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Aston Martin Brake Servicing & Repair

When pads are not used gently at first to bed in, or after aggressive driving where the discs glow hot; the uneven transfer of material from Aston Martin brake pad to disc can cause variations in Aston Martin disc thickness that can cause vibration during braking that is sometimes mistaken for warped discs

Aston Martin Master Cylinder & Slave cylinders: Aston Martin hydraulic brakes rely on a piston to translate movement on the brake pedal or actuator to transfer stopping power to the disc brakes; the brake fluid needs to be replaced regularly along with the Aston Martin brake pads

Aston Martin pads are made from a high friction compound that leaves a film of material on the disc rotor surface to effectively increase the stopping force that can be applied to the vehicle

Aston Martin brake discs convert the kinetic energy of the vehicle into heat as speed is reduced; if the brakes are applied often with aggressive driving or due to the momentum of a long hill descent then it is possible for the disc rotors to glow red hot and an uneven build up of friction material can be deposited on the disc surface from the pad

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Aston Martin brake pads are designed be replaced regularly and wear faster than the disc or rotor

Aston Martin UK: Brakes - Pads, Disc and Brake Pipes

Aston Martin Brakes And Brake Pads UK

We can help source most Aston Martin brake parts for local fitting

Aston Martin Electrical Components
Aston Martin electrical faults repaired using Aston Martin OEM components - Aston Martin sensors checked e.g. Lambda sensors, air flow meters etc

Aston Martin Paint Resprays
Paint resprays for minor scratch damage to the Aston Martin paint surface or coating; Custom paintwork to make your Aston Martin different using metallic paints, pearlescent pigments or company colours.

Aston Martin Autoelectrics
Aston Martin electrical faults diagnosed - OBD fault finding - Aston Martin engine fault codes checked & service lights reset - ECU problems, key coding and CANBUS systems checked

Aston Martin Timing Belt - Aston Martin Cambelt
Aston Martin Timing Belts replaced as part of a planned Aston Martin service or if the Timing Belt on your Aston Martin has snapped then a full engine inspection for valve & piston damage

Aston Martin Suspension System
Aston Martin replacement shock absorbers & springs fitted for front or rear suspension problems, broken springs. Custom suspension systems installed, lowering springs fitted

Aston Martin Body Panels
Replacement Aston Martin panels fitted & sprayed to match - Light Aston Martin Panel damage repairs

Aston Martin Fuel Pumps
Often replaced at a milestone service if the fuel pump is operated by the Timing belt

Aston Martin Exhausts
Aston Martin Engine manifolds, Front box, Back box, catalytic converter and exhaust pipes for Aston Martin Exhausts fitted & welded

Aston Martin Engines
Aston Martin Engine repairs, cylinder head skimming, valves & pistons

Aston Martin Gearboxes
Aston Martin Manual & Automatic gearbox servicing & repair - Fitting a new or reconditioned Aston Martin gearbox

Aston Martin Starter Motors
Replacement Aston Martin Starter motors installed

Aston Martin Tyres
Steel wheels, alloy wheels and tyres repaired and replaced with cheap tyres, run-flat tyres or low profile & performance tyres depending upon your budget and driving requirements. Part-Worn tyres may be available for your Aston Martin model

Aston Martin Brakes
Routine Aston Martin servicing, replacement Aston Martin brake pads & discs fitted, Aston Martin hydraulic pipework and joints inspected, repaired or replaced for a complete braking system overhaul

Aston Martin Performance Spares
OEM Aston Martin parts fitted or replaced with alternative performance parts

Aston Martin Oil Change & Filters Replaced
Aston Martin Air filters, pollen filters; oil filter & fuel filter replaced, engine oil changed - Multigrade or Synthetic oils

Aston Martin EGR Valves
Replacement Aston Martin EGR valves - ensure the exhaust gas recirculation system is functioning correctly on your Aston Martin - The EGR valve helps your Aston Martin burn fuel more efficiently by recirculating a portion the exhaust gas through combustion chamber and helps reduce Aston Martin engine emissions; a broke or sticking EGR valve can be the cause of an MOT failure due to excessive emissions

Aston Martin Cooling System
Replacement Aston Martin radiators fitted, cooling system pipework inspected for leaks and cooling fluid replaced to keep your Aston Martin engine at its optimal operating temperature

Aston Martin Clutches
Aston Martin clutch repairs UK - Checking for leaks and repairing-replacing the clutch master-slave cylinder and fitting a new Aston Martin Clutch kit

