2018 Ram 1500 Maintenance

2018 Ram 1500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2018 Ram 1500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2018 Ram 1500

What is the maintenance schedule for the 2018 Ram 1500?

Here’s Why 2018 Ram 1500 Scheduled Maintenance Matters

When it comes to your Ram 1500, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. If you put in the effort to keep up with proper maintenance, your 1500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? Instead of waiting for an issue to arise with your 1500, you can stay ahead of problems before they even begin. Rely on the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been created just for your 2018 Ram 1500!

Ram knows your vehicle inside and out (they made it, after all!), so they’ve designed this schedule with your car’s unique needs in mind. Scheduled maintenance services can vary depending on driving conditions, climate, and other factors; however, recommended maintenance usually includes services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Scheduling routine service appointments is one of the best ways to help extend your 1500's life, decrease your risk of dangerous malfunctions on the road, and maybe even save you the headache of dealing with common 2018 Ram 1500 problems in the future.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ram 1500

Come to Firestone Complete Auto Care for manufacturer-recommended routine maintenance on your 2018 Ram 1500 and an expert technician will begin by performing a Courtesy Check. The Courtesy Check helps us see what we’re working with under the hood, and allows us to alert you to any potential problems before they worsen. Every Courtesy Check will include a visual inspection of your 1500. We’ll check your head and tail lights, fluid levels, filters, tires (and their alignment!), and windshield wiper blades. We’ll also perform a free battery check to determine your battery’s charge level.

Think you could be due for a new battery in your 2018 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). There’s a chance you’ll need a replacement sooner, but it depends on the climate in your area as well as your driving habits. Taking short trips or exposing your car to extreme temperatures (like in the dead of winter or heat of summer) could reduce the life expectancy of your Ram 1500 battery. It can be tempting to try and get as much life out of your battery as possible, but it’s smart to check it regularly and replace it before it gets too weak. Otherwise, you may find yourself (and your trusty 1500) stuck in the middle of nowhere. Your Ram 1500 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

In addition to maintaining a strong battery, investing in regular oil changes can support your engine’s overall performance and keep your 2018 Ram 1500 running newer, longer. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2018 1500. Remember, things like average outside temperature or frequency of trips could increase or decrease this interval for your specific vehicle. Talk to a Firestone Complete Auto Care technician to know when to change your oil. We can also answer any questions you have about what type of oil to use for your 2018 Ram 1500.

Periodic service to the steering system in your Ram 1500 can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). Don’t let a misalignment or pulling steering wheel put you in danger. Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, perform Ram 1500 suspension and steering services. These might include wheel alignment, power steering fluid flushes and replenishments, ball joint lubrication, wheel bearing replacement, and strut replacement. Components within your Ram 1500's steering system require regular maintenance.

Without routine Ram 1500 maintenance, you could be feeling the heat on the road – literally! A malfunctioning A/C system or overheating engine can wreak havoc on your car. 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 your Ram 1500 radiator in need of replacement? We can take care of that. A/C smelling musty? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2018 Ram 1500 maintenance.

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Questions About 2018 Ram 1500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2018 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? Watch out for pothole damage. If your 2018 1500 is pulling to one side or the other, your tires or suspension system could be calling out for help.
  • When should I use high mileage oil in my Ram 1500? Do you have more than 75,000 miles on your Ram 1500? If so, request to switch to high mileage oil at your next oil change. This type of oil is specially formulated to keep aging engine parts in the best possible condition.
  • Can I ignore dashboard lights on my Ram? Because there might be a problem under the hood. Those warning lights are there for a reason! As soon as you notice that one’s illuminated, take your Ram 1500 to Firestone Complete Auto Care so you can address any small problems long before they worsen.

Maintain Your Ram 1500

Your Ram 1500 isn’t just a car. It’s a part of your lifestyle. Keep it running newer, longer and schedule your routine maintenance appointment today.