Smart Care for Smart Cars
The evolution of the tiny Smart car is a journey that began in the early 1980s when a variety of financial backers wanted to build a super-efficient and micro-sized vehicle. Over the years, a number of designs have hit the road, and recently Smart Automobile came out with a prototype for the first totally electric Smart car.
Smart Automobile's cars are produced by Mercedes-Benz. The company currently sells the Smart Fortwo, which features a choice of an automated manual transmission or a traditional five-speed transmission. The name of the car refers to the fact that the tiny vehicle may accommodate two people.
What Drivers Love About Smart Cars
One of the attractive features that drivers tend to love about the Smart car is that there are very few parallel parking spots that aren't appropriate for the Smart. The automobile is as long as most cars are wide, so it's possible to park the car with the bumper or fender at the curb. Interestingly, some cities don't allow vehicles to park with the bumper pointed toward the curb, so Smart car drivers occasionally have to park just like everyone else.
Radiator Details for Smart Vehicles
In today's Smart Fortwo cars, the radiator is located in front of the vehicle, even though a look at the profile of the car makes it seem that there wouldn't be enough room for all of the car's machinery. For certain roadster models of the Smart vehicle, the car radiator is located at the rear of the vehicle in the trunk. Remember that when replacing auto radiators, it's essential that the car is cool when any work is done.
Despite the small size of the vehicle, Smart Automobile has improved the crash test performance of the car with the most recent generation of the Fortwo. Although the car has a reputation of being a "roller skate on wheels," owners love their cars and their incredible gas mileage.