2011 Ram 2500 Oil Change

2011 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer-recommended maintenance schedule for a 2011 Ram 2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

When to Change 2011 Ram 2500 Engine Oil

Not sure how or where to get your Ram 2500’s oil changed? Look no further than Firestone Complete Auto Care! We are experts in car care — not just tires. Oil and lube services are also our specialties. 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 changing your 2011 2500’s oil at regular intervals. Check the interval for your vehicle mileage in the table above. Your 2500 may need an oil change right away if your check engine/oil change light is on, you hear knocking sounds coming from the engine, sense an oil smell in the cabin, or notice an unusual amount of exhaust. You may also need an oil change more frequently than Ram recommends if you haul heavy loads, drive in dusty areas, enjoy off-roading, or drive at low speeds for long distances. Generally, getting more frequent oil changes won’t hurt your Ram 2500. Each oil change is actually another chance to check and resolve other car issues, such as worn brake pads or tire treads.

What Kind of Oil Should I Get for My Ram 2500?

Whether you need high mileage oil, synthetic oil, or conventional oil, you'll find the right 2011 Ram 2500 motor oil at Firestone Complete Auto Care. Ram has specifically identified either synthetic or conventional as the ideal engine oil for your 2011 2500. Motor oil helps lubricate the engine’s moving parts, regulate engine temperature, and prevent harmful substances from accumulating in the engine. In an oil change service, one of our techs will change your 2500’s oil, replace and recycle the old 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 with confidence knowing that we look out for you and your 2500 by taking into account your driving style, and odometer.

Types of Motor Oil for Rams

What motor oils are available at Firestone Complete Auto Care? Your 2500 engine deserves the very best, which is why we only stock the best! Consult Ram's recommendations to select the right  2011 2500 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. There are plenty of motor oils on the market today, so why do we prefer these brands? They are champions. For example, when tested in taxi fleets across North America, Quaker State was shown to provide 2x more protection than the industry standard. [1] Pennzoil is another option. 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 uniquely strengthened to deliver increased wear protection, heightened performance in extreme temperatures, and improved oxidation resistance. For help picking the correct motor oil for your 2011 Ram 2500, refer to Ram's recommendations first.

Where to Get an Oil Change for Ram 2500

When the time for your 2500’s next oil change rolls around, you know where to go! Your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care has the ideal oil for your 2500’s engine. We'll take care of you quickly, with the right motor oil at the right price. Call ahead to find out how much oil changes cost for 2011 Ram 2500s. Get professional engine care by making an oil change appointment for your 2500 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.

2011 Ram 2500 Oil Change Questions

  • Why check the motor oil level in my Ram 2500? Motor oil lubricates important engine parts. If you're low or out of oil, engine parts can grind together, generate excess heat, and cause your 2500’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 oil on my own? Changing your own oil isn't as convenient as you might 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 2500 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. A leak can be caused by a variety of issues including faulty valve seals, fried piston rings, or worn cylinder walls.

Get an Oil Change for Your Ram 2500

Help your 2011 2500 engine last longer with regular oil changes and lube service. Schedule an appointment now!