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Ferrari PH Introduces ‘Ferrari Approved’ Pre-Owned Certification Program

Autostrada Motore, Inc., the official importer and dealer of Ferrari in the Philippines, is now part of the ‘Ferrari Approved’ program, which is designed to guarantee maximum security and peace of mind to owners purchasing Ferraris registered within the last 14 years.

The program encompasses a comprehensive series of controls and warranties issued by Maranello itself, including:

  • A detailed 190-point technical inspection by Ferrari technicians
  • Provenance and maintenance history verification of every Ferrari pre-owned cars
  • Exterior and interior pre-sale preparation
  • 12 months Ferrari warranty



Before any Ferrari can be declared Approved, it must first pass a series of extremely rigorous technical checks and controls drawn up by the Factory.  This complete and detailed Ferrari-approved inspection is carried out by technicians that have been trained at the factory and who specialize in evaluating Ferrari of all types.

The inspection involves no less than 190 different checks covering everything from the running gear to the electrical systems, bodywork and interior.  It concludes with a road-test inspection.

Any defects that emerge will be repaired using original Ferrari spares only, to ensure that the car fully complies with Maranello’s extremely strict safety, performance, and reliability standards.

Once a car has passed the technical inspection, a written evaluation is drawn up and will be supplied to the new owner as proof of the controls and checks carried out.

A Ferrari Approved technical inspection includes:

  • Running gear functioning tests
  • Electrical system functioning tests
  • Check of fluids levels
  • Examination of condition of suspension, brakes, cooling system and steering system
  • Secondary controls of air conditioner, instrumentation and safety systems.
  • Lights, wheels, and tires (tread depth and pressure) function tests



Each Ferrari Approved car is meticulously prepared and presented for sale to Ferrari’s own extremely high exterior and interior standards.  The exterior paintwork and interior trim and upholstery are carefully checked.  If any repairs are required, only the finest quality materials will be used, of course.

At the end of each inspection, a detailed list of the checks and repairs carried out to allow the car into the Ferrari Approved program is placed in the glove compartment.



A Ferrari Approved has the advantage of a Ferrari warranty for 12 months. This warranty covers the cost of numerous spare parts and cost of work of the principal repair works.

A Ferrari Approved has an unlimited mileage warranty of two years.  The warranty covers the costs of defects and reparations, including spare parts and repair works.  Furthermore it is guaranteed that works will be carried out by Ferrari technicians exclusively using original spare parts.

Dieter Knechtel, chief executive officer of Ferrari Far & Middle East, said: “We believe that the Ferrari Approved program will accommodate the needs of clients who wish to own a high-quality Pre-Owned Ferrari after it has undergone a process of reconditioning with official warranty as the standard of Ferrari Pre-Owned centers around the world. We are confident that this program will reinforce our Ferrari business and enhance a closer engagement with our customers in the Phlippines.”

Approved vehicles can be perused via the dedicated Ferrari Approved website, or at Autostrada Motore, the official Ferrari importer and distributor in the Philippines.

© Patrick Everett Tadeo for CARMUDI PHILIPPINES
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