How Often Do You Change Synthetic Oil in a Rolls-Royce?

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Most synthetic motor oils are designed to last for up to 7,500 to 15,000 miles. However, since many drivers go long periods without driving their Rolls-Royce, it may be best to ignore this mileage guideline and continue to schedule regular oil changes once or twice a year. That’s because motor oil breaks down naturally over time, and can negatively impact performance if it isn’t changed regularly. So, how often do you change synthetic oil in a Rolls-Royce? We find that most Los Angeles-area drivers keep an oil change frequency of roughly 3,000 to 7,000 miles. Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena utilizes a Condition-Based Servicing system, so we can let you know when your oil life has been exhausted.

Synthetic vs. Conventional Oil: What’s the Difference?

Synthetic motor oil goes through an additional refining process in order to deliver the superior performance that your Rolls-Royce demands. It also lasts longer, for the same reason. We always recommend synthetic oil for Rolls-Royce cars, but you can check your owner’s manual or contact our service team to get a more precise product recommendation. You know how often to change synthetic oil in a Rolls-Royce, so you may be ready to give it a try! In nine cases out of ten, scheduling a Rolls-Royce oil change at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena is much easier than trying to change your oil at home. However, if you’re determined to give it a shot, you can pick up your vehicle’s recommended motor oil at our parts department.

Why Choose Synthetic Oil for Your Rolls-Royce?

We’ve already alluded to the performance benefits that only synthetic oil can offer. Let’s take a closer look together:

  • Synthetic oil performs better at higher temperatures. Since many Rolls-Royce models come with V12 engines, it’s especially important to choose a product that can distribute heat effectively.
  • Synthetic oil allows for fewer deposits, less build-up, and stronger performance as the years go by! Since many drivers will own their Rolls-Royce for decades to come, you need to choose a product that will keep your engine clean.

For all these reasons, synthetic oil tends to be more expensive than conventional motor oil. Although you may be tempted to mix conventional and synthetic oil in order to reduce costs, we don’t recommend this practice for Rolls-Royce vehicles.

Schedule Your Synthetic Oil Change at Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Pasadena

Rolls-Royce vehicles use a telematics system known as Rolls-Royce CarData. This allows us to check the Condition-Based Service tracker in your vehicle, determine your oil life, and let you know when it’s time to schedule an appointment.  You know the answer to the question, “How often do you change synthetic oil in a Rolls-Royce?” so expect to schedule service at least once or twice a year. If you drive an older model or haven’t heard from us recently, you’ll still want to follow these guidelines.

We are currently updating our Service Specials. Please check back soon.

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