2012 Ram 1500 Engine Tune-Ups & Maintenance

Tune-Ups to Help Your Ram 1500 Run Better

Is it time for an engine tune-up? If you're the type of driver who waits for something to go wrong with your vehicle, now is the time to work on that habit, particularly if you want to keep your 2012 Ram 1500 in tip-top shape. Regular engine tune-ups can optimize your 1500’s power on the road. Tune-ups give your engine a boost in efficiency, so you can enjoy improved fuel economy and lower emissions. When you take your car for regular engine tune-ups as recommended by Ram, you can rest assured you’re investing in your 1500’s long-term engine performance.

Ram 1500 Engine Tune-Up Services

Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care offers a range of engine tune-up services for your 2012 Ram 1500. The first is the standard Firestone Tune-Up. It includes a complete visual inspection of engine components, installation of new spark plugs, and a lifetime warranty on parts*. A second service option replaces the air and fuel filter in your 1500. Yet another service is a fuel system cleaning process, which involves removing varnish, dirt, and carbon deposits that have built up inside the fuel injectors, throttle body, and throttle plate in your 1500. This goes a long way in boosting your fuel system’s overall performance. Consider this when choosing a tune-up service for your 1500: your vehicle’s maintenance record and mileage can determine which service is best. This means that a tune-up service that’s a great fit for another car may not be optimal for yours. Chat with a Firestone technician before you jump into a specific service to ensure your engine tune-up money is well-spent.

Where to Get a Tune-Up for Your Ram 1500

If you’re looking for 2012 1500 engine tune-up services, head to Firestone Complete Auto Care. Not sure when you’re due for a tune-up? Use Ram’s recommended maintenance schedule as a reference point, or schedule an appointment ASAP if you notice any of these signs: stalling or shaky idling when you’re stopped, diminished fuel economy, an illuminated check engine light on your dashboard, or a knocking sound when the engine is running.

*Ask a Firestone Complete Auto Care teammate about full terms and conditions for warranties.

Common Engine Tune-Up Q&A For 2012 Ram 1500s

  • Will it hurt my Ram 1500 to drive with old spark plugs? Replace spark plugs on time or about every 30,000 miles or so. Spark plugs are small but mighty. The spark of electricity that the plug emits across a small gap creates the ignition for the combustion needed to start your car. Without that spark, your car won't start.
  • What should I do if I see leaks under my 1500? Don't ignore puddles of fluid under your Ram 1500. It could signal a coolant leak, brake fluid leak, or an oil leak. Let any one of these leaks linger and it could cause engine damage.
  • What do hard starts and stops do to my 1500 engine? Hard starts and stops put extra wear and tear on engine components. Smooth, gradual starts and stops, on the other hand, are a great way to help your engine run better. They can also help maximize your fuel economy.

Proactive Maintenance - 2012 Ram 1500

We know it’s not just a car, it’s your car. We’ll help you properly maintain your Ram 1500 to keep it on the road and running smoothly. Learn more about maintenance below.

Repairs on Your 2012 Ram 1500

Nothing lasts forever. Even your Ram 1500's many parts and pieces. When something breaks, we're ready. Click on a repair below to learn more about 2012 Ram 1500 repairs.

Schedule Your Ram 1500 Tune-Up Service Appointment

If your 1500 is acting strange or making new noises, it could be engine tune-up time. Don’t wait until small problems get bigger. Make an appointment now.