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Understanding the Smart Car Service Interval Indicator System
Car symbols, or dashboard lights, are a car service reminder. The Smart Car Service Interval Indicator System tells you when your car needs service.
Smart Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) Car Program
Shopping for a used Smart vehicle often leads many drivers to consider certified pre-owned options. Smart is one of many manufacturers that have a certified pre-owned (CPO) program. Each car manufacturer structures their...
How to Get Smart Dealership Certified
Smart car dealerships offer automotive technician jobs to mechanics who are Smart certified through a Smart training program such as UTI.
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Smart ForTwo
Whether you’re won over by the European charm, or you just want a vehicle that will make parking so much easier, you just might enjoy the 2012 Smart ForTwo. However, just be prepared...
A Buyer’s Guide to the 2012 Smart ForTwo EV
The growing number of electric options available in the market has led to many carmakers throwing their hats in the ring with their own innovations, and this couldn’t be more obvious than...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Pizza Delivery Guy or Gal
If you deliver pizzas, you want to be sure that your car is reliable and won’t break down. After all, you have hungry customers waiting, and you don’t want the pizza...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're an Undercover Cop
If you're an undercover cop, when you choose a used vehicle, your main purpose is to look like anything but a cop. That means, of course, that an unmarked Crown Victoria...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You’re a Photographer
If you are a photographer, and you’re considering buying a used car, the big thing to consider is the type of photography you do. Thanks to the advances in digital photography, chances...
The Best Used Cars to Buy for Short Commutes
If you’re lucky enough to have a short commute to work, then you need to consider different factors when buying a used car than someone with a lengthier drive (or more...
The Best Used Cars to Buy If You're a Teacher
If you are a teacher, probably foremost on your mind is getting to school on time. You would also probably like a used car that is easy on gas and not terribly...
How to Buy a Good Quality GPS
Even if you have a smart phone, there are still reasons to invest in a standalone global positioning system (GPS) navigator for your car. Once a destination is entered, the super easy turn-by-turn...

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Key fobs not working
Hi there. A lack of communication between your key fobs and your vehicle can point to the receiver that detects your key in its presence. Also, your key fob battery itself can be completely dead or no longer be communicating...
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Reverse gear not working in my automatic car
If the vehicle is having trouble shifting I would suggest having your transmission inspected by a knowledgable technician, such as one from YourMechanic, as there are many reasons why this could happen. I would first check to make sure that...
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Seatbelt, moonroof, and USB port broken
Hi there. If the seatbelt is damaged, I would have the vehicle inspected as soon as possible, to determine if it needs a new seatbelt, as it is not safe to ride in any vehicle without a seatbelt. The moonroof,...
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AC blowing cold air on right side only
Hello. The AC may not be working because, if the car is overheating, the AC may be shutting off to avoid adding heat to the cooling system and engine. A scanner should be connected to the car to see if...
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Car did not engage going forward, nor in reverse
Hi we will be happy to help. The issue you are experiencing is likely due to a form of preventive maintenance that your vehicle needs. The maintenance that I'm referring to is the clutch actuator adjustment. Overtime, the clutch will...
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Engine cranks, ignition is slow, and car won't start
It sounds to me like you have an issue with your battery or your starter. The battery could be weak or bad, unable to supply the sufficient voltage when needed to start the vehicle. The starter could also be bad...
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Engine light came on and the gas cap is stuck
Hello. Your particular vehicle has what is known as the smart pin which will lock the gas when the vehicle itself is locked. If you unlock the vehicle with the key fob, the pin should disengage and you will be...
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Water in battery box also flows into electronics and computer
Hello. It is likely that you have an AC drain port that is restricted which will cause water to build up and overflow, or a drain port leaking before the water can properly exit. The AC produces water from the AC compressor and...
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When moving the shifter in reverse, it won't engage
Yes, your description is that of a common problem. The issue usually results from a clutch being out of adjustment. The adjustment that you likely need is known as the clutch actuator adjustment. To adjust the clutch, the technician must loosen...
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Engine switch off
Hey there, thanks for asking about your 2005 Smart Fortwo. When a car overheats in traffic, it's a pretty sure sign your cooling fans are not working. You can test this by letting your car fully warm up and observing...
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it doesn't want to shift into reverse sometimes and it doesn't want to shift up to the next gear without letting off on the gas why
Hello. It sounds like the car has a valve body issue. Most of the time, this is caused by one of the valves getting hung up in the transmission valve body or one of the solenoids sticking. I usually scan...
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Car will not accelerate while driving
Hi, is there any more information you can give us about the acceleration issue? These cars are known to have a slight hesitation when starting from a stop so it may be normal. Since the car is under 5 years...
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1998 gmc savanah 3500. 5.7l engine box truck shorts off and starts with starting fluid and shorts of after few minutes.
Hello. If the motor will only stay running with starting fluid, you likely have a fuel delivery issue. This can happen for a variety of reasons ranging from low fuel pressure to bad injector pulse to even just a dirty...
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Panel lights on with ignition off
Hello. From what you describe it would appear that you are having some sort of electrical or wiring issue. A few things I would check are the ignition switch, the clutch / neutral safety switch, and the associated relays and...
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SMART FORFOUR (54 Plate) w/Non-standard Wheels. Do i need non standard brakes to fit?
Hello. My reasearch indicates that there is no difference in brakes Unless your vehicle was retrofitted with different brakes when the wheels were installed it should take the original, or OEM replacement parts. If the wheels came with an accompanying...

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