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Does service advice for Rolls-Royce owners and for soon-to-be Rolls-Royce owners?

Owning the most prestigious car in the world means you have to give your car the most detailed attention for service maintenance and repairs. Instead of spending so much more money at the dealership once your service contract ends, find yourself a Rolls-Royce specialized repair garage where they have experts in repairing and servicing all Rolls-Royce models. You can rely on the gearbox auto service to help you keep your Rolls-Royce running in prime condition. Whether you’re wondering how often to rotate your tires, when you need brake replacement, or simply want to know the maintenance schedule for your current vehicle, we can help with everything. From transmission replacement to exhaust repair, to serpentine belt replacements, Rolls-Royce maintenance can be a lot to keep track of. Take a look at our Rolls Royce blog and brand services page, and don’t hesitate to call our service managers at any time for help! As your most reliable and qualified auto service center in Dubai, we want to keep you up to date on all things Rolls-Royce service & maintenance.

History or Overview of Rolls Royce Cars

Rolls-Royce, a legendary standing among people and other cars

You’ll find the heritage of Rolls-Royce back in January 1904. 2 independent car manufacturers called Henry Royce and Charles Rolls made a partnership after admiring each other’s work in the growing automotive industry. They worked together to produce 4 models, ranging from a 1,825 AED two-cylinder to a 3,500 AED six-cylinder. Rolls-Royce endured the Great Depression and World War 2, continuing to manufacture the Rolls-Royce Ghost alongside the Wraith in a 2-model strategy. Production moved to Crewe in 1946, and eventually, a range of Silver series cars:

  • Silver Dawn

  • Silver Cloud

  • Silver Shadow

  • Silver Spirit

  • Silver Seraph

They’re now known as the world leader in luxury and prestigious cars, with current models including:

  • Phantom

  • Phantom EWB

  • Cullinan

  • Ghost

  • Wraith

  • Dawn

*New Black Badge customizations are creating a new peak of luxury in the Rolls-Royce lineup.

A correspondence for the supernatural: how the Rolls-Royce cars got their names

The Rolls-Royce Cullinan

It is probably the only Rolls-Royce whose origin is relatively easy to interpret right away. Named after the biggest diamond found in a South African mine, the Rolls-Royce Cullinan stands for a symbol of absolute liberation and joins the Rolls-Royce lineup as its first all-wheel-drive SUV

The Rolls-Royce Phantom

It is without a doubt that the Phantom is the most popular model. It’s the one name that comes to mind for the supreme, most classic, and historically unrivaled cars, and its title holds a meaning that resonates with silent power and effortless strength.

The Rolls-Royce Dawn

Theatrically seductive, the Dawn is named after the serene first appearance of light. Representing new life, new possibilities, and new horizons. It was a narrative beginning for Rolls-Royce at the time, as the carmaker saw the introduction of a factory-built body for the first time.

The Wraith Black Badge

The Rolls-Royce Wraith was designed for those who live and thrive in the fast lane. It is power, style, and spectacle all in one, and most importantly equipped with a strong engine. Named after a shadowy, ghost-like trace.

The Ghost

Clearly, Rolls-Royce has a thing for the supernatural, and for a car model that is out of this world, the creativeness for the Ghost lives up to its name. As Royce’s author once wrote of the Silver Ghost, “it ran so smooth a glass of water could stand on the engine without shaking. The length of it, the silence, the sublime form of it. Were beyond anything the motoring world had ever imagined.”

Overview Problems of Rolls-Royce Model Cars Here’s everything you need to know about repairs, maintenance, drawbacks, and advantages of buying a new or used Rolls-Royce

  • Is a Rolls Royce reliable?

  • What are the most common problems in a Rolls Royce?

  • Which Rolls-Royce is the most reliable model?

  • Which Rolls Royce is the least reliable?

  • How reliable is the Rolls-Royce Ghost?

  • Is the Rolls Royce Phantom reliable?

  • How reliable is the Cullinan?

Rolls-Royce costs and verdict review

We already understand that Rolls-Royce is an extraordinary car. The catch? Well, it is extremely expensive. Mostly more so than any of its rivals. But that will surely carry zero shock value to you, and anyone playing with the idea of Ghost ownership is unlikely to be discouraged by either its sky-high list price or the high running costs (a V12 engine brings a fuel economy of just 30Kpg).

