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If your Smart has broken down or you need an important Smart milestone service or general maintenance in the Leicester 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 Leicester area then use our simple form to arrange a quote; Perhaps you need a specialist mechanic or a garage in the Leicester 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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Smart Leicester Repairs

Smart Repairs Leicester

Smart Parts: Supply & Fit

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smart Starter Motors
Replacement Smart Starter motors installed

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 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 Alternators
Replacement Smart alternators fitted

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

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

Smart Services - Smart Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair Leicester

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

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

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Smart Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

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

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

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

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

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Smart Brake Servicing - Smart Brake Maintenance & Parts Replacement

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

The brake pads on your Smart should wear first

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

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

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 Inspection Elements

Brake calliper operation

Brake drum condition

Wheel cylinder condition

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

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

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Brake pipe Condition

Hand brake linkage condition

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

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

ABS warning light operation

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Handbrake function and travel

Adjust handbrake

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

General brake disc condition

Smart Steering - Steering System Inspection

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.

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

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

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

Smart steering inspections:-

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Condition

Smart Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Smart Brake Servicing: Brake Discs, Pads & Hydraulics

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.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

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

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

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Replacement Smart Timing Belt or Cambelt

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

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

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

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

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

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

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

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

Smart Clutch Fitting Leicester

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

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

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

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

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 Fuel Injection Systems

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

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

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

Smart Oil Change Frequency

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

Synthetic Oil Change - Leicester
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 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

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 & 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

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.

Leicester Exhaust Fitting Smart

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

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

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

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

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Smart ABS - Anti-lock Braking System

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

Smart Air Conditioning

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

Smart Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

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

Smart Electronic Sensors

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

Smart Electrical Components

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

Smart Wheel & Axle

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

Smart Braking System

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

Smart Clutch Kits

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

Smart Exhausts

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

Smart Engine Parts

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

Smart Gaskets

  • Smart Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Smart Valve Cover Gasket

Smart Lubrication System

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

Smart Parts

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

Smart Suspension

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

Common Smart Problems

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