Brakes DIY Guides
This section lists my DIY guides for braking-related topics. Click on the image or title for each one to go to that guide.
DISCLAIMER: As always, follow all safety protocols. Don't undertake this task if you aren't comfortable with it and fully understand it. You are ultimately responsible for anything you do. Neither Redpants, LLC or myself is responsible or liable for anything that may occur.
Brake pads need to be replaced regularly, which isn’t a problem because it’s actually an easy job. This DIY shows how to do it.
The pads Aston Martin equips from the factory aren’t the best for more drivers, so I highly recommend others. I sell a variety of brake pads to suit each person’s needs for how they use their Aston Martin.
Removing the brake calipers is incredibly easy - each is held on by only two bolts! This DIY shows how to do the job.
Brake rotors wear out as they’re used and eventually need to be replaced. Brake pads like the rotor-friendly Porterfield R4-S will allow the rotors to last longer than the OEM Pagid pads, but a time will eventually come when the rotors need to be replaced.
The front rotors are very easy to do, but the rears are a bit of a pain due to the handbrake calipers.
Flushing your brake fluid should be done every two years, or 20,000 miles (whichever comes first). If you track your car, you should do this more often. I recommend and sell Motul brake fluids. For more information on brake fluid and various option, check out my Brake Fluid Comparison page and Brake Fluids modification guide.
You should flush your clutch line at the same time as the brake lines. This commonly-overlooked maintenance item helps prevent premature clutch wear and improve clutch pedal feel.