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If your Smart has broken down or you need an important Smart milestone service or general maintenance in the Birmingham area it can be quite stressful choosing a mechanic familiar with your Smart model or type of Repairs repair if you haven't had time to build up a relationship with a local garage
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If your Smart needs an urgent repair, a new timing belt , brake pads or just a general service and oil change and you're looking for a garage or mobile mechanic in the Birmingham area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Birmingham area experienced with diagnosing common Smart problems or with the OBD equipment to identify & reset factory service faults and take care of those service warning lights
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Birmingham Smart Repairs

Smart Repairs Birmingham

Smart Parts: Supply & Fit

Smart Engines
Smart Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Smart Suspension System
Smart replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Smart EGR Valves
Replacement Smart EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Smart - The EGR valve helps your Smart burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Smart engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Smart Starter Motors
Replacement Smart Starter motors installed

Smart Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Smart paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Smart different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Smart Autoelectrics
Smart electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Smart engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Smart Exhausts
Smart Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Smart Exhausts fitted & welded

Smart Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Smart Electrical Components
Smart electrical faults repaired using Smart OEM components - Smart sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Smart Gearboxes
Smart Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Smart gearbox

Smart Alternators
Replacement Smart alternators fitted

Smart Body Panels
Replacement Smart panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Smart Panel damage repairs

Smart Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Smart Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Smart Timing Belt - Smart Cambelt
Smart Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Smart service or if the Timing Belt on your Smart has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Smart Clutches
Smart clutch repairs Birmingham - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Smart Clutch kit

Smart Cooling System
Replacement Smart radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Smart engine at its optimal operating temperature

Smart Performance Spares
OEM Smart parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Smart Brakes
Routine Smart servicing, replacement Smart brake pads & discs fitted, Smart hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Smart Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Smart model

Birmingham Brake Fitting - New Disc Brakes & Pads

Smart brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Modern Smart braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

Smart Disc Brakes and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Smart rear wheels

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Drum Brakes are an older system than Smart disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Smart disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Smart Brake Servicing - Smart Brake Discs and Pads

The brake pads on your Smart should wear first

If the Smart brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Smart Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

if the Smart brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

Smart brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

Smart Brake Inspection Elements

Wheel cylinder condition

Brake drum condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

General brake disc condition

Adjust handbrake

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

Handbrake function and travel

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Brake calliper operation

And carry out the following maintenance of your Smart braking system:-

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

ABS warning light operation

Brake pipe Condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Smart Steering System

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Smart steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Smart steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Smart tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

Smart Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Smart Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Smart Services: Brakes Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

Replacement Smart Timing Belt or Cambelt

Since Smart Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Smart

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Smart parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Smart timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

Generally Smart belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Smart that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Smart Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

Smart Clutch Operation

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Smart Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Smart clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Smart Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Smart Clutch kit:-
Smart clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Smart clutch slave cylinder

The Smart clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theSmart transmission system

Smart Fuel Injectors - Fuel Injection

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Smart vehicles

Smart Engine Mapping
The Smart ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Smart Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

Smart Re-Mapping Birmingham
The Smart ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Smart fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Smart Oil Change Frequency

Oil & Filter Change
A new Smart oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Smart engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Smart engine fails

Synthetic Oil Change - Birmingham
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Smart engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Smart recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Smart running smoothly

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Smart motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Smart engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Smart performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Smart engine increases

Smart Replacement Exhausts Birmingham

The Smart exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Smart ABS

  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Pump
  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Control Unit

Smart Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Smart AC Radiator
  • Smart AC Compressor
  • Smart AC Condenser
  • Smart AC Receiver Drier
  • Smart AC Fluid Top Up
  • Smart AC Evaporator
  • Smart AC Pump

Smart Filters

  • Smart Air Filter
  • Smart Fuel Filter
  • Smart Cabin Air and Pollen Filter
  • Smart Oil Filter
  • Smart Transmission Filter Kit

