Is Your Ferrari in Need of a Major Service? 

Posted on October 13, 2020 by
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As the winter months approach us, it might be a good time to consider performing major service work to your Ferrari. Winter, especially if you live in a cold climate, is the perfect time to do these projects in order to enjoy your car come spring season!

All cars need servicing at some point, including your Ferrari. Whether you drive it daily or just for special occasions, there comes a time to check what’s going on under the hood, or in some cases, the deck lid. Keep reading to find out how T.Rutlands major service kits can help save you time and simplify the major service process.

T.Rutlands is Here to Help with Your Major Service Project

T. Rutlands has the resources and knowledge to help you get the parts you need. We can also check everything off your list with our major service kit. These kits include everything you could possibly need to complete your Ferrari major service on many Ferrari models. T. Rutlands has service kits customized for every model, streamlining this process for a stress free project while keeping service costs to a minimum.

What Should Be Replaced?

Below is a short list of parts to consider replacing when you do a major service. For further details about specific models, contact us today!

  • Timing belts
  • Timing belt tensioners or bearings
  • Valve cover gaskets and/or seals
  • Water pump seals (ask about water pump rebuild kits or replacement pumps!)
  • Cam seals
  • O-rings
  • Spark plugs, ignition wires, ignition wire extensions
  • Hoses/Thermostats
  • Gaskets
  • Fluids (Brake flush, power steering, coolant etc.)
  • Oil for both your engine and transmission/transaxle!
  • Filters (Air, Fuel, Oil, Pollen etc.)
  • Valve shims – While the engine is open, it is a great time to adjust those valves.

A Major Service Overview

Every major service requires a thorough investigation of the integrity of the engine. Depending on the model of car, the engine and transaxle are separated from the body for a major service. This allows for space and accessibility to those hard to reach places.

The major service is all about replacing parts that wear at a faster rate. Maintaining these components ensure they don’t fail and cause significant engine damage. This includes flushing all the fluid systems and replacing timing belts, seals, gaskets, plugs and more. It is important to maintain a consistent service interval as these have a short service life on Ferrari engines, and failure of a timing belt or tensioner can cause some expensive headaches!

Whether you decide to do the job yourself or have a dealership or specialty shop perform the major service, T.Rutlands can help by providing a major service kit right to where you need it in a timely manner.

Keeping Up with the Major Service

Typically our rule of thumb is to do a major service every 30,000 miles or every three years. While there are other necessary benchmarks along the way to do minor servicing more often, our sister company, Motion Product’s maintenance department recommends performing any minor services needed while you do the major service all at once to ensure there won’t be any issues.

Benefits of Preventative Service

Although preventative servicing can seem a bit overboard, these maintenance items help keep your car running in tip-top shape. Performing the minor and major services will not only keep your engine reliable, but it will maintain and most likely increase the value of the vehicle. Many of us know the importance of a detailed service history when buying/selling exotic vehicles. Taking the preventative measures could even save you from major issues later down the road.

If your car is in need of a major service kit, or any other parts please contact us today! We’ll get you a quote, help you confirm the parts you need and send them your way.

Our next blog post on how to prepare a car for winter storage will be available soon!