Everything about Servicing the Brakes on an Aston Martin DB9 or Vantage

We all relish in the V12 sound and power of the DB9, but equally important (to our lives) is the ability to haul the nearly 2 tons (3,968 pounds or 1800 Kgs) to a halt.  The DB9 is equipped with some of the best brakes in the industry, and the good news is that servicing them is much the same as working on any average car.   You can take your car to an Aston Martin dealership or really any competent brake shop to get the work done, but at a price to be sure.  I would suggest that you can just as effectively service most any aspect of your brake system yourself as long as you have a modicum of mechanic skills.   In this article and those to follow I plan on taking you through how to inspect your brakes and do a full service if necessary. Continue reading “Everything about Servicing the Brakes on an Aston Martin DB9 or Vantage”

Aston Martin DB9 (2004 – 2008) Battery Cable Safety Recall Action RA-18-0026

Aston Martin has initiated a recall of about 1,953 DB9’s and DBS’s from model years 2004 through 2008 that were sold in the United States.  In just the right combination of unlikely circumstances the right side seat (passenger side) can impinge on the main battery feed cable, possibly wearing it out and could cause a short potentially leading to a fire.  My DB9 happens to be one of the cars caught up in the recall, so I thought I would take the time to share what I’ve learned.

“Unlikely”, “Can”, “Possibly”, “Could”, “Potentially”.  It’s really unlikely it would happen to your car, but the mere fact it could means you should follow up and get your car fixed to maintain its value (and your personal safety). Continue reading “Aston Martin DB9 (2004 – 2008) Battery Cable Safety Recall Action RA-18-0026”