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Autostrada Motore presents Ferrari Approved: a Pre-Owned Certification Program

The official importer and dealer of Ferrari in the Philippines, Autostrada Motore Inc., highlights the importance of Ferrari Approved, a pre-owned certification program designed to guarantee maximum security and peace of mind for owners purchasing Ferrari sports cars registered within the last 14 years.

The program encompasses a comprehensive series of controls and warranties issued by the Maranello factory 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 too. 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 tyres (tread depth and pressure) function tests


Each Ferrari Approved car is meticulously prepared and presented for sale to Ferrari’s own extremely high standards; the exterior paintwork, interior trim and upholstery are carefully checked.  If any repairs are required, only the finest quality materials will be used. A detailed list of the checks and repairs is placed in the glove compartment of the car to allow it into the Ferrari Approved program at the end of the inspection.


Ferrari Approved units are granted the advantage of a Ferrari warranty for 12 months, which covers the cost of numerous spare parts and the working cost of principal repairs. The Approved units can also enjoy an unlimited mileage warranty of two years, which covers the cost of defects and reparations, inclusive of spare parts and repair works. It is further guaranteed that work will be carried out using only original spare parts by Ferrari technicians.

Dieter Knechtel, CEO 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 Philippines.”

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

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