Aston Martin Alternators
Replacement Aston Martin alternators fitted

Aston Martin Garage Services - Aston Martin Hydraulic Braking System Servicing and Repair

Aston Martin brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure

Modern Aston Martin braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc

The brake pedal controls the Master Cylinder (a fluid filled hydraulic piston) that transfers stopping power to the brakes

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle

Aston Martin Hydraulic Disc Brake and Drum Brake Systems

Drum Brakes are an older system than Aston Martin disc brakes and use two half moon shaped brake shoes that move outwards during use to apply a frictional stopping force against the inside of a brake drum

In hydraulic braking systems, braking pressure operates a slave cylinder

Hydraulic braking pressure forces a brake calliper to press the brake pads against the disc to apply the necessary stopping force

Drum Brakes, if fitted, are usually found on Aston Martin rear wheels

Aston Martin disc brakes have a pair of high friction brake pads mounted either side of a brake disc

Aston Martin Brake Servicing - Aston Martin Brake Discs and Pads

if the Aston Martin brakes overheat and are allowed to cool with pressure still applied for m the brake pads/shoes then it is possible for the disc to warp.

If the Aston Martin brake discs warp then they should be replaced immediately

Aston Martin brake discs will wear and need replacing eventually and should be inspected for pitting

The brake pads on your Aston Martin should wear first

Aston Martin Brakes will safely function correctly without the need for replacement for many thousands of miles

Aston Martin Brake Servicing & Inspection UK

And carry out the following maintenance of your Aston Martin braking system:-

ABS warning light operation

Clean and remove brake dust and loose corrosion and dirt from drums

Top Up Brake and Clutch Fluid Levels or

General brake disc condition

Lubricate Hand Brake Linkages

Brake pipe Condition

Adjust handbrake

Brake drum condition

Handbrake function and travel

Brake calliper operation

Hydraulic brake pipe fittings and joints for corrosion and leaking

Wheel cylinder condition

Replace Brake Fluid if necessary

Auxiliary handbrake shoes where appropriate

Hand brake linkage condition

Correct brake pad movement and level of wear

Aston Martin Steering - Steering System Inspection

One of the first signs of a potential problem with your Aston Martin steering system is uneven tyre wear

The tyres will need to be replaced much sooner than necessary until the steering rack is adjusted to bring your wheels into correct alignment

Common symptoms of Aston Martin steering alignment problems include:-
Vehicle Drift - Your Aston Martin tends to pull left or right when travelling in a straight line
Modern Power steering and Drive by Wire Systems do not have the same mechanical linkages between the steering column and drive wheels making it difficult to 'feel' how the steering is performing.

The tyre tread is rapidly removed from the inner or outer tyre edge of your front tyres

Aston Martin Steering, Wheels & Tyres:-

Correct wheel nut torque to manufacturer's recommendations

Correct wheel balance, including spare

Aston Martin Tyre wear and wheel alignment

Power Steering Reservoir Levels and Top Up

Steering Linkages for wear and corrosion

Wheel Bearings for wear - play or noise

Steering Rack Gaiter condition

Tyre Condition - inc Spare

Steering Condition

Correct Tyre Pressure - inc Spare

Aston Martin Services Braking System Servicing and Repair

Braking increases hydraulic brake fluid pressure.

Modern braking systems use hydraulic links to transfer stopping power.

The brake pedal is attached the Master Cylinder; a fluid filled hydraulic piston.

The enforced contact between the brake pads and brake drum or brake disc increases friction to slow down or stop the vehicle.

Brakes can last for thousand of miles depending on use and regular service.

The hydraulic brake fluid is a non-compressible liquid so braking pressure is transferred via the brake pipes to the wheels and operates a slave cylinder piston that forces the brake pads against a brake drum or brake disc.

Aston Martin Replacement Timing Belt or Cambelt UK

Timing belts must be replaced at a specified manufacturer's interval. The timing belt should also be inspected regularly and replaced immediately if there is any evidence of cracking or fraying cuts or excessive wear

The Timing Belt synchronizes the camshaft to the crankshaft position ensuring the valves open and close at the correct time in relation to the piston. Some vehicles use a cam chain in place of the belt or a timing gear system instead

Since Aston Martin Timing Belts are hidden inside the engine they tend to be forgotten when purchasing a used Aston Martin

Generally Aston Martin belts should be replaced every 60,000 miles or less. So, if you have just bought a secondhand Aston Martin that has 40,000 to 80,000 miles then it is important to know if the timing belt has been replaced or needs replacing. Check the Aston Martin Owner's manual for your model for the recommended changing frequency

