Welcome to the Do-It-Yourself (DIY) section of Redpants! The DIY Home Page is a great place to start if you want to work on your Aston Martin and is worth a read before you begin.


Safety should always be your first concern. If something goes wrong, it’s going to ruin your day and can end up costing you far more than any savings you’d realize by doing your own work. A mishap can lead to serious injury or death, so safety first! You’ll see this disclaimer throughout my website, and for good reason:

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.

You’re responsible for anything that happens. I’m providing these DIY guides to help you out, not so that I can bear responsibility for you, your car, or anything else.


Below is a comprehensive list of all the tools I specify in my DIY guides. This is the cumulative list of tools you’ll need, and each DIY guide will contain its list of specific tool requirements. I’ll update this list as I add more DIY guides. For the various sockets and bits, the larger selection you have and wider the range of sizes, the better.

Jack stands (4x)
Floor Jack
Wheel chocks
Sockets (at least 8mm-22mm)
Torx bits (at least T10-T40)
Security torx bits (at least T10)
Hex bits (at least 14mm)
Ratchets (1/4", 3/8”, 1/2" as needed for the sockets)
Extensions (of various lengths, and sized to match the ratchets and sockets)
Wobble knuckles for extensions and ratchets
Box-end wrenches (at least 10mm-13mm, 5mm-21mm preferrable)
Allen keys (of various sizes)
Screwdrivers (flat and Philips of various sizes)
Drain pan (10+ qts capacity)
Hose cutters
Pliers (of various types, ie needlenose, blunt, etc)
Picks (of various types)
Paper towels
Swear Jar