Not every topic is all that exciting, but lowering your DB9 down off Jack Stands safely is important. When you are to this point in a service project you are usually in a hurry just to get the car back on the ground and be done, but spend 1 minute and read on for a couple of quick tips I can share from my experience. Continue reading “Lowering your Aston Martin DB9 Off Jack Stands”
I can hear you snorting from here – “Why the hell would you need an article on how to jack up the car?” I get that, but as it’s the first step in many service steps, and there are a few DB9 specific tips to share, I figured I’d post a quick article and video in case it helps someone.
Some obvious stuff to start with that’s the same for jacking any car:
- Level ground (so the car won’t roll off the jack)
- Firm ground (so your jack doesn’t sink in)
- Be sure automatic transmission is in Park
- Set the hand brake
- Close the doors (helps keep the shell of the car as stiff as possible)
- Block the remaining wheels
I used a simple 2 ton trolley jack.
My first tip (that I really learned from a post on 6speedonline.com) is to use a hockey puck on the jack lifting point to avoid scratching the car. Continue reading “Single Point Jacking of your Aston Martin DB9”