Looking after your Aston Martin doesn’t have to be a full-time job. While Astons are notorious for the amount of maintenance they can require, they are designed to be loved for a lifetime. And if you are proactive in your service, you can extend the health of your luxury car. Below are the key things you should remember for keeping your Aston Martin on the road.
Keep the battery well-charged
When the battery in your Aston Martin runs low, the electrics in your car can be damaged and the computerised functions can be affected.
In fact, you never really know how low battery will affect your Aston. A frequent problem involves the electronic windows not opening or closing, but we’ve met one man who found he could no longer move the seats back and forth – the driver’s seat was stuck against the dashboard. He couldn’t even drive it to the mechanic. When it comes to battery life, it’s best not to risk it.
While driving your car regularly is best, we also recommend using a CTEK battery charger to condition your car battery.
Invest in an AUTEL OBD code reader
The check engine light is a source of dread to many. What will it mean this time? That’s why you should invest in an AUTEL OBD code reader. Code readers work by reading your car’s computer and quickly figuring out where the fault is.
When the engine light flicks on, simply plug the code reader in and wait for the fault reading. You’ll get a complete, accurate diagnosis quickly and easily, so you can ensure a rapid and timely repair. It means less time wondering what could be wrong, and more time back on the road.
Get your car serviced every year
Many people put off getting their Aston Martin serviced because they’re worried about the mechanic’s level of experience with a car like yours – and of course the steep prices many mechanics quote for importing Aston Martin spare parts.
But truthfully, you should get your Aston Martin serviced at least once a year – more if you drive it very regularly.
If you don’t already have a trusted mechanic, feel free to get in touch. We can help you find someone who can give your Aston Martin the high-quality service it deserves. And when it comes to sourcing spare parts, we’ll help you find the best possible price.
Drive your Aston at least once a month
Your Aston Martin was made to be driven. They’re not designed to sit in the garage for months on end. Even if your Aston is a showroom car, you should drive it regularly to keep it in top condition.
For the best performance, we recommend driving your Aston at least once a month – and a proper drive at that. Forget driving around the block and back – check your oil and water levels then take your Aston on a decent day trip. Your car will thank you for it.
For more information on keeping your Aston in prime condition, contact Aston Acquisitions today. We can help you find trusted mechanics, discover delightful day trips and find the luxury car of your dreams.