Ram 1500 Service Schedule
The Ram 1500 is a lean, mean, luxurious truck that sets the standards in its segment. Like every other vehicle in the industry, the full-size pickup needs to be routinely serviced to continue operating at peak performance. The easiest way to breakdown any vehicle’s maintenance schedule is by mileage milestones, and the Ram 1500 is no exception.
The 8,000-mile marker is the ideal time to get an oil change. Since oil is responsible for cooling, protecting, and lubricating vital engine parts, it’s important not to skip this milestone.
Most certified dealerships will also rotate the tires while changing the oil. Rotating the tires helps keep tread wear even and maximize the life of the tires.
The 20,000-mile milestone means it’s time to have the suspension, tie rod ends, and brake linings inspected. If the dealership service technician has concerns, it’s best to replace the parts accordingly.
At 30,000 miles, drivers should have their transfer fluid case, front and rear axle surfaces, and CV/Universal joints inspected. As with most vehicles, the Ram 1500 also needs a new engine air filter to maintain optimal performance and efficiency.
The Ram 1500 is a hefty truck designed for top-tier capability and strength. Drivers who use their truck for towing and trailering on a weekly basis should have their automatic transmission fluid and filters changed at 60,000 miles.
The 100,000-mile marker is the best time to take care of your truck as a whole. In addition to the fluid and part replacements we’ve already covered, it’s a great time to replace the spark plugs and have the PCV valve inspected.
At 150,000 miles, the Ram 1500 is due for new engine coolant. A professional service technician will flush the old coolant and replace it. At the same time, they’ll perform an inspection and alert drivers to any potential problems.
If your Ram 1500 is approaching one of these intervals, or you aren’t quite sure what it needs to get caught up on, contact the service department at Tom Kelley CDJR.