Phone

0121 632 6070

Engine Work

 

Oil and Filter Changes:

Smart-TECNIC recommends an intermediate oil change at 5,000 miles or six months and we can carry this out for just £48, which is possibly cheaper than the oil can be bought for at an outlet such as Halfords. We use fully synthetic oils at exactly the right specification for your car (ACEA A3, MB 229.3 or 229.5) which are supplied to us by Mercedes-Benz themselves – exactly the same oil used at the main dealerships.

 

If pre-booked we can carry out an oil and filter change while you wait, and we will give your car a look over at the same time and we are always happy to have a chat with the Smart owner about their car.

 

We carry out all other aspects of mechanical work and can supply and fit brakes, exhausts, springs, suspension, ABS rings etc. Just contact us for a quote, we believe we can do the best for the Smart owner. Please note that whilst much of our work is fixed price, our labour charge is currently £60 per hour including vat, whereas the labour charge at main smart dealerships are in the region of £120 per hour plus vat.

Diagnosis

Smart-TECNIC carries the MB STAR diagnosis equipment which is a near-dealership level system. We carry out diagnosis for just £48 and we can print a report and clear existing fault codes from your ECU.

 

If your car has a mis-fire or you are worried about high oil consumption, we can also carry out a cylinder leakage test. The equipment we use for this pressurises each cylinder of your car’s engine, and determines whether the cylinder has compression, and if not it reveals why not. This test takes about an hour to complete and may need to charge extra for this procedure.

Unfortunately we are no longer carrying out engine rebuilds on first generation models.

 

Air conditioning

Smart-TECNIC can carry out re-gassing and repairs to air-conditioning systems on all makes of Smart car at competitive prices.

Most problems are caused by the fracturing of one particular pipe where it fits into the air-con compressor and we can repair this. Please contact us for costs.

 

Key-Coding

Smart-TECNIC can re-code keys as required, and can also supply new replacement keys, both of the single and three button type. We charge £75 for the coding of any number of keys including new key fob batteries.  We can supply new key fobs for considerably less than Mercedes-Benz will charge.

 

Timing Chains

Smart-TECNIC recommends that the timing chains on the first generation 450 and 452 models are replaced at 75,000 miles, and this is particularly important on the 700cc cars. We carry out this task from £385 depending on model. The timing chain kit is a genuine Mercedes-Benz supplied item and consists of new chain, camshaft and crankshaft sprockets, hydraulic tensioner and tensioner and guide rails.

 

Soft Tops / Cabrios

We are very experienced with Smart car cabrio roofs and can rectify a great many problems. We can supply and fit the e-Drive roof cable kits, plus many other issues that can affect cabrio roofs, such as latches, clips, relays etc.

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At Smart-TECNIC we prefer to be open about the costs that the owner might face and help the owner to make the right decision. If you have any further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us via the information shown at the top or bottom of the page.

We may be able to collect and deliver your car back to you, nationwide, please contact us for costs.

We guarantee the work that we do for 12,000 miles or 12 months, whichever is sooner.

At Smart-TECNIC we prefer to be open about the costs that the owner might face and help the owner to make the right decision. If you have any further enquiries please don’t hesitate to contact us via the information shown at the top of the page.

Our location is now just off Birmingham city centre. We are easy to get to and have all travel links situated nearby.

 

 

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