When You Own A Ferrari Only The Best Service Will Do
February 26, 2014
Many people dream of owning a Ferrari; however, very few have the good fortune to have the wealth to purchase a new one. Even those who purchase a pre-owned model want to make sure they take meticulous care of their prized possession. For either of these car owners, having an honest, trusted Ferrari repair shop is critical.
What many do not know is that rather than being mass-produced like the autos out of Detroit, a Ferrari is actually hand made. It takes a long time to produce just one. This is why there are so few new ones available for sale. Like any commodity supply and demand create the pricing structure. Mass production in Detroit allows everyone in just about any socio-economic group to be able to afford a vehicle - even if it is a pre-owned one. With the Ferrari's limited production only the very wealthy can afford a new model. The hand-crafted aspect also reflects in the price on the sticker.
Because these autos are made by master professionals, Ferrari service can and should be only performed by a master mechanic or technician who has been trained and certified to work on these fine cars. Having a regular foreign auto service perform the simplest job like a pre-purchase vehicle inspection will not have the same results as a special Ferrari repair shop. You would not have a cosmetic surgeon perform open heart surgery. They are both highly skilled physicians but they each have their area of expertise. The same goes with Ferrari repair.
People with wealth do not throw away good money. This is one way they keep hefty bank accounts. It stands to reason that they would not spend money at dealership when they can get the exact level of service at a better price at an independent Ferrari repair shop. An independent shop will not be a greasy, messy establishment with metal chairs and a cheap coffee machine in the waiting area. It will have the same aesthetics and amenities as the dealership just without the higher prices.
Work that needs to be performed on Ferraris can be the same type of work that other foreign cars need: general automotive maintenance and repairs, brake system maintenance and repairs; suspension repairs, transmission and clutch maintenance, vehicle diagnostics and other services. However, the only person who should touch any Ferrari is that highly-trained individual who has been thoroughly schooled in the model dynamics. Having an untrained mechanic do something simple like trying to repair the fine, hand-crafted and hand-sewn upholstery can be disastrous.
Once a Ferrari owner finds that special Ferrari repair shop that can handle any and all repairs the assigned mechanic will become a trusted friend. No services are suggested that are not needed, and when service is necessary, it will be done with the precision and quality such a fine auto deserves.
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