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I have a used 451 with the pre-owned warranty. $120 an hour is an insane rate for server so I'm wondering needs to be done at the dealer so I can keep my warranty?

I'm in Canada if that makes any sort of difference.
 

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Pulled this from Canada smart website because you didn't specify kms or age from in service:

http://www.thesmart.ca/content/dam/smart/CA/pdf/2013_smart-fortwo_Service.pdf?wcmmode=DISABLED

I couldn't tell what model year you have so I just chose 13.

Starting on page 65 lists the services that need to be done. Page 75 lists additional work to be done. (They could have made it simpler to understand, I know.)

So every year or 15k km oil change. It seems every year you should change the combination/cabin air filter.

Every two years or 30k km brake fluid change.

3 years or 45k km replace engine air filter and spark plugs

4 years 60k km replace coolant

6 years 90k km replace poly-v belt and check/correct valve clearance.

For years or km it's which ever comes first.

I'd change the cabin air filter on my own, unless you have some sort of back problems/physical issues which may not allow you to bend down into the footwell to reach it.
 

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In the US none of those services have to be done by the dealer. You do need to have proof that they were done though if a warranty is needed on any of the service related items. I sometimes wonder if I'm ever going to have to go to war regarding a warranty issue if I am doing my own service and my only documentation is my word/WORD document saying what I did and when. I wonder the same ting on tire wear issues if I do my own rotations (not on the Smart of course). So far I've never had any issues.

Len
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In the US none of those services have to be done by the dealer. You do need to have proof that they were done though if a warranty is needed on any of the service related items. I sometimes wonder if I'm ever going to have to go to war regarding a warranty issue if I am doing my own service and my only documentation is my word/WORD document saying what I did and when. I wonder the same ting on tire wear issues if I do my own rotations (not on the Smart of course). So far I've never had any issues.

Len
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Might as well film it? My MB dealer has been nice so far, others were dicks though. Wouldn't even talk about covering anything
 

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In the US none of those services have to be done by the dealer. You do need to have proof that they were done though if a warranty is needed on any of the service related items. I sometimes wonder if I'm ever going to have to go to war regarding a warranty issue if I am doing my own service and my only documentation is my word/WORD document saying what I did and when. I wonder the same ting on tire wear issues if I do my own rotations (not on the Smart of course). So far I've never had any issues.

Len
2014 EV
You've got the receipts of the parts/fluids you've purchased. There are ways of telling whether you've actually installed them or not...
 

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You've got the receipts of the parts/fluids you've purchased. There are ways of telling whether you've actually installed them or not...
Yeah, but the thing is I sometimes buy parts/fluids months or years before I actually install them.

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