Oil Changes for 2012 Ram 1500

2012 Ram 1500 Maintenance Schedule

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

How Often to Get 2012 Ram 1500 Oil Changes

Not sure how or where to get your Ram 1500’s oil changed? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! Our expertise goes beyond tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, like our maintenance technician Brianna says, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Your 2012 1500’s oil should be changed according to Ram’s recommended oil change intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Outside of Ram-recommended oil change intervals, your 1500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, smell oil inside the car, or notice excess vehicle exhaust. You might need an oil change more frequently than what’s recommended by Ram if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or go at low speeds on long distance trips. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm your Ram 1500. 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 Ram 1500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2012 Ram 1500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ram has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best oil for 2012 Ram 1500 vehicles. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, maintain proper engine temperature, and prevent the build-up of harmful substances within the engine. During an oil change, one of our techs will change your 1500’s oil, replace and recycle your used oil and filter, inspect the rest of your car’s filters, top-off essential fluids, and perform a free inspection on the rest of your vehicle. You can drive with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 1500 by taking into account your driving preferences, climate,

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 1500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Ram's recommendations to select the right  2012 1500 oil and talk with a teammate to learn more about our oil options: 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. With so many motor oil brands in the market, why do we carry these brands? They are tested and trusted. For instance, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] And Pennzoil? Pennzoil Synthetics feature the capabilities to advance with vehicle technology to offer complete protection for not only the engines of today, but also the engines of tomorrow. But don't forget about Shell Rotella for heavy-duty engines. It's specifically designed for diesel and gasoline engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2012 Ram 1500, refer to Ram's recommendations first.

Where Can I Get a Ram 1500 Oil Change

The next time your Ram 1500 needs an oil change, you know where to turn. Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 1500’s engine. We’ll take care of you and your car at your convenience, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2012 Ram 1500s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 1500 today. For your convenience, many of our stores are open late and on weekends!

[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.

2012 Ram 1500 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 1500? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If your oil runs low, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 1500’s engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • Can I change my Ram 1500 oil at home? Changing engine oil at home isn’t as simple as it’s made out to be. You’ll have to figure out how to properly dispose of the oil and buy special tools. 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 Ram exhaust smoke gray or blue? You could have an oil leak and have a case of burning oil. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, damaged piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Schedule an Oil Change for Your 2012 1500

Help your 2012 1500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!