Love your Smart Car, and it will love you back. That’s the Mercedes-Benz Laguna Niguel’s Smart Car service department’s belief, and it’s a good one to follow. At our service department, we provide specialized Smart Car service for the drivers who chose to buy (or are thinking of buying) one of these unique and spectacular vehicles. After all, a vehicle as unique as this needs a maintenance plan that’s just as unique. This isn’t your run of the mill vehicle, and so can only be completed by trained mechanics who know these cars like the back of their hands — which are exactly the kind we staff.
In order to give you a brief taste of what the maintenance will be like when you choose to buy one of these vehicles from the Mercedes-Benz Laguna Niguel dealership, we’ll briefly go over the one year/10,000 mile maintenance checkpoint, and the 12 year/120,000 mile one. This will give you a look at the routine maintenance, but also how easy it is for us to take care of your smart car later in its life.
One Year/10,000 Miles Checkpoint
When this checkpoint is reached, the first thing our technicians will do is replace the charcoal filter for your A/C, as well as the engine oil and filter.
We’ll check the vehicle body, paint, and underside for any worrisome damage, along with the brake system and brake hoses. We’ll also take a look at the disc brake pads’ condition, and ensure there are still plenty of miles left in them (because there should be). The engine will also get a once-over, and we’ll look at the coolant level, gearbox, tubes, houses, and the exhaust system to correct for tightness and placement if necessary. Interior and exterior lights will be checked, as well as the horn and tire pressure/tread depth. Finally, the windshield washer system and fluid will be checked and topped off if needed, along with the condition of your wiper blades.
This first visit ensures that you don’t need to worry about doing the replacement tasks yourself, and that you’re treating your vehicle right.
12 Years/120,000 miles Checkpoint
Upon reaching 12 years/120,000 miles, we’ll step our game up. This time, we’ll grease hinges and the locks of doors and the hatch. We’ll also replace the same things mentioned previously, as well as top off the brake fluid again, replace the car key battery, engine coolant, and flat belt.
Also on our list is the parking brake function, seat belts for damage/functionality, condition of steering components, front axle ball joints, and tires and wheels for condition and wear again.
Service for your Smart Car is Easy with Us
Why the jump from one year/10,000 miles to 12 years/120,000 miles? Because at Mercedes-Benz of Laguna Niguel, Smart Car service is easy thanks to our technicians. The fact that routine maintenance is still so easy after 12 years/120,000 miles gives us the confidence to say that we are able to provide high-quality care for your vehicle.
Obviously, we’ll check and replace some of the items mentioned (and the rest that aren’t) multiple times during the years two through 10. But, the fact that even after 12-years of driving, the routine maintenance is almost identical to after the first year is a true testament to our confidence and knowledge when it comes to working on Smart Cars.