2012 Ram 1500 Maintenance

2012 Ram 1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ram 1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

What to Know About 2012 Ram 1500 Scheduled Maintenance

Take care of your Ram 1500 and it'll take care of you. With proactive maintenance, your 1500 could be on the road well past the 200,000 mile mark. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 1500 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. Just follow your 2012 Ram 1500 maintenance schedule!

The recommended maintenance schedule is put together by Ram, your vehicle manufacturer. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like tire rotations, vital fluid checks/exchanges, filter changes, brake pad replacement, and oil changes. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 1500 perform better, keep you safer on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2012 Ram 1500 problems in the future.

Overview of Essential Ram 1500 Maintenance Needs

Bring your 2012 Ram 1500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care for factory-recommended maintenance services and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 1500’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Ram 1500. If your current battery is more than three years old, it may be time for a replacement (batteries typically last somewhere between three and five years). Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 1500 may need a replacement battery sooner. Extremely hot or cold temperatures can take a toll on your Ram 1500 battery, and so can frequent short drives. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ram 1500 won’t even be able to start with a weak battery, much less get you where you need to go.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Ram 1500 engine. To learn how often Ram recommends you have the oil changed in your 2012 1500, check out the information table at the beginning of this page. Keep in mind that your oil change interval could be different given your driving style and climate. Come in and speak with a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to find out how often to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2012 Ram 1500.

Maintaining your Ram 1500 steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). When it comes to steering and suspension, you want to catch small problems before they turn into big (and expensive) ones. Bring your car to Firestone Complete Auto Care, where our technicians can check your car’s steering components and, if necessary, provide the appropriate Ram 1500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Ram 1500's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Ram 1500 maintenance, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ram 1500 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Is it time to replace the radiator in your Ram 1500? We’ve got your back. A/C smelling musty? We’re on it. Firestone Complete Auto Care is the place to go for 2012 Ram 1500 maintenance.

We can help you keep your vehicle (and your life!) running smoothly. Many of our locations have weekend and evening hours for your convenience.

Want to know the secrets to maintaining your 2012 Ram 1500? Read on for answers to common maintenance questions!

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Ram 1500. Get answers to common Ram 1500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • What should I do after hitting a pothole in my Ram 1500? You know your Ram 1500 better than anyone else, so you’ll know if something doesn’t feel right while driving. Have your alignment checked (and adjusted if necessary) as soon as you notice a pulling steering wheel to prevent suspension damage or uneven tire wear.
  • When does my Ram 1500 need high mileage oil? If your Ram 1500 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ram? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ram 1500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Work Done on Your Ram 1500

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ram 1500 maintenance appointment today.