If the timing belt snaps it will most probably cause serious engine damage. The camshaft stops turning with some of the valves left in the open position. In a Free Running Engine there is enough clearance between a fully open valve and the piston head to avoid serious damage. In an Interference Engine there is no clearance and the engine relies upon accurate timing to keep the valves and piston head separated. With a broken timing belt; the inertia helps the crankshaft to rotate freely forcing the pistons to strike the open valves resulting in damaged valves, pistons, and possibly even damage to the cylinder head

Often it is prudent to replace a combination of items associated with the timing system. Most of the needed Aston Martin parts can be obtained as timing kits containing the appropriate timing components; such as: Aston Martin timing belt
timing belt tensioners
timing belt tensioner idler roller
front lower crank shaft seal
water pump gasket

The toothed belt connecting the engine crankshaft to the camshaft is known as the Cambelt or Timing belt

High compression diesel engines are normally interference engines

UK Replacement Aston Martin Clutch

Aston Martin Clutch failure often occurs when one or more of the high friction surface materials wears out on the disc. Even when the pressure plate is engaged and a clamping force is applied, there is no longer sufficient friction to transmit power without the clutch slipping. Normally the Aston Martin clutch disc and pressure plate are replaced. Replacing the Aston Martin Clutch is a major operation and it is sometimes advisable to replace a number of items, often supplied as a Aston Martin Clutch kit:-
Aston Martin clutch disc
pressure plate
release bearing
pilot bearing - bushing (when required)
internal Aston Martin clutch slave cylinder

The Aston Martin clutch disc is, not surprisingly, a disc with each side covered in a high friction material. It is designed to engage with the high-friction surfaces of the pressure plate and flywheel. It is also designed to transmit power to theAston Martin transmission system

Engaging the clutch forces the clutch against the flywheel transmitting power from the crankshaft to the transmission shaft

When the clutch is dis-engaged the clamping force is removed so the clutch disc spins with the flywheel and no power is transmitted

The pressure plate comprises heavy-duty release springs, a metal pressure ring acting as a high friction surface to interact with the clutch disc, a thrust ring (or thrust fingers) for the release bearing, and release levers

The centre of the clutch disc has a spline pattern that matches splines on the power input shaft of the transmission system

Disengaging the clutch acts on heavy-duty release springs to isolate the pressure plate so that the disc is no longer pressed against the flywheel

Aston Martin Engine Efficiency - Fuel Injection

Aston Martin Engine Mapping
The Aston Martin ECU controlling engine performance is pre-programmed with software containing embedded data on engine performance for different combinations of engine speed and acceleration

Aston Martin Fuel Injection
Fuel injection systems mix fuel with just the right amount of air for optimal combustion & energy release in an internal combustion engine

EFI - Electronic Fuel Injection
The Aston Martin fuel injection system is controlled by a mini-computer or Electronic Control Unit (ECU) that assimilates data from a series of temperature sensors and oxygen or lambda sensors providing feedback to help optimise fuel efficiency and power under a variety of conditions

Aston Martin Re-Mapping UK
The Aston Martin ECU can be replaced with a programmable ECU or re-mapped to electronically alter the engine performance characteristics

LPG Petrol or Diesel Metering
Fuel Injection systems have replaced carburetors for the accurate mixing and delivering of petrol, lpg or diesel fuel in modern Aston Martin vehicles

Aston Martin Maintenance - Oil & Filter Change UK

Oil Composition
Engine Lubricating Oil is composed of hundreds of chemicals; some can interact chemically, polymerise, oxidise and break down with the extreme conditions of temperature & shear forces pulling the oil molecules apart in your Aston Martin engine thus, changing the lubrication properties.

Synthetic Oil Change - UK
Modern synthetic oils can last longer than old petroleum based multigrades because they are more inert with a laboratory designed molecular structure and fewer natural catalytic impurities that increase oil breakdown compared to the cheaper engine oils

Anti Oxidants
Preventing internal engine oxidation in your Aston Martin motor is the job of sacrificial anti-oxidants present in the lubricating oil; Anti oxidants are sacrificed to protect your engine and will eventually be depleted making it necessary to change your oil regularly

Oil Change Frequency
The mechanics rule of thumb with traditional multigrade engine oils used to be "change the oil every 3000 miles" but many vehicle manufacturers indicate 5000 to 7000 miles. Initially, follow the Aston Martin recommended oil change guidelines to ensure you validate your warranty.

