Originally manufactured under the Dodge umbrella, Ram trucks have become synonymous with hard work. Although Dodge made trucks beginning in the early 1900s, the first trucks to use the Ram name didn’t exist until the 1980s.
The iconic ram symbol can be traced all the way back to the early 1930s. It was placed on truck radiators as an ornamental feature, but at the time, Dodge didn’t brand its trucks with the Ram name. The ornate ram ornament disappeared from all Dodge vehicles in the 1950s, but Dodge used it again when it introduced the first generation of Ram trucks in 1981. Now, almost half a century later, the ram symbol serves as a universally recognized marker in the auto industry.
In 1953, Chrysler (which owned Dodge at the time) introduced the first HEMIⓇ V8 engine. This cutting-edge engine—originally called the “Red Ram V8”—boasted a then-groundbreaking 140 horsepower and a much smaller size in comparison to other auto engines on the market.
Before 2009, all Ram trucks were made under the Dodge name. After the corporate split between Dodge and Ram, Ram now manufactures trucks and cargo vans, while Dodge continues to perfect muscle cars and family-friendly vehicles with a sporty edge. The HEMI engine is still very much a part of Ram trucks, and now provides competitive fuel efficiency and the impressive power that trucks need to get heavy-duty jobs done.
If you drive a Ram, you know your vehicle can't carry on its heavy-duty, tough-hauler legacy when it's not in excellent condition. When it comes to Ram repair services and maintenance, you can trust Firestone Complete Auto Care. A tool is only as good as the hands behind it. When you make Firestone Complete Auto Care your Ram repair shop of choice, your Ram is in capable hands. We know our way around Ram auto repairs, from the HEMI engine to the tires and everything in between--even wheel alignments for Ram models with and without Adaptive Cruise Control systems.
Whether you drive a Ram truck or a ProMaster cargo van, your vehicle has to be ready for anything, from an off-road escapade to a hefty hauling trip. Make sure your vehicle is up for the job with regular Ram maintenance. At Firestone Complete Auto Care, we rely on manufacturer-recommended Ram maintenance schedules to help you stay ahead of common Ram problems, and we have the know-how to help keep your vehicle running newer, longer. We believe that keeping a truck on the road is like keeping a toy in its package. With that in mind, we're also happy to share our tire expertise to help you get the most out of your Ram truck.
Staying ahead of scheduled Ram maintenance is easy with Firestone Complete Auto Care. Choose your vehicle from the menu above to see what Ram recommends at specific mileage intervals, then make your service appointment online to come into your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care location. If you’re looking for a reliable Ram repair shop near you, look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care.