Modifying for Braking
Brakes are the most important safety system on your car, but the factory setup may or may not be the best for your driving style or situations. The articles below will go over the various options available to you to best match your braking needs with various braking components.
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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.
This article covers the basics of your Aston Martin’s braking system, including the terminology for individual components.
The most commonly-discussed aspect of the braking system is the brake pads. These are routine maintenance items that need to be replaced when they’re worn down. The factory Pagid pads are disliked by the vast majority of owners but there are better options available. This article covers the ones I recommend and helps you choose what’s best for your needs.
Brake rotors are another maintenance items but shouldn’t need to be replaced as often as the pads. There are a couple options available for rotors, each with pros and cons. This article discusses them.
Brake fluid is a maintenance item that needs to be replaced every 20,000 miles or 2 years, whichever comes first. It’s one of the most over-looked parts of the braking system and this article clears up why it’s so important as well as some options to suit your specific needs.