Updated: May 9, 2016
It is time to get some facts straight about Ferrari maintenance costs. The myths about $1000 oil changes and $20,000 clutch replacements seem to plague the internet and car forums. Can repair bills get high, well of course they can. Engine and transmission rebuilds, improperly maintained vehicles that need to be brought back onto schedule, can all run well into the five figure category.
The point of this article is not about those big ticket items, it is for the everyday Ferrari maintenance that goes along with regular ownership. Oil and belt changes, brake pad replacement, annual services, things like that. A properly maintained Ferrari can give you years of problem free ownership. Is that to say that there can’t be a lemon in a group? Of course not, but even Toyota and GM are haunted by service bulletins and recalls. A Ferrari is not magic derived from a powerful wizard and unicorns, it’s a car. It has an internal combustion engine and a transmission. Take care of it like any other car and it will last longer with less problems. Drive the hell out of it and it will require more service.
The chart below has information taken directly from a Ferrari
|Model||Oil Change||Annual Fluids||Major Service*||Clutch||Brake Pads|
*Major Service = belts, tensioners, bearings, seals, & gaskets (every 3-5 years)
** The 348 changed from a double disc clutch to a single disc clutch sometime between its 1991-1992 production. The single disc variety costs less for a replacement than the earlier double disc versions.
Chart Prices Courtesy of Ferrari and Maserati of Fort Lauderdale (as of 2/1/13)
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