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Service & Upgrades

At Desmond J. Smail, we go the extra mile to ensure your Aston Martin runs as well as the day it was built, if not better.

Including some of the brand’s original craftsmen, we have the most experienced Aston Martin service team in the world, which takes great pride in the professionalism of the end product.

Whether it's timing and re-jetting a carburetor in an early model or a routine tune-up on a newer car, our expert team combines modern dealership technology with an old-fashioned, hands-on mentality and unmatched knowledge of the model range.

We also offer a comprehensive programme of upgrades for any post-1958 Aston Martin, and can discreetly integrate refined technology to your beloved classic.

There's no job too big or too small, and you'd be surprised at what we've already done. Talk to our team about what you’ve got in mind, and you will get an honest reply.

We are able to offer our clients assistance with logistical support, through the collection and return of your car, wherever it is in the world.
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+44 (0)1234 713 083
CAREER OPPORTUNITIES
We are currently recruiting for a skilled specialist within our restoration team.

The candidate should have experience in classic car restoration ideally with Aston Martins, however other leading marques are a benefit, you should have a diverse skill set in all elements of restoration to include fabrication and welding, component reconditioning and refurbishment, machining, detailed assembly and finishing, electrical diagnosis, and diagnostic techniques.

Please send your CV and salary expectation to HR@djsmail.co.uk
STORAGE

Have you arranged your Storage?

Desmond J Smail can offer discrete storage close to our workshop in Buckinghamshire. Contact Desmond Smail 01234 713083 or email service@djsmail.co.uk

Secure Storage
  • Managed storage, routine MOT'd (SORN if required) 
  • All cars are kept on a conditioner
  • All cars are covered
  • 24-hour security with CCTV    

Contact us to find out more about our competitive pricing packages.
 
We can also offer the most central storage facility in London Contact Aston Service London 0207 727 1944 or email reception@astonservicelondon.com.

 Terms & Conditions apply.



 


ZIRCOTEC CERAMIC COATINGS

Zircotec - Ceramic Coating for classic Aston Martin exhaust manifold and downpipes.

  • An appropriate period look in classic silver
  • A robust fit-and-forget coating protecting components against corrosion and eliminating the need for unsightly exhaust wrap
  • Significantly lowers your exhaust temperatures - reduced by ~33%
  • Reduces heat losses from the exhaust resulting in lower under bonnet temperatures - typically ~30oC
  • Improves engine performance and reliability
  • Lowers under bonnet temperatures.
  • Helps avoid fuel evaporation and problems with hot starts


See the full benefits of this product on www.zircotec.co.uk or call our team to discuss further please contact +44 (0) 1234 713 083 or email service@djsmail.co.uk.



 



EVANS WATER COOLANTS

Evans Revolutionary Classic Engine Waterless
Coolant protection

To commission your car we will drain its existing coolant and then flush the system with a proprietary prep fluid. Once the system is flushed we replenish Evans Classic Coolant.

  • No Overheating – Evans Auto Cool 180°C and will not boil over
  • More BHP – Evans Auto Cool 180°C eliminates  premature detonation associated with overheating
  • No Corrosion  - Water contains oxygen, oxygen allows corrosion. Evans Auto Cool 180°C eliminates corrosion
  • No Pressure - Evans Auto Cool 180°C allows your cooling system to run at a lower pressure, reducing the train on engine components
  • No Liner Pitting - Evans Auto Cool 180°C generates significantly less pitting when compared with all water based coolants

 

See the full benefits for yourself at www.evanscoolants.co.uk,
or call our team to discuss further please contact +44 (0) 1234 713 083, or service@djsmail.co.uk.

AIR CONDITIONING

Recharge your Air Conditioning

Air conditioning recharge, we can recharge your modern Aston Martin, or update your classic Aston Martin system and refill with modern gas to keep your cabin cool.

 
To find out the full benefits contact our Service team. To discuss
further +44 (0) 1234 713 083, or service@djsmail.co.uk.



DB4 DB5 DB6
Over the years, we have learnt what can be done to improve these legendary models, without detracting from their style, character or value.
  • Chassis protection
  • Engine modification, including 4.2-litre Cosworth specification rebuilds
  • Lead-free conversions
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Electronic power steering installation
  • Enhanced lighting systems
  • Heat and sound installation
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation and iPod connectivity
LAGONDA
Unlike some Aston Martin specialists, we positively welcome the William Towns-designed Lagonda, and our technicians know its idiosyncrasies.
  • Chassis protection
  • Engine modification, up to 7.0-litre
  • Lead-free conversions
  • Revising exhaust system
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Heat and sound installation
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation, iPod connectivity and parking sensors
DBS V8 AMV8
We're very proud of the work we do on these cars from the 70s, 80s and 90s, and care for a substantial number of them, including rarities like the ex-Sir David Brown four-door, prototype Lagonda.
  • Chassis protection
  • Engine modification, up to 7.0-litre
  • Lead-free conversions
  • Revising exhaust system
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Wheel upgrade
  • Heat and sound installation
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation and iPod connectivity
VIRAGE SUPER-CHARGED VANTAGE V8 COUPE V8 VOLANTE
These models are close to the hearts of our small team, with many members having spent years building them at the factory!
  • Chassis protection
  • Engine and exhaust modifications
  • Lead-free conversions
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Fitting improved lighting systems
  • Heat and sound installation
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation, iPod connectivity and parking sensors
DB7 VANTAGE
Our factory-spec workshop and diagnostic equipment comes into its own with the DB7.
  • Chassis protection
  • Chassis Dynamics Upgrade for straight-six engined cars
  • Engine and exhaust modifications, including sports exhaust for i6 and V12 cars
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Fitting revamped veneers and later model wheels
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation, iPod connectivity and parking sensors
VANQUISH
One of our all-time favourite Aston Martins and Desmond's everyday car, which is the probably the highest-mileage Vanquish in the world. We’re proud of the reputation we've built as a Vanquish specialist.
  • Chassis protection
  • Exhaust modifications
  • Brake and suspension upgrades, including 390mm front and 360mm rear disc brakes
  • Complete bespoke trim service
  • Custom glazing
  • In-car technology: satellite navigation, iPod connectivity and parking sensors
DB9 V8 VANTAGE DBS, V12 VANTAGE ONE-77
We understand the needs of our customers and the different ways these cars are used. Set-up has a major impact on the way they handle, so we use the latest, motorsport-derived laser technology.
  • Engine and exhaust modifications
  • Brake and suspension upgrades
  • Up-to-date service modifications