Where Do I Get New Smart Spare Parts?
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This is a question that gets asked with alarming regularity and I'm deeply concerned that
common sense doesn't seem to be all that common. Let me give you a clue. If you wanted a
part for a Hyundai, you'd go to a Hyundai dealer, if you wanted a part for a Dodge, you'd go to a Dodge dealer, if you needed a part for a Kia, you'd go to a Kia dealer. Do I really need to go on here?
But Smart Doesn't Have A Presence In My Country
You were silly to buy a car when you have no dealer back up then.
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Smart In USA Won't Get 450 Parts For Me
That's what happens when you get grey market cars.
Depending on the part, try contacting a Canadian smart dealer as Canada had the 450.
You could also ask members of the Canadian smart forum for 2nd hand parts. CSC Forum.
Cheaper On Ebay?
Over the years, smart's prices have gone up and down more than an uppy downy thing.
The fact is, you are very unlikely to find a company selling new OEM parts cheaper than smart.
Don't think that because a new part is on Ebay, it is going to be cheaper than from smart. In many cases the Ebayers are opportunists looking for a quick buck. I have seen new parts sell for 4 times the price on Ebay so be aware and check before you bid.
I Need Part Numbers To Take To Smart
No you don't, please don't contact me asking for part numbers, you don't need them.
If you explain something badly, I give you the wrong part number, smart orders you
the wrong part. Smart won't take the part back as it is you who ordered it incorrectly.
Just go into a smart dealer and explain to them what you want.
If they order the wrong parts then it's their fault and the rectify it.
You'll have to actually go to a smart dealer. There are no dealers sending parts out by post.
Smart Parts Direct import some of the smart parts directly from Europe so bypassing the rip off
prices that UK residents have to pay but do check the price with your local smart centre first.
S-P-D keep many popular parts in stock ready to go. He also has a large selection of panels.
There is now a new company you can deal with that sends parts abroad.
This is a new company run by Bernd Rosenzweig who has worked for smart for 10
years before deciding to start his own smart parts business. He is happy to send
parts all over the world and can get almost anything you want with very little delay.
Second Hand Spares
I have bought things from friends, purchased a few parts from Ebay and scrounged some parts from forum members. What do you do when there is a specific part you need that no one seems to have?
You have 2 choices, contact as many breakers yards as you can and hope for the best.
Don't be surprised when they either don't have a smart or don't understand what you want.
The second option is by far the best and has found me some unusual parts in double quick time. Chequered Flag buy all kinds of smarts and because of this they always have an enormous stock of readily available spares at reasonable prices.
They are seasoned Ebay traders so there is no worries about delivery, they will send engines to the furthest corner of the world if you really wanted. Small parts are a breeze.
Final Word Of Advice
Now the production of the old fortwo, forfour and Roadster has ended, parts will be very important.
If you have any spares you aren't going to use, please keep them moving, keep them in the loop. Don't let them sit in a garage doing no good to anyone. Give it away to a needy smart owner or sell it on Ebay to fund your next modification or donation.