Smart Sensors

  • Smart Temperature Sensor
  • Smart Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Smart Oxygen Sensor

Smart Electrical Components

  • Smart Window Motors
  • Smart Oxygen Sensor
  • Smart Lambda Sensor
  • Smart Starter Motor
  • Smart Bulbs
  • Smart Heater Blower Motor
  • Smart Water Pump
  • Smart Fuel Pump
  • Smart Alternator
  • Smart Spark Plugs
  • Smart Spark Plug HT Leads
  • Smart Cooling Fan
  • Smart Parking Light
  • Smart Fog Lights
  • Smart Electronic Control Unit
  • Smart Tail Lights
  • Smart Thermostats
  • Smart Eibach Pro Kit
  • Smart Antenna
  • Smart Headlights
  • Smart Heater Core
  • Smart Ignition Coil
  • Smart ECU Mapping Remap

Smart Wheel & Axle

  • Smart Ball Joints
  • Smart Axle Assembly
  • Smart Tyres
  • Smart Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Smart CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Smart Control Arm

Smart Braking System

  • Smart Brake Pads
  • Smart Brake Rotor
  • Smart Brake Drums
  • Smart Brake Calipers
  • Smart Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Smart Brake Servo
  • Smart Brake Master Cylinder
  • Smart Brake Discs
  • Smart Brake Compensator Valve

Smart Clutches

  • Smart Flywheel
  • Smart Clutch Cable
  • Smart Clutch Slave Cylinder
  • Smart Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Smart Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Smart Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Smart Clutch Pedal
  • Smart Clutch Kit

Smart Exhaust Systems

  • Smart Exhaust Pipes
  • Smart EGR Valve
  • Smart Exhaust
  • Smart Silencer
  • Smart Exhaust Manifold
  • Smart Tailpipe
  • Smart Muffler
  • Smart Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Smart Oxygen Sensor
  • Smart Exhaust Box
  • Smart Exhaust System Complete
  • Smart Lambda Sensor

Smart Engine Parts

  • Smart Fuel Injector
  • Smart Ignition Coil
  • Smart Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Smart Engine Mounts
  • Smart Timing Chain Kits
  • Smart Timing Belt Kits
  • Smart Pistons and Cylinder
  • Smart Distributor Cap & Rotor

Birmingham Gasket Fitting

  • Smart Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Smart Valve Cover Gasket

Smart Lubrication System

  • Smart Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Smart Oil Pump
  • Smart Oil Filter
  • Smart Oil Cap
  • Smart Oil Sump and Plate
  • Smart Fuel Cap

Smart Misc

  • Smart Windscreen Wipers
  • Smart Struts
  • Smart Wiper Blades
  • Smart Hood Emblems
  • Smart Power Steering Hoses
  • Smart Serpentine and V Belt
  • Smart Power Steering Pump
  • Smart Tie Rods
  • Smart Shock Absorbers
  • Smart Steering Rack
  • Smart Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Smart Throttle Body & Cable
  • Smart Radiator
  • Smart Radiator Pipes

Smart - Suspension & Springs

  • Idler arm
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Spring Condition
  • Sway Bar
  • Tie Rods
  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Smart Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Ball Joints
  • Suspension Struts
  • Smart Additional Suspension Components
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Smart bush wear
  • Control Arms or Blades

Smart Problems

  • Smart Immobiliser
  • Engine Won't Start
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Judder when braking
  • Blocked Fuel injectors
  • Warning Lights On
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • Coolant Leaking
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Slipping when cold
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • Flywheel Vibrating
  • Clutch juddering
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Misfires
  • Smart check engine light on
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Leak in coolant system
  • My Smart Won't Start
  • Smart Radiator fan not working
  • Engine Stalls
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Can't get into gear
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Heater Not Working
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Knocking sound
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • My Smart Does Not drive Straight
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Smart keeps stalling
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • Spongy Brakes
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Smart Lights not working
  • Noisy Brakes
  • Smart Headlights not working
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Clogged Smart air filter
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Window stuck
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Smart Check Engine Light On
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Engine Overheating
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