About Us

Smart-TECNIC was formed in 2010 by Michael Watkins, with the intention of providing Smart car owners the best specialist service and knowledge at ordinary prices. Since opening we have rapidly become the foremost name in central England and we are known as “the leading Smart car Specialists in the West Midlands”. In 2019, Michael Watkins retired and handed over the reigns to one of his “top” mechanics – Ben Coleman. Between Ben (the director & mechanic), Jack (chief mechanic) and Tara (admin) – Smart-TECNIC Ltd was formed.
Here at Smart-TECNIC Ltd, we carry out all aspects of maintenance, such as simple intermediate oil changes, servicing (to manufacturers specifications and scheduling), repairs and maintenance to all aspects of the car, including brakes, steering, suspension, exhausts, clutches and all the way up to full engine rebuilds. We’re located in Central Birmingham, Digbeth – within walking distance from The Bull Ring and New Street Train Station.
We are Smart car enthusiasts ourselves, attending Smart car events whenever we can or take part in motoring events with Smart cars, and we own several Smart cars between us. We’re quite popular within a huge community, on a Facebook Page The Real Smart Car Owners Club run by Paul Spooner. Alongside the owners club, ‘the holy bible of Smart cars’ can be found on Evilution, run by Kane Harrison – giving even us, extra knowledge on these wonderful vehicles.
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Some of our common prices:
Diagnostics using MB Star system from: £48 inc VAT.
Oil and filter change while you wait (must be pre-booked) £48 inc VAT using high quality Mercedes-Benz Fully Synthetic 5W-40 oil to correct MB 229.5 specification (exactly the same oil used at the Mercedes-Benz dealerships).
Servicing from £120.00
Timing chain replacement on First Generation 450 & 452 models from: £535.00
Clutch Actuator on 451 models is: £395.00.
(All prices include VAT)

Updated: November 2021