2017 Ram 1500 Oil Change Service

2017 Ram 1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2017 Ram 1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

How Often to Change 2017 Ram 1500 Oil

Looking for oil change recommendations for your 2017 Ram 1500? Get the advice you need at Firestone Complete Auto Care! We're experts in more than tires. We know the ins and outs of motor oil, too. After all, "Oil is the blood of the engine. It's the #1 thing you can do for your car," says our maintenance technician, Brianna.

Ram recommends having your 2017 Ram 1500’s motor oil changed at regular intervals. Check out mileage and month info for your 1500 in the above table. Your 1500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knock knock knock coming from the engine, 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 areas, enjoy off-roading, or go long distances at low speeds. More frequent oil changes generally won't harm 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 Type of Oil Does My Ram 1500 Need?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2017 Ram 1500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ram has recommendations as to whether conventional or synthetic oil is the best motor oil for your 2017 1500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and keep harmful substances from building up inside the engine. In an oil change service, an auto technician 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 visually inspect the rest of the vehicle. You can drive easy knowing that we strive to do what's best for your vehicle and take into account your driving habits, and the number of miles on your odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

Wondering what motor oil brands you can find at Firestone Complete Auto Care? We carry the best because your 1500 deserves the best. Consult Ram's recommendations to select the right  2017 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 champions. For instance, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard when tested in taxi fleets across the country. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 expressly designed for gasoline and diesel engines that need to overcome the strenuous working conditions, and is uniquely strengthened to deliver heightened performance in extreme temperatures, increased wear protection, and better oxidation resistance. Always refer to Ram's recommendations before going with a new or different motor oil for your 2017 Ram 1500.

Where Can I Get a Ram 1500 Oil Change

When the time for your 1500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to turn. Your local Firestone Complete Auto Care carries some of the most reliable engine oils for Ram vehicles. We’ve got convenient appointment times to take care of you, with the right oil at the right price. Find out how much your Ram 1500 oil change will cost by calling ahead. Make an appointment for an oil change service today and let the oil experts take care of your 1500's engine. Many stores offer extended and weekend openings 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.

2017 Ram 1500 Oil Change Q&A

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 1500? Engine oil is a lubricant for the moving parts in your engine. If you're low or out of oil, these parts can grind together, overheat, and cause your Ram 1500 engine to fail. That’s why you should check your oil and get it changed regularly.
  • Can I change my Ram 1500 oil at home? First off, changing your own oil isn’t as easy as you’d think. You’ll have to buy special tools and figure out a way to recycle the old oil properly. Having your oil changed professionally can not only reduce the risk of something going wrong during the service, but also with your vehicle down the road.
  • Why is my Ram 1500 spewing blue or gray exhaust smoke? Your engine could be burning oil due to a leak. It may be time for a pro to take a look. The leak could be caused by several issues like leaking valve seals, blown piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get Your Ram 1500 Oil Changed

Give your 1500’s engine a little TLC with routine oil changes. Schedule your next appointment today.