Oil Change Masterclass
Keep a small amount of the engine oil used in your next oil change in a sealed container; then when you check your oil level with the dipstick you can compare the lubricity or lubricating properties of the oil against your fresh oil:- If the oil on the dipstick seems thin compared to your reference oil sample; it may be time to get an oil change to keep your Aston Martin running smoothly

Oil & Filter Change
A new Aston Martin oil filter and oil change shouldn't need a specialist Aston Martin engineer and is minimal compared to the cost of an Engine Rebuild; with regular maintenance and routine servicing working out cheaper than disaster recover when your Aston Martin engine fails

Moisture Scavengers - Detergents - Acidity Regulators
Moisture scavengers, detergents and acidity regulators prevent all kinds of contaminants degrading and abrading the internal moving surfaces of your Aston Martin engine minimising the effects that water, particles, and fuel combustion residus can have on Aston Martin performance
Once they have absorbed the maximum amount of water and other contaminants; the risk of corrosion and failure in your in your Aston Martin engine increases

Aston Martin Replacement Exhausts UK

The Aston Martin exhaust system allows poisonous gases from the fuel combustionto vent into the atmoshpere away from the driver and cabin

Explosions from the instantaneous ignition of the compressed fuel and air igniting in the combustion chamber creat a lot of noise that needs to be silenced in the urban environment

The exhaust pipework helps muffle and deaden the noise from the fuel combustion process

Corroded exhaust pipes allow fumes and noise to escape; increasing the risk of poisonous carbon monoxide entering the cabin and significantly increasing noise making detection an easy task

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Aston Martin ABS

  • ABS Modulator
  • ABS Ecu
  • ABS Pump Modulator Combined
  • ABS Sensor
  • ABS Control Unit
  • ABS Pump

Aston Martin Aircon (Air Conditioning)

  • Aston Martin AC Evaporator
  • Aston Martin AC Receiver Drier
  • Aston Martin AC Pump
  • Aston Martin AC Fluid Top Up
  • Aston Martin AC Compressor
  • Aston Martin AC Radiator
  • Aston Martin AC Condenser

Aston Martin Fuel, Oil & Air Filters

  • Aston Martin Fuel Filter
  • Aston Martin Oil Filter
  • Aston Martin Transmission Filter Kit
  • Aston Martin Air Filter
  • Aston Martin Cabin Air and Pollen Filter

Aston Martin Sensors

  • Aston Martin Air Flow Mass Meter
  • Aston Martin Temperature Sensor
  • Aston Martin Oxygen Sensor

Aston Martin Electrical Components

  • Aston Martin Eibach Pro Kit
  • Aston Martin Tail Lights
  • Aston Martin Cooling Fan
  • Aston Martin Fuel Pump
  • Aston Martin Antenna
  • Aston Martin Headlights
  • Aston Martin Heater Core
  • Aston Martin Parking Light
  • Aston Martin Electronic Control Unit
  • Aston Martin Spark Plugs
  • Aston Martin Oxygen Sensor
  • Aston Martin Fog Lights
  • Aston Martin Ignition Coil
  • Aston Martin Alternator
  • Aston Martin ECU Mapping Remap
  • Aston Martin Lambda Sensor
  • Aston Martin Water Pump
  • Aston Martin Thermostats
  • Aston Martin Window Motors
  • Aston Martin Bulbs
  • Aston Martin Heater Blower Motor
  • Aston Martin Starter Motor
  • Aston Martin Spark Plug HT Leads

Aston Martin Wheel Components

  • Aston Martin Control Arm
  • Aston Martin Axle Assembly
  • Aston Martin Alloy Wheel Repairs
  • Aston Martin CV Joint Boot Kit
  • Aston Martin Ball Joints
  • Aston Martin Tyres

Aston Martin Brake Servicing

  • Aston Martin Brake Compensator Valve
  • Aston Martin Brake Slave Cylinder
  • Aston Martin Brake Servo
  • Aston Martin Brake Discs
  • Aston Martin Brake Rotor
  • Aston Martin Brake Master Cylinder
  • Aston Martin Brake Calipers
  • Aston Martin Brake Drums
  • Aston Martin Brake Pads

Aston Martin Clutch Kits

  • Aston Martin Dual Mass Flywheel
  • Aston Martin Clutch Pressure Plate
  • Aston Martin Clutch Master Cylinder
  • Aston Martin Clutch Kit
  • Aston Martin Clutch Cable
  • Aston Martin Flywheel
  • Aston Martin Clutch Pedal
  • Aston Martin Clutch Slave Cylinder

