass repair, anywhere.
Head lights tail lights, anywhere.
Code reading, anywhere.

Bay Diagnostic would get any of the following situations.
Unknown issues requiring trouble shooting.
Scheduled service checks.
Internal engine and transmission issues
computer Management issues
AC, Heat. and coolant related issues

Where is your go to shop in your area Bob?
 

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https://losangelesmachineshop.com/smart-car-1-0-dohc-12v-3-cylinder-valve-job/

I checked on this shop to see if they still did Smart head work. here is the response.

Thanks for contacting us for an estimate for your Smart cylinder head.
Model: 2014 Smart Fortwo 1.0 12V 3 cylinder

Yes, we are still doing valve jobs on the Smart car.
Valve Job starts at $225.00 plus tax.
Includes: Pressure test, Resurface, Grind valves, Cut 3-angle valve seats, clean and assemble.
Any missing, broken, or damaged parts is extra (valves, springs, seats, guides, crack repair, etc.).

Valve stem seals are extra.

Let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks
Lucinda

818 767-6603
Valley Auto Parts and Engines
8212 Sunland Blvd
Sun Valley, CA 91352
 

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Fortunately, I haven’t had any issues with either of our smart cars. I have been doing the maintenance on them, myself. There is a shop in MONROVIA called Homer’s Auto Repair that works on smart Cars.
 

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A1 Auto of Kenosha Wisconsin isn't specifically a Euro or smart specialist shop, but the owner is highly skilled and is more than willing to work on our cars for hilariously competitive prices (less than any Euro shop, for sure). He doesn't have a STAR on hand but he can definitely change wheel bearings and other physical parts.
 
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