2012 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

2012 Ram 2500 Maintenance Schedule

What is the manufacturer recommended maintenance schedule for a 2012 Ram 2500? Find maintenance info for your vehicle.

Maintenance for Your 2012 Ram 2500

What is the recommended maintenance schedule for the 2012 Ram 2500?

What to Know About 2012 Ram 2500 Scheduled Maintenance

When it comes to your Ram 2500, how you treat your car makes all the difference in its performance. With proactive maintenance, your 2500 has a good chance of hitting 200,000 miles or more. But how do you know what service to get and when? There's no need to guess when it's time to get 2500 maintenance, and no need to wait until something goes wrong. It’s as easy as following the recommended maintenance schedule that’s been written specifically for your 2012 Ram 2500!

This recommended maintenance schedule is written by the auto manufacturer, Ram themselves. Depending on driving conditions and climate in your area (as well as other contributing factors, like your personal travel habits), your car’s scheduled maintenance needs may vary; in most cases, though, recommended maintenance will consist of services like fluid exchanges, filter changes, new brake pads, oil changes, and tire rotations. Staying on track with routine service appointments can help your 2500 perform better, increase your vehicle safety, and help you avoid expensive repairs caused by 2012 Ram 2500 problems later.

Learn About Vital Maintenance Needs for Your Ram 2500

Head to your nearest Firestone Complete Auto Care in your 2012 Ram 2500 for factory-recommended routine maintenance and a skilled technician will start the appointment with a Courtesy Check. A Courtesy Check helps "set the stage" for your service and catch any small problems before they turn into big repairs. During a Courtesy Check, we’ll always check your battery, then we’ll move on to inspect your 2500’s head and tail lights, tires, fluid levels, alignment, and windshield wipers.

Maybe it's time to find a new auto battery for your 2012 Ram 2500. In general, car batteries only last three to five years. Depending on the climate where you live and your habits while driving, your 2500 may need a replacement battery sooner. 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 2500 battery. While you could wait until your battery fails and you hear the dreaded "click," you're better off replacing it before then! If you keep driving on a battery that can't hold a charge, you run the risk of being stranded when your battery finally gives out (and no one can predict where that might be!). Your Ram 2500 won't be going anywhere without a strong battery.

Ensuring you always have a well-charged battery can help your car’s overall performance, and regularly scheduled oil changes can prevent premature wear on your 2012 Ram 2500 engine. Reference the chart toward the top of the page if you're not sure about the optimal oil change intervals for your 2012 2500. Don’t forget, though, that weather conditions in your area or your personal driving habits can affect this interval. A Firestone Complete Auto Care technician will be happy to help you determine the best oil change frequency for your car’s needs. We'll also help you understand what type of oil to use for your 2012 Ram 2500.

Maintaining your Ram 2500 steering and suspension system can help you keep control of your vehicle at all times (plus, it can make for a smoother ride!). That's important if you plan on taking the road less traveled! Trust our technicians to inspect system components and if needed, provide the appropriate Ram 2500 steering and suspension services. This can include things like power steering fluid replacement, wheel alignment adjustments, replacement of struts and wheel bearings, and ball joint lubrication. Components within your Ram 2500's steering system require regular maintenance.

If you skip recommended Ram 2500 services, you (and your engine) could quickly lose your cool when there's a problem on the road–especially if that problem is an overheated engine or broken A/C. Our technicians have you covered there, too, with the tools and expertise to care for your entire Ram 2500 cooling, heating, and climate control system. Need a new Ram 2500 radiator? We can take care of that. Is your A/C blowing hot air? We’re here to fix that, too. Firestone Complete Auto Care is your spot for 2012 Ram 2500 maintenance.

Don’t wait until something goes wrong with your car. Visit your nearest location for proactive maintenance today.

Questions About 2012 Ram 2500 Maintenance

Take an active role in maintaining your 2012 Ram 2500. Get answers to common Ram 2500 maintenance questions and learn more about caring for your vehicle.

  • When should I have Ram 2500 alignment checked? Check your car for pothole damage! If you’ve recently hit a pothole (or even if you don’t remember hitting one… they can be sneaky!) check your tire treads, tire sidewalls, and wheels for damage. Potholes can also knock your car out of alignment, so have your alignment checked if you suspect you’ve driven over a rough patch of road lately.
  • When does my Ram 2500 need high mileage oil? If your Ram 2500 has ticked past 75,000 miles, consider switching to high mileage oil at your next oil change to give your engine what it needs to go another 75,000 (or more!). High mileage oil: make it a high priority!
  • Can Ram dashboard warning lights wait? It's better to get them addressed as soon as possible. An illuminated dashboard light means something in your vehicle isn't functioning like it should. Letting problems linger can mean bad news for your Ram 2500, so be sure to take your car in for service as soon as you notice an illuminated dashboard light

Get Top-Notch Ram 2500 Maintenance Service

Don’t let unexpected car trouble get the best of you. Stay ahead of potential problems and schedule a routine Ram 2500 maintenance appointment today.