Oil Changes for 2014 Ram 1500

2014 Ram 1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2014 Ram 1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2014 Ram 1500 Engine Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2014 Ram 1500? Turn to Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. We couldn’t put it better than our technician, Brianna. She likes to explain to customers that, “Oil is the blood of the engine. It’s the #1 thing you can do for your car.”

Ram recommends having your 2014 Ram 1500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. See mileage and month specifics in the above table. Outside of Ram-recommended oil change intervals, your 1500 may need an oil change if your check engine light is on, you hear engine knocking, 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 Ram if you regularly haul heavy loads, drive in dusty terrain, go off-roading a lot, or drive at low speeds for long distances. In general, being extra-diligent about oil changes won’t damage your Ram 1500. In fact, more frequent oil changes give our technicians more opportunities to catch and alert you to any issues, like worn brake pads or a weak battery.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ram 1500?

Whether it’s synthetic, conventional, or a blend of both — your local Firestone Complete Auto Care has the right oil for your Ram 1500. Ram has most likely outlined either synthetic or conventional as the best oil for 2014 Ram 1500 vehicles. Motor oil reduces friction between engine components, regulate 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 oil 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 1500 by considering your driving preferences, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We stock outstanding motor oils because that's what your engine deserves. Check your owner's manual and talk with a technician to select the right Ram 1500 oil, whether it's Quaker State® Advanced Durability™ conventional oil, Pennzoil® High Mileage Vehicle® motor oil, Pennzoil Platinum® Full Synthetic motor oil with PurePlus™ Technology, or 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 example, when tested on taxi fleets from coast to coast, Quaker State was shown to provide double the protection when compared to the industry standard. [1] There's also Pennzoil. Pennzoil Synthetics are the most technologically advanced, fully formulated motor oils available and exceed current industry and manufacturer requirements. Then there's Shell Rotella heavy-duty engine oil. It's made for gasoline and diesel engines that need to withstand rugged conditions, and is fortified to deliver improved oxidation resistance, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and increased wear protection. For help selecting the right motor oil for your 2014 Ram 1500, defer to Ram's recommendations.

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. Find out how much your Ram 1500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 1500 today. Many stores are open late and on weekends 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.

Oil Change Q&A for Your 2014 Ram 1500

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 1500? Engine oil lubricates moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your Ram 1500 engine to fail. That’s why you’re better off checking your oil levels and investing in routine lube services.
  • How hard is it to change 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 also help your car perform down the road.
  • Why is my Ram 1500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? There could be an oil leak and your engine is burning oil. Time to have a qualified technician check things out. The leak could be the result of worn valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ram 1500

Help your 2014 1500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!