So yes, ultimately an Audi A8, BMW 7 Series, and Mercedes S-Class are spacious luxury cars with nice interiors and powerful engines for a lot less money. But what these cars don’t have is the “prestigious status” level of a Rolls-Royce, and that’s the factor that most people want with a Rolls-Royce, that goes way beyond price and specifications when buying a luxury car.

Rolls-Royce Phantom Reliability Review

Rolls-Royce notoriously refuses to acknowledge the idea of breakdowns, but it does admit to the occasional failure to continue. The Phantom is packed to the neck with high-tech gear that could go wrong, but the previous model has a commendable reliability rate. Looking at the attention to detail that’s been on the latest model’s design and builds, it’s impossible to predict major issues arising down the line.

Rolls-Royce Ghost Reliability Review

It will be hard to find concrete data on the reliability of the Ghost but that's not a concern. Rolls Royce makes the world's finest handcrafted cars. They make sure that every car serves its purpose in the best way possible. For that, every Rolls Royce is made with the best material available in the market. While it hasn't got any official reliability ratings, the Rolls-Royce Ghost also hasn't received many complaints.

What are the Common Problems of Buying a Pre-Owned Rolls Royce?

Rolls-Royce Engine

It’s important to check the engine and transmission condition when inspecting your Rolls Royce or considering one to buy. The engine should not be oily or dusty, as this could indicate it has leaks or has not been well-maintained over time. Engine Belts and hoses should be in good condition and not leaking or damaged. At The Gearbox Auto Services, we can diagnose the engine for you and let you know about any potential problems that could arise in its current state and its future state. Our Rolls-Royce Pre-Purchase inspection service is quite comprehensive and popular.

Rolls-Royce Console and Control Switches

An older model Rolls-Royce may have faulty controls on the console, from loose or lost switches to buttons that don’t work, or display screens that have become dim or stopped working. It’s important to test as many controls as you can.

These types of issues might seem like a small inconvenience until the broken switch is the one that controls the headlights, and when you can’t find available parts for these buttons. Replacing any console features that are damaged can be expensive and should go into your decision on whether to move forward with your purchase or not.

Rolls-Royce Brakes and Suspension

You should differentiate if the Rolls Royce model uses a hydraulic suspension system or brakes, as with many older models. These systems can malfunction or leak and should be regularly checked.

You should feel it when the suspension gives you a smooth ride. A classic Silver Shadow uses a hydropneumatics suspension system that should give you a super smooth drive, but time and neglectful maintenance might have damaged the performance.

Even with newer models, it’s important to inspect the brakes and suspension for smooth, reliable operation, as these are important to the safety of the vehicle. Test drive the car and try braking at faster speeds to see how the brakes and suspension function.

These systems are complicated and specialized enough that they must only be serviced and inspected by a workshop highly skilled in the intricacies of Rolls-Royce. At the gearbox auto services, we proudly service BENTLEY, BMW, MINI, and Rolls Royce repair or service the brakes and suspension for you to guarantee they operate safely and efficiently down the line.

Cosmetic Appearance

Look for any worn or split leather interior and for woodwork that is damaged or peeling.

Often pre-owned Rolls-Royce cars will have cracked or faded paint, so be sure to look at the exterior details carefully. Be sure the appearance of the car is such that you can either live with it or are okay with paying to have refreshed. At the gearbox auto services, we specialize in luxury car bodywork and paint services.

Missing Accessories or Parts

Rolls Royce is a car brand that is known for the little details, and it’s worth scanning to see that the car you are considering has all the correct accessories.

Also consider an owner’s manual, a service history booklet, tools, and extra keys. Don’t forget to check that the spare tire is in place and safe. The car should also have a jack lift.

Other reported issues we face at the gearbox auto services with our Rolls-Royce customers are commonly shown as below:

  • Rolls-Royce Pressure Control Valves

  • Rolls-Royce Spark Plug Issues

  • Rolls-Royce Engine Oil Level Sensor

  • Rolls-Royce Water Leaks

  • Rolls-Royce Suspension Issues

  • Rolls-Royce Spirit of Ecstasy Badge Motor Malfunction

  • Rolls-Royce Rear Door Opening Motor

  • Rolls-Royce Engine Mounts

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