I’ve jacked up the paint on my Aston Martin DB9’s nose more times than I can remember. Scraaaaaaape. Speed bumps, drive way curbs, parking curbs, they are everywhere trying to scratch up the nose on my car. After 6 years of year round daily driving, it didn’t look pretty.
At a visit a to my dealer I was talking to the Tim Lyons (master mechanic) and he told me he had NEVER seen a customer car that wasn’t scraped up underneath. Made me feel a little better that is wasn’t just me.
My DB9 was repainted recently, and was in the shop for 7 weeks. While it was there I don’t think they had it on a battery tender and the battery was low or went flat. When that happens, your car looses many of the memory settings in the door modules, seat modules, etc. When I got my car back though and was finally driving it home I looked down at my digital speed display and it said I was doing 120! [I would never do such a thing :>)] Yet I was rolling along at the same speed of normal California freeway traffic. Being a Canadian [hiding in California], I knew what was up – my speed was displaying in Km/hr rather than MPH. I guess when the battery was low, the car forgot which units to display the speed in. But, how to get it back to normal? Continue reading “Changing your Digital Speed Display Units in an Aston Martin DB9”→
Brake fluid is a key ingredient in any cars brake system, even more so in an Aston Martin DB9 or Vantage. It’s so important that flushing the brake fluid is mandated in every annual service for the DB9 (check out the 1 year service schedule here). But which brake fluid should you buy? I set about researching this and discovered there is one disastrous wrong answer, so we need to choose wisely. Read on so you don’t make that mistake.