A new 550 owner approached me the other day and asked "What exactly does a 550 major consist of, and why are the prices for this service all over the map?"
It was a great question, and those of us who've been "stung" by a cheap price and very little actual work done can well understand his confusion. Too, those shops who do a "proper" service, and charge a proper price for it, can appreciate that most owners are probably clueless what they're getting themselves into with a $2000 "major".
I had the basis already written for a 550 "super major", so I prettied it up a bit, and solicited comments from my good friends David Feinberg (Ferrari Service of Bedford
) and Josh Hill (ECS of Virginia
), who added and commented on several items.
Understand, the attached list is not written with the intention to fix or sort everything that's wrong with a car, it's to draw a line in the sand, and give you, the owner, something to discuss with your service provider. You can go through this and tick the boxes you want done, then see approximately what your shop will charge to do a specified Scope of Work, instead of dropping the car off to get a $2000 totally undefined "Major".
But owners, PLEASE don't hold your providers' feet to the fire on pricing, as there are sooooo many unknowns that can be found once the covers start coming off. Shoot, even getting the covers off can be an adventure when previous providers have epoxied them on to "fix" an oil leak.
If you have any constructive comments, or wish to see anything added, please suggest it here, and I'll incorporate it and I'll try to keep the file updated with the latest version.
Thanks to both Ferrari Service of Bedford & ECS of Virginia for their invaluable assistance, and we hope you find it useful.