Jumper Cables In the good old days when everything was black and white, your only option for jump starting your car was a long set of unwieldily cables and a willing participant who owns a functioning car who was either there or willing to travel to you. That's all...
Instead of bypassing the starter motor by push starting your smart, why not use the power from another car's battery to boost your own?
With the change of rules about speeding in the UK, it makes sense to get a speed camera detector.
If you are just after the key blank with no fob, there are quite a few to choose from
Key Tactile Switches The 450, Roadster and original Forfour use the same tactile switches on the key PCB. As with most things these days, they are probably the cheapest parts they could find for the job. They are low quality, have no internal dust protection and are...
Thanks to Pierre S for the video clip.
Ok, we all know the smart key is rubbish, its bulky, badly designed and can lose its coding.
If you mess about with the speedo or let the battery die, your mileage can revert back to Kilometers
The original throttle body has a fairly small opening, bigger is better. For the smart 450 and Roadster ONLY. NOT 451.
How To Make A Quick Getaway The smart is not a fast car and people know it's not a fast car. However, due to its weight, it can be a quick car. If you know how to launch the car, you'll be able to surprise more powerful cars from standstill. Stamp On It Just as the...
If you have reason to not use your car for 3 months or more, make sure it is ready
Lead free solder was forced onto electronics manufacturers to save the environment. All it actually did was cause problems for us in the future.
Detecting the position of a leak can be problematic and time consuming.
The windscreen leak is becoming ever more common due to the number of replaced windscreens now being fitted. I'm not sure what makes the smart windscreen harder to fit but it must be.I have heard unsubstantiated rumours that smart were fitting the screen before the...
It is not a secret, the roadster can leak from one of about ten places and each one has its own fix. Not owning a Roadster I don't have first hand of these leaks but I will try to bring you a bit of info as and when I come across it.
The standard pockets are OK but not as nice as leather,
Leather Seats, Leather door cards, leather dashboards – for all you fetish people out there, here is the solution (gimp masks not provided)
You can expect to pay about £50+ for a pair of leather-trimmed door handles for your ForTwo.
At the time of writing, these were the highest quality and most expensive H4 LED bulbs available. We have the OSRAM LEDriving HL and Philips LED-HL. Both were far too expensive. However, despite being reputable companies and expensive products, they aren't road legal....
The heater control lights aren't very well lit and colour coding with LEDs isn't ideal. Let's check out the problems and alternatives.