Aston Martin Exhaust Systems

  • Aston Martin Exhaust Manifold
  • Aston Martin Exhaust System Complete
  • Aston Martin Silencer
  • Aston Martin Exhaust
  • Aston Martin Muffler
  • Aston Martin Exhaust Pipes
  • Aston Martin Exhaust Box
  • Aston Martin Oxygen Sensor
  • Aston Martin Catalytic Converter (Catalyst)
  • Aston Martin EGR Valve
  • Aston Martin Tailpipe
  • Aston Martin Lambda Sensor

Aston Martin Engine Repairs

  • Aston Martin Engine Mounts
  • Aston Martin Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Aston Martin Pistons and Cylinder
  • Aston Martin Distributor Cap & Rotor
  • Aston Martin Timing Belt Kits
  • Aston Martin Timing Chain Kits
  • Aston Martin Fuel Injector
  • Aston Martin Ignition Coil

UK Gasket Fitting

  • Aston Martin Cylinder Head Gasket
  • Aston Martin Valve Cover Gasket

Aston Martin Lubrication System

  • Aston Martin Oil Pump
  • Aston Martin Oil and Hydraulic Fluid
  • Aston Martin Oil Filter
  • Aston Martin Fuel Cap
  • Aston Martin Oil Cap
  • Aston Martin Oil Sump and Plate

Aston Martin Misc

  • Aston Martin Windscreen Wipers
  • Aston Martin Radiator Pipes
  • Aston Martin Bonnet Latch and Strut
  • Aston Martin Serpentine and V Belt
  • Aston Martin Tie Rods
  • Aston Martin Power Steering Hoses
  • Aston Martin Struts
  • Aston Martin Hood Emblems
  • Aston Martin Shock Absorbers
  • Aston Martin Throttle Body & Cable
  • Aston Martin Radiator
  • Aston Martin Steering Rack
  • Aston Martin Power Steering Pump
  • Aston Martin Wiper Blades

Suspension Aston Martin

  • Pitman arm - Rear Wheel Drive Suspension
  • Idler arm
  • Inner and Outer Tie Rod ends
  • Ball Joints
  • Suspension Strut Pivots
  • Tie Rods
  • Sway Bar
  • Aston Martin Additional Suspension Components
  • Spring Condition
  • Shock absorbers operation, evidence of Aston Martin bush wear
  • Rubber Bushes
  • Rubber Grommets
  • Struts
  • Shock Absorber performance
  • Aston Martin Timing Belt or Cambelt
  • Suspension Struts
  • Control Arms or Blades

Aston Martin:-
Common Problems

  • Engine Idle Surge
  • Front Tyres wearing quickly
  • Cylinder head leaking
  • Clutch slips if revved hard
  • Aston Martin Headlights not working
  • Aston Martin keeps stalling
  • Slipping when cold
  • Engine Idles Rough
  • Noisy Brakes
  • White Smoke From Exhaust
  • Engine Pings or Knocks
  • Clogged Aston Martin air filter
  • Engine Overheating
  • Thrust bearing worn
  • Clutch juddering
  • Engine Misfires
  • Warning Lights On
  • Judder when braking
  • Automatic Locks Not Working
  • Fails Emissions Test
  • Loud Engine Noise
  • master cylinder leaking
  • Clutch pedal on floor
  • Low Brake Pedal
  • Clutch slips at high revs
  • Vacuum Leak
  • Air Conditioning Not Working
  • ABS Warning Light Always on
  • slave cylinder leaking
  • Aston Martin Lights not working
  • Tyre inside edge wears quickly
  • Blue Smoke From Exhaust
  • Steering Pulls To One Side
  • Clutch Won't work
  • Coolant Leaking
  • No pick up for first gear
  • Knocking sound
  • Engine Stalls
  • Brakes Pull To One Side When Braking
  • Engine Temperature Warning Light On
  • Timing Belt Loose
  • Poor Fuel Economy
  • Spongey Brakes
  • Can't get into gear
  • Dim headlights on engine idle
  • Aston Martin Immobiliser
  • Engine Oil Warning Light On
  • Aston Martin Radiator fan not working
  • Injection System Warning Light
  • Power steering feels stiff
  • Tyres vibrate
  • Fuse keeps blowing
  • Excessive oil consumption
  • Heater Not Working
  • Battery Keeps going flat
  • Tyre outside edge wears quickly
  • Engine Won't Start
  • No Power When Accelerating
  • My Aston Martin Won't Start
  • Corroded Brake Pipes
  • My Aston Martin Does Not drive Straight
  • Aston Martin Check Engine Light On
  • Seatbelt Locked
  • Window stuck
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