When the time has come to have your pride and joy serviced, you may have many questions or concerns. Which service is required? ...When is it due? ...What's involved?
Our Ferrari service guide is a brief introduction to help with some of these questions and provide an insight into the differences between the various models. Please click on your model for further information. For more individual advice, complete the contact form opposite or give Martin a call on 01202 722247.
Alternatively, our Complimentary Saturday Morning Clinics are a popular way of getting to know the mechanical characteristics of your car.
Ferrari Service Guide
Ferrari 612 ServicingThe last of the production V12 engines to have cambelts, these should be replaced at 31,250 miles or after 5 years whichever comes soonest. There are no valve clearances to check or adjust as hydraulic buckets are fitted. First service is carried out at 6,250 miles and service intervals are every 12,500 miles or annually after that.
Air bags and seatbelt pre-tensioners should be replaced every 15 years.
Ferrari 430 ServicingThis model is a generation on from the 360. Servicing costs are greatly reduced due to the lack of cambelts, the drive chain is not service free and requires checking for play and damage at 31,250 miles. However, there is no need to check valve clearances as they are hydraulic and this also helps to keep costs down. Service intervals are at 12,500 miles whichever is soonest with the first Mileage service at 6,250 miles.
Ferrari 360 ServicingThe 360 was the first production Ferrari fully constructed from aluminium and the last of the V8 models to be fitted with cambelts although service costs are reduced as the belts are replaced with the engine in place.
Servicing is broken down into two types. Annual servicing is carried out every 12 months regardless of mileage. There is a 24 month inspection for chassis protection and airbag and seatbelt pre-tensioners are replaced every 10 years.
Ferrari 355 ServicingThe first 5-valve production engine and the last production Ferrari whose engine and gearbox are removed for servicing.
Servicing is broken down into two types. Annual servicing is carried out every 12 months regardless of mileage and Mileage service intervals depend on the model year of the car. Early 355's have a yellow service book and a Mileage service interval of 6,250 miles. We strongly recommend keeping the servicing to schedule.Cambelts and other drive belts must be replaced on a time.
Ferrari 550 & 575 ServicingThe last of the solid steel chassis V12's and the first V12 engine with hydraulic buckets so no valve clearances to check.Servicing is split in to two types with Annual servicing every 12 months and Mileage services due every 12,500 miles.Cambelts and all other drive belts can be replaced with the engine in place but must be replaced every 3 years or 31,350 miles (550) and every 3 or 5 years (575). All fluids in the car have their own time period in which they need changing.
Ferrari 456 ServicingThis four seat grand tourer comes in 2 models - the GTA (Auto Transmission) and GT (manual transmission) and therefore servicing differs for each.The GTA requires auto box servicing which involves rear bumper removal every 12 months or 20,000 km in order to replace gearbox filters and change the fluid.Both the 456 and 456M have adjustable valve clearances which require checking every 12,500 miles.
Early 456's have a yellow service book and require Mileage services every 6,250 miles.
Ferrari 348 & Mondial 3.4 ServicingOne of the first V8 production Ferrari's who's engine and gearbox subframe needs to be removed for servicing.
Servicing is on the yellow service book so Mileage services are every 6,250 miles or every 12 months.Cambelts are replaced on a mileage and time basis. Early cars with metal cambelt covers have a 2 year or 25,000 mile interval whereas cars fitted with plastic cambelt covers are due at 3 years or 31,000 miles. Valve clearances should be checked every 6,250 miles.
Ferrari Testarossa & 512TR ServicingThe last of the flat 12 cylinder boxer engines.All models require engine removal for cambelt replacement.
Service intervals are every 6,250 miles or 12 months whichever is soonest.
Valve clearances need checking every 18,750 miles.
Cambelts need changing every 18,750 miles or 2 years.
TR's fitted with Bosch Motronic lambda sensors and a charcoal canister need these replaced every 50,000 miles.
Ferrari 328/308/MondialThese robust transverse V8 engines are one of the easiest to maintain. The engine does not need to be removed for any service intervention. Clutches and belt replacements are carried out though the wheel arches. Belts are replaced every two years or 25000 to 37000 miles and servicing is every 6250 miles or annually. It is important to check cylinder head torque on theses models whenever the cam covers are removed. Valve clearances are checked and adjusted every 12500 miles.
Older Ferrari Tipos ServicingWith any of the older Tipos, we treat each car as an individual. We like to sit down with you and look back at your service history to decide what work needs to be done. We also look forward and discuss with you how many miles you intend to cover over the coming 12 months to devise a sensible service schedule for the up and coming year.
Why not also have a look at some of our more interesting projects.
328 GEARBOX PROJECT
456 VALVE GUIDES
An exceptional car deserves an exceptional service
These beautiful cars need to be serviced and maintained to the highest levels by people who have an intimate knowledge
of what is required. Each model and indeed each car is individual and needs to be treated as such.
Most importantly, the experience and qualification of the technician who carries out the work needs to be of the highest standard.
Our Ferrari technical team led by Tim Bate (Director) is hands on and will walk you through each step of every procedure
in the workshop. Integrity and transparancy are our core principles.