2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van Oil Change

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van Engine Oil

Need more info about 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van oil changes? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know all about motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Dodge recommends having your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. No matter the mileage, your Ram 1500 Van may need its oil changed ASAP if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Dodge if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, adventure off-road, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Dodge Ram 1500 Van. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Type of Oil Does My Dodge Ram 1500 Van Need?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Dodge Ram 1500 Van. Dodge has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2003 Ram 1500 Van. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. During your oil change service, an auto technician will change your Ram 1500 Van’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect all of your other filters, top-off important fluids, and visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can rest assured knowing that we seek to do what’s best for your Ram 1500 Van by considering your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Dodges

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Talk with a teammate and consult your owner's manual before picking a motor oil. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, you can choose from the following oils: Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, and Shell Rotella® heavy-duty engine oil. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. For heavy-duty engines, there's Shell Rotella. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van, defer to Dodge's recommendations.

Where Can I Get a Dodge Ram 1500 Van Oil Change

When the time for your Ram 1500 Van’s next oil change rolls around, you’ll know where to get it. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has some of the best motor oil for Dodge Ram 1500 Vans. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Dodge Ram 1500 Van oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your Ram 1500 Van today. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings for your convenience.

[1] ILSAC GF-5 represents the latest performance standard set by the International Lubricant Standardization and Approval Committee (ILSAC), a joint effort of U.S. and Japanese automobile manufacturers. Most automobile manufacturers are expected to recommend oils that meet ILSAC GF-5. API SN is the most recent service category issued by API’s Lubricants Group. Oils meeting API SN and the new “Resource Conserving” designation meet all ILSAC GF-5 performance requirements.

2003 Dodge Ram 1500 Van Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Dodge Ram 1500 Van? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If your oil reservoir is low or empty, engine parts can grind together, generate too much heat, and cause your Ram 1500 Van’s engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Dodge oil on my own? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. It requires special tools and old oil must be disposed of properly. Having your oil professionally changed reduces the chances of something going wrong with the oil change, but it’ll also help your car perform smoothly down the road.
  • Why is my Dodge Ram 1500 Van exhaust smoke grayish or blue? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, blown piston rings, or old cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2003 Ram 1500 Van

Help your 2003 Ram 1500 Van engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!