I Don't Know My Stereo Code This is becoming more common now. Cars are being sold on and the code cards are getting lost. You could own the car for years before requiring the code. By that time, the code card is very lost. Your original options were to contact smart,...
The standard smart wheel bolts don't weather well so let's cover them up and make them look presentable
Delipping the smart air intake seems to increase throttle response, increase the speed of the gear change and give the engine a little extra power for no extra money.
The smart suffers from misting windows quite badly. Here is why and how to conquer it
If you want your car looking better than clean
Let your car tell you what is wrong
This is how to change the 3 engine mounts on the Diesel 450 fortwo. Side Engine Mounts Remove the bolts from the X-frame on either side and remove it from the car. You can just undo the top bolts and pull the x frame down to get some clearance however, it's easier to...
Boost gauges are a nice extra but where do you put them so they fit in with everything else?
Headlights stop working but for more than 1 reason.
There's a joke you see every now and then when someone says they have a low oil level. "Get a longer dip stick" How Long Is Your Dip Stick? I sometimes get asked the length of specific engine dip sticks. Either they have lost or broken their one or they are sold a...
If your car is an older smart fortwo or roadster, and you have some oil usage problems, it might not be a bad idea to check for leaks, one possibility is the dipstick tube seal.
The 453 had an alarm fault with regards to the front bonnet/hood switch. You have 2 options. You can fix the fault by clicking here, or disable the switch with DDT4All. Start DDT4All and connect to the car. In the 2nd box on the left, select [BCM]. In the 3rd box,...
The Yaw sensor or lateral movement sensor plays a vital role in keeping your car on the road. It is part of the Trust/Trust+/ESP system and relays info about the sideways movement of your car.
Sometimes (not often) you might need to remove the ECU, either for sending off to get it remapped or to re-site it elsewhere if you fit a different airbox
If you want to recover or respray the hardtop headlining you can follow this guide
The 451 Brabus headlights look awesome. The price for these lights is a bit too much though, why not just use the lights you have and make your own.
The Michelak sucker rolls out the shop topping £50 for a bit of plastic. Sod that, let's make our own, save money and be unique.
It’s a harsh reality but it’s possible, cars are stolen every day for joyriding, to be stripped and sold as parts or to be used in criminal activities. It would be nice to be able to track your car if it disappeared.
Why Does The Windscreen Mist Over? Do you have problems with the windscreen fogging up on the inside? It's there because water vapour in the air has condensed on the cold windscreen. How Does The Water Get In The Car? There is almost always water vapour in the air,...
Make your own floor mats from lino.