Ferrari may make its drivers pay upwards of $200,000 for one of its newest supercars, but it’s now taking a different cost off the table: those tied to properly servicing and maintaining the vehicle itself.
The company’s new Genuine Maintenance Program essentially lumps in free maintenance on all new 2012 FF, 458 Italia, and California models sold in the U.S. The automaker will spring for the labor, parts, and “Ferrari-approved lubricants” involved with regular scheduled maintenance checks. According to Ferrari’s release, those standard service intervals occur every 12,500 miles (with no restriction on total mileage) if you’re a driver; once a year if you prefer to tuck your Ferrari into the corners of a garage.
Ferrari officials say the program assures owners the vehicle is regularly inspected by Ferrari-trained personnel equipped with the proper parts and tools, which will in turn allow them to “enjoy maximum peace of mind.” Second-hand owners may as well: the automaker says the complimentary maintenance scheme is fully transferable to new owners until the car reaches its seventh birthday.
While Ferrari has a similar program in place for its older pre-owned vehicles, expect the automaker to implement this new service plan in North America and abroad within the next several months.