There are lots of reasons you might Torque the Wheel Nuts on your DB9, but its anytime you’ve had a wheel removed or perhaps you are getting ready for a track day and should double check they are properly torqued. I can tell you there is absolutely a wrong way to do it – just using an impact wrench and hammering them on until the gun stops turning. Read on to learn the right way. Continue reading “Torqueing the Wheel Nuts on an Aston Martin DB9”
There are a myriad of reasons you might have taken a Road Wheel off your DB9, but eventually it needs to go back on. I know, I hear you laughing, how hard can this be. It’s not hard, but there are a few tips I can share to help you get it done just the way Aston Martin wants. Continue reading “Installing a Road Wheel on an Aston Martin DB9”
I’ve used the official Aston Martin Vehicle Inspection Checklist as my guide on what we should be checking. You can see a copy of it here.
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Checking the Tire Pressures
You should check the tire pressures when they are cold (after the car has been sitting for several hours). Tire temperatures go up under normal driving, and this heat increases the tire pressure (which is normal). All the specifications are for measuring and adjusting the tires pressures when they are cold. Continue reading “Checking the Tire Pressures on an Aston Martin DB9”
You might be inspecting the tires on your DB9 occasionally or as part of your Annual Service. Aston Martin wants us to check more than just the tire pressures, and I think that’s a good idea. We depend on these tires to keep us safe.
The DB9 is equipped with a Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) that includes Tire Pressure Sensors (TPS) mounted to each wheel. They are an integral part of the air valve. You’ll notice that each of your air valves has a colored ring around it, either Red, Green, Blue or Yellow. In your trunk / boot is a mysterious little box with LEDs. This is the TPMS indicator panel, and if you ever get a warning indication on the dash, you’ll need to check the LED’s and see which color is lit, and that’s the tire with the issue.
Measuring the tire tread depths on your DB9 is part of every annual service. This isn’t a sexy topic, but it is a very useful one if done correctly. By measuring and reviewing the data properly, you can actually spot issues with your suspension, tire pressures and wheel balance.